(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 17 December 2018) Tail-End of a Cold Front affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting the rest of Luzon. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorm. Eastern section of Mindanao will have strong winds coming from Northeast with rough seas. The rest of Mindanao will have light to moderate winds coming from Northeast with slight to moderate seas. (PAGASA)

Thursday, May 24, 2018


101 ARBs in Tagbina town receive land titles from DAR

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur, May 24 (PIA) -- Some 101 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in the municipality of Tagbina received land titles or Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Surigao del Sur provincial office recently.

According to Myra Yu, DAR-Surigao Sur Information Officer, the land titles that were awarded during the distribution are classified as government owned lands (GOL) covered under the agrarian reform program of the said agency comprising 176 hectares in barangay San Vicente and Ugoban, all in Tagbina town, part of its 2017 accomplishment on land acquisition and distribution.

For this year, Yu revealed that their office has targeted 488 hectares that will be distributed to 300 qualified ARBs in the province.

Meanwhile, acting Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Victor Canda stressed that the CLOA is a proof of the ownership of each beneficiary on the land they till for a long period of time.

He also encouraged those who received the CLOA to maximize the land awarded to them for their farm production activities. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

DepEd all set for Brigade Eskwela in SurSur

By Greg Tataro, Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 24 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) division offices in Surigao del Sur have already expressed readiness for the conduct of the Brigada Eskwela 2018.

With the theme “Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan,” both Dr. Marilou Dedumo and Dr. Gregoria Su, respective schools division superintendent of Surigao del Sur and Tandag City Division Offices said in separate interviews that everything had been put in place for the weeklong event set on May 28 – June 2, 2018.  

Also known as National Schools Maintenance Week, “Brigada Eskwela aims to bring together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year in June,” it was learned.

“June 4 would be the opening of classes” Dedumo reminded.

In a bid to make a three-peat in order to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, the Surigao del Sur DepEd chief bared that their kick off ceremony would be held at Tagbina National High School, 123 kilometers south, this city, on May 28, 2018.

“Tagbina National High School in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur has been a national winner as Brigada Eskwela Best Implementer under the Large Secondary School Category for two (2) consecutive years since 2016,” she bragged.

On the other hand, Dr. Su cited that last May 21, the holding of the Public Assistance Station-Inter-Agency Task Force (PAS-IATF) convergence was meant to lay the groundwork for their preparedness. (Radyo Pilipinas-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)