(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).



Monday, October 11, 2021

61 ASF-affected hog farmers avail livelihood assistance from DA

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – Some 61 backyard farmers affected by the recent African swine fever (ASF) in Barangay Matho, Cortes, Surigao del Sur have availed the livelihood assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Caraga through its Livestock Program on October 7, 2021.

Photo credit to: DA-Livestock Program
The report said a total of 746 heads of free-range chicken amounting to P373,000.00 were distributed to the affected backyard raisers for their alternative livelihood.

The assistance is under the Livestock-based Livelihood and Enterprise Development of the program of the DA.

In a press statement, Regional Livestock Program Coordinator Jekem Sanchez stated that more interventions for Swine Recovery and Rehabilitation will be given to the affected backyard raisers in the region through the three-year repopulation INSPIRE Program.

The turnover of assistance was attended by Cortes Mayor Josie Bonifacio, Asst. Provincial Cooperative Officer June Anthony Ouano, and Municipal Agriculturist Gil Escalant. (NGPB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)