(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 20 October, 2020) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression "PEPITO" was estimated based on all available data at 240 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 450 km East of Infanta, Quezon (15.1°N, 125.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 25 km/h. Northeasterly Surface Windflow affecting Northern Luzon. Caraga Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due Trough of Tropical Depression Pepito.Possible flash floods or landslides due light to moderate with at times heavy rains. Moderate to strong winds coming from Northwest to Southwest will prevail and the coastal waters will be Moderate to rough with wave height from 1.2 to 3.7 meters.

Friday, April 21, 2017

DTI strengthens consumer groups, conducts quarterly capability enhancement activities

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Apr. 21 (PIA) – A total of 22 consumer group members have gathered recently for their first quarter meeting cum capability enhancement seminar.

The activity was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in its effort to provide continuous capability building activities for the province’s consumer groups.

The participants who came from Pagpakabana sa Katungod sa Konsumador sa Agusan del Sur (PAKKADS) and Brgy. 1 Consumer Organization (B1CO) in San Francisco tackled the ways on how to stay safe as consumers online.

During the session, it was learned that there were some members who had been buying items online, and one time bought items online, which did not arrive.  The group vowed to be critical and vigilant in buying in the future.

For the next quarters, the groups also commit to participate in consumer advocacy activities like attendance to Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Hour tele-radyo program, participation in price monitoring activities and act as co-anchor in the celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month in October. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)