(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

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

DA-Caraga Bags 3 Awards on Magna Carta of Women 13th Anniversary

BUTUAN CITY -- The promotion, adherence, and inclusion of gender equality in the Department of Agriculture Caraga’s programs have paved the way for the agency to be cited as one of the Gender Responsive Government Agencies  (GRCA) in an awards conferment ceremony held on August 15, 2022 in Butuan City.

The awarding was in line with the 13th anniversary of RA 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

Sponsored by the Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional GAD Committee (RGADC), the 2021 Search for Caraga's GRCA aims to promote gender equality, seeks to address discriminatory policies and services, socialization processes, and norms that negatively define gender roles and practices in an agency. 

Another award was also given to DA-Caraga dubbed as "Partner Agency Award" for being able to promote and mainstream gender equality in partnership with various agencies, RDC and RGADC.

Rebecca Reyes Atega, Regional Technical Director for Operations said that DA-Caraga has been supporting efforts to adopt and shape more gender relations, opportunities, and social progress, and ensure women and men equitable access to resources and services of the agency..

Furthermore, Ms. Ailyn Luyong Capadocia of DA-Caraga also received the GAD Focal Person Award.

“Mainstreaming gender equality can be fulfilled through sound policies, people participation, enabling mechanism, and Programs, Activities and Projects (PAP) in an agency,” Capadocia said. 

She said that in adherence to RA 9710, DA-Caraga conducts various activities to promote and empower women through training, gender-related activities, advocacies, participation in outreach programs, and giving equal opportunities for men and women in agriculture.

The R.A.9710 or the Magna Carta of Women is a comprehensive human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling, and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sector. (Aurelius P. Arais, DA Caraga/PIA Caraga)