(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 24 September 2023) Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 1.5 meters).

Thursday, July 28, 2022

MAGHANDA intensifies disaster-related information drive

A Meteorological And Geological Hazard Advisories, Warnings and Notifications for Decisive Action (#MAGHANDA) Online Training for the local information officers and media personalities will be conducted on August 19, 2022.

The goal of the online training is to help the Local Government Units (LGUs) in understanding warning messages to facilitate and create better planning for response actions in Disaster Risk Reduction efforts and also capacitate the Local Information Officers and media in developing news reports and articles for better dissemination of warning messages to the public.

The training will capacitate the local information officers and the media in information dissemination of disaster preparedness and disaster-related news. It will also help in understanding advisories and warning messages on natural hazards such as earthquakes, storm surges, typhoons, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and others.

The Meteorological and Geological Hazard Advisories, Warnings and Notification for Decisive Action or the "MAGHANDA" information caravan that targets 17 regions was inked last March 16, 2022, which will help boost information drive and provide better disaster risk warnings that will help prepare Filipinos all over the country against natural hazards.

Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA), together with the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS) and the Department of Science and Technology - Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) spearheaded the implementation of the MAGHANDA, that is funded by the Department of Science and Technology-Grants in Aid. (DOST-Caraga/MFC/PIA-Caraga)