(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

DSWD, DA-NDA visit SLP beneficiary-organization in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga, through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP)-Zero Hunger Program and in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-National Dairy Authority (DA-NDA), recently facilitated a benchmarking activity and learning visit for the members of the Backyard Goat Raisers SLP Association at the Jolly Goat Dairy Farm in Dumalagan, this city.

The DSWD-SLP and DA-NDA organized the said activity to equip the association members with knowledge on how to manage a dairy goat farm since the SLPA proposed to have Dairy Goat Production as their livelihood project. 

Before the learning visit, participants attended various capacity-building activities such as project proposal preparation, leadership and organization development, and orientation on the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty Program of the DSWD. 

The Zero Hunger Program as a new action item implemented under the DSWD-SLP is a national-initiated partnership program aiming to provide poor and marginalized farmers with financial livelihood assistance, capacity-building, and skills training. Moreover, it promotes functional complementation of livelihood assistance from different Program Convergence Budgeting (PCB) partner agencies to achieve a common goal of uplifting our poor individuals and organizations. (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)