(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).

Monday, February 27, 2023

LGU-Sibagat, PhilFIDA establish abaca production centers

AGUSAN DEL SUR -- Recognizing the Municipality of Sibagat as the abaca capital of Agusan del Sur, the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) headed by OIC-Regional Director Samuel M. Nacino, Jr., paid courtesy visit to the Mayor's Office of the LGU on February 22, and discussed the project regarding the establishment of production centers for abaca and other fibercops at Barangay Sinai of said municipality. 


LGU-Sibagat and PhilFIDA identified a group beneficiary which is the Sinai Free Farmers Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative, that is well-known for the production of ‘Sinamay’ and other handloom woven items made from abaca. Handloom weaving is the traditional livelihood of the said beneficiary. 


The project is part of Senator Loren Legarda's initiative for the fiscal year 2023 which aims to promote the growth and development of the fiber industry in the region. (Sibagat Angat/PIA Agusan del Sur)