(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.

Monday, December 22, 2014

SurSur Landbank assures efficient service during holiday season

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 22 (PIA) – Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) Tandag City Branch in Surigao del Sur has assured clients of efficient banking service for the holiday season.

Herbert Luna, local branch manager here, stressed that their banking service especially through ATM will remain as usual despite the “long break” due to declared non-working holidays.

However, he said that they are yet awaiting receipt of the official communication since there are in-house bank transactions that are normally observed during the entire duration of the holiday break.

Meanwhile, he also remarked that it has been quite a while since they spotted a case of counterfeit money. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

DTI vows to check firecrackers, fireworks in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 22 (PIA) – Once trade of firecrackers and similar products starts in Surigao del Sur, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) headed by acting provincial director Romel Oribe vows to come in to make sure nothing illegal is going to take place.

Manny Disca, Consumer Welfare Division chief stressed they are going to work in tandem with the local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to get the job done through random check.

Both BFP acting provincial fire marshall Insp. Rowella Dinolan and PNP acting provincial director Senior Supt. Narciso Verdadero here have already signified intention to join the DTI for the annual drive against possible violators.

Last week, in Tandag City, Disca admitted they have yet to know whether the local government unit (LGU) has allowed the sale of such products.

However, booths intended solely for the sale of firecrackers and fireworks have already been built over the weekend along the national highway near the National Food Authority (NFA) office—the same isolated area where said products had been sold last year. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)