(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 01 February 2023) Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Shear Line. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast to North will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (2.5 to 4.0 meters).


Monday, January 17, 2022

DOLE-13 release cash aid to "Odette" victims

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Caraga released over PhP34.2 million cash assistance from December 21, 2021, to January 7, 2022 under the agency's Tulong sa Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (TUPAD) cash-for-work program for typhoon-affected individuals. 

Some 10,702 individuals in the region received the cash aid, with 6,141 recipients from Surigao del Norte and 3,112 recipients from Dinagat Islands. These provinces were among the areas most devastated by Typhoon "Odette".

The salaries of beneficiaries for the emergency work were based on the prevailing minimum daily wage of P320 per day plus personal accident insurance. Jobs include house cleaning, de-clogging of canals, debris, segregation, material recovery, stockpiling, and road cleaning.

“Our staff is tirelessly expediting the release of cash aid for the typhoon victims so they can start rebuilding their lives following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette,” said DOLE-Caraga regional director Joffrey Suyao. (MCeledeƱa/DOLE Caraga/PIA-Caraga)