(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).



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

MOA on small water impounding project inked in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte – A tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) was signed recently in Tagana-an town.

The MOA was signed between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC) and the Local Government Unit of Tagana-an, Surigao del Norte and was spearheaded by the officials of DENR in Surigao del Norte; HMC Resident Mine Manager represented by Engr. Edwin R. Casiano; Municipal Mayor of Tagana-an  Cesar B. Diaz, Jr. and the recipient of the project - Barangay Captain of Himama-ug Leonardo C. Alce.

The said project is funded by HMC in compliance with their commitment to the agreements during the Caraga Mine Environment and Management Council Meeting to include on the DENR Programs in the Annual Environment Protection and Enhancement Program CY 2020.

The SWIP is one of the small scale irrigation technologies developed by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) to address the problems on supply and allocation of water in certain watershed communities.

The said project has been recommended as one of the conservation measures which will benefit the communities within certain watersheds to enhance and stabilize the condition of soil and provide enough water supply in the area. (DENR-Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)