(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.

Friday, April 22, 2016



NFA assures ample rice supply in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, April 22 (PIA) – The National Food Authority (NFA) here has assured the buying public of ample rice supply province-wide.

May Sara Atomar, NFA provincial manager, said that there were a total of 70,776 bags of stock inventory in all of their three warehouses in Cantilan, Tandag City and Bislig City, respectively, as of April 19, 2016.

However, she specified that a total 69,581 bags of which or equivalent to 98.31 percent were imported from Vietnam.

Atomar likewise added that the price of NFA rice had remained at P27.00 and P32.00 per kilo depending on the quality of milling.

She further said that at the moment several varieties of rice stocks were being sold at wholesale under reduced prices—ranging from P1,100 up to P1,200 per bag, citing “aged stocks.”

Moreover, the NFA provincial chief confirmed that price monitoring of commercial rice had always been part of their regular activity, indicating the modal prices at P40.00 for regular-milled; P45.00 for well-milled; and P47.00 for premium. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)