(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 28 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 825 km East of Northern Luzon (17.1°N, 129.5°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Trough of TY BETTY / Southwesterly Windflow. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from West to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (2.5 to 5.0 meters).

PIA News Service - Thursday, September 6, 2012

NSO-Caraga briefs Agusan Norte peace & order council on RSBSA

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 6 (PIA) -- The regional office of the National Statistics Office (NSO) here in Caraga Region has briefed members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in Agusan del Norte on the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA).

The briefing was held during the regular meeting held at the Provincial Economic Enterprise Development and Management Office (PEEDMO) at the capitol compound.

Reynelo Magno, NSO-Caraga Statistical Division Chief said the RSBSA is a registration procedure which aims to list or register all farmers, farm laborers, and fishermen nationwide and gather some basic information about them, their household, farm and farming and/or fishing activities.

As an output, Magno said the RSBSA is an electronic compilation of the basic information on farmers, farm laborers, and fishermen, including their farming and/or fishing activities.

The NSO official further said the system was designed to generate a database that contains information about farmers, farm laborers, and fishermen, such as their names, their basic demographic and socioeconomic profile, and other information that relate to the household where they belong.

“The characteristics of the farm plus wide range of information are likewise asked and recorded in the registration forms. This database shall be used to provide basic data for national and/or subnational development planning on the country’s agriculture and fishery sectors,” Magno said.

Furthermore, Magno said for purposes of the RSBSA, the basic sectors in agriculture refer only to crop and animal production, aquaculture, and fishing. Activities related to hunting, forestry, and logging are not considered as basic sectors in the RSBSA.

The RSBSA was realized to address the need for a comprehensive and systematic information system about the basic sectors in agriculture, the Cabinet Cluster on Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Cluster (GGAC) chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III has included the database or registry of farmers, farm laborers, and fishermen in its list of key programs for the Digitization and Information Technology in government sub-cluster.

It is also an offshoot of the government’s effort to promote transparency, accountability, participatory governance, and strengthening of public relations. (RER/PIA-Caraga)

Regl Peace & Order Council leads oversight committee on drug-related problems

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 6 (PIA) -- The Caraga Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) has accepted and approved the endorsement of the Regional Development Council (RDC) to allow RPOC lead the Oversight Committee on drug-related issues and concerns in the region.

This was announced during its meeting held recently at the Dotties Place Hotel, this city.

Based on the Resolution No. 17, series 2012 endorsed by the RDC, it was stated that Caraga region has a barangay affection level of 20.5 percent, which means that out of the total 1,313 barangays, 269 barangays are affected with drug addiction problem.

Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr., RPOC chair relayed that there is a need for the region to create an oversight committee to coordinate and synchronize all government efforts to monitor and address the alarming situation, including, but not limited to, reactivation of the Anti-Drug Abuse Council in the local government units.

“Through convergence efforts, we could solve all this drug-related issues and concerns in our region. We will do our very best to address this matter,” Amante said

It can be recalled that during the RDC-Social Development Committee Meeting held on May 14, 2012, the committee endorsed the RPOC to serve as the oversight committee on drug-related problems in the region, which the RDC also affirmed that the choice of the RPOC to lead the oversight committee is strategic considering the membership of the council.

Meanwhile, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga Regional Dir. Joel Plaza expressed his support to said resolution and recommended to RPOC that the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils in all the barangays must also be actively operational to really address the drug problem in the society. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

New PRC-AdS Board of Directors sworn into office

By David M. Suyao

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Sept. 6 (PIA) -- The Board of Directors (BOD) of the Philippine Red Cross Agusan del Sur (PRC-AdS) for 2012-2014 took their oath of office before Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza in simple ceremonies last September 4.

“I am very glad to see you, our partners and volunteers that will compose the Board of Directors of the PRC-AdS, while feeling the responsibilities that we will share in the service of the Agusanons, especially during disaster. I am therefore very proud to read with you, your Oath of Office, because I know that after taking your oath, you will formulate new plans and programs for even better operations of the PRC-AdS that will be of great help to our people,” Gov. Plaza said.

