(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. π—¦π—¬π—‘π—’π—£π—¦π—œπ—¦: Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting southern Mindanao. Ridge of High Pressure Area extending over the eastern sections of Northern and Central Luzon. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Trough of a Low Pressure Area (LPA). Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

SurSur hosts first ever search for best public toilet

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur -- The provincial government of Surigao del Sur, through the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO), hosted its first ever search for the Best Public Toilet in the province in the months of November and December. 

The search puts a premium on the importance of maintaining public toilets, which is, among others, an essential component in maintaining and boosting the tourism industry in the province.

"It is a basic yet vital component in the tourism industry that can make or break the tourist experience by using toilets, especially those made for public use," said Mary Vil Cruz-Chan, provincial tourism officer. 

Competing local government units must be able to ensure that their public toilets are "clean, hygienic, complete with various amenities and facilities, located conveniently, well maintained and using proper waste management systems," according to Cruz-Chan. The PTO used the ASEAN Public Toilet Standard as the basis for judging.

Ten local government units competed during the elimination round, conducted on November 22-25, 2021. The contenders were the municipalities of Carrascal, Cortes, Lanuza, Madrid, Tandag City, Cagwait, Marihatag, Bayabas, San Agustin, and Tagbina.

The number of contenders was reduced by half on the final round on December 14, 2021, with four municipalities declared as runners up and the municipality of Tagbina declared as champion, as follows: 

1st Place: LGU - Tagbina, received P25,000.00 and plaque;
2nd Place: LGU - San Agustin, received P20,000.00 and plaque;
3rd Place: LGU - Madrid, received P15,000.00 and plaque;
4th Place: LGU - Lanuza, received P10,000.00 and plaque; and
5th Place: LGU – Bayabas received P5,000.00 and plaque. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)