(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,325 km East of Central Luzon (15.6°N, 134.5°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

DTI Dinagat Islands intensifies Fair Trade Law, R.A 9211 monitoring in the province

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands  Aug. 3 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry- Province of Dinagat Islands has intensified its Fair Trade Law (FTL) monitoring and posting of RA 9211, also known as "Tobacco Regulation Act of 2013," in Barangay Tag-abaca, Sto. Niño, Diegas, and Ritaglenda in the Municipality of Basilisa, this province.

According to DTI Dinagat Islands Provincial Director Elmer Natad,  a total of thirty-four stores were visited and sixteen stores were monitored for FTL compliance, and eighteen stores were posted with RA 9211. 

He said all monitored stores for FTL were found compliant and the departmenmt intensified the conduct of monitoring to ensure the safety of the consumers in using products with mandatory certification. 

"On the other hand, the posting of RA 9211 aims to inform the public, especially tobacco retailers, that selling tobacco to children ages 18 or below is illegal." Natad added. (Susil D. Ragas, PIA- Dinagat Islands/DTI- Dinagat Islands)