(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).

Monday, May 2, 2016

BFAR Caraga joins celebration of Farmers' and Fisherfolk’s Month

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 2 (PIA) – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Caraga region joined the nation in this year’s celebration of Farmers' and Fisherfolk’s Month and the implementation of the fisherfolk directorship program this whole month of May.

The celebration will highlight the implementation of the fisherfolk fdrectorship program with the theme, “Mangingisdang Direktor Para sa Mas Matatag na Balikatan.”

The conduct of the month-long activity is pursuant to Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Order No. 88 series of 2005, to give due recognition and tribute to farmers and fisherfolks as constant valuable partners of the government and recognize their efforts as the country’s backbone in poverty alleviation and food security program.

The celebration kicked-off on Monday, May 2, 2016 with a grand motorcade around the city followed by an opening program then, installation of the regional fisherfolk director and a press conference held at Hotel Tavern, this city.

This year’s fisherfolk regional director (FRD) is Renito B. MendaΓ±a, a fisherfolk leader from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur.

The kicked-off activity was attended by all personnel of BFAR Caraga, representatives from different government offices, national line agencies, farmers and fisherfolks stakeholders and agricultural technologists involved in fisheries. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

PENRO SurSur, 36IB participate in greening Tandag Ecopark

By Johny S. Natad

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 2 (PIA)  – In celebration of the Earth Day, workforces of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Surigao del Sur and 36 Infantry Battalion (36IB) jointly participated in greening the City Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Ecopark at Barangay San Jose, this city.

PENR officer-in-charge Raul A. Rosales led the tree planting and commended the 36IB and DENR-PENRO SurSur personnel who joined the activity. He urged all environmental partners to continue intensify, step-up and deliver green environment campaign in saving the planet Earth from all types of environmental violations against the environment and natural resources especially in forest and watershed areas while calling every Surigaonons to support environmental initiatives in celebrating the month of the Planet Earth.

With the Earth Day 2016 theme “Trees for the Earth. Let’s get planting,“ Rosales appealed everyone to participate in the Earth Day celebration by planting trees and support environmental advocacies. “We encourage everyone to continue support the National Greening Program (NGP) by planting and caring more trees and adopt-a-tree program to help mitigate climate change and save our planet Earth,” he said. “Everyone can be part of our environmental effort in stopping illegal logging, banning kaingin or slash and burn farming and other environmental crimes against our forest and watershed which are some identified causes of Climate Change. Everyone can be part also in Earth month celebration by showing and applying best practices in solid waste management. Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Refuse the garbage,” he added.

Meanwhile, Eddie G. Duhaylungsod, Supervising Environmental Management Service Specialist (SEMS) and Protected Areas Biodiversity Ecosystem Section (PABES) chief of PENRO SurSur revealed that the trees planted at the City ESWM ecopark once fully matured in the future would help reduce heat as a result of climate change, help stabilize the landscaping in the area, and help contained the unpleasant smell in the garbage management operation.

Every month of April is declared as the “Month of Planet Earth in the Philippines” per Presidential Proclamation No. 1482 dated April 10, 2008. The country also joins the world in celebrating every April 22 as the Earth Day per Proclamation No. 1276 series of 2007 and Proclamation No. 1481 series of 2008.

DENR support this year’s Earth Day by spearheading various environmental activities nationwide like tree planting, fun run, environmental concert, youth camp, environmental forum among others which adopts an environmental campaign slogan ‘Step Up and Deliver, #GreenEnvironmentGawingForever.’ (PENRO-SDS/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

AgNor approves budget for brgy relocation site

By Aimee B. Sienes

BUTUAN CITY, May 2 (PIA) - The provincial government of Agusan del Norte is set to purchase a parcel of an agricultural land in Barangay Cahayagan, Carmen, with an area of 10,369 square meters amounting to P1,000,000.00 for the relocation site of said barangay.

Barangay Cahayagan has not enough funds for the purchase of the said relocation site, thus, the Barangay Council headed by Punong Barangay Isagani A. Pajardo requested for financial assistance from the province.

As part of the priority programs of the provincial government, the province addressed the needs of the said barangay for the improvement of the barangay and the lives of the constituents.

The Provincial Appraisal Committee already appraised the market value of the property and considering that the price is fair and reasonable, which is lower than the actual sale value in the locality, the province agreed to finalize the sale.

To immediately acquire the said relocation site, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte recently authorized Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba to sign the Deed of Absolute Sale in behalf of the province with the owner of the said land Alberto Villahermosa through Sanggunian Resolution No. 088-2016, authored by Vice Governor Ramon AG. Bungabong. (LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

DOLE AgNor hosts 2016 Labor Day job fair; 12,367 job vacancies offered

By Olga Virginia A. Demata

BUTUAN CITY, May 2 (PIA) - The Agusan del Norte Field Office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE AdN-FO) hosted the 2016 Labor Day Job fair on May 1, 2016 held at the Robinsons Place’ Atrium, this city offering 12,367 job vacancies for the Caraganons.

Representatives from 23 different local employers and five overseas employers are invited to the said job fair. From the local employers, these are: Bachelor Express, Inc., Toyota Butuan, E-Performax, Happy Enterprise, LBC Express, Big Daddy Ribs To Go, Robinson’s Retail Group, L.C. Ting Construction, Ventura Plywood,  Goldilocks, Romarate Group of Companies, Wing-on, Inc., Agusan Lending Corp., Valdeemer Resources, Motor Star, ACLC Butuan, D’Best Value Products, Celebes Group of Company, Convergys, Amaries Bakeshop, Reliance Transcriptions and Infotech Corp., Richmond Plywood Corp. and Globe MYNT/Globe Work Experts and Allied Services, Inc.

The private recruitment agencies which offered overseas employment includes: Pisces International Placement Corp., OTG International Placement Agency, Lead Source Management Corp., 99 Manpower Services Corp. and Jenerick International Manpower Inc.

According to DOLE AdN-FO, the most number of the job vacancies offered were in the field of call center agents, bus conductors, bus drivers, tour agents, admin clerks and store managers.

A one-stop-shop was also provided for the jobseekers during the job fair event which included the services from the DOLE-Regional Coordinating Committee members such as the Overseas Workers Welfare and Administration (OWWA), Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB), National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) and Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

This year’s theme for the labor day celebration is “Kinabukasan Sigurado sa Disenteng Trabaho." (DOLE-13/PIA-Caraga)

Expired firearms renewal and registration yields “substantial results” in SurSur

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 2 (PIA) – The License To Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF) caravan held at the Police Provincial Office (PPO) in Surigao del Sur on April 14-15 has yielded “substantial results.”

According to the “After Activity Report” released by P/SSupt. Romaldo Bayting, acting PNP provincial director, a total of 151 LTOPF applicants had availed of the “caravan services.”

The activity was “intended to facilitate the renewal and registration of firearms licenses to all expired firearms license holders of the province of Surigao del Sur to include PNP personnel and other Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) in the whole province,” the provincial police chief pointed out.

Topping the list of applicants were civilians at 85, followed by PNP members at 64, and then LEA at two.

The LTOPF was carried out primarily by PNP personnel from Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) assisted by its Regional Health Service Office (RHSO) as well as Regional Finance Service Office (RFSO) personnel and the PNP Provincial Crime Laboratory Office (PCLO) staff here. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)