(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).



Monday, July 5, 2021

Tandag City joins 47th Nutrition Month celebration

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur (PIA) – The city government here through the City Nutrition Office successfully conducted the virtual forum on the First 1,000 days of life in time with the 47th Nutrition Month Celebration with the theme, "Malnutrition Patuloy Na Labanan, First 1000 Days Tutukan" on Friday, July 2, 2021.

Tandag City Nutrition Office chief Reyveen john Geli said the said forum was highlighted with the launching of the dietary supplementation for pregnant women and salt iodization.

During the forum, the discussion focused on the importance of health and nutrition during the 1st 1000 days of life and the vital role of iodine in the body, especially during pregnancy.

Identified pregnant women from Barangay Awasian have received the dietary supplements (Nutri-paks for pregnant mom) and a pack of iodized salt.

City Councilor John Paul C. Pimentel representing City Nutrition Committee Chairperson Mayor Roxanne Pimentel said the city government is committed to address all forms of malnutrition in the city and vowed to support the 1st 1000 days of life program.

Retsebeth Manuel Laquihon, CNC Caraga Nutrition Program Coordinator, commended the city government through the Tandag City Nutrition Office and the members of the Local Nutrition Committee for scaling up the nutrition program through the formulation of the Local Nutrition Action Plan. It included the nutrition budget, issued nutrition-related policies, nutrition program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

The event was participated by the members of the Barangay and City Nutrition Committee, Provincial Nutrition Office employees, Nutrition Program implementers, and the National Nutrition Council of Caraga Region. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)