(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 02 June, 2020) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Meanwhile, Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 770 km East of Casiguran, Aurora (15.2°N, 129.3°E). Zamboanga Peninsula, BARMM and SOCCSKSARGEN will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers or thunderstorms due to ITCZ. The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers or thunderstorms due to ITCZ. Light to moderate winds from the Southeast to Variable with slight to moderate seas.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Surigao elderly port workers get second wave of food aid 

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 22 (PIA) -- Elderly port workers at the port of Surigao get a second wave of food assistance amid the threat of COVID 19 to public health, particularly to senior citizens.

It may be recalled that port workers aged 60 years and above at the Surigao baseport received food relief packs from staff and personnel of Philippine Ports Authority-Port Management Office (PPA-PMO) Surigao last week, just as authorities placed the Province of Surigao del Norte on enhanced community quarantine on April 7, 2020, until the end of the month.

Executive Order No 20-012 issued by the province of Surigao del Norte restricts the mobility of persons with a high risk of being infected such as senior citizens aged 60 and above, as well as minors. Hence, elderly port workers are no longer allowed to work at the Port of Surigao while the order is in effect.

Containing provisions estimated to last for a week or two, the second round of food relief packs distribution benefited some 25 elderly porters and dockworkers.

PMO Surigao Acting Port Manager Froilan Caturla said that his colleagues at the PMO continue to support the PPA’s ‘Adopt and Save a Family’ and are willing to further extend assistance to vulnerable members of the port community whose incomes are greatly compromised with the ECQ.

“My fellow workers at the PMO are supportive of the PPA’s ‘Adopt and Save a Family’ program and are willing to provide assistance to the families of these elderly port workers for the duration of the quarantine,” APM Caturla said.

Caturla added that aside from the help given by the men and women of PMO Surigao, various sectors of the Surigaonon community did their share and continue to assist port workers displaced by the imposed quarantine. (PP-PMO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Help continues to pour in for displaced Surigao port workers

By Nole C. Nusog

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Apr. 22 (PIA) -- Food aid continues to pour in for displaced port workers at the Port of Surigao as food packs were again provided for them, courtesy of the Siargao Islands Institute of Technology (SIIT).

Chivas Dulguime, Dean of the College of Criminology of the Siargao Island-based technical institute, personally supervised the distribution of the food relief packs containing items estimated to last for at least two weeks.

“This modest help is just the first in a series of food distribution activities that SIIT plans to undertake to benefit port workers at the Port of Surigao and the Port of Dapa in Siargao Island. We shall again be back to provide food packs every two weeks for the duration of the imposed COVID 19 (coronavirus disease 2019) quarantine,” Dulguime said.

A project initiated by former Surigao del Norte Governor and current SIIT President Sol F. Matugas, the relief assistance also includes cash amounting to P200.00 for each beneficiary and a “Help Card” containing a contact number they can use to text or call for help or any other legitimate concerns.

Meanwhile, Port Management Office (PMO) Surigao Acting Port Manager Froilan Caturla expresses appreciation and gratitude to SIIT and its President, former Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas for choosing to help port workers not just today but also in the coming weeks while the province continues to be under quarantine.

“On behalf of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), I am so much thankful that SIIT, under former Governor Sol Matugas, has chosen to help our displaced workers particularly since it complements the ‘Bayanihan sa Pantalan,’ an initiative of PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago to pool resources in the fight against COVID 19, as well as extending help for displaced port workers,” Caturla said. (PMO-Surigao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Konsultasyon sa mga mangingisda gipahigayon sa Dinagat Islands

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, Apr. 22 (PIA) -- Konsultasyon sa mga mangingisda sa probinsya sa Dinagat Islands nga gipahigayon bag-ohay pa lamang didto sa Provincial Governor’s Office Function Hall, ning probinsya.

Ang maong konsultasyon gipangulohan ni Gobernador Kaka Bag-ao kauban ang grupo sa NEWS MPC, San Jose Market Vendors MPC lakip usab ang Bureau of Fisheries and Natural Resources (BFAR), Chief of Staff Josel Gonzales, Assistant Planning and Development Coordinator Grace Villapando, Provincial Cooperative Development Officer Alvin Dela Cruz, ug Senior Aquaculturist Gilbert Anguay.

Atol sa maong konsultasyon ilang gilatag kang Gob. Bag-ao ang nahisgutan niadtong unang konsultasyon kauban ang mga mangingisda kabahin sa padayon nga supply sa isda sa tibuok probinsya.

Sa iyang kabahin, si Gob. Bag-ao mipasalig nga andam siyang motabang apan iyang gihangyo ang mga fisherfolk nga kinahanglan aduna kini makuha nga isda nga sarang ika suplay sa tibook probinsya.

Samtang padayon usab ang produksyon sa probinsya pinaagi sa mga market vendors gipasalig usab ang paghatag ug mahinungdanon nga presyo sa matag konsumante labi na karon nga ang ang atong nasod nagsagubang sa krisis COVID-19.

Agig pagtak-op sa maong konsultasyon nadesisyunan nga ipadayon ang ikaduhang yugto sa nasangpit nga kalihukan aron makita kung pila gyud ang kita sa market vendors gikan lunes hangtod biyernes aron masuta usab kung unsa ang angay nga buhaton ug tabang alang sa maong sektor. (Dinagat Islands-PIO/PIA-Dinagat Islands)