(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 02 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MAWAR {2302} (FORMERLY "BETTY") LOCATION: 945 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.9°N, 128.3°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 95 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 145 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 25 KM/H FOR. 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

Monday, March 20, 2023

DILG 13 conducts women’s forum for recovering drug dependents

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office Caraga conducted the Women’s Forum: Buhay Ingatan, Droga’y Ayawan (BIDA) Advocacy and Economic Recovery for Recovering Drug Dependents (RDDs) cum “Gandang May Igaganda Pa: Serbisyo Para Kay Juana” on March 16, 2023 at Grand Palace Hotel, this city.

Butuan City’s Recovering Drug Dependents (RDDs) were chosen to be DILG Caraga’s beneficiaries for this year’s National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC). This is a continuing and yearly tradition in honoring the lives of women by providing them pampering kits by DILG and providing them inputs on how to avail the livelihood and skills program from our partner agencies – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA). 

This is one of the activities under the BIDA Program, the DILG's medium to long-term program in the national campaign against illegal drugs pursuant to Executive Order No. 66 or the Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS). With the celebration of National Women’s Month every march, it is timely to have the activity as part of the Women’s Month Celebration since BIDA Program includes advocacy to strengthen drug demand reduction and raise public awareness on the ill-effects of illegal drugs.

A pampering session for the women – kababaihan dubbed as “Gandang May Igaganda Pa: Serbisyo Para Kay Juana” was provided in the afternoon with free services offered like haircut, manicure, pedicure and massage services. 

As a strong advocate for Women’s rights, DILG XIII – Caraga supports in promoting women’s welfare and in commemorating their contribution to work, families and to our communities.

BIDA Program is pursuant to Executive Order No. 66 (Institutionalizing Philippine Anti-illegal Drugs Strategy or PADS) in line with the current administration’s commitment to continue the campaign against illegal drugs. BIDA aims to raise awareness and encourage community participation in drug demand reduction. (LGOO VI Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)