(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 02 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 675 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.8°N, 128.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Trough of TS Jenny / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Tandag City retains 3 drug-cleared barangays, 4 more as drug-free 

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROC-BDC) presided by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga Regional Director Charlene Magdurulang approved the application of the seven barangays of Tandag City as drug-free and drug-cleared during the 32nd ROC-BDC deliberation on June 8, at the Uptown Corporate Hotel, Mabua, Tandag City.

The deliberation declared barangays Maticdum, San Antonio, Pangi, and San Jose as drug-free, while the barangays Bongtud, Bag-ong Lungsod, and Mabua retained their drug-cleared status.

It was attended by Mayor Roxanne Pimentel, CLGOO Olivia Bagasbas, legal officer and Administrator Atty. Janissa Delicona, CADAC focal person Ephraim Toral, and the seven punong barangays of Tandag City.

As of June 8, there are four drug-free barangays, and seventeen drug-cleared to complete the 21 barangays of Tandag City.

The city government of Tandag led by Mayor Pimentel urged the public to continue being vigilant and keep the determination to maintain a drug-free Tandag City.

“We must remain steadfast in our efforts to prevent the resurgence of illegal drugs, and keep our community secure and prosperous for the next generations,” the mayor said. (LGU-Tandag City/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)