(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 01 October, 2020) Southwest Monsoon affecting Palawan and Visayas. Caraga Region will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Southwest Monsoon/ Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail and the coastal waters will be Slight to Moderate with wave height from 0.6 to 2.1 meters.

Thursday, May 14, 2020


2nd confirmed COVID-19 case in Caraga now tested negative

By Nora C. Lanuza

BUTUAN CITY, May 14 (PIA) -- The 65-year-old male from the city who tested as the second confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case in Caraga region, is now tested negative on his follow up test, says DOH Caraga chief.

During the 6th Regional Task Force One Caraga Shield Meeting held on Wednesday, DOH Caraga Regional Director Dr. Jose R. Llacuna, Jr. revealed that the follow-up laboratory test result received from the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) of the second confirmed COVID-19 case in the region has already tested negative.

“This is a case of a 65-year-old male patient from Butuan City admitted at the Caraga Regional Hospital who clinically recovered,” Llacuna said.

According to Llacuna, the patient has no fever and cough for more than a week now, has been weaned off of oxygen support, with resolved pneumonia in Chest X-ray, and can now perform tasks without respiratory effort.

“We are pleased by this development, the patient may be discharged upon the assessment and discretion of the attending physician and the rest of the healthcare team,” Llacuna added.

Also, DOH Caraga revealed that another six lab results were received for the six suspect cases coming from Butuan Doctors’ Hospital, M.J. Santos Hospital, and Butuan Medical Center and they are all tested negative of COVID-19.

DOH reminded everyone to consistently practice physical distancing, stay at home, and follow health advisories. "Our fight against COVID-19 is far from over," he said. (NCLMM/DOH/PIA Caraga)

AgSur ARBO earns P5.1-M amid COVID-19

By Rechel D. Besonia

LA PAZ, Agusan del Sur, May 14 - The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Agusan del Sur continues to provide aid to farmer-beneficiaries despite the threat posed by the coronavirus disease  2019 (COVID-19).

Following the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to “Heal as One” in this time of crisis and with the directive of DAR Secretary John R. Castriciones to help the farmers in the delivery of their products with ease, DAR Agusan del Sur has come up with a marketing tie-up strategy to ensure that the farmers will not experience the dramatic consequences due to the stemming blast of COVID-19.

With this initiative, the Lumad sa Adgawan Multi-Purpose Farmers Cooperative (LAMPUFACO) was able to supply 1,400 sacks of milled rice as well as dry goods to the local government unit of La Paz for their second round of relief operations which earned them a total of P5.1-M.

LAMPUFACO Manager Lorena Durango said that with this earning, around 552 members who were mostly Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) were benefited.

“Salamat ug dako sa DAR sa makanunayong pagtabang kanamo nga mga mag-uuma nga bisan pa sa kalisod karong panahona naka income gihapon me pinaagi sa inyong pagpakigsabot sa LGU aron kami mauy magsupply sa relief goods (Thank you so much to DAR for the usual support for farmers like us, despite the challenges nowadays, we are still earning through your collaboration with LGU),” she said.

Citing the situation of the farmers in this COVID-19 crisis, PARPO II Jamil P. Amatonding, Jr., ensured the sector that the department is doing its best to provide their welfare and ensure the marketability of their produce even in this trying times.

“This marketing strategy was initiated because we are committed to helping the farmers who were excessively at risk of food security themselves. With low income as a major reason, it would be tragic if that problem will intensify and their ability to deliver and earn at the same time will be hampered,” bared Amatonding.

Meanwhile, as part of the ARBOs' commitment to the LGU, they are currently consolidating palay from its members for additional 2,000 sacks of well-milled rice for the month of May. (DAR-Agusan del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Sesyon sa SP Agusan del Norte ipaagi na og online

By Prisilina Amoroso

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Mayo 14 -- Tungod sa hulga sa coronavirus disease 2019 kun COVID-19 pandemic sa panglawas ug kinabuhi, gipaagi na og online ang matag sesyon sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) sa probinsya sa Agusan del Norte.

Giamendar sa 18th SP ang Internal Rules of Procedure niini ug gi-apil na ang online technology sama sa Facebook o Zoom nga platform sa pag-conduct og sesyon, miting, konpirensya ug uban pang paghisgutay sa duha o pipila pang indibidwal. Kini napalabang pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 191-2020 sa pagpanguna sa majority leader Bokal Elizabeth Marie R. Calo.

Ang maong lakang gibuhat sa mga magbabalaod sa probinsya isip praktikal nga pamaagi sa pagpahigayon og sesyon aron malikayan ang pagtakboy sa COVID-19 ug himoon kini hangtod aduna pay hulga sa nasangpit nga makamatay nga sakit.

Kahinumduman nga tungod sa gi-isyu ni Presidente Rodrigo R. Duterte nga Proclamation No. 922 niadtong Marso 8, 2020 nga nagdeklara og State of Public Health Emergency sa tibook Pilipinas nga gisundan gilayon sa pagbutang sa community quarantine sa tanang parte sa nasod, nagpatuman og mga pamaagi ang gobyerno aron makalikay ang publiko sa pagkuyanap sa COVID-19 sama sa pagpuyo lamang sa panimalay diin pipila lamang ang gitugutan nga mogawas, pagsuot sa kanunay og face mask, ug social/physical distancing. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)