(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Friday, September 16, 2022

350 fisherfolks receive fuel assistance from DOLE in Carrascal town

By: Nida Grace P. Barcena

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur – Some 350 fisherfolk in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur received fuel assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on September 15, 2022.

The beneficiaries accordingly are the members of the registered fishery organizations of Carrascal town.

The report said each registered fisherfolk beneficiary received eight (8) liters of special gasoline to support their fishing operations from DOLE.

The said program is funded through the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP), which seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability to risks of the working poor, vulnerable, and marginalized workers through emergency employment and promotion of entrepreneurship and community enterprises.

Meanwhile, the strategy implemented according to the Municipal Agriculture Office is also a continuous effort of the LGU that aside from providing them the fishing gear, fuel is also essential to reduce their expenses while operating legally within the municipal waters of Carrascal town, it was learned. (Photo credit to: LGU-Carrascal/PIA-Surigao del Sur)