(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 30, 2022

POPCOM campaigns family welfare

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte --  The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) continues its campaign for protect families under its program tagline “Ang Pamilyang Protektado, Panalo”,which underlined the importance of having a well-planned family for this will give greater opportunity and capacity to invest for the well-being and development of each family member – and will then become a more empowered human resource. 

From September 26 to October 2, the POPCOM is celebrating the 30th National Family Week with theme, “Urbanisasyon at Pamilyang Pilipino: Magka-agapay sa Pagpapatibay at Pagpapaunlad ng Bansa.”  


The celebration is a renewal to the call as one cohesive government institution as POPCOM and its partners move together towards healthy, empowered, and well-planned Filipino families and communities. 


POPCOM continued its advocacy of promoting and enhancing interactions among parents and their teenagers, encourages mothers and fathers to engage in open discussions, especially about topics on sex and sexuality, which are seen to help prevent incidences of pregnancy among young people, while the Commission recognized the demographic implications of early pregnancy among adolescents and its impact to development as well.


POPCOM urges its partners specifically the local government units to integrate provision of basic family planning and population development services in their respective capacity development agenda within the context of devolution – as part of the general welfare services enumerated under Local Government Code, Section 17. (May ann O. Escobal, POPCOM Caraga/PIA Caraga)