(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 22 May 2024) Easterlies affecting 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 Easterlies. 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 East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, 13 May 2024

Gov’t troops strengthen partnership with tribal communities in Agusan Norte

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte – The 29th Infantry Battalion (Matatag) has solidified its partnership with the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT) 092 by signing a Memorandum of Agreement and Deed of Grant of Usufructuary Rights on April 12, 2024, at the 29th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Del Pilar.

The Deed of Grant of Usufructuary Rights granted access to their ancestral domain for the planning, development, construction, operation and maintenance of the project and related activities of the 29IB including the establishment of camps and detachments within the ancestral domain areas of CADT 092, hereby granting their free and voluntary consent to the project.

The ceremony is the first ever formal signing of the Deed of grant of Usufructuary Rights conducted between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and CADT leaders within Caraga, which covered the areas of Cabadbaran City, Santiago, and Tubay. It was attended by Dir. Ordonio P. Rocero Jr. from National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Caraga, and Engr. Cierona Molaan-Cutar, provincial director of NCIP in Agusan del Norte. The agreement marked a commitment to acknowledge and respect the ancestral rights of the (IPs) of CADT 092 over their traditional lands.

Government troops have pledged to ensure the security and protection of the (IPs) of CADT 092 against threats or encroachments on their territory. Additionally, the partnership aims to empower the Indigenous community through capacity-building programs and socio-economic initiatives, enabling them to actively engage in decisions affecting their ancestral domain.

Lt.Col. Cresencio C. Gargar, commanding officer of 29th Infantry Battalion (29IB) said, “The 29IB is grateful for the cooperation among all parties involved in this agreement that underscored the significance of preserving the cultural heritage and ancestral domain rights of indigenous communities, honoring their deep-rooted connection to the land and resources, and promoting their identity and continuity.” (29th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army/PIA-Agusan del Norte)