(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).

Thursday, April 20, 2023

LGU Hinatuan finalizes ELCCAP

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur -- The local government unit of Hinatuan, under the leadership of Mayor Shem Garay successfully conducted the Finalization of the Enhanced Local Climate Change Action Plan (ELCCAP) at Lodestone Shores Resort, Portlamon, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur on April 14 to 17, 2023.

Resource persons Lei Añora and Celvina Villar-Meñez of RVM Consultancy Services, underscored the importance of mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation in the development plans of the LGU.

The ELCCAP aims to pursue and protect the development and sustainability efforts and initiatives of the town by building disaster-resilient and climate-change-adaptable Hinatuan. (Gemma S. Millan, LGU-Hinatuan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)