(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, July 2, 2021

MGB intensifies environmental protection campaign in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Caraga intensified its environmental protection campaign through the conduct of virtual information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign and enhancement program in Caraga Minerals Industry on June 30, 2021 via Zoom platform.

The activity was conducted in keeping with the 2021 Philippine Environment Month celebration with the theme, "Sama-samang Pagkilos, Sama-samang Paghilom. Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan." 

It was also aimed to intensify the participants' awareness of the regulatory functions of the MGB particularly its Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program.

On behalf of MGB-13 OIC-Regional Director Larry M. Heradez, MGB XIII Chief Geologist Romeo M. Dalodado delivered his welcome remarks. 

It was followed by the rationale which was imparted by Engr. Roland Joie G. Geli, Engineer II and MGB XIII Principal Youth Desk Officer. 

Dir. Heradez and Dr. Queen Ann M. Navallo, Assistant School Principal II of Surigao del Norte National High School delivered their messages.

The morning session featured the discussion on Forest and Mining by Enjie G. Pacillos-CaΓ±ete and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program by Christie Q. Asumen-Apale.

For the afternoon session, Engr. Elmer Tecson, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Surigao City ENR Office, shared the Solid Waste Management Implementation of Surigao City. EnP. Jesalyn Abonates-Guingguing, Tenement and Environmental Manager of Agata Mining Ventures, Inc., also discussed the environmental protection and enhancement program of the mines.

After the presentations, an open forum ensued wherein the participants raised issues and concerns related to the topics presented.

A TV commercial, Kutsara, and an online advertisement, Minsan Kitang Minahan, produced by the MGB for its #MineResponsibility Campaign, along with award-winning environmental videos produced by Caraga mining firms, were viewed by the participants during the virtual activity. (MGB 13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)