(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).

Thursday, August 26, 2021

DTI, THPAL conduct Cacao biz opportunity forum, production training in Surigao Norte town

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation has recently conducted the Cacao Business Opportunity Forum cum Production Training held at Taganito Cultural and Sports Center in Claver town, this province.

The activity aims to inform the farmers and growers about the profitability of cacao market and assess the kind of future interventions be made available to them once they start massive growing (tending/cultivating and inter-cropping) of their current farm. In this activtiy, they were able to converge the active cacao farmers/growers in the municipality with the assistance of the Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation thru its Community Relations (COMREL) Department under the company's Social Development and Management Program (SDMP).

Cacao doctors, entrepreneur cacao growers, representatives from the Provincial and Municipal Agriculture Office, and members of the Provincial Cacao Council were present during the one-day activity. It was concluded with the actual cacao farm visitation owned by some of the participants.

The activity symbolizes the start of the cacao industry as it slowly shapes into one of Claver's high valued crops through the help of various sectors. (Negosyo Center Claver/PIA-Surigao del Norte)