(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).



Sunday, July 4, 2021

Bong Go's team continues to provide support to disaster-hit communities in Surigao del Sur; sends aid to Tagbina and Hinatuan towns

In continuation of its relief operations for the victims of recent calamities in Surigao del Sur, the Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go conducted another series of activities on Thursday, July 1, this time for the residents of Hinatuan and Tagbina who are still recovering from the effects of Typhoon Vicky that hit months ago. 

“Patuloy kami ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na tumutulong sa mga tinamaan ng bagyo dahil para sa amin, walang tulog dapat ang serbisyo. Wala kaming pinipiling araw para puntahan kayo para magbigay ng solusyon sa mga problema at mag-iwan ng kaunting ngiti sa panahon ng inyong pagdadalamhati,” Go reassured in a video message. 

is personnel handed out meals, vitamins, masks and face shields to a total of 27 beneficiaries, including two fire victims, at their respective municipal gyms. The activities were held in batches to ensure all health and safety protocols against COVID-19 were strictly observed. 

Moreover, representatives from the National Housing Authority also provided each beneficiary with financial assistance through its Emergency Housing Assistance Program.

"Naanod at nasira ang bahay namin. Naawa ang Diyos at natutuwa kami na hindi kami pinabayaan ng gobyerno. Nagpapasalamat kami sa Panginoon, kay mayor at barangay captain dahil hindi nila kami pinabayaan sa gitna ng lahat na nangyari," began Emanuel Lamay, a resident of Tagbina town. 

"Talagang hindi Niya tayo pababayaan. Nagpapasalamat kami na walang nawala sa pamumuhay namin. Importante talaga ngayon ang pagdarasal sa Panginoon," he continued. 

The Senator, during his message, also encouraged those seeking medical treatment to enlist the assistance of his office. He informed them that they may conveniently avail of medical assistance from the government through the Malasakit Center at the Butuan Medical Center in Butuan City. 

The center is a one-stop shop which aims to reduce a hospital bill to the lowest possible amount. Patients may conveniently avail of aid from various agencies, including the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office. 

“Ginagawa ng gobyerno ang lahat upang i-balanse ang mga pangangailangan at kalusugan niyo. Siyempre pinaka-importante ang buhay ng tao pero naiintindihan namin na kailangan niyo rin maghanapbuhay, lalung-lalo na ‘yung mga ‘isang kahig, isang tuka’,” continued Go.

"Kaya mga kababayan, tulungan niyo ang pamahalaan at magtiwala tayo sa bakuna. Kapag nasa priority list kayo, magpabakuna na kayo. Iyan ang susi upang unti-unti na tayong makabalik sa ating normal na pamumuhay," he explained.

Ending his remarks, the Senator thanked Hinatuan Mayor Shem Garay, Tagbina Mayor Generoso Naraiso and all local officials for their dedication and untiring service to their communities during these trying times. 

He has supported the funding for the purchase and installation of street lights in Hinatuan and construction of a new multi-purpose building in each town to support their development.

From June 23 to 25, over six thousand residents affected by Typhoon Auring in San Miguel were likewise provided much-needed aid by Go's personnel. 

Go also personally visited neighboring Surigao Del Norte province on Saturday, July 3 for the launch of the 125th Malasakit Center in Dapa town and distribution of aid to Farmers and Fisher Folks in Del Carmen.