(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 19 November 2018) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression SAMUEL was estimated based on all available data at 665 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (06.9⁰N, 132.2⁰E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving West Southwest at 15 km/h. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern and Central Luzon. CARAGA and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Tropical Depression “Samuel”. Rest of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Tropical Depression “Samuel”. Moderate to Strong winds coming from the Northeast to Northwest and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Canlanipa Central Elem School wins Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival 2015 street dance competition

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Sept. 11 (PIA) - The contingent of Canlanipa Central Elementary School (CCES) won this year's Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival best in street dancing competition held on September 9, this city.

CCES bested 13 other contingents, bringing home a cash prize P100,000 plus trophy.

The special awards for Best in Choreography went to Hiyas Kabataan Performing Arts of barangay San Juan, while Best in Costume went to Capalayan National High School both received a cash prize worth P30,000 each.

Also, the winners in the Best Community Street Dancers competition are the Surigao City PIlot School, who brought home a total of P15,000 cash prize as first placer. Second place is the Surigao City Central Elementary School, while 3rd place is Canlanipa Central Elementary School.

The festival queen of Hiyas Kabataan Performing Arts of Barangay San Juan was also declared as the “Rayna Nan Bonok-Bonok 2015 (Festival Queen 2015).” (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)


DOH sends 15 units of “portalets” for evacuees in SurSur

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Sept. 11 (PIA) – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Janet Garin has sent a team of high-ranking doctors and other aides and caused the shipment of 15 units of fabricated collapsible waterless toilet housing for emergency together with 15 pieces of septic vault, blue drums as well for the use of the evacuees at the Surigao del Sur Sports Center, this city, on Thursday.

Dr. Gloria Balboa, Health Emergency Management Bureau (HEMB) director of DOH accompanied by Dr. Cesar Cassion, DOH Caraga assistant regional director, immediately reported to Governor Johnny Pimentel and held an assessment meeting at the latter’s office together with the local health chiefs here, Dr. Helen Caño, chief, DOH Provincial Health Team (PHT) office and Dr. Eric Montesclaros, OIC, Provincial Health Office (PHO).

Everything concerning the “point of care” for the evacuees, now numbering at more than three 3,000, was discussed.

Pimentel said everything had to be under control, also instructing Dr. Montesclaros to verify reports of cases of sore eyes and chicken pox.

Besides, the governor wanted to make sure the safety and well-being of 89 pregnant women, nine of them were said to be “expectant mothers” anytime soon.

The arrival of HEMB team was in response to SILG Mar Roxas’ call to Secretary Garin for more health care assistance when he saw firsthand the situation at Surigao del Sur Sports Center where thousands of evacuees had been taking shelter.


The DILG chief flew in to Tandag, being the keynote speaker during the opening program on Tuesday, for city’s 393rd Fiesta celebration. (Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)