(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

SurSur implements AWA for capitol employees

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- Due to the implementation of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the entire province, the provincial government of Surigao del Sur has implemented an alternative work arrangement (AWA) effective June 16, 2021 up to June 30, 2021, in order to safeguard employees’ health while they are actively working.

Provincial Human Resource Management Office chief Ace Orcullo said the implementation of the skeleton work was based on the Memorandum No. 112-2021 released by Governor Alexander Pimentel.

Gov. Alexander Pimentel

However, Orcullo said the provincial department heads were also given an option to either implement such or not, as long as the functions and services rendered by their respective departments will not be hindered.

Some of the departments, accordingly, applied the skeleton force, of which the employees were divided into teams.

As of press time, Orcullo said all the department offices are now open, and on their regular operation to render their services, after some of the offices were previously on lockdown, and employees were isolated inside their office as part of the protocol in order to contain the transmission of COVID-19. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)