(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 2.5 meters).

PIA News Serv ice - Saturday, December 17, 2011

MinDA to launch MindaNOW: Nurturing Our Waters Program on January 2012

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

-- The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is set to launch its flagship program dubbed “MindaNOW: Nurturing Our Waters Program” on January 2012 at the Kaamulan Grounds, Maramag, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental.

In a press statement, MinDA Sec. Luwalhati Antonino bared that President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to grace the event while a simultaneous regional launching of said program will also be conducted in each region in Mindanao that will be highlighted by a tree-planting activity in priority of the watershed areas.

Luwalhati also said that the program promotes twin thrusts toward Mindanao’s sustainable economic development namely: “economic and ecological integration” and “inclusive wealth creation”.

The Ecological Integration is anchored on planning Mindanao’s sustainable development based on its rich ecosystems and it takes cognizance of the carrying capacity of the environment and natural resource base.

This program is in support to the Millennium Development Goal and Philippine Development Plan of the Aquino administration specifically on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

Luwalhati further said that among the key strategies of the program is the massive education and information campaign involving dissemination of posters, brochures and other IEC materials about the MindaNOW Program.

“This is to raise consciousness among the Mindanao constituencies about environment issues, challenges and what MInDA and other government agencies, local government units, the civil society and non-government organizations, donor agencies as well as the private and business sectors intend to do to address these through the MindaNOW Program,” Luwalhati added.

MIndaNOW Program is an integrated set of development interventions anchored on sustainable development framework that aims to integrate, harmonize and rationalize plans, programs, policies, mechanisms and processes related to the utilization, development, protection and conservation of the watersheds and riverbasins.

Sec. Luwalhati is calling on to the public to support and participate in the activities and initiatives of the MIndaNOW Program in the different regions in Mindanao. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Association of Caraga Executives turns-over Php40,000 to Por Cristo

by Mary Christine Anthonette M. Salise

--The Association of Caraga Executives (ACE), represented by its President Atty. Rene K. Burdeos, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Director, and its Treasurer Ms. Helen M. Dumayas, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Assistant Regional Director, turned-over a P40,000.00 check to Por Cristo Foundation Incorporated, recently at the DBM-Caraga Regional Office, this City.

The Por Cristo Foundation Incorporated is a non-profit charitable institution dedicated to serve the poorest of the poor. It runs a home for the abandoned elderly located in Barangay Abilan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

Dir. Burdeos said that the amount will be used to purchase flooring materials for its Social Hall.

It can be recalled that a couple of years ago, the ACE sponsored the roof construction of the Social Hall.

Dir. Burdeos also added that the ACE will continue its zeal of extending help to foundations like Por Cristo as part of its goal of helping the less privileged members of society. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Paghinigugmahay pinaka-maayong i-regalo karong pasko-Bishop Pueblos

BUTUAN CITY, Dis. 17 (PIA) -– Gipahimangnu-an karon sa Diocese of Butuan ang mga kaigsuonang Butuanon nga pangandaman na ang pagsaulog sa pasko.

Sigun ni Bishop Juan De Dios Pueblos, panaghigugmaay sa matag usa ang pinaka-maayong regalo ngadto sa mga kahigalaan aron malikayan na ang kagubot sa managlahing dapit sa kalibutan.

Gani iyang gi-asuy nga dungan sa pagpangandam alang sa pang-noche buena kinahanglan usab andamon ang mga kaugalingon sa pagpasaylo, paghigugma sa ubang tao ingon man ang pagbalik unya sa Labawng Makagagahom.

Mapasalamaton usab ang obispo sa libuang Butuanon nga nilambigit sa unang misa de gallo ug simbang gabi ning tuiga tungod kay maayong sinyales kini nga gihatagan pa og bili sa mga pinoy ang pagkasuod sa Ginoo. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Mga local DRRMCs sa Caraga Region, gipa-alerto na kontra bagyong Sendong

-- Gipa-alerto na sa Office of the Civil Defense kon OCD-Caraga ang tanang Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council sa mga kamunisipyuhan ug kasyudaran ning rehiyon sa Caraga tungod sa bagyong ‘Sendong’.

Sigon ni OCD-Caraga operations division chief Amado Posas, naka-standby na ang mga service vehicles sa mga LGUs nga ma-igo sa pagkuso-kuso ni Sendong aron duna gilayo'y magamit higayong duna na'y ipatumang pre-emptive evacuation ilabina sa mga lugar nga prone sa flashfloods ug landslides.

Gidugang pa sa opisyal nga gi-orient na usab ang mga ahensya sa kagamhanan nga duna'y papel pagtabang sa mga residenteng ma-apektuhan sa kadaut nga mahatud unya sa bagyong Sendong.

Nakig-alayon na usab sila sa Department of Education kon DepEd-Caraga aron aduna'y magamit nga lawak-tunghaan isip temporaryong evacuation center, higayong duna'y mga lugar nga mabahaan.

Nagpahimangno na usab ang opisyal nga dili na mubiyahe sa lawod aron malikayan ang posibleng dautang mahitabo. (BR/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: APIR campaign vs mga pabuto, gilusad sa DoH-Caraga

-- Mas gipakusgan karon sa Department of Health -Center for Health Development kon (DOH-CHD) Caraga ang ilang kampanya aron makunhuran og kaha wala na'y matala nga mga firecracker-related injuries karong holiday season.

Subay niini, nanawagan si director Leonita Gorgolon sa publiko nga suportahan ang ilang kampanya karong tuiga nga gitawag og APIR kon Aksyon: Paputok Injury Reduction.

Gipasabot sa opisyal nga kini usa ka estratihiyang kampanya aron malikayan ang mga matalang angol nga mahatud sa mga pabuto pinaagi sa pagpatuman sa mga precautionary measures aron malikayan ang paggamit sa mga pabuto og adaptahon ang alternatibong mga paagi sa pagsa-ulog sa malipayong Pasko.

Ang kampanya nanghingusog sa paggamit sa mga kamot isip simbolo sukwahi ngadto sa ma-angol nga kamot kung mabuthan.

Aron malikayan matud pa ang pagka-angol, kinahanglang makighi-usa sa Community Fireworks Display, magsa-ulog nga luwas uban sa pamilya, mugamit og mga luwas nga butang nga mumugna og kasaba sama sa torotot, kanta, silbato, lata ug uban pa, makiglipay diha sa kadalanan pinaagi sa street party, konsyerto, padula ug uban pa ug kinahanglang makakat-on sa mga tawong na-angol sa nakalabay'ng mga selebrasyon aron kompleto pa ang parte sa lawas sa pagsugat sa bag-ong tuig. (BR/PIA-Caraga)