(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).



Thursday, July 22, 2021

Entrepreneurial awareness seminar benefits Surigaonon IPs

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte (PIA) – The indigenous peoples (IPs) from Claver town have benefited from the one-day entrepreneurial awareness cum artisan's training recently led by the Community Relations Division of Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation thru its Binayloay Livelihood Project.

The activity was funded by the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) of THPAL in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Surigao del Norte provincial office to help create, enhance, promote and sustain its entrepreneurial transition as not just a mere livelihood but one of the bustling handicraft sources of the province thru the traditional means of a barter system, hence the term “Binayloay” handicraft output from the IPs.

The handicrafts being bartered include duyan, baskets, bags, and among others made of rattan and will exchange with items such as rice, footwear, apparel, dressed chicken, pots and pans, canned goods, and other items.

Liza Maynagcot, the owner of Rattan and Palm Handicrafts and currently the Rural Improvement Club chairperson of Agusan del Sur was the trainer of the one-day training and led the leg works for the Mamanwa brothers and sisters who attended the said training.

During the training, 10 pieces of strippers amounting to P20,000 were provided as start-up kits to the Mamanwa beneficiaries, including training materials such as uway, nito, pangtud and baliw, all found in the municipality of Claver.

The Local Economic Enterprise Development and Management Office (LEEDMO) through its Investment Promotion Unit was present on behalf of Municipal Mayor Georgia D. Gokiangkee to signify its support to this one-of-a-kind way of highlighting the cultural roots.

The activity ended with a tour to Taganito Training Center, the barter venue, and where the various bartered products were housed for showcasing. (DTI-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)