(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 25 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

DA turns over P3-M modernized agriculture facility to Bislig City

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur (PIA) – A P3 Million worth of Modernized Agriculture Facility was formally received by the city government of Bislig through Mayor Florencio Garay from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Caraga, during the turnover ceremony held on Friday, August 6, 2021, in the city.

Photo credit to: DA Caraga

The project was funded under the DA–Caraga’s High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) through the Urban Agriculture Program under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan II).

The said facility is the first in Surigao del Sur established at the Organic Agri-Fishery Tourism Complex in Sian, Sta. Cruz, Bislig City, one of the five projects installed in the region.

According to DA-Caraga HVCDP Coordinator Marco Antonio Morido, the project is also in support of the Plant Plant Plant Program, a DA program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also said the nursery which has a capacity of 50,000 seedlings will be very useful in the city government's initiative of distributing planting materials to households for them to plant in their backyards.

Mayor Garay, on the other hand, said they would provide support to ensure the sustainability of the project. The official hopes that the project’s use would be maximized and that it will contribute to the development of the agriculture sector in the city.

The facility features a Hydroponics System, an agriculture greenhouse, and a nursery with Automated Fertigation System. It has also a component of a season-long training that will run for 16 weeks. (DA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)