(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 20 August 2019) At 3AM today a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 975km East of Catarman, Northern Samar (13.3N, 133.6E). Dinagat Islands, Surigao Norte, and Surigao Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Trough of LPA. The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from Southwest to West with slight to moderate seas.PAGASA/jpf

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


58 Rs avail skills training in SurSur

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

SAN MIGUEL, Surigao del Sur, March 26 (PIA) – In time with the Women's Day celebration, 58 former rebels (FRs) from the municipality of San Miguel and Lanuza avail the skills training and livelihood program from the Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (TESDA) held recently in Barangay Tina, San Miguel.

The said FRs were also beneficiaries of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) last October 2018.

During the launching activity, TESDA Provincial Director Rey Cueva said the activity is the continuation of their reintegration program assistance, emphasizing the prioritization of the FRs to avail the livelihood program and skills training.

Meanwhile, Surigao del Sur Governor Manuel Alameda said that the provincial government has always been a partner of the Philippine Army in the fight against insurgency.

“With this program, we have manifested a convergence effort from the national down to the local government units. The government is serious in its efforts in ending the insurgency,” he said.

Lt. Colonel Xerxes Trinidad, Commanding Officer of the 36th Infantry Battalion, noted that the government gives an opportunity to uplift the lives of the FRs.

Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have extended their commitment of support to the FRs. They have committed to support in terms of putting up a business and avail of the agencies' facilities and equipment. (Report from 36IB/PIA Surigao del Sur)