(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).

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

DTI distributes livelihood kits to MSMEs in Surigao Norte town

By DTI-Surigao del Norte

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, June 23 – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Surigao del Norte through the Livelihood Seeding Program-Negosyo Serbisyo Sa Barangay (LSP-NSB) has recently distributed Sari-Sari Store livelihood kits in San Francisco (Anao-aon) town, this province.

DTI Surigao del Norte Provincial Director Arnold Faelnar said the LSP-NSB is a program of the DTI that allows a wider reach of business development assistance by bringing government services closer to the people through partnerships between relevant local government units and the agency.

He said it is designed to provide livelihood opportunities and support the existing micro-enterprises affected by natural and human-induced calamities including health disasters arising from epidemics and pandemics.

Director Faelnar further said that it provides aid to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in order to cope and bounce back from the negative effects of the pandemic on the economy and the program also aims to develop awareness about the agency’s programs and services and expand reach to the business sector.

A total of five existing MSMEs from Barangay Macopa are the beneficiaries of the kits being distributed by the Negosyo Center - San Francisco. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)