(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

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

AgSur FRs receive immediate assistance

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – The Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur (PGAS) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) Office provided ninety thousand pesos (PhP90,000.00) total worth of immediate cash assistance, sacks of rice and canned goods to nine (9) Former Rebels (FRs) of 26th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army on September 17, 2022.

As intended beneficiaries of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), the said FRs received ten thousand pesos (PhP10,000.00) each with rice and assorted canned goods. 

The FRs were very happy upon receiving the said assistance. “Dako kaayo ang amoang pasalamat sa gobyerno sa ilang mga tabang nga gihatag kanamo. Bisan paman sa luyo sa amoang mga nabuhat, andam lang gihapon sila sa pagdawat ug pag-atiman sa amoa alang sa pagbalik namo sa among pamilya (We are thankful to the government for the assistance  provided to us. Despite the things we did against the government, the government is still willing to accept us as we want to return to the folds of the law),” said alias “KG”.

Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol) Sandy R Majarocon, Commanding Officer of 26IB, expressed his gratitude to the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur headed by Gov. Santiago B Cane Jr. for always supporting the needs of FRs, and the PSWDO headed by Razel O Montemor for facilitating the immediate assistance of FRs of this unit. 

“I am glad that our new FRs have now received their immediate assistance as part of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). This assistance will surely answer the immediate needs of our FRs and initially support their reintegration back to their communities. This action also manifests the good collaboration and cooperation of various government agencies and units that amplify efforts to end the local communist armed conflict,” LtCol Majarocon said.

It can be recalled that the said FRs also underwent series of skills training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Agusan del Sur such as the Land Preparation for Agricultural Crops Production leading to Agricultural Crops Production NCIII, Motorcycle Small Engine Training, and Carpentry and Masonry Training that aim to empower the FRs to be more economically-resilient by enhancing and developing their individual skills and capability. (1Lt Percival Carido, acting CMO officer, 26IB, PA/PIA-Agusan del Sur)