(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 19 April 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BISING" {SURIGAE} was located based on all available data at 250 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (14.0°N, 126.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 240 km/h. It is moving North Northwestward at 10 km/h. Caraga Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm due to TY Bising. Possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to heavy rains. Light to moderate winds from Northwest to Southwest will prevail over the region with slight to moderate seas/ (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015 Oplan Balik Eskwela kicks off in Butuan City

By Dr. Jonas H. Jomonong

BUTUAN CITY, June 7 (PIA) - The Division of Butuan City recently joined the whole nation in the conduct of the 2015 Oplan Balik Eskwela with the highlight of the Inter-Agency Convergence Meeting on May 29, 2015 at Roldan’s Eat All You Can Convention Hall here.

The said convergence was presided by the no less than the schools division superintendent Arsenio Cornites Jr. and was graced by the participating agencies like the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC), Radyo ng Bayan and the City Councilor Ramon P. Carampatana.

The said activity aims to facilitate comprehensive dissemination and discussion on the details of the Oplan Balik Eskwela.

In a larger sense, Oplan Balik Eskwela was cascaded to all public elementary and secondary schools as its implementing arms to make the necessary preparations for the opening of classes.           

In line with this, Bit-os Elementary School has activated the said endeavor in all grade levels concern making it sure that all pupils are already enrolled and are able to attend the first day of classes on June 1.

Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) Action Center was very visible in the school that will cater immediate concerns of parents and pupils most specially those who are transferred in as well and facilitate them on what to do and what they need to know on K to 12 as part the school’s advocacy campaign.

In addition, the “No Collection Policy” was given emphasis by the school admnistration which means that parents and pupils need not to worry on school fees for they are made to know that no single amount will be collected and paid for all other fees.

It is indeed very essential for anyone especially the classroom teachers to be open in all possibilities in order for them not to be taken by surprise if ever there are monitoring teams to visit the school anytime.


This is in line with the Oplan Balik Eskwela which aims to address the problems commonly encountered at the start of the school year to ensure that pupils/students are already properly enrolled and able to attend school by the first day of classes. (DepEd Butuan City/PIA-Agusan del Norte)