(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 29, 2021

 


Nograles, Zero Hunger Task Force, Pilipinas Kontra Gutom lead private sector strat plan session

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, head of the government's Zero Hunger Task Force, led the holding of a strategic planning session with private sector stakeholders and organizers of Pilipinas Kontra Gutom (PKG) to concretize linkages and programs aimed at addressing hunger and malnutrition among Filipino children.

The session was attended by reps of Task Force member agencies and non-government program partners. Different "work streams" were formed last week, with the planning ending on Wednesay, January 27, 2021.

Nograles, recently designated adviser of the Scaling Up Nutrition Network,
expressed optimism about the Duterte administration's anti-hunger initiatives.

"Our session and breakout groups were very productive. Working closely with our partners, we were able to agree on specific goals and set up concrete roadmaps which we will implement this year as part of Pilipinas Kontra Gutom," the MalacaƱang official said.

The Cab Sec added that the new collaborative outputs would build on government efforts at raising agricultural productivity and incomes of farmers, improve access to safe, nutritious, affordable food items particularly to marginalized families, and eradicate all forms of malnutrition.

"Our continuing mantra in achieving responsive government service is meaningful partnership with stakeholders. There's a symbiotic relationship because we learn from our friends in the private sector. We are able to supplement our proprams using shared best practices. Non-government stakeholders in turn get access to our wide nationwide network and implementation mechanism."

"Kailangan natin magtulungan. Thinking and acting as one are the keys to successfully combating the threat of malnutrition and hunger," the Cab Sec emphasized.

During the strat plan session, the former legislator drew commitments from attendees to vigorously continue pursuing their shared goals, and expressed gratitude to the participants for being "active food and hunger warriors."

"We are all answering the call to service. Our aims are noble, our need to act is urgent. The Duterte administration is full-blast in this zero hunger effort. Let's all make a positive difference this 2021 for the sake of our children and future generations," Nograles stated