(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 29 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "LUIS" {ROKE} was estimated based on all available data at 1,075 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.9°N, 131.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. It is moving North at 20 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 335 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.6°N, 128.8°E). 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 LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Tuesday, March 15, 2022

DILG Caraga welcomes Women’s Month 2022 with bazaar, modeling for a cause

BUTUAN CITY -- The indispensable role of women in society was the center of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga’s welcome of the 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) on March 1 -- a celebration that, according to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), endeavors to highlight the gains achieved for women and girls, assess actions towards gender equality, and look forward to steps that must be taken to ensure progress in empowering women.

Convened at the well-decorated Local Governance Regional Resource Center, the men and women of DILG Caraga honored the brave Juanas through “I-rampa ang Agenda”, a modeling search with advocacy where 15 lovely models from the Regional Office dressed up according to the 15 different agenda or sectors based on the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Plan 2019-2025, and Juana’s Bazaara space for DILG entrepreneurs and artists to display their products for sale.

The office also launched its Health and Wellness Program where personnel participate in sports and Zumba activities every week to promote holistic wellbeing and work-life balance.

“Various activities have been prepared for the whole month to commemorate this momentous cause. We do this to honor the hard work of both men and women who make sure that we are a society that is safe and fair for all genders,” said DILG-Caraga regional director Lilibeth Famacion in her message.

The Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) of the DILG Caraga has organized diverse activities not just for its personnel, but for its clients as well such as Women’s Forum: Jumpstarting Business in the New Normal on March 10, a webinar on GAD Planning and Budgeting, and DILG’s GAD Talent, a variety show showcasing the talents of the men and women of DILG Caraga on March 31. (Estela Marie M. Vallespin, DILG-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)