(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Monday, November 22, 2021

Mindanao Peace Studies confab set in Caraga Region

By Mariesh Celedeña


BUTUAN CITY -- In its continued advocacy for peacebuilding, the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) will once again hold the Mindanao Peace Studies Conference (MPSC) this November 22 to 24, 2021 through the Zoom platform, with the theme “Keeping and Sharing Peace in Mindanao."

The MPSC started last November 2015 with the hope to create a space within the academe for discussion on peace. In the succeeding conferences, the MPSC explored peace’s intersections with the subjects of development, culture, and politics.


This year marks the seventh installment of the conference where scholars and key persons are brought together through another virtual conference with the goal of exchanging relevant learnings and experiences in the context of keeping and sharing peace in Mindanao in relation to the following topics:

·  The Quincentenary of the First Global Circumnavigation: Cultural Encounters, Conflict, and Lessons for Peacebuilding

·  Peacebuilding Amidst Cultural Diversity

·  Cultural Intelligence and Peace Education; and

·  Digital Conversations of Peace in the Midst of the Pandemic


Interested participants can register for free through this link: https://forms.gle/AEjj9Q2JdCARwTV56 For those who cannot join via Zoom, the plenary sessions will be live-streamed via the official Facebook page FSUU Butuan, https://www.facebook.com/fsuubutuan. (FSUU-Butuan/MFC/PIA-Caraga)