(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

PAWA benefits goat production project from CNC in Carascal town

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur – The Panikian Agricultural Workers Association (PAWA) of Barangay Panikian in Carrascal,  Surigao del Sur received the goat production package worth Php600,000.00 recently.

The Carrascal Nickel Corporation (CNC) through its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) provided the project designed to engage  the local community members in agricultural activities as livelihood support. It also aims to improve the status and  condition of the low-income sector by giving jobs and business opportunities.

Accordingly, the interventions were delivered in collaboration with the Municipal Agricultural Office (MAO) of Carrascal and the Barangay Panikian Council.

Aside from rain-fed upland farming that people regularly do in the community as the primary source of income, the goat production project is a supplementary livelihood resource provided by CNC-SDMP.

The land and topography of Panikian, the place of the beneficiary , are ideal pasture areas for animal raising such as goats, carabaos, and cows.

The LGU-Carrascal through the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAAO) gave the beneficiaries technical assistance last October 2021 to help and inform them on how to raise the goats properly.

The Goat Production Project offers a big potential for  PAWA  to generate more income by targeting the local market as goat meat is valued at Php 300 to Php 350 per kilogram. (NGPB, with a report from CNC/PIA-Surigao del Sur)