(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 August 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. At 3:00 PM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 550 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (24.5N, 125.4E). TROPICAL CYCLONES OUTSIDE PAR AT 3:00 AM TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 735 KM WEST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (21.1°N, 114.8°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 55 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 70 KM/H MOVEMENT; EAST SOUTHEASTWARD SLOWLY 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, June 11, 2021

On Independence Day message: President Duterte says Filipinos must be heroes in their own right to overcome pandemic

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined the entire Filipino nation Saturday in celebrating the 123rd anniversary of Philippine Independence, hoping the patriotism of heroes of the past will inspire the current generation of Filipinos to overcome present-day challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic.

In his message, President Duterte said the challenges of the past year have tested the nation’s character.

“Each of us has been called upon to be heroes in our own right --- in fighting for our survival and in devoting ourselves to the common good, just as our heroes did more than a century ago,” he said.

“With their noble example inspiring us, we look forward to a brighter future filled with hope that we will overcome the challenges brought by this pandemic. May the patriotic fervor continue to burn in our hearts,” he added.

During the anniversary celebration, simultaneous flag raising and wreath-laying rites were scheduled to be conducted Saturday in Manila, Cavite, San Juan City, Bulacan, Caloocan City, Pampanga, Cebu, and Davao City.

This year’s Philippine independence celebration has for its theme: “Kalayaan 2021: Diwa ng Kalayaan sa Pagkakaisa at Paghilom ng Bayan". PND