(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).

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

BFAR Caraga collaborates for AHON aid

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island – In bringing the Aid and Humanitarian Operations Nationwide (AHON) Convergence Program to the island municipalities of Pilar and General Luna, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has joined the event led by Assistant Secretary for Agribusiness Kristine Y. Evangelista to advance the purpose of the program.

Asec. Evangelista who was joined and assisted by OIC-Regional Director Nilo Selim Katada of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Caraga, together with Provincial Fishery Officer Felixberto Tanduyan and Fisheries Inspection and Quarantine Service Chief Hanawi B. Alauya, took part in providing assistance to the families that are greatly affected by the pandemic and the small business owners in said municipalities.

For its initial intervention, BFAR Caraga gave support amounting to P150,000 which comprised the two units of patrol boats with complete accessories and three units 7.5hp marine engine for Pilar, while one unit patrol boat with complete accessories and one unit 8hp diesel marine engine for General Luna.

The patrol boats are intended for the Bantay Dagat operations of the local government units.

The AHON convergence was led by the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, in partnership with the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the DA. (DA-BFAR Caraga/VLG/PIA-Surigao del Norte)