(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 12 November 2018) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 405 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.0⁰N, 130.0⁰E). Tail-end of Cold Front affecting Southern Luzon. Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Trough of Low Pressure Area. Eastern section of Mindanao will have moderate to strong winds coming from the Northeast to Northwest and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough over these areas. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds coming from the Northeast and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate. (PAGASA)

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)