(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).

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

DENR turns over SWIS to BLGU in Lanuza 

LANUZA, Surigao del Sur -- The Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR) officially turned over the newly established Small Water Impounding System (SWIS) Project to the  Barangay Local Government Unit of Agsam in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur.

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) - Surigao del Sur (SDS) led by PENR Officer Victor B. Sabornido, and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Cantilan headed by CENR Officer Gay P. Resullar facilitated the formal turnover ceremony in collaboration with the LGU concerned. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was also inked during the event.

The activity kicked off with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the SWIS facility in Sitio Himatagan, Barangay Agsam, in Lanuza town. The Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entered into by and between the BLGU Agsam represented by Barangay Captain Annabelle J. Yparraguirre (Donee), Municipal LGU of Lanuza represented by Mayor Marvin T. Azarcon (Donee), and DENR-PENRO SDS chief Victor B. Sabornido (Donor) held at the Lanuza Surf Camp also followed on the same day..

This is one of the projects of the department which is to provide a decent facility for a  sustainable water supply under the National Greening Program (NGP) plantations and reforestation projects in the barangay, as well as to supply water to the nearby communities for domestic use.

Present during the event were DMO III Ramonito Lagahit, DMO III Melissa Y. Arpilleda, Lanuza MENR Officer Melchor John Largo, Lanuza Tribal Community Chieftain Mr. Redel Salazar, BLGU Agsam Officials, and other concerned stakeholders. (NGPB/CENRO-Cantilan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)