(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 31, 2022

Tandag Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc is all set to host MinBizCon 2022 in Tandag City

By: Nida Grace Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- As the country  gradually adopts  to the new normal brought by the pandemic, the Tandag Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (TCCII) is proudly hosting the significant event of the 31st Mindanao Business Conference starting September 1 to September 2, 2022 for the conference proper at Northeastern Mindanao State University (NEMSU) Stadium in Tandag City.

According to TCCII chair John Vincent Cruz Pimentel, they are expecting influx of visitors to join the event composed of: business leaders, industry movers, policy experts, enterprising game changers, and various stakeholders in southern Philippines. They will discuss on how to come up with, if not the best, the better recommendations on how to harness and develop the immense potential and vast resources of Mindanao.

Pimentel further explained that the MinBizCon will converge the government officials and the private sectors as partners for progress, development, sustainability, and more, with focus on  long-term resiliency to future shudders, possible overhauls and integration of structures, system, and data-sharing to drive greater impact and making programs and services truly equitable and inclusive.

With a theme of One Mindanao: Bigger, Better, Bolder!, the Conference aims to tackle three thematic panels:
1. The impetus to scale up economic production in Bigger Mindanao,
2. The need to improve business conditions and production factors through better Mindanao, and
3. The critical importance of bold and visionary leadership that can ferry a Bolder Mindanao through the new normal.

Meanwhile, prior to the Conference proper on September 1, the arrival of participants, and the Chamber Management Forum takes place as early as today, August 30, 2022. The  Welcome Dinnerl is sponsored by the Caraga League of Mayors. 

The partnership of TCCII with the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur, and the City Government of Tandag as host of the event will  boost the tourism industry of the booming elongated province of Surigao del Sur including the eastern part of Mindanao as one of the destinations to discover by both foreign and local tourists .

The Media Launching was successfully conducted on Monday, August 29, 2022 at the Petron Pavillion in Tandag City, as officially declared by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Eastern Mindanao Regional Governor Julie Senense. It was joined by participants both face-to-face  and virtually via zoom by the media partners in Caraga Region. (Grace Barcena/PIA-Surigao del Sur)