(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

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Surigao Norte guv eyes provincial ‘Balay Silangan’

BUTUAN CITY -- Surigao del Norte Provincial Governor Robert Lyndon S. Barbers on Thursday, September 1, said that the Provincial Government will establish a provincial ‘Balay Silangan’.

Following the arrest of high-value targets in Barangay Mabua, Surigao City on August 31, 2022, Governor Barbers affirmed his “more than 100 percent” support to the campaign against illegal drug use and says that he is planning on establishing a provincial ‘Balay Silangan’, a temporary shelter for drug offenders who are undergoing rehabilitation. The program also forms part of the community-based rehabilitation program of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

The governor said he is still discussing the details with PDEA Surigao del Norte Provincial Director Randy Pulmano.

“Dili sija kon rehab center but murag ing-ana ang konsepto (It’s not really a rehab center but the concept is similar). We’ll get down to the details with regard to that program,” the official added.

During his stint as the provincial governor in 2007, Governor Barbers created the Anti-Vice Task Force to tackle illegal drug use and abuse in the province. While the official has disclosed that the task force will not be revived during his current term, he says he will continue to support the anti-illegal drugs campaign and the programs of PDEA through the provision of funds and other forms of support.

“It has been my personal advocacy to go against the people involved in drug trade and drug users,” he said.

“Definitely, I will be very active in terms of pagpakgan gajud sa tigpayuhot aning ginadili na droga (Definitely, I will be very active in terms of stopping those who continue to proliferate illegal drugs),” Governor Barbers added. (DMNR/PIA-Surigao del Norte)