(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 27 October, 2020) At 3:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon QUINTA {MOLAVE} was located based on all available data at 580 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.4°N, 115.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness up to 170 km/h. It is moving West at 25 km/h. Caraga Region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail and the coastal waters will be Slight to Moderate with wave height from 0.6 to 2.1 meters.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go continues to send aid to Filipinos who have been affected by fire anywhere in the country.

On Wednesday, October 14, Senator Go’s team distributed food packs, cash assistance, masks, face shields, vitamins, and medicines, as well as meals to 69 fire victims from Barangays San Ignacio, Doongan, and Dumalagan in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. The fire incidents in these barangays happened on different dates.

“Mayroon akong kaunting ipinadala na financial assistance sa inyo. Mayroon din akong food packs na ipinadala, masks, at face shields kaya suotin ninyo ang mga 'yan dahil delikado pa ang panahon sa ngayon. Kailangan mag-social distancing tayo at maghugas ng mga kamay, at kung hindi naman kinakailangan ay 'wag ng lumabas ng mga bahay,” Go told the fire victims.

The team also handed out bicycles to selected recipients to help them in their daily commute to work. They also provided tablets to selected beneficiaries to help their children in their online education.

“Mayroon din akong ipinadala riyan sa inyo na bisikleta para magamit ninyo sa trabaho. Mayroon din akong ipinadala na mga tablets diyan para magamit ng mga anak ninyo. Sa mga bata na nakikinig ngayon, mag-aral kayo nang mabuti dahil ito lamang ang tanging kasiyahan ng inyong mga magulang,” he added.

The National Housing Agency also identified 52 out of the 69 beneficiaries for their Emergency Housing Assistance Program, providing assistance to help fire victims buy materials to build their new home. The Department of Health, meanwhile, provided hygiene kits, vitamins, food packs, and containers. The Department of Social Welfare and Development also distributed financial assistance to the beneficiaries.

In addition, the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority profiled and assessed potential beneficiaries for their Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa Program, Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers Program, and Training and Scholarship, respectively.