(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 23 May 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

AgNor town prohibits domestic passenger vessels to dock at the port

By Nora C. Lanuza

BUTUAN CITY, March 17 (PIA) – The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of the municipality of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte issues a Municipal Resolution prohibiting all passenger vessels to dock at the Nasipit seaport due to Coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

As stated in the resolution, all vessels carrying passengers are not allowed to dock at the port effective March 14 until such time that the prohibition is lifted by the local government.

According to Mayor Enrico Corvera, the move is one of the precautionary measures against the local transmission of COVID-19 in the country.

Meanwhile, Mayor Corvera clarifies that the news circulating on social media that the municipality had imposed a community quarantine is absolutely false. Corvera assures every Nasipitnons that the local government unit is doing its best in coordination with the provincial government and the regional agencies to protect and safeguard its constituents. (NCLM/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Eco-friendly human waste management isinusulong ng DOST Caraga


By Doreen Marielle N. Rosales

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Marso 17 -- Isinusulong ng Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga ang eco-friendly na alternatibo sa human waste management sa tulong ng eco-friendly septic tank system o Ecosep.

Kumpara sa karaniwang septic tank, ang Ecosep ay gumagamit ng Vigormin, isang organo mineral na nakakatulong para mabilis na mabulok ang bakteryang nasa human waste nang sa ganun ay maagapan ang kontaminasyon sa mga sewarage system.

Gawa ito ng Pilipinong imbentor na si Dr. Merlinda Palencia ng Adamson University. Una na rin itong ginamit sa boracay na nakatulong para mapabilis ang paglilinis at redevelopment sa isla noong 2018.

Giit ni DOST Caraga regional director Dominga Mallonga, maaaring magpatayo ang sinuman ng Ecosep dahil mabibili ang mga kagamitan at ang natuang organo mineral sa kanilang ahensya.

Matapos ang isinagawang pilot testing sa isla ng Siargao, layon ng ahensyang pang-agham ngayon na maipalawak pa ang paggamit ng Ecosep sa iba’t-ibang parte ng bansa lalo na sa mga matataong lugar katulad ng food establishments. Ayon kay DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela PeΓ±a, mainam din na ito ang gamitin ng mga naturang establisyamento upang matiyak ang kalinisan ng kanilang paligid.

Ang naturang proyekto ay isa sa mga Reseacrch and Development (R&D) project ng ahensya. Kabilang din ito sa pinaigting na inspeksyon sa kalinisan ng mga food establishments sa rehiyon sa pamamagitan ng Food Establishments Inspection and Grading System (FEIGS) ng DOST Caraga.

Sa ngayon, naipatayo na ang Ecosep sa Sugba Lagoon, isa sa mga kilalang tourist destination sa munisipyo ng Del Carmen sa Siargao Island. (PIA-Caraga)

DOST Caraga pushes for sustainable human waste management

By Doreen Marielle N. Rosales

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 17 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga is now advocating for an eco-friendly alternative for human waste management through the Eco-friendly Septic Tank System or Ecosep.

Compared to the ordinary septic tank, Ecosep makes use of Vigormin, an organo mineral used to hasten the decomposition process of the bacteria found in human waste in order to prevent contamination in sewerage system.

This was an innovation by Dr. Merlinda Palencia, a Filipino inventor from Adamson University. The said organo mineral was also used during the successful redevelopment of Boracay Island in 2018.

According to DOST Caraga Regional Director Dominga Mallonga, anyone can avail and install Ecosep since both the equipment and the Vigormin can be purchased from their office.

After conducting the pilot testing in Siargao Island, the science department is planning on expanding the usage of Ecosep in different parts of the country especially in crowded places such as food establishments. DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela PeΓ±a furthered that the said septic tank is ideal for the said establishments to maintain the sanitation of their environment.

The said project is under the Research and Development Project of the agency. This is also part of the heightened inspection of the food establishments in the region through the Food Establishments Inspection and Grading System (FEIGS) of DOST Caraga.

At present, an Ecosep has been installed in Sugba Lagoon, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the municipality of Del Carmen in Siargao Island. (PIA-Caraga)

Caraga cops to file raps vs pastor for fake news on COVID-19

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 17 -- The Veruela Municipal Police Station in Veruela town, Agusan del Sur is now preparing to file charges against a 29-year old pastor who posted false information about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on his Facebook account.

Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 identifies the suspect as Michael P. Gumonit, a resident of Barangay Binucayan, Loreto, Agusan del Sur and pastor of International One-Way Outreach Foundation Inc. Church based in the town of Veruela in the same province.

He posted about two positive cases of COVID-19 in areas of San Gabriel and Sta. Emilia in Veruela. Upon verification, however, the news was found to be false and fabricated.

Gumonit will be facing charges for violation of Article 154 of the Revised Penal Code or the "Unlawful Use of Means of Publication and Unlawful Utterances" in relation to section 6 of Republic Act 10175 or the Anti-Cybercrime Law.
The Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 had warned against the spread of false information on COVID-19. They remind the public to acquire information from credible sources, such as the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga.

For up-to-date status of COVID-19, visit https://www.who.int for global updates and www.doh.gov.ph/2019n-CoV for national updates on COVID-19. Updates on COVID-19 in Caraga can also be accessed in the DOH – Center for Health and Development Caraga Facebook page,  via https://www.facebook.com/caraga.doh.gov.ph/. (PRO13/PIA-Caraga)

Upat ka adlaw nga working days matag semana gipatuman sa AgNor

By Angel Lyn G. Gaviola

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Marso 17 -- Gipatuman sugod Lunes, Marso 16, ang upat ka adlaw nga working days sa mga empleyado sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte isip usa sa mga paagi paglikay sa COVID-19.

Kini pinasikad sa resolusyon nga gipagawas sa Civil Service Commission (CSC) sa pag-awhag sa tanang ahensya ug buhatan sa goberno pagpatuman sa mga kabag-ohan sa eskedyul ug oras sa trabaho sa mga empleyado tungod sa hulga sa COVID-19.

Ubos sa upat ka adlaw nga work-week arrangement, kinahanglang motrabaho og 10 ka oras matag adlaw sulod sa 4 ka adlaw ang mga trabahante. Naay grupo sa trabahante nga mosulod sa alas 7:00 sa buntag ngadto sa alas 6:00 sa gabii ug naay grupo nga mosulod sa alas 8:00 sa buntag ngadto sa alas 7:00 sa gabii.

Lambigit sa mga lakang sa paglikay sa posibleng pagkaylap sa kadaut sa COVID-19, gimando usab ni Gob. Dale B. Corvera sa mga empleyado pinaagi sa usa ka memorandum order kagahapon nga likayan ang pagbiyahe gawas sa Agusan del Norte, gawas kon kini seminar, workshop ug uban pang aktibidades nga gikinahanglan gyod sa probinsya.

Gipatuman usab karon sa kapitolyo ang paglimita sa bisita sa matag opisina ngadto sa labing taas 20 ka indibidwal lamang.  Moagi usab karon sa thermal gun ang tanang mosulod sa kapitolyo pagsusi sa ilang temperature.

Tungod sa mga nahisgutan sa itaas, na-postpone ang pipila ka kalihukan sa AGUSAN UP! Apan ipahigayon kini sa mosunod nga mga semana. (Agusan UP, LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)