(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 26 October, 2020) At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon "QUINTA" was located based on all available data at in the vicinity of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro (13.1 °N, 121.3 °E ) with maximum sustained winds of 125 km/h near the center and gustiness up to 180 km/h. It is moving Westward at 25 km/h. The center of Typhoon "QUINTA" is forecast to traverse Mindoro Island and emerge over the West Philippine Sea this morning. It will then turn more west-northwestward while maintaining speed towards the western limit of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). "QUINTA" is forecast to exit the PAR tomorrow morning Intensity: "QUINTA" is forecast to remain at typhoon category throughout its passage over Mindoro Island. After emerging over the West Philippine Sea, this typhoon is forecast to re-intensify. "QUINTA" may reach its peak intensity within 24 to 48 hours. Caraga Region will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Trough of TY Quinta / Tail End of a Frontal System. Possible flash floods or landslides during light to moderate to at times heavy rains. Moderate to Strong winds coming from West to Southwest will prevail and the coastal waters will be Moderate to rough with wave height from 1.2 to 3.1 meters.Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PSA to conduct integrated survey on labor, employment, 2014 occupational wages

By Villa S. Bayotas

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 14 (PIA) - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Caraga will be conducting the 2013 and 2014 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) and the 2014 Occupational Wages Survey (OWS) starting September this year.

This survey is formerly conducted by the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES). BLES is one of the agencies merged with three other agencies (National Statistics Office, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics and National Statistical Coordination Board) and now known as Philippine Statistics Authority.

The ISLE aims to generate integrated data sets on employment of specific groups of workers; occupational shortages and surpluses; training of workers; productivity improvement and gainsharing practices; occupational safety and health practices; occupational injuries and diseases; and labor cost of employees. The OWS focuses on employment and wage rates of time-rate workers on full-time basis in selected occupations in selected industries.


In Caraga, PSA Hired Enumerators will be responsible for the distribution and collection of the questionnaires to the establishments starting at any time this September, 2014. PSA is authorized to collect information from businesses and industries under Republic Act No. 10625. The information collected shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for purposes of taxation, investigation or regulation as provided under Article 55 of RA 10625. (PSA-13/PIA-Caraga)