(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 30 June 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).

Monday, December 6, 2021

Caraga stakeholders celebrate Int’l Day of PWDs

BUTUAN CITY – Stakeholders from various sectors in Caraga region took their part in the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disability (PWDs), which is celebrated around the globe every 3rd of December. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga, through its Sectoral Unit, with other sectors united in commemorating this yearly celebration. 

DSWD-Caraga regional director Ramel Jamen bared that the observance of the International Day of PWDs aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. 


“It seeks to increase awareness and advocate for the integration of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development,” he said.


Today, the world has adjusted itself to the “new normal," bringing about big changes to the lives of PWDs. 


This year's theme “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world” highlighted the vital role of PWDs in creating an inclusive and accessible new normal for PWDs. 


The theme also urged the Filipino people to empower PWDs to take the lead in policy formulation, implementation and advocacy for disability inclusion. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)