(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).

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Investment forum highlights livestock-raising opportunities in SurSur

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur --  An Investment Forum was recently conducted by the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur headed by Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) held at the Function Hall, Oasis Beach View Resort Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, to promote the lucrative business on livestock farming.

About 50 participants, comprising of farm owners, farmers association leaders, backyard raisers, and investors were apprised of the industry updates.

Programs and services under OPAg and Department of Agriculture-Caraga, present-day market preferences, and business opportunities were also shared to the audience.

Provincial Agriculturist Marcos Quico, in his message, emphasized that through bolstered collaboration between concerned agencies and the raisers, the livestock industry in Surigao del Sur will gain attraction and this will play a big role in the Agri-business development of the province.

Guest speakers from the National Dairy Authority (NDA), Dr. Kent Venci, Leonito Denso of Landbank of the Philippines, Stella Mae Quico of Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), Edwum Luminarias of Sowreap Corporation, Gersham Martinez of DA-Caraga and the Outstanding Rural Women Awardee,  Emily Nemis, also shared their thoughts and programs of their respective agencies. (OPAg/PIA-Surigao del Sur)