(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

Thursday, August 18, 2022

32 Farmers graduate from DAR's Farm Business School in Alegria town

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 18 (PIA) -- Some 32 farmer-members from the San Juan Producers Association (SJPA) in the Local Government Unit of Alegria, Surigao del Norte, graduated from the Department of Agrarian Reform Surigao del Norte Farm Business School.

The graduated farmers have transformed themselves into farmer-entrepreneurs as they graduated from the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) Farm Business School (FBS) in Surigao del Norte.

DAR OIC-Provincial head Maria Elizabeth De Guzman said the FBS aims to develop the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) into agricultural entrepreneurs to promote farming as one of the businesses which ARBs could draw big earnings.

She said it is designed to help the farmers upgrade their knowledge and skills in developing competitive farm enterprises that will open opportunities for them to earn more.

De Guzman said that the thirty two ARBs were trained on various entrepreneurial skills and advanced farming practices covering a total of 25 sessions and the FBS has empowered the participants to make the lands awarded to them by the DAR change their lives and the lives of others by properly management of the land and their products in terms of marketing their various crops.

"Your active participation in this activity shows that you are now ready for the challenge that awaits you as you are now one step ahead to become Agripreneurs." De Guzman said.

The FBS can be compared to an educational system designed to provide the farmers with techniques to maximize their agricultural products to earn more profit, learn marketing strategies, and other opportunities to uplift their living conditions. (DAR- Surigao del Norte/PIA- Surigao del Norte)