(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

18 PDI food producers undergo OTOP ACT session on food packaging 

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, June 23 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Dinagat Islands has recently conducted the 2021 One Town, One Product (OTOP) Next Gen Assessment, Consultation and Triage (ACT) Session on Food Packaging.

According to DTI Dinagat Islands Provincial Director Elmer M. Natad, the assessment consultation triage session on food packaging will enable the local food producers in the province to achieve new packaging and label designs.

He said that OTOP NextGen program of DTI aims to provide assistance and capacitate the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by scaling up their products in the areas of design, quality, volume, and among others.

Around 18 food producers from various business establishments in Dinagat Islands participated in the said session.

The two-day activity was conducted via Zoom platform and one-on-one consultations were made online with the resource speaker Mr. Raynor Zuleta of Raynor of Design Concepts from Manila. (DTI-PDI/PIA-Dinagat Islands)