(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 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 partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Dinagat Islands holds Tourism, Environmental Protection Forum

By Ezequiel D. Nemeno

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, April 15 (PIA) – The Provincial Tourism and Culture Office (PTCO) of Dinagat Islands conducted a one-day Community-Based Tourism Informative and Environmental Protection Development Forum for the proposed Plaridel, Arellano, Magsaysay, OsmeΓ±a, Quezon and Sto. NiΓ±o plus DoΓ±a Helen (PAMOQS+D) Park Constituents in the municipality of Libjo.

The said activity was spearheaded by Dinagat Islands Provincial Tourism Officer Danilo C. Bulabos in coordination with the province’s Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Province of Dinagat Islands (DENR-PDI).

The event was participated by the barangay officials, stakeholders, Tourism Development Area (TDA) owners/caretakers and other individuals from the seven identified barangays who are directly and indirectly involved in the tourism industry.

During the forum, Bulabos tackled the tourism fundamentals, laws and its salient features. Nathaniel Racho of DENR – PDI PENR Office, also discussed laws on environmental protection, preservation and conservation while Tomas S. Escaner of PENRO – LGU, then deliberated the Solid Waste Management Plan.

Last October 2013, identified participants from Loreto also underwent the same lecture in Libjo.

“We hope to continue this activity to educate and enlighten the minds of the Dinagatnons in the Tourism Development Areas so that they will safeguard the beauties and wonders that mother nature gave them,” said Bulabos. (PTCO-PDI/PIA-Caraga)

PBMA celebrates Master’s Week

By Maricel O. Caduyac

DINAGAT ISLANDS, Apr. 16 (PIA) – The Philippine Benevolent Missionaries Association, Incorporated (PBMA) is celebrating the Master’s Week on April 12-17, 2014 in San Jose, this province.

The celebration commenced with the opening of the sports competition. It is in commemoration of the birthday of PBMA’s Supreme President Ruben B. Ecleo, Jr. on April 17.

It has been a practice of the people in San Jose particularly PBMA members to celebrate Ecleo’s birthday even without his presence.

The PBMA’s observance of the Master’s Week is a manifestation of the member’s great love and honor to their supreme president.

The opening of sports competition was attended by some of the association’s officials and dignitaries and the PBMA Sports League President Mr. Valentine D. Maybuena, Jr.

There were 20 participating teams with their lovely team muses representing PBMA chapters throughout Dinagat Islands.

Antonitte Makiling of the team Holy Trinity (Aurelio Chapter) was awarded as the Best Team Muse.  Basilisa Chapter got the best team uniform award.

The first game started in the afternoon of the same day and the championship game will be played on the 17th.

Other than the sports tournament, in the finale of the week-long celebration will be series of activities and presentations all dedicated to Ruben E. Ecleo, Jr. (PIA-Caraga)

LTO conducts “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe” in SurSur

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Apr. 16 (PIA) – “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Semana Santa 2014” has been in operation Caraga-wide since April 1.

According to Lita Manzano, Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tandag City, the activation of “DOTC Help Desk” set up in a strategic location within her general area of responsibility (GAOR) signaled its implementation.

Manzano said that a three-man team manning the said help desk has already been organized to carry out its purpose until April 22.

It was learned that DOTC Caraga OIC regional director Engr. Roman Jumawan has required all concerned LTO chiefs to submit their respective report on this regard for monitoring purposes. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: Ospital sa Agnor hatagag Revolving Fund

Ni Jay Vincent V. Demain

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Abril 16 (PIA) - Aron adunay magamit ang mga hospital ning probinsya alang sa Philhealth nga mga pasyente, usa ka Revolving Fund ang ihatag kanila nga gamiton sa pagpalit sa medisina lakip ang medical ug laboratory nga mga suplay.
Kini basi sa Provincial Ordinance No. 349-2014 nga gipangamahanan ni Bise Gobernador Ramon Bungabong.
Matod pa sa ordinansa, ang tanang Philhealth nga mga pasyente sa Provincial Hospital, Cabadbaran District Hospital maoy makabenepisyo niini.
Tuyo niini nga adunay igong suplay sa mga tambal sulod sa nasangpit nga mga ospital nga dili na kinahanglan paliton sa mga pasyente sa gawas nga parmasya. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Selebrasyon sa kamugnaan sa Barangay San Antonio, RTR gipasidunggan

Ni Ronie P. Gerona

AGUSAN DEL NORTE, Abril 16 (PIA) - Nahimong nagmabungahon ang kasaulogan sa ika-duhang selebrasyon sa kamugnaan kun Charter Day sa Barangay San Antonio lungsod sa RTR niadtong Marso 28.
Ang maong kasaulogan gisugdan sa santos nga misa diin gipahigayon sa covered court sa maong barangay. Human sa maong misa gisundan gilayon kini sa hamubong programa diin gitambongan ni Bise Gobernador RamBu Bungabong, RTR Mayor Ernie M. Ceniza, Provincial Board Member Danny M. Moran mga opisyal sa munisipyo ug mga opisyal sa barangay sa pagpanguna ni Kapitan Benito P. Salvane Jr., diin mihatag og pasidungog si VG Bungabong ug RTR Mayor Ceniza sa katawhan sa maong barangay.
Atol sa maong kasaulogan, gihimo usab ang medical program sa pagpanguna sa Rural Health Unit sa maong lungsod.
Human sa hamubong programa gisunod ang friendship gamr sa dulang basketbol tali sa mga batan.ong magdudula sa Barangay San Antonio ug RamBu VanGuard, mga basketbolista sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ning Probinsya. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

Cebuano News: Fishport tukoron sa Cabadbaran ug Buenavista

Ni Aimee B. Sienes-Sajor

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 16 (PIA) - Giplanohan ni Cong. Erlpe John M. Amante sa ikaduhang distrito sa Agusan del Norte nga matukoran og fishport ang syudad sa Cabadbaran ug lungsod sa Buenavista.
Mao kini ang iyang gipasaka nga balaod didto sa kongreso pinaagi sa House Bill nos. 3913 ug 3914.
Ang pangisdaan ug kapanguhaan sa dagat apil sa mga nag-unang tinubdan sa panginabuhi alang sa katawhan nga namuyo duol sa dagat. Dunay katakos ang syudad sa Cabadbaran ug lungsod sa Buenavista sa pagtukod og fishport tungod sa kadato sa ilang kapanguhaan sa dagat. Ang maong fishport gilaoman nga makaawhag sa paglambo sa local nga ekonomiya ug makahatag usab ug oportunidad sa mga residente nga namaligya ug isda ug ubang produkto sa dagat.
Ang maong fishport adunay dakong papel aron sa pagsiguro ug pagpalig-on sa food security program sa gobyerno. Sa pagbutang og lugar sa pasilidad sa imprastraktura alang sa pamatigayon sa mga isda ug produkto sa dagat, sayon na lamang alang sa mga mangingisda, local man o gikan sa laing lungsod o probinsya, nga ikarga ug i-apod-apod ang ilang abot.
Ang cold storage ug processing facilities sa fishport makatabang usab sa pagpalig-on ug paglungtad sa presyo sa merkado sa pagtaas ug kwalidad sa mga nakuha nga produkto sa dagat. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)