(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 19 November 2018) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression SAMUEL was estimated based on all available data at 665 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (06.9⁰N, 132.2⁰E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving West Southwest at 15 km/h. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern and Central Luzon. CARAGA and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Tropical Depression “Samuel”. Rest of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Tropical Depression “Samuel”. Moderate to Strong winds coming from the Northeast to Northwest and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

10 pairs to marry in mass wedding in Tandag City

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Feb. 21 (PIA) – Ten pairs of brides and grooms are set to tie the knot at 9:00 a.m. today, Feb. 21 in a mass wedding ceremony arranged by the Civil Registrar’s Office in Tandag City. 

Dubbed as “Kasalan ng Bayan,” Liza Auza, local civil registrar, said that the occasion would be officiated by Mayor Alexander Pimentel.

"It would take place at the lobby of the City Hall," she said.

Over a month ago, the City Civil Registrar’s Office called on and urged “couples” here who had been cohabiting for not less than five years to avail of the offer, saying it would be all for free.  In fact, a public service announcement in this regard had been sent to media outfits, citing thereat specific requirements to be accomplished. 


The decades-long mass wedding project of the city government which has become an annual event coincides with the observance of the Civil Registration Month. (Radyo Pilipinas-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)