(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).

Friday, July 15, 2022

Deped Butuan City Division intensifies conduct of Brigada Pagbasa Caravan

By Jennifer P. Gaitano


BUTUAN CITY -- The Department Of Education (DepEd) Butuan City Division does not only ensure that pupils are getting proper nutrition but also seeing to it that reading comprehension is being improved.

This was emphasized during the conduct of Brigada Pagbasa Caravan in Butuan City.


According to Dr. Marilou Dedumo, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Butuan City Division, there are still pupils and students not only in the elementary level but also in the secondary who have difficulty in reading. 


The DepEd Butuan City Division has initiated the establishment of various programs and interventions to improve the performance of the learners and make them more productive not only in academics but also in their daily life.


“We need to step up and double our efforts in ensuring that our learners are able to improve their reading proficiency. That’s why we have been engaging with other sectors to realize and achieve what we always wanted our children to become as they grow,” she said.


With collaborations from the different government agencies, local government units, and private sector, there have been notable programs established such as the "Basa Batang Butuanon Drive" and the Project VIBER or the Virtual Intervention for Beginning Reader, among others.


Meanwhile, the DepEd also urged parents to take time reading with their children and make it a habit at home. 


“Reading with your children would not only make them love reading as a habit, but also create close ties with them,” added Dedumo. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)