(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,325 km East of Central Luzon (15.6°N, 134.5°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon. The entire Caraga region 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, July 11, 2022

POPCOM Caraga links responsible parenthood to nutrition

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte -- The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Caraga emphasized in its various demand generation activities the impact of Responsible Parenthood to the over-all health and nutritional status of the children and of the entire family. 

As the Vice Chairperson of the Regional Nutrition Council and Technical Working Group, POPCOM Caraga works with the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to eliminate the spike in teen pregnancy that leads to malnutrition and risk to the mother and her baby. There is a need to expand Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning services in order to address shortage of health care services that endanger mothers and their children. 

The Regional Nutrition Technical Working Group (RNTWG) convened on June 14, 2022 via blended approach at Almont Inland Hotel, Butuan City. The meeting discussed nutrition updates of the different sectors, the second semester activities, the Republic Act (RA) 11148 and other relevant concerns regarding nutrition program implementation.

Furthermore, plans and activities for the upcoming 2022 Nutrition Month Celebration were presented. The body also agreed to submit a nutrition month plan before the end of June per agency in line with the celebration of Nutrition Month.

As a partner agency, POPCOM Caraga is enthusiastic in its nutrition advocacies to shape a healthy and better nutrition to every Caraganon. (Dian Joy L. Martinez, POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)