(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.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

PNP assures peace and order on holiday season in SurSur

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 29 (PIA) - The Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office assured the public's safety and security as they implement their plan to maintain peace and order situation in the province this holiday season.

Police chief inspector Noel Naranjo, Police Community Relations (PCR) officer said that they have already informed all the chiefs of police from the two cities and 17 municipalities regarding its stern implementation at their respective areas of responsibilities (AOR) during a command conference conducted earlier.

Naranjo also said that Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office Director Romaldo Bayting has already prompted the 19 police chiefs to perform well their duties and ensure that no incidents of indiscriminate firing will ever happen in welcoming the New Year.

According to Naranjo, any civilian who is identified of violating the law by committing  indiscriminate firing, a probable cause of filing a case against the offender can be made.

Meanwhile, Naranjo added that the intensified campaign against illegal drugs will continue as holiday seasons comes, he cited as he discussed the implementation of Project Double Barrel of the Philippine National Police (PNP).  (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

1st Agusan del Norte centenarian receives incentive, award

By Nora C. Lanuza Molde

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 29 (PIA) – Lola Conchita Hurod of Barangay Tagbongabong in the municipality of RTR, Agusan del Norte has received P100,000 as a centenarian.

Lola Conchita celebrated her 102nd birthday on December 20 of this year and she was the first centenarian grandmother who received an incentive from the provincial government of Agusan del Norte.

According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office chief Daisybiel Demavivas, based on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan Database for Senior Citizens, there are already 17 centenarians in the entire province.

Demavivas said that of the 17 centenarians, only Lola Conchita complied the requirements and managed to claim her incentive and award. The other 16 centenarians did not process any claims yet, for some reasons that they no longer reside in the area or they don’t have the complete documents yet to support their claims, Demavivas added.

Lola Conchita received a total of P100,000. The P50,000 came from the provincial government while the other P50,000 was given by governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba.  A wheelchair was also accorded to Lola Conchita during the awarding ceremony, which was personally attended by governor Matba and witnessed by the provincial government employees during a Monday convocation held recently at the provincial capitol lobby.

Lola Conchita has four children, namely, Norma, Armando, Filomeno and Carmelita.

As per Provincial Ordinance No. 362-2014, a cash gift of P50,000 shall be given to the Centenarian upon reaching the age of 100 years old in honor of his or her longevity and to encourage other residents to stay fit and healthy. A Certificate of Recognition and felicitation shall also be given to the Centenarian and shall be awarded during the celebration of the Araw ng Agusan del Norte. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)