(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).



Thursday, September 30, 2021

Caraganons get benefits, services in time with regional launch of Duterte Legacy Campaign

BUTUAN CITY – The residents of Cabadbaran City and nearby municipalities have availed of the different programs and services of the government agencies in Caraga region, in time with the regional launch of the Duterte Legacy Campaign: Barangayanihan Caravan Towards National Recovery.

 

This campaign aims to cascade to the netizens the projects, programs, and accomplishments of the Duterte Administration, and how it directly benefited the citizens. It is not limited to information campaign but through the conduct of 'Serbisyo Caravan' and outreach activities until the last day of the administration.

 

Part of the services provided included the scholarship program, skills and livelihood trainings from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), legal services from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), technical consultations and seedlings from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), face masks and information, education and communication (IEC) materials from the Department of Health (DOH), and referrals for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) benefits.

 

Mark Lapinosa, 33 years old, who lives in the nearby municipality, came early to avail the skills training from TESDA. He lost his job in a construction company during the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.   

 

“This would be of great help especially to people like us who had been unemployed since the onset of the pandemic. I wanted to enhance my skills in masonry and get my national certificate II from TESDA, so I could use it as I look for a new job abroad,” said Lapinosa.

 

Agusan del Norte Governor Dale Corvera stressed that the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been firm in all its policies and directives, and commended the president for being a strong-willed leader.

 

“It is only during this administration that we all experience this kind of leadership. Our president is a strong-willed leader and has been doing a lot of great things for the Filipino people,” Corvera cited. 

 

In his recorded speech, Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) emphasized that Filipinos should continue to avail the legacies of the Duterte administration until the remaining months of the president’s term.

 

Meanwhile, Cabinet Secretary and Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) Caraga Karlo Nograles also highlighted that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the government never fails to let the Filipino people feel their concern over their welfare and even continued to provide the necessary programs and services to the public despite restrictions. 

 

From an information campaign, the Duterte Legacy includes ground activities involving the different government agencies and with the support of civilian volunteers to embody the whole-of-nation approach through good governance and efficient delivery of basic services. The enhanced Duterte Legacy Campaign showcases the success of the different government agencies following the implementation of new policies, projects, and programs that provided better services to the people and reach far-flung areas and the poorest of the poor. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)