(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

PMO Surigao joins 2021 National Coastal Cleanup Day

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- Volunteers from the Philippine Ports Authority – Port Management Office of Surigao (PPA-PMO Surigao) joined efforts over the weekend to clean coastal and residential communities in the city and at various ports under PMO Surigao as part of this year’s National Coastal Cleanup Day.

Cleanup teams made of personnel from the PMO’s Terminal Management Offices as well as porters, dockworkers and other members of the port community, sought to remove solid waste and debris from the coastal areas of Purok Perlas, Barangay Taft in Surigao City and the PMO’s terminal ports.

Various debris and rubbish were collected in cleanup activities done in accordance with the health and safety protocols established by the IATF-EID amidst the danger still posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

PMO Surigao Acting Port Manager Froilan Caturla said that the coastal cleanup is a timely initiative to engage people to remove trash and debris from shorelines or harbor bays and waterways, to identify the sources of the litter, and to change the behaviors that cause pollution.

“Activities like this help raise public awareness about inappropriate waste management practices and convince many agencies, organizations and communities to become better stewards of our environment,” Caturla added.

With the theme, “Seafarers: at the Core of Shipping Future,” the 2021 National Coastal Clean-up Day is hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).  (FJG Buhisan, PMO-PPA Surigao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)