(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).



Wednesday, March 16, 2022

DepEd Gensan, Tacurong hand relief to 6 Odette-hit adopted schools in Siargao

 

BUTUAN CITY -- The chief executives of Department of Education (DepEd) General Santos and Tacurong City Divisions transported on February 28, 2022 the relief donations to their adopted badly-hit schools in DepEd Siargao namely, Bailan Elementary School, Baybay Elementary School, Bongdo Elementary School, Garcia Elementary School, Jaboy Elementary School, and Tigasao Elementary School.

Said relief donations consisted of mosquito nets, blankets, bath soap, toothpaste, ball pen, scissors, class record, bond papers, pentel pen, rechargeable lamps, and printed self-learning modules.


In a ceremonial turnover held at the DepEd Siargao Division Office, DepEd GenSan Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Dr. Romelito Flores, current president of the association of all superintendents in Region 12 and vice president of the Philippine Association of School Superintendents (PASS), clarified that the purchased items were based on the list of needs submitted to them from the adopted schools through the Schools Division Office (SDO) Siargao office.


Due to the limited load capacity of their transport vehicles, he added that additional printed modules from DepEd GenSan are set to be delivered next week at the Surigao City port. Flores assured that the department will continue to help its affected constituents in the region.


“Kita sa DepEd, barog ra ta always. Padayon lang jud ta. Kita nga taga-DepEd ang magtinabangay kay kita ra man pud ang magsinabtanay (We in DepEd, we must rise again. We must move forward. We share a connection so we must help each other),” Flores said.


“While traveling to Siargao, I can still see the beauty of the island. I can still see that there’s hope even if your place was devastated by the typhoon. Indeed, nature has its own way of regaining its original beauty,” he added.


Aside from the relief supplies afforded to the recipient schools, SDS Flores and DepEd Tacurong City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Miguel Fillalan, Jr. also provided cash assistance to their partner schools, which can be used for the minor repair of their offices while waiting for the budget from the Central Office.


The cash donations were handed over to the school head of the aforementioned partner schools during the onsite visit of the two division teams.


In a response message, SDS of DepEd Siargao Dr. Nelia Lomocso expressed her heartfelt appreciation for all the support that SDO GenSan and Tacurong City Division extended to their division.


“Even if we were ravaged by ST Odette, we still feel the love and support from our generous donors. True enough, DepEd Siargao is not alone in our recovery journey because we have friends and families from DepEd Gensan and DepEd Tacurong, who traversed the island just to personally turnover their relief donations. From DepEd Siargao, daghang salamat. Ang Ginoo ang magabalos kaninyo. (From DepEd Siargao, thank you. The Lord will bless you),” Lomocso said. (Edgar R. Gorgonio, Jr., DepEd-Siargao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)