(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 24 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

NCIP-13 to hold series of service caravans for ICCs, IPs

BUTUAN CITY -- The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Caraga will be holding  series of service caravans for indigenous cultural communities/indigenous peoples (ICCs/IPs) across the region from August to September of this year with the support of partner national government agencies and offices.

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In the “Kalinga Alay sa Katutubo: NCIP-Caraga Service Caravan”, legal consultation, medical and dental check-ups, birth registration, and other basic services will be availed of the by the participating ICCs/IPs in the Agusan and Surigao provinces for free. They will also receive over-the-counter medicines and vitamins while IP children will also be given goods.

In a statement, NCIP-Caraga Regional Director Ordonio P. Rocero, Jr. said that the service caravan is just one of the various activities and programs they have been conducting with partners and stakeholders to help bring basic government services to the ICCs/IPs especially those situated in geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs).

“The residents herein are prone to misinformation and insurgency, are economically challenged, and vulnerable to disasters,” said Director Rocero.

The series of caravans will commence on August 10, 2022 at Sitio Subait, Barangay Bonifacio, Las Nieves in the Agusan del Norte province. ICCs/IPs in Barangay Gacepan, Sison, province of Surigao del Norte will also be receiving the same services on August 23, 2022.

In September, NCIP-Caraga will be holding the caravans in the Sur areas at Sitio Sarakag, Barangay Causwagan, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur province on September 6, 2022 and at Sitio Kamalangan, Barangay Binacalan, San Luis in Agusan del Sur on September 20, 2022.

NCIP-Caraga will culminate the activity on September 27, 2022 by serving ICCs/IPs at Sitio Salaysayon, Barangay Jamiguitan, Nasipit, province of Agusan del Norte.

Caraga Region is home to six IP groups, namely the Banwaon from San Luis, Agusan del Sur; Higaonons, who are living in the forested interior planes and mountainous areas of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur and Las Nieves, Buenavista, Nasipit, and Carmen in Agusan del Norte; and Mamanwa, whose members are scattered across portions of Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. 

Two IP groups, the Mandaya and Talaandig, originate from neighboring areas. The Mandayas are from Davao Region and predominantly reside in Surigao del Sur while the Talaandigs are from the Bukidnon province who migrated to Caraga.

Despite sharing roots with the Talaandigs, the Manobo, which is one of the seven tribes who originally inhabited the province of Bukidnon, is the most widespread IP group in Caraga, with communities settling in the Agusan Valleys and both Surigao provinces. (DMNR/PIA-Caraga)