(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 28 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 825 km East of Northern Luzon (17.1°N, 129.5°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Trough of TY BETTY / Southwesterly Windflow. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from West to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (2.5 to 5.0 meters).

Friday, February 10, 2023

LGU-Cantilan commends DA for tangible assistance to farmers

CANTILAN, Surigao del Sur -- Local Chief Executive Philip Pichay of the Local Government Unit of Cantilan of this province commended  the tangible assistance of the Department of Agriculture Caraga to the local farmers, during the opening program of the two-day Fertilizer Discount Voucher (FDV) Distribution in the LGU starting today, February 9 until February 10, 2023. 

A total of 476 rice farmers from the LGU have received the fertilizer discount vouchers from the DA - Rice Program. The voucher will be utilized to purchase urea fertilizers (46-0-0) from the partner fertilizer merchants.

According to the LCE, the program is in line with the LGU's Fertilizer Subsidy Program which aims to help local farmers increase rice production and minimize  production costs by providing fertilizer inputs. The program also cushions the potential impacts of the under-application of urea fertilizer to palay production and sustain the suffiiciency of rice supply in the country. (Grace Barcena/LGU-Cantilan/PIA-Surigaod el Sur)