(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 02 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MAWAR {2302} (FORMERLY "BETTY") LOCATION: 945 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.9°N, 128.3°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 95 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 145 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 25 KM/H FOR. 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

Friday, November 25, 2022

Carrascalanons receive recognition during Agri-awards 2022 in Butuan City

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur -- Emily P. Nimes, owner of Emily Integrated Farm in Barangay Gamuton, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur received a plaque of recognition as 2nd runner up for the Outstanding Rural Women in Agriculture and a cash prize during Agri Awards 2022 at Grand Palace Hotel, Butuan City last November 25, 2022.

Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture (DA), the said activity aimed to encourage women in the country as partners in agriculture development.

Women's distinction and efforts which involve farming and other agri- related initiatives will serve as the foundation for regaining interest in farming and cultivation.

Mrs. Nimes showed her passion shifting from teaching to farming - her first love as a job.

She resigned as a public school teacher and invested her time and money in establishing a diversified farm eventually she collaborated with the local agriculture on some technical input to be in tune with her passion.

As such, she was recognized because of her best farming practices and capability to teach others with the same interest. (Carrsacal FITS-Center/PIA-Surigao del Sur)