(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, March 24, 2023

Empowering MSMEs in Agusan del Norte through DOST’ SETUP

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Provincial Science and Technology Office of Agusan del Norte, recently held an orientation and signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with three micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) namely, Nenen's Vulcanizing Shop, White Stone Water Refilling Station, and Jezro Food Products Manufacturing. 

These MSMEs received a total funding of P2,413,472 through the Small Enterprise Technology Program (SETUP) of the DOST to upgrade their equipment and improve their product quality and productivity.

SETUP is a program designed to assist MSMEs in adopting and utilizing appropriate technologies to enhance their operations. Through technology interventions such as equipment and machinery upgrading, training and consultancy services, and product development, the DOST aims to help MSMEs improve their productivity and competitiveness. The program also promotes innovation and technology adoption among MSMEs, which can lead to the development of new products and services, as well as the creation of new markets.

By providing access to technology and innovation, SETUP can help MSMEs keep up with changing market demands and consumer preferences, which can ultimately lead to sustainable growth and development for businesses and the economy. (DOST Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)