(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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CCPD invites public to join the Black Saturday Ecumenical gathering

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) – In line with this year’s observance of the Lenten season, the Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) through convener Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos will be spearheading the Ecumenical Gathering on March 24, 2016 (Black Saturday), 4:00 a.m. at the Guingona Park, this city.

According to Bishop Pueblos, said activity is in partnership with the Butuan Evangelical Ministry Association, Incorporated (BEMAI) with the theme “Jubilee of Mercy: Arise! Butuan Youth on Fire.”

“The activity is aimed to provide awareness among Butuanon of the 11 years of active partnership of the different Churches from the Catholic, Evangelist, Baptist and Protestant with the common worship and prayer invoking the realization of pastoral teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ: on Mercy, Hope and Love,” highlighted Bishop Pueblos.

It was also learned that there are some 300 individuals from the different Churches are expected to participate. “I am also encouraging private individuals to join us and bring with you your family during this day. Let’s pray together,” Bishop Pueblos remarked. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)  

P10M for AgNor town municipal hall OK’d

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) - For the additional budget for the on-going construction of Santiago Municipal Hall building in the municipality of Santiago, Agusan del Norte, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte approved the P10 million pesos budget as counterpart of the province to finish the construction of the said building.

This is part of the province’s program of providing basic services and facilities for the welfare of its constituents and improve its public service. The fund was taken from the Non-Office appropriation, CY 2016.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the province of Agusan del Norte and the municipality of Santiago will be entered into by the two parties for the transfer of the said funds for immediate implementation of the project.

Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba was authorized by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan through Sanggunian Resolution No. 072-2016, authored by Vice Governor Ramon AG. Bungabong, to sign the said MOA defining the duties and responsibilities of the two parties.

The three-storey municipal hall building will be constructed with an elevator for the convenience of the Persons With Disabilities (PWD) who will go up and down the building transacting business in the municipal hall. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)