(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

SurSur records 87.7%  Actual Voters of the 2022 NLEs, the highest turnout since 2016

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – This year’s national and local elections have recorded the highest turnout compared to the past two elections in 2016 and 2019 respectively.

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Provincial Election Officer,  Atty April Joy Balano revealed that the 2022 National and Local Elections got the highest number of “Actual Voters” at 87.7%, the highest so far in Surigao del Sur.

Based on record, in 2016 there were  367,528 registered voters, 84.46% officially voted. While in 2019,  79.89%  casted their votes from the 413,593 registered voters. 

Currently, the province has a total of 440,070 registered voters, of which 260,806 are from the 1st district, composed of 13 municipalities, and one city, and 188,254 from the 2nd district, composed of four (4) municipalities and one city.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Board of Canvassers already proclaimed the new and re-elected officials in Surigao del Sur late afternoon of May 10, 2022, a day after the 2022 NLE. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)