(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).

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ANGELL awards winners

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 4 (PIA) – The “Accelerating New Dimension on Good Governance and Excellence in Local Leadership” (A.N.G.E.L.L.), an award-giving body of the province of Agusan del Norte under the leadership of governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba holds its 3rd year awarding ceremony on Thursday in one of the convention centers here.

Now on its 3rd year, the A.N.G.E.L.L. awards winners to the 11 categories, to include the Best Performing Barangays; Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa; Best Performing Barangay Peace and Order Committee; Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholars; Most Functional Nutrition Councils (MELLPI mechanism); Best Ecological Solid Waste Mgt. Implementers among Public Central Elementary Schools; Most Disaster Resilient LGUs of the Province (GAWAD KALASAG mechanism); Most Child-Friendly LGUs (CFLGA mechanism); Local Legislative Award; Most Functional Anti-Drug Abuse Councils; Best Office; & Outstanding Employee of the Year 2015-2015.

The following are the winners of this year’s ANGELL program with corresponding cash prize:


- Rural Category
1st -  Soriano, Cabadbaran City (P1 Million)
2nd  - Ata-atahon, Nasipit (P500,000)
3rd - La Paz, Santiago (P300,000)

- Urban Category
1st - Poblacion 2, Tubay (P1 Million)
2nd - Sto. Rosario, Magallanes (P500,000)
3rd - Poblacion 2, Nasipit (P300,000)


- Lupon City Category
1st - Mabini, Cabadbaran City (P50,000)

- Lupon 1st to 3rd Class Category
1st - Macalang, Buenavista (P50,000)
2nd - A. Beltran, Jabonga (P30,000)
3rd - Casiklan, Las Nieves (P20,000)

- Lupon 4th to 6th Class Category
1st - Tagmamarkay, Tubay (P50,000)
2nd - Poblacion, Carmen (P30,000)
3rd - Poblacion, Kitcharao (P20,000)


1st -  Mabini, Cabadbaran (P50,000)
2nd - Tagmamarkay, Tubay (P30,000)
3rd - Poblacion 1, RTR (P20,000)


1st - Jenieve L. Montilla, Tagbuyacan, Santiago (P10,000)
2nd - Merlita C. Delapa, Cabayawa, Tubay (P7,000)
3rd - Nelita B. Lozano, Ata-atahon, Nasipit (P5,000)


1st – Nasipit (P50,000)
2nd - Las Nieves (P30,000)
3rd – Tubay (P20,000)


1st - Santiago Central Elementary School (P7,000)
2nd - Buenavista Central Elementary School (P5,000)
3rd - Cabadbaran South Central Elementary School and Bangonay Central Elementary School (P3,000 each)


- Barangay Category Winners

1. Humilog, RTR (P25,000)

2. San Roque, Kitcharao (P20,000)

3. Canaway, Kitcharao (P15,000)

- Municipal Category Winners

1. Carmen (P100,000)

2. RTR (P75,000)

3. Jabonga (P50,000)

- School Category

1. Carmen National High School (P15,000)


1st -  Cabadbaran City (P100,000)
2nd – Magallanes (P75,000)
3rd - Tubay and Nasipit (P50,000 each)


- Municipalities Category:
1st – Kitcharao (P15,000)
2nd – Santiago (P10,000)
3rd – Nasipit (P5,000)

- City Category:
1. Cabadbaran City (P10,000)


- Barangay Category:
1. Poblacion, Carmen (P15,000)
2. Ata-atahon, Nasipit (P10,000)
3. San Antonio, RTR (P5,000)

City/Municipality Category:

1. Santiago (P75,000)
2. RTR (P50,000)
3. Las Nieves (P25,000)

BEST OFFICE 2014-2015

- Provincial Assessor's Office (P20,000)


- Mr. Oscar P. Tuyor (P10,000)

Each of the winners received a plaque in a form of an angel.

