(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 18 October 2019) At 3AM today, the center of TS "PERLA" was estimated @790km East of Basco, Batanes (19.7,129.5) w/ maximum sustained winds of 65km/h near the center & gustiness of up to 80km/h. It is almost stationary. Northeasterly surface windflow prevailing Luzon. Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies w/ scattered rainshowers & thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy-cloudy skies w/ isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorm. Lightt-moderate winds from SE-E w/ slight-moderate seas. PAGASA/imbb

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

NGO turns over ice plant, cold storage facility to Dinagat LGU

By Susil D. Ragas

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, April 10 (PIA) -- Winrock International turned-over recently the Ice Plant and Cold Storage Facility located in Barangay Don Ruben, San Jose town, this province.

Winrock International Representative Abelardo Yandug led the turn-over to the local government unit of Dinagat Islands witnessed by Senior Board Member Nilo P. Demerey, Jr., A&M Chairperson Cesar L. Pueran, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) personnel and provincial employees.

The said facility, which is of great help to vendors and fisherfolks, is composed of two ice makers that can hold a capacity of 54 blocks of ice or a weight of 18 kilograms and can be sold in the amount of P50 per block.

DTI Assistant Regional Director Gay Tidalgo urged the Dinagatnons to maximize the facility.

“For this year, we really have to make miracles and do everything to make things happen in Caraga because our region is so blessed with natural resources. We can do much out of these. At the end of the day, the things we do for the people to improve their lives are the most important," said Tidalgo. (PIO-Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)