(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 09 December 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 610 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (7.4°N, 131.8°E). Shear Line affecting Northern Luzon. 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 Trough of LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, May 20, 2022

LGU Surigao Norte presents  Agri-Fisheries plan to DA Caraga

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, May 20 (PIA) --To further boost the agri-fisheries development in the province, the local government unit of Surigao del Norte resently presented its Collaborative Provincial Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Plan (CPAFEP) to the Department of Agriculture in Surigao City.

The plan is an offshoot from the input from city and municipalities in the province in line with the implementation of the Provincial-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Systems (PAFES).

The CPAFEP of the province covered various agri-fishery commodities such as corn, rice, high value crops, fisheries, and livestock.

Representatives from DA-Caraga’s banner programs, Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, and academe review the plan and give their comments and suggestions for inclusion prior to its final plan packaging. 

Rebecca Reyes Atega, Regional Technical Director for Operations of DA-Caraga said that the plan will be the basis for DA and other attached agencies for the co-financing scheme with the respective local government units. 

Fil Victor Babanto, OIC Center Director of ATI-Caraga  commended the Provincial Agriculture Office headed by Provincial Agriculturist Ruby Ann Lagahit and Provincial Veterinary Office headed by Provincial Veterinarian Life Shiela Cubillanes of Surigao  del Norte for actively spearheaded  the respective municipal and city LGUs  in coming up with the said plan for the advancement of the agri-fishery sector of the province.

PAFES is embodied in this collaboration, the first pillar of the OneDA Reform Agenda with 18 key strategies laid out  by Secretary William D. Dar for the transformation of the Philippine Agriculture. (DA- Caraga/PIA- Surigao del Norte)