(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 24 September 2021) Easterlies affecting Luzon. Localized thunderstorms affecting Mindanao. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL STORM MINDULLE (2116) LOCATION: 1,890 KM EAST OF SOUTHERN LUZON (14.2°N, 141.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 85 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 105 KM/H MOVEMENT: WEST NORTHWEST AT 20 KM/H Caraga Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas/(0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Monday, August 9, 2021

PRDP roads unlock farm opportunities in AgSur

AGUSAN DEL SUR -- Farmers and consumers can now meet halfway to sell and buy fresh produce after the turn-over of the 13.3 km Concrete Bucac-Marcelina-Mahapag-San Vicente Farm-to-Market Road held on August 5, 2021.

The P210 Million project funded by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) targets to support the rubber industry and farm products in Bayugan City and its neighboring municipalities. The FMR reduces the travel time of transporting cup lumps to the Crumb Rubber Processing Facility from 20 to 10 minutes. It also lessens post-harvest losses and transportation costs, thereby increasing farmers’ income.

Considered as the 2nd longest FMR funded by PRDP with a 10% counterpart from the Provincial Government, this Package 2 project covers barangays Marcelina and Katipunan in Bayugan City; and Mahapag and Anislagan in San Luis, Agusan del Sur.

A farmer and Barangay Kagawad of Katipunan, Bayugan City, Rogelio O. Estodillo Jr. expressed his joy with the turn-over of the FMR.

“I am greatly thankful now that buyers can come directly to our barangay since our road is already passable. Unlike before, our crops are now guaranteed fresh,” said Estodillo.

Aside from transporting goods, access to services and facilities is just one ride away from the residents in the recipient barangays. Going to the hospitals and acquiring essential needs became convenient.

DA-Caraga Regional Executive Director Abel James I. Monteagudo led the turnover of the project to the Province as received by Governor Santiago B. Cane, Jr. 

Director Monteagudo also reminded the farmers that government interventions are always present. Officials just have to work together and give their counterparts to make dreams happen.

Likewise, Governor Cane lauded the DA for the outpouring of support and interventions that are given to their farmers and the community.

The turn-over was attended by the barangay, municipal, and provincial officials of Bayugan City and Agusan del Sur. (Zenny G. Awing / DA-PRPD13/PIA-Agusan del Sur)