(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 13 June 2024) Easterlies affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, April 17, 2023

DA begins construction of biosecure facility

SAN MIGUEL, Surigao del Sur -- The construction of biosecure facility for a 300-capacity community-based swine production, repopulation, and expansion project in the local government unit of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur has started, as implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga with project cost of  P4.5 million, including  the construction of swine housing,  farm office and feed storage, which is funded under the Integrated National Swine Production Initiatives for Recovery and Expansion (INSPIRE) program. 

The INSPIRE program is the recovery and repopulation program of the DA for the hog sector, directly responding to the needs of the industry, given the African Swine Fever (ASF) problem.

Further, the INSPIRE program offers mixed interventions to jumpstart and revive the significantly dying swine industry, focusing on increasing swine inventory and breeder base. It also includes the implementation of biosecurity plans anchored on the program,  "Bantay ASF sa Barangay or BABAy ASF. " (PIA-Surigao del Sur)