(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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DTI Surigao Norte conducts online marketing seminar

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 26 (PIA) - In the advent of modern technologies and the influence of social media in today’s marketing strategies, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte provincial office conducted a one-day free of charge online marketing seminar workshop on April 14, 2016 held at the Negosyo Center, Simtoco Business Center, Burgos Street, this city.

The activity intends every entrepreneur to take advantage of the availability of social media in every business to a wider reach of targeted audience through different online platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, youtube, and websites, thus gaining additional sales and profit.

Participants from the tourism sector were the focus of the said seminar.

A total of 25 participants attended the activity. They were able to create their own business page and gained techniques on how to market their products and services via online.

For those who are interested to join and experience the online marketing seminar for another batch, they may contact DTI-Surigao del Norte provincial office through telephone number (086) 826-2373 and look for Lyza D. Trapal. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

50 young IPs join YLS in SurSur town

SAN MIGUEL, Surigao del Sur, April 26 (PIA) – Some 50 young Indigenous Peoples (IPs) joined the 1st Youth Leadership Summit from April 25-27, 2016 held in Barangay Tina, San Miguel town, this province.

Organized by the 2nd Special Forces Battalion, Philippine Army in collaboration with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the local government unit, the three-day activity aims to enhance the potential of the youth to become responsible citizens and catalysts in advocating peace and development.

It also seeks to empower the youth to take responsibility when they become future leaders.

It was learned that this is now the 3rd YLS activity in Surigao del Sur organized by the Philippine Army. (NGBT/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

AgNor farmers to receive post harvest facilities

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, Apr. 26 (PIA) - In its effort to improve the farmers’ productivity, the provincial government of Agusan del Norte implemented the on-farm mechanization program by providing them mechanization facilities and equipment to qualified and legitimate farmers association to promote the development of agriculture in the province.

Three legitimate and registered farmer associations in the province are willing to undertake the implementation of the program as beneficiaries/corporators. Included were Lekda Higaonon Farmers Producers Cooperative to receive two units verme tea brewer, one unit corn sheller and multi-purpose drying pavement with mini warehouse, E. G. Montilla Farmers Association with one unit corn sheller and Tinocuran Green Kalikasan Farmers Association to receive also one unit corn sheller.

An authority was given to Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the three farmer associations to implement the said program.

Under the MOA, among the responsibilities of the province are to provide facility assistance to the beneficiaries and reserve the right to intervene, institute corrective measures if necessary and repossess the equipment when not fully utilized or properly used and in case of non-compliance of the stipulated conditions of the agreement. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

DTI AgNor launches consumer rights and responsibilities billboard project

BUTUAN CITY, April 26 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Norte Provincial Office in partnership with the local government units of Kitcharao, Cabadbaran City, RTR, Butuan City, Buenavista, Nasipit and Carmen recently launched the Consumer Rights and Responsibilities Billboard Project at the public markets of said cities and municipalities of Agusan del Norte.

DTI Agusan del Norte provincial director Gay Tidalgo said in this era of globalization, more domestic and foreign products will be available in the market place. “It is important that consumers must be informed, because of wider choices some substandard products might be present in the market,” she added.

With this project, Tidalgo said it will help the consumers decide and choose wisely and intelligently the products they will buy that are safe, reliable and of good quality. “Undeniably, an informed consumer is the best protected consumer,” she emphasized. (DTI-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)