(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

'Kapuso-type' classrooms to rise in Siargao

BUTUAN CITY -- The GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc., through Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO) Rikki Escudero Catibog, convened all the signatories on August 18, 2022 at Baybay Elementary School in the Municipality of Burgos for the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed construction of the disaster-resilient school building otherwise known as “Kapuso-type classroom” for the said school.

Involved parties present during the said activities were Burgos Municipal Mayor Angie Arcena, Schools Division Superintendent Nelia S. Lomocso, CSR Area Supervisor for Mindanao Concrete Stone Corporation Ricky Bocaoco, LIXIL Philippines Inc. brand leader Giuliana Anastacio, APEX Mining Corporation Corporate Affairs and Communication AVP Ma. Teresa L. Pacis, CEMEX Philippines Foundation Executive Director Erlinda Lizardo, and deputy commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Eastern Mindanao Command Brigadier General (BGEN) Potenciano C. Camba.

In a message, Catibog assured the learners of Baybay ES that the proposed classroom project will be ready for occupancy in three months’ time.

“Three months from now, babalik kami dito na may dalang regalo bilang bahagi ng aming ‘Give a Gift’ project. Three months from now, may bago na kayong classrooms (Three months from now, we will return here with gifts as part of our 'Give a Gift' project. Three months from now, you will have new classrooms),” she said. 

Invited entities, especially the benefactors affirmed their commitment to Kapuso Foundation for the provision of manpower, resources, security, and transportation to afford the school children of Baybay ES a more durable and stable education facility.

The municipal mayor of Burgos, Hon. Arcena, thanked the foundation for the timely assistance and she looked forward to more projects to create in the near future.

Meanwhile, the superintendent of DepEd Siargao also expressed her gratitude to the charitable foundation for choosing DepEd Siargao as its recipient.

“Thank you most sincerely, GMA Kapuso Foundation and donors, for being to the rescue in our classroom needs, especially that we are set to open the full-blown face-to-face classes in November, this year. Your valuable gift will truly make a difference in the lives of our learners, and we are extremely grateful for that,” Dr. Lomocso said. 

Distribution of the learners’ kits from Kapuso followed after the ceremonial groundbreaking and agreement signing. (Edgar R. Gorgonio, Jr., DepEd-Siargao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)