(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗗 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗖𝗢𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, June 21, 2021


‘Run for Comfort’ project benefits 4Ps beneficiaries in Tagana-an

 By Venus L. Garcia

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jun. 18 (PIA) – A fun run activity or a ‘Color Me Run’ dubbed as ‘Run for Comfort’ paved the way in providing access to clean and comfortable sanitary toilet facility in the town of Tagana-an, this province.  


Many of the households under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps in barangay Patiño, Tagana-an have benefitted from the proceeds of the fun run activity by installing devices for individual convenience in the sanitary disposal of body wastes. 


This is an initiative of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) - Surigao del Norte Provincial Operations Office, with the support of the local government unit of Tagana-an, Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).


“May 11 households na ang nakinabang sa nasabing proyekto o inisyatibo na Run for Comfort. Kaya maraming salamat kasi ‘yong LGU Tagana-an ay talagang sumusuporta para maisakatuparan ito. Kung wala lang sanang pandemic ay tuloy-tuloy sana ang ating aktibidad para makalikom ng sapat na pondo para mas marami ang matulungan,” said Shalom Dapar Sumaguila, provincial link of the Surigao del Norte 4Ps.


The project also aims to encourage the 4Ps beneficiaries to establish their own comfort room in their houses which is essential to good health, clean environment, growth and development, and in order to avoid the harmful effects of unsanitary toilet open defecation.


“Nang dahil sa initiative po na ‘yon may plano po ng provincial office ng DSWD Pantawid Pamilya na gawin yon provincialwide para mas malaki ang malilikom  natin na pondo para masolusyunan ang problema ng open defecation lalo na sa  mga coastal areas. So, siguro pagkatapos ng pandemic gagawin natin ‘yon, i-replicate natin para talagang mas marami pang pamilya ang matutulungan,” said Sumaguila.


The DSWD reminded the 4Ps beneficiaries to properly utilize the cash grants intended to address their daily basic necessities.


Meanwhile, Mary Jane Digma, a resident of barangay Patiño and a recipient of the toilet facility project is grateful for the kind of aid provided to her family as they had long been wanting to put up their own clean and comfortable sanitary toilet.


The ‘Run for Comfort’ project is an entry of Tagana-an for the 2021 Search for Best 4Ps Initiative of the DSWD Caraga. (VLG/PIA-Surigao del Norte)