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(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, April 16, 2014) SYNOPSIS:At 4:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 110 km southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.2ºN, 126.8ºE). Forecast: Visayas will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Northern Mindanao and Caraga Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over the northern and eastern section of Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas.

GAD Day Care Center 29th Culmination Program

The pupils of Gender and Development Learning and Resource Day Care Center, together with their supportive parents, during the 29th Culmination Program held at Luciana Convention Center, Butuan City on April 3, 2014.

The members of the Caraga Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) during its Full Council meeting in Butuan City on April 3, 2014.

402nd Brigade (PA)Bloodletting Activity

The uniformed men of the 402nd Brigade, Phil. Army, demonstrating the 'small unit tactics' during the bloodletting activity and photo exhibit at the Robinson's Place, Butuan City on Mar. 22, 2014.

ALAGA KA Para Sa Maayos na Buhay National Launching

Beneficiaries of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) program from different municipalities of Agusan del Norte join the national launching of the ALAGA KA Para sa Maayos na Buhay at the Agusan del Norte provincial capitol covered court on Mar. 24, 2014.

POPCOM U4U Teen Trail Initiative Press Conference

The panelists and audience during the press conference cum launching of the U4U program of the Commission on Population Caraga on Mar. 26, 2014 held at Agusan National High School, Butuan City.

Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill

Employees of Butuan City local government diligently follow the designated route to evacuation area despite heavy rains brought by low pressure area in Caraga during the earthquake drill at city hall, Butuan City on Mar. 19, 2014.

Forest in the City Hall Exhibit

Local food products displayed in booths and song renditions by the city band during the Opening of the "Forest in the City Hall Exhibit" at the Butuan City Hall lobby on Mar. 17, 2014.

Forest in the City Hall Exhibit

City councilor Samuel Alan Amante leads the ribbon cutting ceremony to formally signal the opening of the "Forest in the City Hall Exhibit" set up at the Butuan City Hall lobby on Mar. 17, 2014.

Vision 2020 Launching - "Grow a Million Trees"

The Philippine Information Agency Caraga personnel led by regional director Abner Caga participate in the tree planting activity and commit to nurture the plant for the city's sustainable forest-based economy as envisioned by 2020. A total of 1,500 mahogany seedlings are planted along the 5km stretch from Bancasi rotunda to Bonbon road, Butuan City on Mar. 16. 2014.

Vision 2020 Launching- "Grow a Million Trees"

Employees from government agencies and private individuals join the tree planting activity spearheaded by the city government of Butuan as one of the programs under the so-called 13 Strategic Initiatives for Vision 2020 at Bancasi-Bonbon, Butuan City on Mar. 16, 2014.

8th International Rice-Duck Conference

Photo exhibit featuring the products and technology of integrated rice-duck farming system (IRDFS) during the 8th International Rice-Duck Conference in Butuan City, Mar. 10-14, 2014.

8th International Rice-Duck Conference

Organic farming practitioners and supporters from all over Asia, attending the 8th International Rice-Duck Conference held in Butuan City on Mar. 10-14, 2014.

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PIA News Service - Wednesday, January 8, 2014

SurSur Liga ng mga Barangay execs convene for 1st assembly

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Jan. 08 (PIA) - The members of the 13th Provincial Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (LBP) -Surigao del Sur Chapter conducted its 1st assembly meeting held this morning at the Legislative Building, Provincial Capitol, this city.

Tandag City LBP president Vicente H. Pimentel III presided the meeting joined by the LBP presidents from the two cities and 17 municipalities of Surigao del Sur.

During the meeting, LBP chief of staff Antonio “Tony” Campos said the members were able to organize different LBP committees. "The internal rules were also introduced for the familiarization of the new members and planning for the conduct of Barangay captains’ congress within this year," he said.

The 13th LBP Surigao del Sur Chapter is headed by provincial federation president Vicente H. Pimentel III of Tandag City with the following members: Ben Almanon of Bislig City; Francisca Alguzar of Barobo; Vicenta Medrano of Bayabas; David Lozada of Cagwait; Paquito Plaza of Cantilan; Ronie Iligan of Carmen; Teodulo Pebojot of Carrascal; Dominga Angos of Cortes; Nerito Malinao of Hinatuan; Charlyn Literato of Lanuza; Homer Pedroso of Lianga; Jemuel Quiobe of Lingig; Edmundo Caperig of Madrid; Jerry Curada of Marihatag; Julius Corvera of San Agustin; Charles Elizalde of San Miguel; Janito Lumakin of Tagbina and Geronimo Pimentel of Tago. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Taganito ES awarded Best Brigada Eskwela Implementer

By Darryl P. Pinabacdao

SURIGAO CITY, Jan. 8 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) has adjudged Taganito Elementary School in Barangay Taganito as Brigada Eskwela Best School Implementer for exceptional-school category for the school year 2013.