Gov. Plaza also asked the BOD of the possible reasons why the municipality of San Francisco are immediately flooded during the occurrence of rain because according to him, the best that the government and the Red Cross can do is to control the flooding in low-laying areas in the entire province, aside from being the first to help the victims during calamities.

“I have already ordered the Provincial Engineering Office to survey the flow of waters coming from the mountains surrounding the municipality of San Francisco because I believe that there are choke points along the rivers going to Agusan Marsh. And if we found out that there are choke points along the rivers, we will clear them or even dredge the choke portion so that flood waters will freely and naturally flow down to Agusan Marsh as the water catchment, and hopefully, flooding will be eliminated,” Gov. Plaza said.

According to BOD Chairman Rev. Solomon Bilaoen, the new set of the BOD will convene to formulate new plans and fully implement the existing plans so that sourcing of funds to cope up with the target for the current year will be implemented. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Cebuano news: 2 ka Pulis sa Surigao ug lain pang uban gipasidunggan ug gipasalamatan ni Gov. Sol Matugas

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 6 (PIA) -- Gipasidunggan ug gipasalamatan ni Governor Sol Matugas ang duha ka mga Pulis ug uban pang mga empleyado atol sa Monday Morning Sharing niadtong Lunes, Septembre 3, 2012 didto sa Provincial Convention Center, ning maong syudad.

Ang duha ka mga pulis nga gipasidunggan ug gipasalamatan ni Governor Matugas mao sila PO2 Ronnie Goles ug PO2 Jerson Guindulman ug mga empleyado nga sila Sylvia Tesiorna, Mario Tokong, Rey Parada, Rey Aquiniones, Roger Escobal, Constantino Carbonilla, Walter Andit ug Policarpio Espanto.

Sila gipasidunggan ug gipasalamatan pinaagi sa paghatag kanila ug certificate of commendations ug cash incentives. Si PO2 Goles ug PO2 Guindulman nakadawat usab og medalya ug promotion gikan sa Philippine National Police.

Matud pa, ang maong duha ka mga pulis ug mga empleyado maoy nahimong instrumento aron maprotektahan ang kinabuhi sa Gobernador atol sa insidente sa planong pagpatay kaniya niadtong buntag sa Agosto 13, 2012 human sa flag raising ceremony didto sa kapitolyo.

Sa mensahe sa gobernador, iyang gipasalamatan ang maong duha ka mga pulis ug mga empleyado sa paghatag proteksyon kaniya, ug siya mipasalig sa iyang padayon nga pagserbisyo sa katawhang Surigaonon. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano news: Gov. Matugas gipangulohan ang inagurasyon sa Women’s Training Center ug Education Caravan sa San Francisco

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 6 (PIA) -- Malampuson nga gipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang ang inagurasyon ug education caravan didto sa lungsod sa San Francisco sa probinsya sa Surigao del Norte.

Ang maong inagurasyon sa Women’s Training Center ug Education Caravan gipangulohan ni Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas inubanan nila Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay Jr., Board member Mamerto Galanida, BM Cesar Bagundol, BM Simeon Castrence, DOLE Regional Director Ofelia Domingo, Surigao Norte Schools Division Superintendent Evelyn Fetalvero ug mga opisyales sa San Francisco.

Pagkahuman sa ribbon cutting, personal na gipang-apod-apod ni Governor Matugas ang mga school bags, school supplies ug health kits ngadto sa mga kabataan sa day care, kinder ug grade one gikan sa 11ka mga Distritong eskuylahan sa San Francisco.

Atol sa maong kalihukan gipahigayon usab ang pagpang-apod-apod sa plastic trash containers sa 11 ka mga barangay nga gidawat sa mga kapitanes uban ang mga school heads sa matag eskwelahan. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)