(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).

Thursday, 1 June 2023

AgSur cops gear up war on drugs, net 3 drug personalities

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur -- In a more intensified campaign against illegal drugs, three drug personalities were intercepted trhough buy bust operation from the combined forces of San Francisco Municipal Police Station (MPS) led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Agatep, officer-in-charge, and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Agusan del Sur on May 28, 2023 at Purok-4, Barangay Karaos, San Francisco, this province.


Said suspects arrested were identified as Judyvine Constancia Bambisa, male, 27 years old, single, glass installer and resident of Purok-5A, Barangay Karaos, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur; Ailen Verano Manili, female, 33 years old, single, unemployed and resident of Purok-1 Liboo, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur; and Julius Verana Cagadas, male, 23 years old, single, security guard, and resident of Purok-1 Unit 1, Barangay Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur.


Recovered from the suspects were the following: three pieces heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing white crystalline substance of suspected shabu with total weight of 11 grams and estimated street market value of P74,800; one piece P1,000 peso bill buy bust money; four pieces P1,000 peso bill boodle money; assorted paraphernalia; and one red Oppo android phone.


Arrested suspects and the confiscated items were in custody of PDEA-Agusan del Sur for proper disposition.


Police Colonel Jovito Canlapan, provincial director of Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office (ADSPPO), lauded the joint efforts of the said law enforcement agencies for intensifying the campaign against illegal drugs and apprehending illegal drug personalities.

“This notable breakthrough is a result of the smooth coordination between the PNP and the PDEA as well as the indispensable cooperation of the community in suppressing drug proliferation in the Province," Canlapan said.


This is in line with the process excellence perspective of the PNP P.A.T.R.O.L. Plan 2030 under the Objective, Improving the Crime Prevention and Solution Efficiency of the police provincial office. (ADSPPO/PIA-Agusan del Sur)