(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, April 27, 2016

37 ARBs participate in rubber production training in AgSur

By Engr. Ilany N. Dapar

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Apr. 27 (PIA) - Thirty-seven Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) from Agsao Rubber Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ARBEMUPCO) recently participated in the three-day training on Establishment and Management on Rubber Production held at Kalahi Center, Veruela, this province.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) thru Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) extends help to the ARBs who were affected by the devastating Typhoon Pablo.

Said activity was aimed to enable them overcome poverty through capability and skills training and capacitate them to plant, manage and take care of rubber production to be profitable.

Plantation Superintendent Narciso Samblacinio of JCA Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (JARBEMCO) as resource speaker, expounded topics on Establishment and Management of Rubber Nursery, Rubber Plantation Establishment and Management and Tapping Technology that includes technical assistance for the operation, maintenance, sustainability and on-site applications of rubber pruning and tapping.

“I thank the DAR for giving us the opportunity to be part of this program. It is a big help especially to us who are affected by the Typhoon Pablo. They equip us with learning’s on how to progress from our current situations and be productive in spite of the devastated effects of the typhoon in our area. Rest assured that we will practice and apply all that we have learned from this training, that we could be more productive in cultivating our CARP lands,” expressed Romeo A. Plaza, ARB/ARBEMUPCO chairman. (DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

DOH Caraga to provide medical assistance in May 9 elections

By Ma. Lourdes Pizarro-Apego

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 27 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH Caraga region during the regular monthly media forum revealed that they will provide medical assistance in the upcoming May 9 national and local elections.

According to Richard Maniago, Health Emergency Coordinator of the said office, 500 nurses will be assigned to 100 pre-identified priority voting centers in region on the day of the elections.

Maniago clarified the medical personnel will only provide medical assistance at the level of first aid. Each team of medical personnel will be composed of five nurses.

In Butuan City, the team of first aid personnel will be assigned to eight largest voting centers in the city namely, Ampayon Central Elementary School, Libertad Central Elementary School, Doongan Elementary School, Agusan National High School and San Vicente Elementary School. (Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

DAR AgSur holds series of mentoring on microfinance

By Cyna Jane Alcular

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Apr. 27 (PIA) - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Agusan del Sur in partnership with Los Arcos Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LAMPCO) recently conducted a series of mentoring and technical guidance to the newly developed microfinance providers in the province.

The series of activities were held at NDC Guthrie Estates Inc. (NGEI) Multipurpose Cooperative, Brgy.1, San Francisco Agusan del Sur (SFADS); Buenasuerte Multipurpose Cooperative (BUENASAMCO), Brgy. Buenasuerte, SFADS; Remedios Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative, Brgy. Remedios, Esperanza; and Azpetia Multipupose Cooperative, Brgy. Azpetia, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

It was attended by the ARBOs’ respective chairpersons, credit committees, account or loan officers, treasurers, cashiers, managers and board of directors.

This activity was done to strengthen institutional capacity of the ARBOs in the province. The DAR gathered, reviewed and assessed records of each organization. Some of the data were financial statements, policies, Systems and Procedures (PSPs), share capital and savings, loan releases, Loan Portfolio at Risk (PAR), and membership outreaches.

Issues and concerns were also raised regarding their microfinance operations, and certain recommendations were provided for through the DAR - Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) tools and technology.

 “Kadaghanan sa among myembro naka avail ani nga programa sa DAR. Sa ginagmay na paagi nakatabang ang departamento sa among organisasyon labi na sa among isig ka pamilya mao mapasalamaton kaayo mi. Magpadayun pa unta ning maayo na mga binuluhatan sa DAR (Most of our members were able to avail of this DAR program. In little ways the department helped our organization and our families that’s why we are so thankful to the DAR. I hope that DAR will continue this good deeds),” said Samuel Benedicto, chairman of BUENASAMCO and one of the participants. (DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

300 young boys get circumcised in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, April 27 (PIA) – A total of 300 young boys were given free circumcision during the recently held “Operation Tuli” conducted by the Surigao Health Specialist, Surigao Medical Center, various civic organizations, and government agencies at the City Cultural Center here.

The boys also received free pain relievers, anti-biotics and other medicines.

