(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).

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

DA: Techno Demo Harvest Festival  in Cortes town

By: Nida Grace P. Barcena

CORTES, Surigao del Sur -- A Harvest Festival was conducted in Cortes, Surigao del Sur, after the successful establishment of the technology demonstration on vegetable production in barangay Burgos, Cortes town recently, by the Department of Agriculture-Caraga under the High-Value Crops Development Program.

The project started in June of the current year through the Cortes Vegetable Growers Association (CVGA) as a project cooperator in establishing the techno demo on vegetable production.

Showcasing the technologies used, the DA-Caraga High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) has provided technical assistance on good agricultural practices (GAP) technology. The beneficiaries also availed the different agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, plastic mulch, twines, water sprinklers, and seedling trays, among others.

Cortes Municipal Mayor Josie M. Bonifacio led the ceremonial harvesting with CVGA President Victorino Mejas. The event was witnessed and joined by the Provincial, and Municipal High-Value Techno-demo coordinators, teachers, members, and officers of the association, it was learned. (Photo credit to LJ Evangelista Technical Staff - HVCDP/PIA-Surigao del Sur)