(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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


SSF cooperators get updates, plan strategies for full utilization of managed facilities
  
AGUSAN DEL SUR, May 1 (PIA) - Thirteen cooperators of the Shared Service Facility (SFF) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Sur (AdS) recently acquired additional inputs to ensure maximum utilization of the facilities they managed.

These cooperators, associations, cooperatives, and groups of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are currently producing abaca fiber, abaca handicrafts, processed meat, bread and pastries, organic products, coco-coir and other value-adding products using SSF equipment.

During the SSF Consultative meeting held recently at SAFRAGEMC Event Hall in San Francisco, the DTI-ADS facilitated in getting feedbacks and other issues and concerns from the cooperators. Before the day ended they agreed to maximize the use of the facilities, to give feedback on the status of their equipment, and they also signed the amended SSF documentations.

To date, the Agusan del Sur SSF cooperators are: 1) San Martin Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative (SAFAMCO); 2) Barangay 2 Women’s Association; 3) Sibagat Federation Women’s Association Incorporated (SFWAI); 4) Ago Magsaysay Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-purpose Cooperative; 5) Noli National High School; f) Dakutan Bag Makers Association; g) Foundation of the Development of Agusanons, Inc. (FDAI); 6) Salvacion National High School; 7) Office of the Economic Enterprise-Prosperidad; 8) Barangay Local Government of San Isidro, Trento; 9) Marcelina National High School; 10) Kaagap Multi-purpose Cooperative Development (KAAGAPMUCO); and 11) Municipal Agriculture Office-San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

Of these cooperators, eight were awarded for their prompt submission of monthly reports. They were as follows: 1) Office of the Economic Enterprise-Prosperidad; 2) Barangay 2 Women’s Association; 3) Municipal Agriculture Office-San Francisco; 4) Marcelina National High School; 5) Noli National High School; 6) Novele National High School; 7) KAAGAPMUCO; and 8) Barangay Local Government Unit of San Isidro-Trento, Agusan del Sur.

SSF program aims to provide the MSMEs the machinery, equipment, tools system, skills and knowledge that can be shared and implemented in both government, non-government and private association that encourage productivity and business. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Beneficiaries of AFP, PNP’s KIA, WIA members acquire skills, entrepreneurial inputs to start business

AGUSAN DEL SUR, May 1 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Sur (AdS) is taking part in equipping the beneficiaries of the Killed in Action (KIA) and Wounded in Action (WIA) members of the Philippine Army (PA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) by providing inputs on Entrepreneurial Mind Setting, Packaging and Labeling, and Visual Merchandising.

Recently, the said inputs were integrated in the two-day training conducted at the Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades under the “Comprehensive Social Benefit Program (CSBP),” a program for the dependents of the killed and wounded members of the AFP and the PNP in battle or on duty.

Aside from entrepreneurial inputs, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) discussed financial literacy, to educate the 13 trainees in managing their finances.

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) also provided skills training in meat processing (tocino, beef tapa and longganisa) which can be their option to engage in business.

KIA beneficiaries will receive an amount of P500,00.00 while P200,000.00 for WIA.

The activity was organized by TESDA, in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), BSP, Presidential Management System (PMS), PNP, AFP, Department of National Defense (DND) and DTI. (DTI-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)