Taganito is one of the barangays which are in the outlying area of Claver town in Surigao del Norte.

The said award was received by the school principal Alicia Mainit together with Division Coordinator Epimaco Lapaz and Claver District Elena Navallo during the awarding ceremony held recently at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Assembly Hall, BSP Complex, Malate, Metro Manila.

The ceremony was led by DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, Usec. Mario Deriquito and other officials and staff. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

PNP destroys confiscated firecrackers

By Darryl P. Pinabacdao

SURIGAO CITY, Jan 8 (PIA) —The Philippine National Police (PNP) here conducted recently the soaking and destroying of confiscated firecrackers during the celebration of yuletide season. The event was conducted in front of the PNP police station, this city.

The dousing of confiscated firecracker was headed by city councilor Perfecto Consigo, Chairman-Peace and Order and Public Safety Committee of the Sangguniang Panglungsod representing Surigao City Mayor  Ernesto T. Matugas with Police Inspector Tessiel R. Moleta and Civil Security Unit chief Capt. Jupiter Dotillos.

Consigo, in his message, acknowledged the commendable performance demonstrated by Surigao City Police Station for a job well done in the maintenance of peace and order during the celebration of the holiday season. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

PhST to lead towards smarter Philippines agenda

By Ma. Lilibeth P. Padilla

BICUTAN, Taguig, Jan. 8 (PIA) - Getting Filipinos to adopt the Philippine Standard Time (PhST) is the first step of uniting the country to seize the opportunities for a smarter Philippines.

This is the key message of Department of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary Mario G. Montejo during the country's first celebration of the National Time Consciousness Week, ushered in by the simultaneous flag raising ceremonies in government offices nationwide Monday (January 6).

“The Philippines is composed of diverse culture and people. We may not all agree on everything but the Philippine Standard Time is one thing that will unite us and guide us in the conduct of our activities at home, at school, and at work,” notes Secretary Montejo.

Montejo explained that the “Juan Time, On Time Ako” campaign seeks to redefine the concept of Filipino time to one that is of punctuality and not of missed opportunities due to tardiness.

Changing the concept of Filipino time brings about cultural change that will be key for the country in “redefining Philippine standard as one of top quality.”

The adoption of PhST is also seen to pave the way for Smarter Philippines agenda outlined earlier by DOST.

Under Smarter Philippines, DOST has been tasked to maximize the potential use of science and technology to help improve the quality of life and drive inclusive growth among communities, especially those in the country.

Under the umbrella program of Smarter Philippines, DOST aims to create an environment that will foster local and global investments in the country as it readies for the shift in emerging economies by 2050.

An Asian Development Bank study noted that next to China and India, the Philippines will be one of the key emerging economies that will get a greater investment share by 2050.

The sectors that the country will focus on will include: agriculture, industries, governance, climate change adaptation, human capability, jobs creation, healthcare, and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Not yet on Juan Time? Sync your watch with the Philippine Standard Time (PhST) via:http://bit.ly/SyncPhST. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilippineStandardTime or follow us on Twitter: @PhST_DOST. (DOST-STII/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Buhatan sa City Veterinary nagpahimangno batok sa sakit sa mga hayop

Ni Annie Abis

SURIGAO CITY, Enero 8 (PIA) – Ang buhatan sa City Veterinary ning syudad nagpahimangno sa tanan nanag-iya o adunay mga binuhing hayop sa pagmatngon batok sa sakit sa mga hayop karong bulan sa ting-ulan.

Si City Veterinary Officer Dr. Allan Quines bag-ohay pa lamang nagpahimangno niini sa tanang mga nanag-iya og mga baboyan ug laing klase nga mga hayop aron malikay nga matakbuyan sa sakit.

Matud ni Quines iya ng gimandoan ang tanang mga technician nga nakadestino sa mga kabaranggayan nga emonitor ang mga hayop sama sa kanding, baka, karabaw ug manok aron dili sila matakbuyan sa sakit labi na niining panahon sa ting-ulan.

Matud pa ni Quines nga karong umaabot nga panahon sa ting-huwaw pagahimoon na usab nila ang pagpang bakuna o vaccination alang sa mga kahayupan lakip na ang mga iro alang sa anti-rabbies.

Ang maong kalihukan ipahigayon ubos sa pagsuporta sa kagamhanan sa syudad sa pagdumala ni City Mayor Ernesto Matugas uban sa buhatan sa City Veterinary, dugang pa ni Quines. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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