(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

Thursday, September 8, 2022

16 CSU OJT completed 240 hrs at DENR, CENRO-Bislig

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The City Environment and Natural Resources Office in Bislig City hosted a Culmination Activity for the On-The-Job Training students from Caraga State University (CSU) last September 3, 2022, held at the DENR-CENRO Bislig Conference Room, Mangagoy, Bislig City.

The 16 students taking up the Bachelor of Science in Forestry completed the two hundred forty hours (240) of OJT, under the supervision of Forester-I Arnel P. Masancay, MMFN Nursery Head.

During their OJT, students experienced and conducted the activities of Nursery Operations such as Seedling production, Potting Media Preparation, Sorting and Grading, and Wildings Collection.

Other activities are Timber Inventory, Log Scaling, NGP Validation, Dendrology, Lawin Patrolling, Bird Watching, and Tree Planting.

Inlcuded in  their field exposure were site and company visits to My Plywood Sustainable Resources Corporation and observed how plywood is being produced, using Falcata logs and at ERDB- MFTSC (Mindanao Forest Tree Seed Center) seed Storage and Wood Science Laboratory.

They were also trained on the Basic Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and Drone Operation.

Meanwhile, the students also participated in the  Information and Education Campaign on ENR Laws, Rules, Regulations, Projects, and Programs of the DENR. (DENR, CENRO-Bislig/PIA Surigao del Sur)