(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.

Saturday, April 9, 2016



FNRI-DOST now a Certified “Mother-baby friendly Workplace”

By Marlita A. Aguilos

MANILA, Apr. 9 (PIA) - In compliance to RA 10028: Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, the Department of Health-National Capital Region awarded the Food and Nutrition Research Institute-Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) the certification as “Mother-baby Friendly Workplace” recently. The DOH certification granted is the first among the DOST agencies. The certification is valid for two years.

Having been certified as “mother-baby friendly” means that FNRI-DOST ensures the promotion and practice of breastfeeding by providing healthy and safe working conditions for women through the establishment of a lactation station or facility.

The FNRI Lactation facility was established in 2014. Efforts done to achieve the certification included the conduct of a Breastfeeding Orientation among its employees in October 201. The orientation was attended by close to 100 FNRI employees.

A well-lighted and clean room with comfortable sofa equipped with the basic amenities such as a lavatory, small refrigerator, small table, breast pumps and covered containers completed the lactation facility. Specific measures such as provision of 40-minute break for breastfeeding employees to express their milk and information materials on breastfeeding for pregnant women employees is also being undertaken. These are the basic requirements that form part of the FNRI’s  policy on breastfeeding.

Since the establishment of the lactation facility, several clients, both in-house and outsiders, have availed of its services. More than providing lactation service facilities, FNRI’s goal is to serve as a model to and replicate the practice in other DOST agencies.

This achievement is a joint undertaking of the Lifestage Nutrition Section-Nutrition Research and Development Group (LNS-NRDG) and the Gender Focal Point System (GFPS) of FNRI-DOST.

For more information on food and nutrition, contact:  Dr. Mario V. Capanzana, Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City; Telephone/ Fax Nos: 837-2934 or 837-3164; Direct Line:839-1839; DOST Trunk Line: 837-2071-82 local 2296 or 2284; e-mail: mvc@fnri.dost.gov.ph or at mar_v_c@yahoo.com; FNRI-DOST website: http://www.fnri.dost.gov.ph.  Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/FNRI.DOST or follow our Twitter account at twitter.com/FNRI_DOST. (FNRI-DOST S&T Media Service/PIA-Caraga)