It was learned that these groups conduct “Operation Tuli” every summer as part of their corporate social responsibility program.

Meanwhile, the 30th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army based in Bad-as, Placer, Surigao del Norte also provided free haircut for the boys. (30IB/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cebuano News: Katawhang lumad sa Cagwait padayun nga giprotektahan sa military

CAGWAIT, Surigao del Sur, April 27 (PIA) – Ang 36 Infantry Battalion (36IB) padayon karon sa pagprotektar sa mga katawhang lumad sa lungsod sa Cagwait human ang usa ka nahitabong panag engkwentro tali sa military og mga bandidong grupo didto sa Sityo Mam-on, Tubo-tubo ning maong lungsod niadtong Abril 26 sa buntag.

Subay sa taho, mokabat sa dyes minutos ang panagbayloay ug bala sa duha ka grupo, nga walay nahitalang samdan sa pwersa sa gobyerno. Apan adunay daghang patak sa dugo ang nakita sa direksyon nga gidaganan sa nangikyas nga mga rebelde. Usa ka M16 rifle nga puno sa mga bala ang narekober sa kasundaluhan samtang nagpahigayun kini ug clearing operation sa maong dapit.

Sa pakighinabi sa usa ka tribal leader sa maong dapit siya miingon nga, ”Gusto namo ug kalinaw sa among lugar ug dili namo gusto nga aduna pay mga NPA nga musolod sa among dapit.” Nahibaloan nga ang maong dapit kasagaran sa mga namuyo didto mga lumad sa tribong Manobo.

Mapasalamaton ang batalyon kumander sa 36IB nga si Lt. Col Randolph Rojas sa pagpakabana sa mga katawhang lumad sa maong dapit diin maoy nihatag og impormasyon. “Nagpasalamat kami sa mga katawhan nga nagpadayun ug hatag sa ilang suporta sa atong mga kasundaluhan. Panawagan usab nako sa atong mga kaigsuonang rebeldi nga unta mubalik namo dinhi sa sabakan sa atong panggamhanan arun matagamtam ninyo ang kinabuhing gawasnun kauban ang inyong mga minahal sa inyong kinabuhi ug ang inyong pamilya,” sumala pa niya.

“Padayun kaming magpahigayun sa mga security operations dinhi sa inyong lugar arun maprotektahan ang mga katawhan, ilabi na sa atong mga kaigsuonang lumad nga maoy nahimong target sa mga bandidong rebeldi, sa pagpasampa niini sa kalihukan,” dugang pa ni Col Lt. Rojas.

Kahibaloan nga usa ka sumbong ang nadawat 36IB, Philippine Army gikan sa usa ka nagpakabanang lumad sa maong dapit kabahin sa presensya sa mga rebeldi sa nahisgutang dapit. Ang maong grupo usab maoy gituohang mibuhat og pagsunog sa usa ka container van nga adunay sulod nga mga saging niadtong Abril 7, 2016 didto sa National Highway sa Barangay Amag sakop sa lungsod sa Bayabas ang kasikbit nga lungsod sa Cagwait.(NGBT/w/ a report from CMO-36IB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: Buhatan sa DA mihatag og 30 ka sako nga binhi sa mais

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Abril 27 (PIA) – Ang buhatan sa Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga region bag-ohay pa lamang mihatag og mokabat sa 30 ka mga sako nga binhi sa mais ngadto sa mga mag-uuma sa nagkalain-laing barangay ning syudad.

Matud sa tigpamaba sa maong departamento nga ang maong sinako nga binhi sa mais ipang-apod-apod ngadto sa mga mag-uuma sa nagkalain-laing barangay.

Ang maong pag pang apod-apod ubos kini sa programa nga ‘Plant Now Pay Later’ scheme sa maong departamento.

Dugang pa pagsabot niini nga ang pamaagi sa maong scheme mao ang paghatag ngadto sa mag-uuma og usa ka sako nga binhi aron iya kining matanom og sa panahon sa pag-ani iya king bayaran og usa ka sako usab nga binhi sa mais.

Ang maong programa gihimo sa maong departamento aron mahatagan og maabagan ang mga yanong mag-uuma aron sila makabaton og dugang ani alang sa ilang panginabuhian. (DA-Caraga/PIA-Surigao del Norte)