(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 26 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "KARDING" {NORU} was estimated based on all available data over the coastal water of Santa Cruz, Zambales(15.7°N, 119.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving Westward at 30 km/h. Southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and the Western section of Mindanao. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. 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).

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

President Duterte thanks frontliners in last SONA

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has extended his gratitude Monday to the country’s frontliners and government partners who have kept the nation afloat during the pandemic.

“Allow me this opportunity to extend my personal and the nation’s gratitude to all those who selflessly gave their all in the fight against COVID-19,” President Duterte said in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa.

“Our health workers and other frontliners who risked their own safety to keep our essential health services and our food supply chain running, boost economic activity, and ensure peace and order in our communities.”

He also thanked the private sector for its assistance to the government in fighting COVID-19, particularly its sustained aid extended to Filipinos in need despite the pandemic’s effect on their respective industries. 

He made an assurance that his government will assist the private sector to regain the commercial vibrance that the country enjoyed prior to the pandemic.

He also acknowledged the contributions of the country’s local chief executives, saying: “This pandemic pushed you to step up and deliver responsive assistance. I am glad to have seen you undertake new and heightened responsibilities, working doubly hard to protect your constituents.”

The President likewise mentioned the Philippines’s international development partners who extended help amidst the global health emergency, noting the country remembers their kindness and goodwill with sincere gratitude.

“And to all of you who answered the call to protect one another by adhering to our nation’s health protocols, daghang salamat,” he said.  PND