(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 9, 2022

LTFRB awards SNOC to Cortes town in SurSur

CORTES, Surigao del Sur -- The local government unit (LGU) of Cortes, Surigao del Sur received the award of the Special Notice of Compliance (SNOC) from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) - Caraga on June 8, 202, as the lgu complied with the formulation of the Local Public Transportation Route Plan (LPTRP) of the municipality.

Cortes Mayor Josie Bonifacio received the SNOC from LTFRB Regional Director Jhorgene Paronia, witnessed by the personnel from the Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO) of Cortes, Surigao del Sur, members of Cortes Transport Service Cooperative (CORTRANSCO), and personnel from Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program - Regional Project Management Office (PUVMP-RPMO) Caraga.

Director Paronia congratulated the LGU of Cortes for having successfully crafted the LPTRP of the said municipality.

He commended the lgu for the efforts, perseverance, and cooperation in complying with the route plan required by the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Department of Transportation (DOTr) Joint Memorandum Circular No. 01 series of 2017.

The official added that  team effort is an inspiration  to the LTFRB to better improve the lives of the commuters by holistically changing the land transportation system.

The LPTRP shall be the minimum requirement prescribed for the issuance of Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) franchises. The LPTRP crafted by the LGUs and further evaluated by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), LTFRB, and Transport and Traffic Planners Inc. (TTPI). Consequently, the LGUs that successfully complied with the Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) are awarded with the Notice of Compliance/Special Notice of Compliance (NOC/SNOC).

The LGU of Cortes is the second municipality in Surigao del Sur province to receive the award of SNOC. (NGPB/LTFRB-Caraga/PIA-Surigao del Sur)