During the awarding ceremony, governor Matba proudly recalled that the province ranks number one in the entire Caraga region for being a competitive province and ranks number seven in the entire country.

This year’s awarding ceremony was facilitated by the Provincial Office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) headed by provincial director Romeo Solis and staff in coordination with the provincial government with the help of the members of the Technical Working Group.

Local government officials and employees, national government agencies heads of offices and representatives, and barangay officials attended the awarding ceremony. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

DTI Surigao Norte accepts business name registration application at Claver BPLO

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Oct. 4 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte provincial office will be accepting business name registration today, November 4, 2015 at the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) of Claver town, this province.

DTI provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan encouraged those new applicants and existing business establishments of which Business Name Certificates are due for renewal this month until January of 2016 to apply and make use of this opportunity.

Business name certificates can be renewed in advance-three months or 90 days before the expiry dates.

Interested parties including those in the neighboring municipalities may coordinate with Paul NiΓ±o D. Yu, business permit licensing officer of Claver.

DTI staff is coordinating with Claver BPLO in today’s undertaking in helping the local entrepreneurs.

The following are the business name registration fees according to the business territory and geographical scope of operation: barangay P200 and P15.00 for documentary staff, city/municipality P500 and P15.00 documentary stamp, regional P1,000 and P15.00 documentary stamp, and national P2,000 and P15.00 documentary stamp.

For new business name registration applicants are required to bring original copy of identification documents. (SDR/DTI-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

DepEd Butuan chief confirms extension of SHS early registration

By Remelie V. Cedro

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 4 (PIA) – Department of Education (DepEd) Butuan City Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Arsenio T. Cornites, Jr. has confirmed the extension of the early registration for Senior High School (SHS).

According to SDS Cornites, the extension of the registration aims to ensure that incoming SHS students are enrolled come June 2016.

The new registration period of the SHS will be on November 13, 2015 instead of October 19.

Also, the extension will help incoming SHS students to fully decide on what SHS track they are going to choose, said Cornites. Choosing of tracks should suit to the interest of the students, he added.

The four major tracks in the SHS Program are Academic, Technical-Vocational Livelihood, Sports, and Arts and Design.

The SHS early registration, according to Cornites is open to high school graduates prior to the full implementation of the K to 12 Program, passers of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) and Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Examination for Junior High School level. They may register in any of the schools offering SHS. (DepEd Butuan City Division/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

SurSur DRRMO chief: Typhoon Yolanda leaves an unforgettable lesson

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Nov. 4 (PIA) – Abel de Guzman, executive officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) here said Typhoon Yolanda had indeed taught not only Filipinos but the whole world in general life’s most unforgettable lesson.

He pointed out that because the country had been so used to being hit by typhoons, strong and weak alike prior to Typhoon Yolanda, the general public were not that so seriously concerned about “disaster preparedness,” saying majority would only act during crunch time.

"Worse, most of us had been taking things for granted," De Guzman, a former Red Cross chief in the province, added.

However, since Typhoon Yolanda had “mangled and tangled” Tacloban City and neighboring areas in particular, everybody seemed to have been awakened by what happened, De Guzman explained.

The PDRRMO chief said even if Surigao del Sur was just slightly affected when Typhoon Yolanda made landfall in the eastern Visayas region on November 8, 2013, response during disasters had started to become much better—preparations had evolved to something different as compared to the pre-Yolanda era, citing construction design, time of preparation, warnings, and more.

“Not only that, right information dissemination had been observed, enforced/preemptive evacuation carried out; there had been contingency planning on top of preparations for ‘worst case scenario,’” De Guzman remarked.

Moreover, he said that DRRMOs had been institutionalized.

The traumatic experience brought about by Typhoon Yolanda had made us realize that preparedness has always been key to survival at all times, De Guzman stressed.

Meanwhile, since monsoon rains had started to affect the province, he advised the general public to take the necessary precautions. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)