(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 31 July 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 2,515 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (30.2°N, 144.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEAST AT 35 KM/H Caraga Region will have Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Friday, January 15, 2021

PRC chair recognizes active involvement of Caraganon volunteers

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) – In time with his visit in Caraga region as guest of honor during the blessing and inauguration of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Molecular Laboratory in Surigao City, Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon recognized the Caraganon volunteers who continue to help others amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The senator who is also the current PRC chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) also emphasized how Caraganons unite and work together in achieving common goals. With the completion and anticipated operation of the newly-built molecular laboratory, Gordon highlighted the active involvement and contribution of the private sector particularly the mining companies.

“With your dedication to provide better services to the people in Caraga, many will also experience better opportunities and development in the region,” cited Gordon.

First District of Surigao del Norte Representative Francisco Jose Matugas II expressed his thanks on behalf of the residents of the city to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and partners from the private sector such as the Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation for their generosity, which resulted in the establishment of a PRC Molecular Laboratory in Surigao City.

"Despite the many disasters that your agency needed to attend to, you chose to make us your priority to which we are truly grateful for," the official said. He added that the opening of the testing facility is a timely development, as the entire province opens its borders to local tourists. His gratitude was also extended to the medical staff and volunteers who will be manning the laboratory operations.

Vice Governor Eddie Geed Gokiangkee, Jr. also bared that the facility is a manifestation of the continued commitment of the stakeholders to fight COVID-19 and to assist in the gradual recovery of the economic activities.

Meanwhile, Jose Bayani Baylon of the Nickel Asia Corporation said that the establishment of the facility is a result of the "performance, trust, and leadership" among the institutions involved in the said initiative, such as the Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation and the Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT).

He added that the project was also a way for the company to lend help in more relevant ways, as the entire country grapples with the effects of the pandemic. (JPG/VLG/PIA-Caraga)

P1M alang relocation site sa Brgy Tagbongabong aprobado na

By Jessica O. Mellejor

DAKBAYAN SA BUTUAN, Enero 15 -- Aprobado na sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang pagbalhin sa kantidad nga P1,000,000.00 gikan sa lokal nga panggamhanan sa Agusan del Norte ngadto sa lungsod sa Remedios T. Romualdez kun RTR alang sa pagpalit og yuta nga himoon og  relocation site nga maghatag og permanenting yutang kapuy-an sa mga residenteng kabos sa Barangay Tagbongabong.

Ang tuyo nga mahatagag luna ang mga pamilyang hangtod karon nagapuyo lang gihapon sa mga lugar sa lungsod nga dilikado tungod sa kawad-on nga mupalit ug kaugalingong yutang kapuy-an.

Gihatagan sa Sangguniang Panlalawigan og otoridad si Gobernador Dale B. Corvera sa pagpirma sa Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) tali sa LGU sa RTR alang sa pagbalhin sa maong pundo.

Gilatid sa maong MOA kinsa lamang kadtong pwede mo-avail ug ang mga gikinahanglang rekesitos.

Sa pag-usisa sa SP pinaagi sa Committee on Finance and Appropriation, diin tsirman si Bise Gobernador Ramon A G. Bungabong ang local government sa lungsod sa RTR, gihatagan prioridad sa tinuig nga programa sa pagpamuhunan ang pag-angkon sa yuta nga gituyo alang sa pagtukod sa usa ka relocation site nga naa sa barangay Tagbongabong nga adunay gilapdon nga kapin o kulang sa upat ka ektarya.

Ang maong lakang gi-aprobahan pinaagi sa Sanggunian Resolution No. 574-2020 sa pagpanguna ni Bise Gob. Bungabong inubanan nila Bokal Elizabeth Marie R. Calo ug si Bokal Virgilio R. EscasiƱas, Jr., isip mga co-authors. (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)