(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 21 February 2024) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. 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 Easterlies / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Carrascal farmers avail of FDV from DA

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur -- A total of 424 smallholder farmers tilling a minimum of 0.25 hectares to a maximum of 2 hectares received fertilizer discount vouchers, as the Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga rolled out the FDV distribution to rice farmers of Carrascal town today, February 8, 2023.

All beneficiaries are registered to the Registry System For Basic Sector in Agriculture (RSBA).

The farmers received vouchers valued from P1,650 to P6,600 to purchase urea fertilizer (46-0-0) from the accredited fertilizer merchants in the area.

The activity aims to ensure the timely availability of the needed fertilizer for rice production. The voucher received by the farmers will be utilized in acquiring urea fertilizer to bolster rice production and ensure food security.

DA-Agricultural Program Coordinating Office of Surigao del Sur headed by June Anthony Ouano, with the LGU officials headed by the supportive Mayor Vicente H. Pimentel III, and Vice Mayor Jessie James T. Valle, Municipal Agriculturist Japhet C. Sugian and Sangguniang Bayan Member Servando Cuajao led the distribution. (Grace Barcena/LGU-Carrascal/PIA-Surigao del Sur)