(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 23 October 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 75 km Southeast of Tacloban City, Leyte (10.7°N, 125.4°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao. Meanwhile, another Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 100 km West Southwest of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte (8.3°N, 122.5°E). Caraga Region will have Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to ITCZ / Localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).



Wednesday, December 02, 2020

IP communities renounce CPP-NPA support in SurSur

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Dec. 2 (PIA) -- The members of the Manobo tribal community in Sitio Tubod, and its adjacent areas in San Miguel town have renounced their support for the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and renewed their pledge of loyalty to the government.

San Miguel Mayor Hazel Elizalde administered the oath of allegiance in time with the culmination activity of the Community Support Program (CSP) of the 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion (75IB), Philippine Army on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, held in Barangay Bolhoon, San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

Mayor Elizalde also officiated the mass wedding ceremony dubbed as “Kasalan sa Barangay” to some 25 Manobo couples.

Also, the local government unit and its partner agencies conducted a Serbisyo Caravan offering various services such as medical check-ups, circumcision, and distribution of medicine, distribution of Nutri-pack. Each family also received relief goods from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), while the Philippine National Police (PNP) distributed school supplies to the learners of the newly-opened School of Living Tradition (SLT) under the Department of Education (DepEd).

During the program, Col. Villarosa presented the result of the CSP implementation in the area and elaborated some issues and concerns raised by the community leaders and residents, that needed an immediate response from the government.

Some of the issues raised by the IP community were the construction of the DepEd school building, Day Care Center, Health Center, Sitio Tribal Hall, Military Camp for their safety, road repair, and electricity.

With the implementation of the CSP since August 2020, series of dialogues were conducted with the tribal leaders, Barangay Council of Bolhoon, villagers and DepEd personnel for the opening of classes in the area.

According to Surigao del Sur Schools Division IP Coordinator Danilo Alcantara, after its successful opening in October 2020, they have already enrolled some 105 elementary pupils.

Meanwhile, Mayor Elizalde said they have already allocated funds for the purchase of a lot intended for the construction of a school building, and materials for the temporary building (makeshift) while they are waiting for the DepEd to establish its school building.

Municipal Vice Mayor Rolmar Basalan, on the other hand, has assured the villagers that they have already instructed the local electric cooperative in the province to assess the area for a possible electrification project. “At the end of this year, we assure you, the projects and programs of the government will begin to implement in your Sitio especially on the problem of electricity,” Basalan said.

Meanwhile, Community Leader Leonilo Wagdos thanked the stakeholders especially the 75th IB for the help they have extended to the community. “For many years now living here in our ancestral domain, I didn’t feel any support from the government, we are hopeless, and we were deceived by the NPA. But when the 75IB troopers arrived in our village, we feel that they are like angels sent from heaven who helped us correct our wrong perception,” Wagdos said. 

The program ended with the signing of “Panunumpa ng Katapatan sa Republika ng Pilipinas” joined by the local residents in the community. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Usa ka sakong bugas ihatag sa Agusan Norte matag empleyado sa kapitolyo

By Angel Lyn F. Gaviola ug Arnfe Flores

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Disyembre 2 -- Gawas sa year-end bonus ug cash gifts, dugang tagsa ka sako nga bugas ang dawaton sa mga empleyado sa kapitolyo, sumala pa sa anunsyo ni Gob. Dale B. Corvera sa Capitol Lobby kagainang buntag, Disyembre 2.

Ang sayong pinaskuhan sumala pa ni Gob. Corvera mao ang iyang paagi aron pagpahinungod sa tinuoray nga serbisyo ug suporta sa mga empleyado sa iyang liderato sukad siya milingkod.

“Ang token nga akong ipaabot ninyo isip pasalamat nagpalit kog bugas para sa tanan empleyado regular, JO (Job Order), apil ang atong outsource security ug janitorial services mag-tagsa ka sako ang matag empleyado,” sumala pa ni Gob. Corvera sa iyang anunsyo.

Adunay 1,674 ka mga empleyado sa kapitolyo nga gilangkoban sa 726 ka mga regular ug 948 ka mga job orders sumala sa datos sa Provincial Human Resource Management Office (PHRMO) nga makaangkon sa pamaskong handog sa probinsya nga mao ang bugas.

Dugang nga gipaabot ni Gob. Corvera sa mga empleyado mao ang paglikay sa mga panagtapok ilabi na ang pagpahigayon og mga Christmas party sanglit anaa pa gihapon ang hulga sa corona virus disease, diin iyang gipasabot nga walay usab Christmas party nga himuon ang kapitolyo agi pagsunod sa mga protocols.

Niini mapasalamaton ang gobernador nga sulod sa kapin tuig nga iyang panerbisyo sa mga Agusanon, mas gipalig-on pa kini sa pagtumaw sa pandemya sanglit dinhe nakita ang panaghiusa sa mga lideres sa probinsya aron matabangan nga makabangon ug makalahutay talewala sa krisis.

“Ang Ginoo maayo kaayo natong tanan. Mao nga despite sa mga kalisdanan nga atong naagian, at the end of the day wala nawala ang panaghiusa sa mga empleyado ug sa mga opisyales sa atong kapitolyo, that is why I am here with you to say Thank you to all of you,” dugang ni Gob. Corvera. (Agusan up, Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)