(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 December 2021) Shear Line affecting the eastern section of Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Shear Line. Possible landslide during heavy to at time intense rain. Agusan del Norte ug Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered raishower and thunderstorm due to shearline. Possible flashflood or lanslide during moderate to at time heavy rain.The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorm due to Localized thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorm The eastern section of Mindanao will have Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Moderate to Rough coastal waters (1.2 to 4.0 meters). While the rest of Mindanao will have Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Slight to Moderate coastal waters / (0.6 to 2.5 meters)./span>

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Caraganons join in a massive river cleanup

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 19 (PIA) - Volunteers from private and government sectors, including the students from the entire region, flocked at the identified sites through a solidarity walk to join the region-wide simultaneous River Clean-Up activity spearheaded by the Department of Envi­ronment and Natural Resources-Caraga.

There, they started collecting piles of trash and overflowing man-made marine debris.

These have made some of the creeks and rivers in Caraga region appeared to be a garbage dumpsite due to improper practice of waste disposal among the locals.

“My group is glad to be part of this noteworthy undertaking. We are doing this wholeheartedly for our environment and the people because we believe that a healthy environment starts with a clean surroundings,” said Job Marfa of the Karancho, Inc.

DENR Caraga regional director lawyer Felix Alicer said the activity is in compliance with the directive of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu after seeing an outstanding outcome of the rehabilitation done in Boracay, and currently, in Manila Bay.

“The value of this ex­ercise is the message that it carries that we wanted to emphas­ize to the residents living close to the creeks and rivers, that it is also their responsibility to manage the solid wa­ste. It is not only the responsibility of the DENR, local government units (LGUs) and government agencies but it would take the whole community to address the problem on solid waste,” Alicer said.

Alicer added that they will do an assessment and determine the pollution sources within the community in order to implement specific course of action to address the problem.

He also encouraged the public to practice and apply proper solid waste management. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)