(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 25 September, 2020) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 615 km East of Baler, Aurora (15.4 °N, 127.3 °E). Southwest Monsoon affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas. Caraga Region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail and the coastal waters will be moderate with wave height from 1.2 to 2.5 meters.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


DILG chief to LCEs: Assist OFWs, LSIs upon arrival

By Doreen Marielle N. Rosales

BUTUAN CITY, May 27 (PIA) -- The Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año appealed to local authorities to provide intended assistance upon the arrival of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) to their respective hometowns.

This is in line with the government’s efforts to secure that every Filipino who lives in the province be placed with their families during the pandemic.

During the Laging Handa Network Briefing with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar on Tuesday, May 26, the secretary reiterated that the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program was designed to provide short-, medium-, and long-term assistance for its beneficiaries. Cash assistance will be given to the beneficiaries for their travel expenses while additional financial and livelihood assistance will be provided upon their arrival. Sec. Año called for local government units to cooperate and lend the intended assistance.

“They have been staying Manila and abroad for far too long. This is their chance to reunite with their loved ones,” he added.

The secretary added the LGUs must permit entry to OFWs who have completed quarantine procedures and tested negative in the confirmatory test.

A total of 24,000 OFWs were already sent home by the government in a span of three days. Sixty thousand more are expected to be sent home.

While President Rodrigo Duterte issued a one-week deadline for agencies to send home LSIs and overseas workers, Año said that the sub-task groups were told to give LGUs three days to prepare for their arrival. In addition, an OFW Desk was established in every DILG field office to ensure that each OFW is documented and will be included in the assistances provided by the government.

The secretary bared that there is still a lot to be dealt with in the program implementation.

While schedules for OFWs to go home are fixed, those of LSIs are not, which is why the LGUs’ cooperation is greatly needed.   

Meanwhile, he also addressed the circulating reports on the alleged “sex to pass”, wherein police personnel manning checkpoints coerce women to engage in sexual intercourse for them to be allowed entry in borders. Although their office has not received any official report, he urged the public to report such incidents immediately to hold responsible officials liable.

“That is a major violation on one’s human rights. Report them immediately to the authorities. I will personally deal with them,” the secretary said.

The same goes to violators in the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) implementation. A fair investigation will be conducted. Those responsible for creating anomalies will be dealt accordingly.

Secretary Año reminded the public to remain patient with the governments’ initiatives to put an end to the pandemic.

“We all need to make sacrifices. We have to keep in mind that we are all responsible for protecting the health of one another. Just bear with us and do your part. Continue to abide protocols. This will have to be the norm for now,” he affirmed. (DMNR/PIACaraga)

Pag-realign sa P5.5M 20% MDF sa Carmen aprobado sa SP

By Ramil L. Pasco

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Mayo 27 -- Pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 214-2020, gi aprobahan ug gideklarang balido bag-ohay pa lamang sa Sanguniang Panlalawigan sa Agusan del Norte ang Municipal Appropriation Ordinance Nos. 01, 02, ug 03 sa Sanguniang Bayan sa Carmen, ning probinsya, alang sa pag-realign sa 20% Municipal Development Fund (MDF) nga gikan sa tipon nga mga balanse sa mga miaging tuig, CYs 2013-2017, 2018, ug 2019 sa total nga kantidad nga P5,565,545.00.

Ang mga balanse ubos sa Municipal Appropriation Ordinances mapaingon sa mga mosunod:

1.       Municipal Appropriation Ordinance No. 01-2020, pagtugot sa realignment sa kantidad nga P1,000,000.00 alang sa pagtukod sa Multi-Purpose Building ug Training Center sa Munisipyo sa Carmen;

 2.      Municipal Appropriation Ordinance No. 02-2020, pagtugot sa realignment sa kantidad nga P1,500,000.00 alang sa proyekto nga pag purchase og 2 units Garbage/mini truck (4x2) sa kantidad nga P1,000,000.00 ug Construction of Multi-Purpose Hall (2-storey Barangay Hall Building) sa Barangay Tagcatong sa Munisipyo sa Carmen; og

3.      Municipal Appropriation Ordinance No. 03-2020, realignment sa P3,065,545.00 alang sa lainlaing mga prayoridad nga mga proyekto sama sa pagkonkreto sa Rojales Access Road - P1,000,000.00; Rehabilitation of Sanctuary Guardhouse of Cahayagan and Tagcatong - P275,000.00; Improvement/Repair of Multi-Purpose Building/Municipal Gym - P640,545.00; Concreting of B. Sanches Acces Road - P1,000,000.00; og Installation of Street Lighting System - P150,000.00.
  
Nakita sa Committee on Finance and Appropriation diin tsirman si Vice Governor Ramon A.G. Bungabong, nga ang realignment nahisubay sa Section 321 sa RA 7160 ug Article 417 IRR of RA 7160, as amended by A.O No. 47.

Kini gi aprobahan sa Sanguniang Panlalawigan pinaagi sa Sangunian Resolution No. 214-2020 atol sa ilang ika-41st regular session sa pag paningkamot ni Vice Governor Bungabong. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)