(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).

Thursday, June 16, 2022

PhilRice recognizes the efforts of SurSur Province and 2 more LGUs

By: Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur
-- The PhilRice-Agusan led by Director Caesar Joventino Tado awarded the province of Surigao del Sur as the Best Local Government Unit (LGU) Partner among the 27 provinces in Mindanao, under the Large-Scale Category.

The recognition centered on its exemplary efforts extended in helping the Department of Agriculture (DA)-PhilRice program implementation, citing the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) or Rice Fund during the 2022 dry season.

 The Plaque and Certificate of recognition received by Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, and Provincial Agriculturist Marcos Quico, during the kick-off celebration of the 5-day event for the 62nd Araw ng Surigao del Sur, at the Surigao del Sur Sports Complex in Tandag City on June 15, 2022.

The LGU-Barobo (for Small-Scale Category) and LGU-Tago (Large-Scale Category) all in Surigao del Sur were also awarded as Best LGU Partners by the PhilRice Agusan, for their exemplary effort of support to its implementation in the RCEF-Seed and Extension Program in their respective coverage area.

Barobo Mayor Joey Pama, with Johnny Ramos of LGU-Barobo and Mun. Administrator Herbert Luna with 1st District Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member and newly-elected Tago Vice Mayor Henrich Pimentel of LGU-Tago received the award from the PhilRice Agusan on the same day and venue. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)