(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 03 July 2022) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Northern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 PM TODAY TROPICAL STORM CHABA [FORMERLY "CALOY"] (2203) LOCATION: 1,230 KM WEST NORTHWEST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (24.6°N, 110.6°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 110 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWARD AT 20 KM/H Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, May 16, 2022

DTI AgNor awards Safety Seal certs; monitor prices in Butuan City establishments

BUTUAN CITY -- In support to the efforts of the government to protect clients, consumers, and the general public against COVID-19, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Norte validated establishments in this city for the Safety Seal Certification and assessed if they continued to adhere to the minimum public health standards set by the government.

Photo credit: DTI-Agusan del Norte

On Friday, May 13, DTI Agusan del Norte provincial director Lorijane Sacote led the turnover of renewed Safety Seal Certifications to Interpace Corporation's supermarket, hardware, barbershop, and service and repair, and a new certification to Manja Spa and Salon.

According to Sacote, the Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set and integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph. The DTI will only issue the certification to supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, membership shopping clubs, construction supply/hardware stores, logistics service providers, barbershops and salons, and service and repair shops if they passed the standards set.

Meanwhile, the DTI Agusan del Norte also continues to monitor the compliance of the Fair Trade Law through the monitoring of establishments in the area. A weekly price monitoring of the basic necessities and prime commodities was also conducted by the agency. Twenty establishments were monitored by the department recently, all of which were found compliant. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)