(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).

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

DTI Dinagat campaigns for the Buy Local, Support Local Advocacy at the PDC-EDC Meeting

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands -- The Department of Trade and Industry-Dinagat Islands presented the Buy Local, Support Local program during the Provincial Development Council-Economic Development Committee Meeting held recently at the Old SP Session Hall, Provincial Capitol, Barangay Cuarenta, San Jose town.

One of DTI’s strategies for economic recovery and helping the micro-enterprises bounce back is the buy local campaign, which aims to institutionalize through the issuance of an executive order or ordinance prescribing for the allocation of at least 10% of the total procurement value of the LGUs, national government agencies (NGAs), and other agencies holding offices in the locality for locally-produced goods and services and their promotion thereof.

The advocacy also aims to support and promote the marketing initiative of local producers to LGUs and further strengthen and increase patronage of the local products.

During the PDC-EDC meeting, the members committed to adopt and endorse the initiative to the Provincial PDC. (DTI- Dinagat Islands/PIA- Dinagat Islands)