(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 01 July 2022) At 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,020 km East of Northern Luzon (17.2°N, 131.3°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting Southern Luzon and Western Visayas. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION (FORMERLY "CALOY") LOCATION: 565 KM WEST OF CENTRAL LUZON (15.4N, 114.7E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 55 KPH GUSTINESS: UP TO 70 KPH MOVEMENT: WEST SOUTHWEST AT 40 KPH. Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

POPCOM grants aid to priority LGUs for 2022

BUTUAN CITY -- The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) is looking on extending financial assistance in the continuing transfer of some services to local government units (LGUs) in 2022. 


Among the priorities in 2022 is strengthening the institutionalization of the Philippine Population Development Program through the technical, logistical, and financial assistance until 2023. Pursuant to the Department of Finance (DOF) Order No. 23-08 dated July 29, 2008, financial support shall be focused on the 4th to 6th class of LGUs. In which the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur belonged to the 1st class, Surigao del Norte to the 2nd class, and the 3rd and 4th classes were the provinces of Agusan del Norte and the Province of Dinagat Islands, respectively.


Meanwhile, the city of Butuan belonged to the 1st class, the cities of Bislig and Surigao were classified into the 3rd class, Bayugan City as the 5th, and in the 6th class were the cities of Tandag and Cabadbaran.


POPCOM Caraga remains steadfast in its partnership and linkages with local partners and other stakeholders, public and private. It maintains the provision of high-quality information, services, and structures on Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning, with a particular emphasis on MFP, as the primary premise for being public health workers. Establish a working environment that is free of all man-made and natural hazards and risks, and that promotes strong connectivity and mobility among employees as well as between them and with other stakeholders. (Charina May L. Lagunde, POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)