(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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Caraga Region: Pilot for GPBP Online System

By Bryan F. Edulzura

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) - Caraga region has been chosen as one of the two regions in the country (along with Region 6) to be piloted for the implementation online reporting and monitoring system of Grassroots Participatory Budget Process (GPBP).  The system allows agencies, projects beneficiaries, stakeholders and even ordinary citizen to submit report, know status of project, and send feedbacks anytime and anywhere on real time.

The selection was made by the World Bank and the central offices of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through its GPBP Project Management Office (PMO).

Caraga was chosen primarily because of the smooth implementation of the GPBP project in this part of the country.  “We laud DILG Region 13 Regional Director and Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) Chair, Lilibeth Famacion, for a job well done,” said Richard Villacorte, Assistant Project Manager of the GPBB PMO. “Implementation is efficient and incidence of project replacements and complaints received were very minimal in the region”, he continued.

According to World Bank’s Makiko Watanabe, “GPBP creates a platform where conventional upward accountability [where ROs report to NGA Cos] can be interfaced with downward accountability [where ROs and LGUs are held accountable by the citizens].”

The online reporting system and monitoring will be launched early next year and is expected to strengthen the principles of transparency and accountability and improve people participation in local development planning and monitoring.


In the meantime, a GPBP public disclosure portal, Phase I of the online reporting system, is expected to be launched this later this month. Once online, everyone will be able to see the project list funded under GPBP. (DILG-13/PIA-Caraga)