(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).

Thursday, April 28, 2016

DSWD Caraga to distribute food packs to farmers affected by El NiΓ±o

By Ma. Lourdes Pizarro-Apego

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 28 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga region is set to distribute 1,363 food packs to farmers in the city affected by drought brought about by the El Nino phenomenon on Friday, April 29.

According to Lovely May Neis of the said office, the food packs which contain 24 kilos of rice, 32 tin cans, 24 packs of noodles and the same number of coffee sachets will be distributed to the initial number of beneficiaries identified by the Department of Agriculture (DA) through church parishes.

Meanwhile, City Agriculturist Engr. Alberto Buca revealed that their office has identified a total of 3,700 farmers in the city affected by El Nino phenomenon.

According to Buca, he has recommended to the city government to release 7.5 million pesos to help those affected farmers.        

It can be recalled that the city of Butuan was recently declared under the state of calamity as thousands of hectares of farmlands as well as a large percentage of expected harvest in the city have been affected by drought brought about by the El Nino phenomenon. (Radyo ng Bayan Butuan/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

8 former rebels receive livelihood, financial assistance in SurSur

By Capt. Regie H. Go

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, April 28 (PIA) – The Provincial Comprehensive Local Integration Program Committee of Surigao del Sur headed by Governor Johnny Pimentel successfully conducted the awarding of CLIP benefits (livelihood assistance and immediate cash assistance) to eight Former Rebels (FRs) held on Monday, Apr. 25, 2016 at the pacific conference room, Villa Maria Louisa Hotel, this city.

The CLIP awarding is the third batch conducted for the year 2016 in the 402nd Brigade area of operation. Around 57 FRs from lawless New Peoples’ Army (NPA) Guerilla under North Eastern Regional Committee (NEMRC) received assistance from the CLIP program. A total of 65,000.00 each (50,000.00 livelihood assistance and 15,000.00 immediate cash assistance) was given per beneficiary aside from the 5,000.00 incentive from the provincial government.

In Surigao del Sur, the CLIP committee has awarded around 3.9 million for the 57 FRs composing the three batches of surrenders for the year 2016. The influx of NPA surrenders in the province is a result of the negotiation efforts of the Bayanihan Teams, local government units, tribal leaders and other stakeholders in the province. Massive information awareness campaign through pulong-pulong, radio and TV program has also contributed to the surrender of the CPP/NPA bandits.

On the other hand, the eight FRs had also surrendered six high powered and two low powered firearms which will be paid through Firearms and Explosive Remuneration under the CLIP programs as additional benefits. Likewise, they will undergo skills trainings and seminars as intervention by different government agencies to ensure readiness in their return to mainstream society.

Moreover, the committee had agreed and identified ways to improve the CLIP process and possible location of the half-way house for rebel returnees. The CLIP benefits for the fourth batch of NPA surrender is on process and the CLIP committee is expecting influx of surrenders. (CMO-402nd Brigade, PA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Tagalog News: COMELEC, PNP, AFP pusposan na ang paghahanda para sa darating na halalan

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Abril 28 (PIA) – Patuloy ang ginagawang paghahanda ng Commission on Elections (COMELEC) sa Caraga kasama ang Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa darating na eleksyon ngayong Mayo 9.

Sa ginanap na Regional Coordinating Conference dito sa lungsod, pinag-usapan ang mga nagawang preparasyon at patuloy na koordinasyon ng ibat-ibang ahensya upang matiyak ang seguridad ng lahat sa darating na halalan.

Napag-alaman kay COMELEC Caraga regional election director Atty. Renato Magbutay, na handang-handa na ang mga personahe ng COMELEC kasama na ang Philippine Army, PNP at iba pang law enforcement agencies ng rehiyon.

Anya, may mahigit isang milyong rehistradong botante ang Caraga na inaasahang boboto sa eleksyon, at handang-handa na umano ang mga gagamiting balota na inaasahan ding mahahatid sa ibat-ibang probinsya sa Caraga mula May 2 hanggang May 5, 2016.

“All systems go na tayo for the coming May 9, 2016 elections. Patuloy ang ating ginagawang koordinasyon sa hanay ng AFP at PNP upang masigurong mapayapa ang gaganaping halalan,” dagdag ni Atty. Magbutay.

Binigyan-diin din ni Atty. Magbutay na sa Mayo 8 at sa araw mismo ng halalan ay maigting na ipapatupad ang liquor ban, pagbigay o pagtanggap ng transportation allowance at pagkain galing sa mga kandidato. Ipinagbabawal din ang cock fights at iba pang uri ng sports.

Ipinahayag din ni Major General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., division commander ng 4th Infantry Division ng Philippine Army ang kanilang kahandaan kasama na ang ibang ahensya ng gobyerno upang masiguro rin ang kaligtasan ng lahat sa ibat-ibang polling stations sa rehiyon.

Ayon naman kay Police Chief Superintendent Rolando Felix, regional director ng PNP Caraga, na gagawin anya nila ang kanilang tungkulin upang maging mapayapa at matagumpay ang gaganaping halalan.

“Papaigtingin pa namin ang police visibility sa mga probinsya at patuloy ang aming kampanya laban sa kriminalidad, campaign against illegal firearms, at paghuli sa mga wanted persons,” sabi ni PCSupt Felix.

Napag-alaman din na ang final testing at sealing ng mga balota ay gagawin ng COMELEC mula May 2 hanggang May 6, 2016, pitong araw bago ang halalan sa Mayo 9. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: DBM mipahigayon og 2-day orientation training sa mga empleyado sa kapitolyo

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Abril 28 (PIA) - Malampusong gipahigayon ang duha adlaw nga orientation training on Local Government Internal Audit Manual sa  niadtong Abril 25-26, 2016 didto sa Philippine Gateway Hotel, ning dakbayan.

Tumong ug tinguha sa maong kalihukan nga mas mabansay pa ang mga partisipante ug ma-upgrade usab ang ilang kaalam kabahin na sa Internal Audit Manual.

Ang duha ka adlaw nga kalihukan gipasiugdahan kini sa Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Caraga Regional Office sa pagpangulo ni Regional Director Achilles Gerard Bravo ug kini gitambungan sa mga hepe ug piniling empleyado sa kapitolyo.

Gidayeg ni Direktor Bravo ang probinsya sa Surigao del Norte tungod kay usa kini sa mga probinsya nga aduna nay plastado nga Provincial Internal Audit Office. (PIC-PGO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)