(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 21 January, 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 210 km South Southwest of Puerto Princessa City, PALAWAN(8.0 N, 118.0°E) EMBEDDED ALONG THE Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan and Mindanao. Tail-end of Frontal System (Shear line) affecting the eastern section of Northernand Central Luzon. Northeast Monsoon affecting extreme North Luzon. CaragaRegion will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowersand thunderstorms due to LPA/ITCZ . Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains .Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail and the coastal waters will be Slight to Moderate.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


DAR celebrates 30th CARP year, hands P59M production loan

By Joie Ceballos

BUTUAN CITY, June 26 -- Twenty-three agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations received a production loan amounting to PhP59 million during the opening ceremony of the 30th anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) last June 25, 2018, here.

The production loan, released under the Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP), will benefit more than 1,400 farmers in the five provinces of Caraga region. 

DAR 13 Regional Director Alejandro Otacan led the distribution ceremony, together with Assistant Director Engr. Daylinda Narisma, Linbert Fajunio and Arnel Caalim of the Land Bank of the Philippines Lending Center Agusan del Norte and Surigao Sur, respectively, and Joy Maso of the Department of Agriculture.

In his message, Otacan urged the farmer beneficiaries to honor CARP by respecting, protecting and making the land productive.

“This will ensure food for your home, your family, your community and fellow Filipinos,” he added.

Otacan also thanked all the partner agencies for their support in the implementation of CARP.

“The achievement of CARP over the past 30 years is indeed a product of collaborative efforts of the DAR and its partner agencies," he said.

In the same occasion, DAR and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) also distributed over PhP6.6 million indemnity checks to 469 farmers to cover the damages to their crops.

Under the APCP, crops are covered with insurance which premium is paid by the government. The insurance will cover damages brought by pests and natural calamities. 
APCP is implemented in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Department of Agriculture. (DAR-13/PIA-Caraga)