(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).

Thursday, June 2, 2022

DOH-13 to recognize voluntary blood donors

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Health (DOH) Caraga will recognize the contribution of voluntary and unpaid blood donors for their life-saving deed on June 14, 2022.

June 14 of every year is the World Blood Donor's Day. Voluntary donors are given recognition for selflessly donating their blood to people unknown to them. This celebration aims  to raise awareness on the need for safe blood and blood products.

With this year's theme "Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives." the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga, encourages everyone to commit to regularly undergo blood donation and share the good message of the said selfless act. 

All stakeholders are also encouraged to conduct advocacy activities in line with the celebration to sustain voluntary and non-renumerated blood donation.

Donating blood does not only benefit the receiver. This will also help the donor's production of new red blood cells and will result to better health. Blood donation observes a three-month interval.

Meanwhile, apart from the regular conduct of Mobile Blood Donation in local barangays, a special one-day Mobile Blood Donation will be conducted by the City Health of Butuan on June 14 at 10:00am in SM City Butuan as support to the said celebration.