(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 22 October 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 525 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.5°N, 130.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao. Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, September 17, 2021

SurSur DRRM council lauds Tagbina for achieving 'Beyond Compliance' in Caraga

By: Grace P. Barcena

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur (PIA) – The provincial government of Surigao del Sur headed by Governor Alexander Pimentel, through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has lauded the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) of Tagbina for achieving the “Beyond Compliance” in the regional level of Caraga Region.

No less than the chairperson of the MDRRMC of Tagbina Mayor Generoso Naraiso received the plaque of recognition with Tagbina MDRRM officer Crissalen Danao, and MDRRMO Chief for Operation and Executive Assistant Virgilio Balili from the PDRRMC Chair Governor Alexander Pimentel, ably represented by PDRRM Officer Abel de Guzman.

The awarding of recognition was conducted during the City and Municipal DRRM officers and staff regular quarterly conference hosted by the said municipality.

According to PDRRM Officer Abel de Guzman, per assessment conducted by the regional DRRM council led by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)-Caraga, Tagbina is the lone LGU in Surigao del Sur that got the highest award of "Beyond Compliance" in a recent Regional Gawad KALASAG Seal for Excellence in DRRM and Humanitarian Assistance.

Meanwhile, despite the threat brought by the pandemic, of which the entire province was tagged as high-risk due to the surge of COVID-19 cases, the Provincial DRRM Office revealed the upcoming activities in the last three months of this year that included the series of skills training and formulation/updating of the local DRRM plans. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)