(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 12 July 2024) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 ITCZ. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Monday, October 31, 2011

DA to farmers : Go Organic

by Maria Rebecca C. Ayaton

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 31 (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) encouraged farmers in the region to go into organic farming during the 5th “ConsumerNet Meets the Public” forum at the Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) Inc., this city.

Anchored on the theme: “Sapat, Ligtas at Abot-kayang Pagkain para sa Lahat”, Rebecca Atega, Officer-in-Charge of the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) oriented the participants of the said forum on the Organic Agriculture Program.

Atega said that according to the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements or IFOAM, organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people.

The DA official added the organic agriculture relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.

In organic farming, Atega said plants are not treated with pesticides. “That is why the DA urges the farmers to turn into organic farming because of the harmful effects of chemical-based pesticides. There are mothers whose breast milks are contaminated with DDT, a chemical compound that is present in pesticides which is used in farming. It is hazardous especially in the health of the infants who are breasted by their mothers,” said Atega.

Further, Atega encouraged the farmers to convert the farming system from using inorganic pesticides into organic farming system because of the high cost of chemical based inputs, high resistance of pest and diseases, low farm income, low soil fertility, ground water contamination, and health issues.

However, Atega admitted that the region is still in the infancy or emergence stage when it comes to organic agriculture. “But we are open to train and orient those individuals who are interested in organic farming system,” she said. (MRA/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: PNP-Butuan, full alert na alang sa long weekend

BUTUAN CITY, Okt. 31 (PIA) -- Full alert karon ang kapulisan ning siyudad subay na sa nagsingabot nga paghandom sa All Souls' ug All Saints' Day.

Sigon ni P/Supt. Joseph Boquerin, deputy city police director for operations sa Butuan City Police Office (BCPO), duna sila'y madawat nga augmentation force gikan sa rehiyonal nga headquarters sa kapulisan aron ma-deploy sa nagkada-iyang sam-ang kon mentiryo nga butangan og tag-tulo ka pulis.

Gawas niini, duna usab sila'y imontar nga mga public assistance centers sa tanang sam-ang samtang lakip sa bantayan sa ilang pwersa ang mga vital installations aron maseguro ang kaluwasan sa mga tawong mudagsa sa maong mga adlaw.

Samtang giklaro uusab ni Philippine Coast Guard-Butuan Station chief petty officer Pedro Samonte nga nagbutang naa sila og Passenger Assistance Counter sa pantalan sa Nasipit, Agusan del Norte, nga tawhan sa ilang sakop apil na sa taga-Philippine Ports Authority og sa ilang auxilliary force.

Susamang counter usab ang ilang gibutang sa terminal sa PPA-Butuan alang niadtong mga pasaherong mupadulong o kaha gikan sa lungsod sa Magallanes, Agusan del Norte. (BR/PIA-Caraga)


Cebuano News: 43 ka mga pasahero ug crews, na-rescue gikan sa nalunod nga motor banca sa Siargao Island

BUTUAN CITY, Okt. 31 (PIA) -- Malampusong naluwas ang 43 ka mga pasahero apil na ang 11 ka mga crew members sa usa ka de-pasayruang motor banca, dihang inanay nga nalunod sa kadagatan sa lungsod sa San Benito sa Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte ning miadtong adlaw'ng Martes.

Sigon ni PNP Police Community Relations Officer P/Insp. Elsa Montenegro, alas-4:30 sa kaadlawon dihang mibiya sa pantalan sa Sta. Monica ang motorbanca nga Maricris padulong unta sa Surigao City apan pag-abot sa kalawran sa San Benito pagka-alas singko sa buntag, namatikdan sa usa ka tripolante ang kusog nga pagsulod sa tubig gikan sa ubos nga bahin sa bangka hinungdan nga gipaspasan kini pagkuha og tubig apan wala musalir hinungdan sa pagkalunod sa bangka nga gipanag-iyahan og gi-operate ni Maria Rose Lim og gi-arya ni Kapitan Jerry Lim.

Sigon sa Philippine Coast Guard-Surigao del Norte Station, ang maong motor banca kargado og 320 ka sako sa kopras.

Nasayrang naluwas ang tanang sakay niini dihang nangambak sa dagat suot ang life jacket dihang inanay kining nalunod og giluwas ra usab sa laing motorbanca og gidala pagbalik sa pantalan sa Sta. Monica. (BR/PIA-Caraga)