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(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, October 31, 2014) SYNOPSIS:At 4:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,430 km east of Catarman, Northern Samar (12.7ºN, 137.8ºE). Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. Forecast: The regions of Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, CARAGA, Davao, Central Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos Region will exprience cloudy skies with light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas.

'TreeVolution' Online FM Radio

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga in partnership with Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) install the 'TreeVolution' online FM radio that can be accessed at www.treevolutionradio.caster.fm.

PressCon on CSC-COMEX

Civil Service Commission (CSC)commissioner Robert Martinez, CSC Caraga regional director Resurreccion Pueyo and CSC Examination, Recruitment and Placement Officer (ERPO) director Fernando Porio during the launching of the Computerized Examination (COMEX) System held in Butuan City on August 14, 2014.

NCPW 2014:Technical Working Group Meeting

Members of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) technical working group discussing plans during their meeting at the NAPOLCOM Office on August 12, 2014.

Butuan Sillimanian Tree Planting Activity

Butuan Sillimanians unite together for a tree planting activity along Macapagal Highway in Butuan City on August 9, 2014 in support to the city's greening program.

Regional Awarding of Gawad Kalasag 2014

Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional director Abner Caga receives the certificate of commendation for the agency's invaluable support to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council's undertakings during the Regional Awarding of Gawad Kalasag 2014 in Butuan City on July 31, 2014.

PopCom Caraga's Reg'l Dissemination Forum on 2013 YAFSS4

Commission on Population (POPCOM) Caraga regional director Alexander Makinano responds to the queries of media audience during the Reg'l Dissemination Forum on 2013 YAFSS4 held in Butuan City on August 1, 2014.

GADCC Full Committee Meeting

Commission on Human Rights Caraga regional director Atty. Marylin Pintor, together with National Economic and Development Authority Caraga regional director Mylah Faye Aurora Carino, presiding the Gender and Development Coodinating Committee Full Committee Meeting on August 5, 2014 in Butuan City.

Regional Forum on BINDS Project by Oxfam Phils.

OXFAM Mindanao Coordinator Dante Dalabajan in an interview with media men expresses high hopes on the People’s Survival Fund as a finance mechanism that would help LGUs during a Forum on BINDS Project Good Practices in Butuan City on July 30, 2014.

Regional Forum on BINDS Project by Oxfam Phils.

Local government unit and non-government organization representatives gather during a Forum on BINDS Project Good Practices held in Butuan City on July 30, 2014 to connect and work together and link local initiatives to any similar programs on building adaptive capacities in the local level.

Agents of Change Forum

Information officers from government agencies and local government units join the Agents of Change Forum which highlights the presentation of Revised Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2013-2016 held at the Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort on July 30, 2014.

PRC AgNor-BXU Chapter BODs' Courtesy Call to Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba

Red Cross Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter board of directors pay courtesy to Agusan del Norte Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba on July 28, 2014 in Butuan City.

Release Operation-4 PNP Captives by NPA

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas interfaces with the media corps during the release operation of the four police captives by the New Peoples Army (NPA) on July 29, 2014 at Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte.

1.09.2014

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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