(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 26 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "KARDING" {NORU} was estimated based on all available data over the coastal water of Santa Cruz, Zambales(15.7°N, 119.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving Westward at 30 km/h. Southwest monsoon affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and the Western section of Mindanao. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

PGAS recognizes Outstanding SPES graduates 

AGUSAN DEL SUR – Some one hundred twenty-three beneficiaries under the Special Program of the Employment for Students (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) from the province of Agusan del Sur graduated this year from the different universities in the country. 

Sixteen of which were recognized and awarded with cash incentives by the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur (PGAS) for graduating with Latin honors: nine Magna Cum Laude and seven Cum Laude recipients --- by far the batch of SPES graduates with the most Latin honors.

“Sa atong SPES babies, proud na gani mi nga nakagraduate mo og college, but to graduate with honors, garbo gyud mo sa atong probinsya… Dako sab akong pasalamat sa Department of Labor and Employment sa partnership nato sa pag implement niining programa sa probinsya (To our SPES babies, we are proud that you graduated with honors, which gave pride to our province),” Gov. Santiago Cane, Jr., shared as he led the recognition and awarding of cash incentives to the said graduates. 

Vice-Governor Samuel Tortor and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, were also present during the said event.

The implementation of SPES was made possible through the support and commitment of the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) headed by Ms. Divina P. Lagumbay, Provincial PESO Manager.

The Special Program for Employment of Students or SPES more known as Summer Job is the department’s youth employment-bridging program which aims to provide temporary employment to poor but deserving students, out-of-school youth, and dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers during summer and/or Christmas vacation or any time of the year to augment the family’s income to help ensure that beneficiaries can pursue their education. (Christian Phillip N. Lozano, DOLE-Agusan del Sur/ PIA-Agusan del Sur)