(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).



Friday, September 3, 2021

AgSur LGU residents responsive of government’s vaccination program

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY – The local residents in the municipality of Esperanza in the province of Agusan del Sur have been receptive of the government’s vaccination program, according to Mayor Leonida Manpatilan during the Network Briefing News hosted by Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Friday.

The locals in the municipality are willing to receive the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines to protect them from the spread of the deadly virus. So far, all the vaccines which were delivered to the municipality have already been consumed, and vaccination of eligible priority A4 is ongoing,” said Mayor Manpatilan.

The lady mayor said that among the target priority groups, the municipality had already vaccinated 37%.

As the municipality is mostly composed of Indigenous Peoples (IPs), Manpatilan revealed that the Higaonons and the rest of the tribes are well informed by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) in their barangay about the importance of the vaccines and encouraged them to get vaccinated to ensure the protection of the whole IP community.

“All barangay officials and BHERTs are already vaccinated because they are part of the A1 and A2 priority groups. We are thankful for their active support and cooperation for the fulfillment of our goal in achieving herd immunity in our country,” Manpatilan said.

Esperanza is situated along the southern part of Caraga region, 45 kilometers northeast of the municipality of Prosperidad, the capital of Agusan del Sur. It is 58 kilometers south from Butuan City and bounded in the north by Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte, and a portion of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur; in the south by San Luis; in the west by the province of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental; and in the east by Bayugan. 

“We have 47 barangays and we can be reached by buses, passenger jeeps, and service vehicles,” added Manpatilan. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)