(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 09 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 255 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 280 km East of Davao City (7.0°N, 128.2°E). Caraga and Davao Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. The eastern section of Mindanao will have light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds from south to southeast with slight to moderate seas.



Monday, November 15, 2021

DA-Caraga continues aid for ASF-hit LGUs

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Caraga through its Regulatory Division on Friday, November 12, released an indemnity fund amounting to PhP385,000 to the local government units (LGUs) of Butuan, Buenavista, and Las Nieves in the province of Agusan del Norte.

Ninety thousand pesos was given to nine backyard hog raisers of Barangay Florida, Butuan City while PhP135,000 was also given to the 16 backyard raisers of Barangay Alubihid and Abilan, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. A total of PhP160,000 allocated for 12 hog raisers of Barangay Bonifacio, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. 

 

The assistance was handed over by the Regional ASF focal person Dr. Apple Jaromahum and Veterinarian III of Regulatory Division Dr. Marie Jocelyn C. Santiago. 

 

In pursuant to the Memorandum from the Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, the indemnity to the ASF-hit hog farmers will directly go through the swine insurance program of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).  

 

The PCIC encourages backyard raisers who are still in the green zone to participate and avail of the subsidized Swine Mortality Insurance, as a risk transfer mechanism if such virus is detected in their areas. (DA-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)