(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 23 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,265 km East of Central Luzon (17.7°N, 133.9°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,775 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.5°N, 138.4°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 25 KM/H . Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE & DINAGAT ISLANDS Weather Condition: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Caused by: Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms Impacts: Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms FORECAST WIND & COASTAL WATER CONDITIONS: Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE, SIARGAO ISLANDS & DINAGAT ISLANDS Wind Speed: Slight to Moderate Wind Direction: Southwest to West Coastal Waters: Slight to Moderate / (0.6 to 2.1 meters OVER SURIGAO CITY: Maximum Temperature: 02:00 PM Yesterday ------ 34.9°C Minimum Temperature: 02:00 AM Today ------- 23.6°C Maximum Relative Humidity: 02:00 AM Today --- 88% Minimum Relative Humidity: 02:00 PM Yesterday ---- 54% TIDES: (Courtesy of NAMRIA) High Tide: 07:45 AM Today = 1.1 m Low Tide: 04:31 PM Today = 0.1 m Sunrise: Today: 05:27 AM Sunset: Today: 05:34 PM



Friday, August 12, 2022

AgSur FRs avail 10-day TESDA training 

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – Some fifteen Former Rebels (FRs) of the 26th Infantry Battalion are set to undergo the Ten-day Land Preparation for Agricultural Crops Production leading to Agricultural Crops Production NCIII Training, which commenced on August 9, 2022 at the Main Command Post, 26IB, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army in Barangay Zamora, Talacogon, this province.

The training covers seven (7) days of land preparation for agricultural crops production and three (3) days of entrepreneurship training that aims to empower the FRs to be more economically-resilient by enhancing and developing their individual skills and capability toward sustainable livelihood.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior government officials of Talacogon headed by Hon. Mayor Pauline Marie R. Masendo, R.N, and Hon. Vice Mayor Melchor P. Demegillo as well as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) led by Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi, CESO III, and Acting Provincial Director Novielita A. Dispo.

“Isip representanti sa katawhan sa Talacogon, ako ug uban sa akong kaubanan sa local nga panggamhanan naninguha nga mahatag ang kalinaw ug kalambuan sa atong dapit sulod sa taas nga panahon, andam kami nga musuporta sa mga panginahanglan sa atong mga kaigsuonang nahigmata ug nibalik na sa sabakan sa pang-gobyerno pinaagi sa nagkalain-laing programa alang sa panginabuhian sa atong mga kaigsuonang Former Rebels (As your representative in Talacogon, me and the local government unit want to maintain peace and order, and development in our municipality for a longest time, and we are ready to help provide the needs of our former rebels who voluntarily surrendered to the folds of the law, through the various programs and livelihood of our government),” said Hon. Pauline Marie R Masendo, R.N, Municipal Mayor of Talacogon, as she delivered her inspirational message during the opening ceremony.

Regional Director Tarhata S Mapandi, CESO III of TESDA Caraga, expressed her gratitude to the local task force for the unified effort in the implementation of government programs and services to the most vulnerable sectors in the community. She also mentioned the TESDA “Abot Lahat Services” for the front runners, and explained to the FR participants the skills training and seminars for their livelihood development which will improve their lives. 

Also, Acting Provincial Director Novelita A. Dispo of TESDA-Agusan del Sur, also applauded the strengthened partnership with the AFP unit and the LGU for the successful implementation of the program and further discussed the 10-day training rationale and benefits of taking the said training. 

She reminded the participants to take and complete the training seriously, “Ako lang hangyo sa inyoha nga kung pwede ato lang tiwason ang training, kay dili mani para sa amoa kundi para sa inyoha. In fact, nagpasalamat me nga nibalik namu sa sabakan sa gobyerno alang sa kalinaw ug kabag-ohan sa atong kumunidad (I am asking all of you to persevere and complete this training because this is not for us, but for your welfare),” she said. 

Meanwhile, Lt. Col Sandy R Majarocon, Commanding Officer of this unit commended and thanked the agencies who dedicated their selfless support for the FRs, “Ako mapasalamaton sa LGU-Talacogon ug sa TESDA alang sa gipahigayon nga Land Preparation for Agricultural Crops Production Training alang sa mga kaigsuonang nahibalik sa sabakan sa gobyerno. Daku na kining tabang kanila sa ilang panginabuhian aron sila mamahimong maayo ug mabungahong lumulupyo sa atong komunidad (I am thankful to LGU-Talacogon and TESDA for conducting this Land Preparation for Agricultural Crops Production Training intended for our former rebels. This is a big help and opportunity for them to have their own livelihood as they now live in the mainstream society),” he said.

The local government agencies are working hand in hand through the Local Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in serving various initiatives to help sustain the needs of the FRs for them to be reintegrated back to the community, be with their families, and start over with their new lives, especially in this pandemic crisis. (2Lt Kayce M Abuan, acting CMO Officer, 26IB/ PIA-Agusan del Sur)