(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


Friday, April 26, 2024

Agusan Sur trains law enforcement agencies on intelligence information gathering

By Jennifer Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY (PIA) – Law enforcement agencies in Agusan del Sur recently participated in the Information Fusion Exchange-Geospatial Training to intensify theirefforts and strategies in intelligence information gathering, which is vital to the success of their operations.

Fourteen intelligence police non-commissioned officers (PNCO) and other 26 representatives from the different law enforcement agencies served as participants in the activity spearheaded by the Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office (ADSPPO).

Agusan del Sur Gov. Santiago Cane, Jr. urged all the law enforcement agencies in the province to deepen their knowledge and skills in the conduct of intelligence information gathering, to ensure successful operations. Photo courtesy of PPIO-Agusan del Sur

Agusan del Sur Gov. Santiago Cane, Jr. highlighted that high-value training is being extended to the uniformed personnel to keep them alert and proactive as they perform their duties and responsibilities in maintaining peace and order in the entire province of Agusan del Sur.

The governor also emphasized that this formed part of the directive of the national government in the implementation of Executive Order No. 70 National/Regional Task Forces to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (N/RTF-ELCAC) and make every city or municipality in the province an insurgency-free community.

During the five-day training by ADSPPO through Colonel Yahya Bustamante Yusup, and Police Intelligence Unit officer-in-charge, Lt. Col. Bonifacio Estrella, Jr., assured that they are constantly collaborating and engaging with the different law enforcement agencies to synchronize their potential operations in the field.

Yusup reiterated that intelligence information gathering is the process of collecting information on threats to people, buildings, or even organizations and using that information to protect them. 

“With this training, our intelligence unit in the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and other law enforcement agencies will be more capacitated and ensure success in every operation, as accurate predictions lead to better decision-making,” he said.

Estrella also elaborated that intelligence gathering is an important part of any investigation. 

“It involves collecting and analyzing information from a variety of sources to build a complete picture of the subject or situation in question,” he said.

The Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office (ADSPPO) spearheaded the conduct of the five-day Information Fusion Exchange-Geospatial Training in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with trainers from the United States (US) Marines, and participating law enforcement agencies in the province. Photo courtesy of PPIO-Agusan del Sur

Cane commended all 14 intelligence PNCO and other 26 representatives from the different law enforcement agencies for actively participating in the training and sharing their inputs on how they could enhance their data and intelligence gathering.

“A good piece of intelligence information for me is a 50 percent contribution to a successful operation. Without intelligence information, operating troops will crawl in the dark. It is so important in order to avoid loss of lives for the operatives. Your five-day training will hopefully make all your future operations for the ground troops succeed in their mission,” he said.

“As governor of this province, I always want to see success in all your operations because the success of your operations will ensure the safety of the people in this province,” added Cane.

The National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Caraga headed by Regional Director Edsel Batalla, witnessed the five-day Information Fusion Exchange-Geospatial Training in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with trainers from the United States (US) Marines, and other participating law enforcement agencies in the province. Photo courtesy of PPIO-Agusan del Sur

Cane also thanked the United States Marines, along with representatives from the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP), and other government agencies for taking part in the training. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur with a report from PPIO-Agusan del Sur)