(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).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BUB reporting system goes on-line

BUTUAN CITY, April 23 (PIA) - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga Conservation and Development Division conducts a learning session on Bottom-Up-Budgeting (BUB) on-line reporting system on April 16-17, 2015 at the DENR Regional Training Center, Ambago, Butuan City.

The learning session aims to capacitate the key players who will be responsible in providing systematic and efficient process of reporting and analysis on the implementation of BUB project in the region.

The seminar was attended by 29 participants composed of BUB focal person from field offices, National Greening Program (NGP) technical staffs and regional office representatives.

“We are hoping that through the conduct of this activity, we would be able to fast track the leveling-off of information and be able to submit our reports on time,” NGP regional coordinator Sarah Parejo said.

BUB is an approach used in preparing the budget proposal of various agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of cities/municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sector organizations and other civil society organizations. (DENR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

DTI releases latest suggested retail prices

By Rodrigo R. Matabaran

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 23 (PIA) - The Consumer Protection and Advocacy Bureau (CPAB) under the Consumer Protection Group of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently released the suggested retail prices (SRP) of basic necessities and prime commodities, as of April 16, 2015.

The new released suggested retail prices succeed the March 15, 2015 SRP released.  

The April 16, 2015 SRP is almost the same with the March 15, 2015 SRP except for the reduction of the prices of the Nescafe (Classic) 25g (grams) and Nescafe (Classic) 50g from the price of P20.75 down to P19.70 and P41.00 down to P38.95, respectively.

Major retail establishments in the city will be provided of the latest SRP for their information and posting for information of the buying public.

Consumers interested to know about SRP and other related concerns are encouraged to visit and contact the Department of Trade and Industry at the 2nd Floor, Simtoco Building, Burgos Street, this city or contact telephone number 826-6129. (SDR/DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

BSP Caraga steps up campaign on demonetization program

By Ma. Jane A. Mayola

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Apr. 23 (PIA) - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) - Butuan City Branch represented by Francis Alfred Bokingo and Glizrel Rose Zarate recently conducted an Information Campaign on Demonetization Program of the Philippine Banknotes held at the Provincial Guest Center, this municipality. 

The activity aims to inform the public, through the local government, about the Demonetization Program of the BSP which is the process of removing the monetary value of the New Design Series (NDS) and to be replaced by the New Generation Currency (NGC).

BSP personnel explained during the orientation that the public may continue to use the NDS banknotes up to December 31, 2015 in paying and buying of goods and services and other business or financial transactions requiring the use of cash and thereafter, the NDS banknotes will no longer be accepted for payment transactions.

They encouraged everyone who has the NDS banknotes to exchange the bills into the NGC bills with authorized financial institutions such as; universal and commercial banks, thrift banks, and rural banks as well as cooperative banks.

The said activity was attended by the provincial and municipal employees from the different municipalities of the province. (SDR/PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)

DENR Caraga finishes century-old Cadastral Survey

BUTUAN CITY, April 23 (PIA) - The century-old missing links of Cadastral Survey in Caraga Region was finally completed on March 31, 2015 through the efforts of the assistant regional director for Technical Services Atty. Paquito Rosal and his team, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga regional director Nonito M. Tamayo said.           

The DENR has accomplished the Cadastral Survey of 73 cities and municipalities in the region. Fifty one cities and municipalities from 2008 to 2014 have been surveyed and approved with 54 cadastral projects. A total of 843,317.839 hectares which include contested and uncontested areas with approved surveys from 2011 to 2014 have been done.

“This was made possible through the efforts of ARD Paquito Rosal who inspite of his ailment had personally attended meetings to immediately solve land conflicts whenever possible. He is truly dedicated to his job,” Regional Cadastral Coordinator Engr. Bernard A. Daitol said.           

Cadastral Survey Program started in 1913, it surveys a city, municipality or province to determine its metes and bounds or political boundaries. It also covers the identification and delineation of individual lots of all landowners and claimants and the establishment of survey control points, popularly known as “mohon.”

The project is one of the priority programs of the DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje especially in the Aquino administration, wherein he committed to finish the job by May 2015. The completion of the Cadastral Survey can boost economic prosperity through reforming the country’s land services towards improve productivity. (DENR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Palasyo: 2016 election kailangang matuloy

Ni David M. Suyao

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Abril 23 (PIA) - Sinabi ng Palasyo na ang pangkalahatan na halalan sa Mayo, 2016 ay kailangang matuloy kahit sa pagpatigil sa pakipagsundo sa pagsaayos sa mga panghalalang makinarya na siyang maaring maging sanhi ng gulo sa ginagawang paghahanda sa eleksiyon.

“Ang halalan ay kailangang matuloy. Ito ay iniutos ng konstitusyon at lahat ay dapat sumunod sa konstitusyon. Nasisiguro namin na ang Commission on Electionss (COMELEC) ay alam na alam ang kanilang kautusan na dapat seguruhin na ang halalan ay mangyari sa 2016,” sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda sa mga mamamahayag noong Miyerkoles sa isang panayam sa Malakanyang.

Sumasagot si Lacierda sa tanong tungkol sa mga alalahanin na ang halalan sa susunod na taon ay maaring ipagpaliban pagkatapos na ipagpawalang bisa ng Korte Suprema ang P268.8 milyon na kontrata sapagitan ng COMELEC at Smartmatic-Total Information Management para sa pag-aayos ng 82,000 na voting machines.

Ayon sa Korte Suprema, nilabag ng COMELEC ang batas sa pagkamit ng direkta nilang inarkila ang Smartmatic-TIM para sa pagmentina ng mga makina sa botohan kung saan dumaan sana sa public bidding.

“Mayroon tayong nanatiling batas para sa automated elections kaya inaasahan natin ang COMELEC na tatalima sa umiiral na batas,” sabi ni Lacierda.

“Sa banda ng teknikal na alalahanin, ipinaubaya natin ito sa COMELEC para maseguro kung papaano ang pagpapalakad ng 2016 na halalan sa gitna ng desisyon ng Korte Suprema,” sabi niya.

Sa ilalim ng konstitusyon, ang halalan ng pagiging presidente at pagka bise presidente ay mangyayari tuwing ikalawang Lunes ng Mayo, tuwing anim na taon pagkatapos ng Mayo 1992. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)