(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 19 November 2018) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression SAMUEL was estimated based on all available data at 665 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (06.9⁰N, 132.2⁰E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving West Southwest at 15 km/h. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern and Central Luzon. CARAGA and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Tropical Depression “Samuel”. Rest of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Tropical Depression “Samuel”. Moderate to Strong winds coming from the Northeast to Northwest and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

PIA News Service - Thursday, June 4, 2009

DOLE to lead 111th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence

BUTUAN CITY (June 4) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through Administrative Order No. 259 signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is ordered to lead in the organization and implementation of the 111th anniversary of the Philippine Independence on June 12, 2009.

DOLE is directed to take the lead in the planning, coordination and implementation of the program of activities and events in celebration of Independence Day with the theme “Kagitingan, Kagalingan at Kasipagan Tungo sa Tunay na Kalayaan”.

The department is tasked to convene inter-agency organizing task force to plan, coordinate and implement effectively all programs, projects and activities related to this national event.

All departments, bureaus, offices, national government agencies, local government units and government owned and controlled corporations are also enjoined to give full support, assistance and cooperation to DOLE.

Active participation of all branches of the government in the Independence Day celebrations, as well as to enlist the participation of private sector groups and non-government organizations, so that the commemoration of the 111th anniversary for the country’s independence will truly demonstrate the spirit of patriotism, unity and national identity of the Filipino people. (Nora CL Molde, PIA-Caraga)

4 associations in Surigao del Sur to avail DOLE’s livelihood assistance

Tandag, Surigao del Sur (June 4) – As part of the KALAYAAN ’09 celebration on June 12, four associations from this province will be receiving livelihood assistance from the Regional Office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) based on the proposal submitted.

This was revealed by DOLE-Caraga Provincial Director Herminigildo Daytoc in a phone interview with Philippine Information Agency here.

The recipient associations are the following: Carrascal Sikad-sikad Association – Procurement of 10 units tricykad and Mini-hardware cost P100,000.00; Fish Processor Association – Fish Processing (Bagoong and Dried fish) amounting to P100,000.00; Bislig City Community Development and livelihood Displaced Workers (BCCDLDW)/PICOP Displaced Worker – Broiler Production with Dressing Plant Facility amounting to P710,000.00; and BCCDLDW/Worker Alliance Trade Unions – Mineral Drinking Water Station amounting to P205,530.00.

Daytoc added, some of the National Agencies will be participated in the synchronized job fairs spearheaded by DOLE nationwide by giving a certificate for employment to be held in Innland Resort, Butuan City. (Nida Grace B. Tranquilan, PIA-Surigao del Sur)