(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 - Saturday, February 9, 2013

Butuan City gov't enters agreement with Belgian Company for biofuels, bioreactors

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 9 (PIA) -- The local government of Butuan City has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a Belgian company for banana grass for biofuels and bioreactor for solidwaste management.

Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. signed the MOU with ANDINAX, a Belgian company based in Brecht, Belgium, witnessed by department heads, at the City Mayor's Office.

Under the MOU, the Butuan City government agrees and aims to cultivate its vast agricultural land area for agro-forestry development in order to attain optimum use of resources without compromising environmental protection and preservation.

ANDINAX, on the other hand, agrees to find financial resources, search for buyers for all end products, and make available its expertise to best assist the BCG in the project implementation.

In a short discussion with the media after the MOU Signing, Mayor Amante said that once implemented, the project will open new jobs to the locals, provides means to properly segregate the waste in the city and further boost the local economy.

ANDINAX is engaged in power generation with the use of dedicated biomass crop, bana grass and solid waste. (Butuan City CMO-PIO/PIA-Agusan del Norte)