(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 25, 2021

AgSur stakeholders join 1st Southeast Asia Rubber-Based Cropping Production Forum

BUTUAN CITY -- Rubber farmers, researchers, students, and other rubber industry stakeholders from all over Southeast Asia converge recently for the 1st Southeast Asia Rubber Based Cropping Production Forum via Zoom platform.

The forum was hosted by the province of Agusan del Sur in coordination with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Said forum was anchored on the theme "Sustainable Rubber-based Farming Systems in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Research, Development and Extension for Empowering Small-hold Farmers."

Keynote Speaker Department of Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said that the Philippine Rubber Industry has massive potential for growth and its development is among the most far-reaching investments the Philippine Government can make in the bid to promote equitable prosperity across the islands.

The forum served as an avenue for rubber industry stakeholders to learn and also to share technologies on rubber production. Currently, there are 700 attendees to the forum. (DA-RFO XIII, RAFIS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)