(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

Friday, September 16, 2022

123 farmers receive fertilizer discount voucher from DA in Tagbina, & Barobo

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TAGBINA, Surigao del Sur – A total of 123 registered corn and cassava farmers from the two municipalities of Tagbina, and Barobo, all in the 2nd District of Surigao del Sur recently. received the fertilizer discount voucher from the Department of Agriculture

(Photo credit to APCO-SDS & LGU-Tagbina, SDS)
Each farmer beneficiary received P2,000 worth of fertilizer products which can be claimed from accredited merchants recently.

The  DA - Caraga spearheaded the implementation of the distribution of the Fertilizer Discount Voucher (FDV) to qualified corn and cassava farmer beneficiaries funded under the National Corn Program.

The project aims to sustain fertilizer application of farmer-beneficiaries and increase the yield level of their crops amid the surging and volatile prices of fertilizers.

Accordingly, the event was held in Tagbina Municipal Gym in Tagbina town, hosted by the said local government unit headed by Mayor Glaiza Jane P. Lanete.

Meanwhile, Mayor Lanete has shown her utmost enthusiasm and support on the activity conducted.

Accordingly, some79 farmers beneficiaries from Tagbina town availed of the program.

Mayor Lanete has highlighted the plans and programs prepared by her administration for the betterment of the agricultural sector in the municipality of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur. In addition, she also expressed gratitude to the Department of Agriculture for trusting the LGU to host the said undertaking, as she promised a strong commitment and partnership with the agency for the development and sustainability of agriculture programs in Tagbina town. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)