(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 4, 2023

DTI Rapid Growth Project takes off in Carrascal town

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur – The Rapid Growth Project Key Informant Interview (KII) spearheaded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was conducted in the different identified barangays in Carrascal town on March 30, 2023.

The program is a P4.7 billion value-chain-based and market-driven business development initiative that aims to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic development for rural farming communities which is focused on engaging coconut farmers on diversified farming and other related commodities as part of their farming cultivation activities.

Accordingly, the town of Carrascal is considered the control area of the project, together with the municipalities of Cantilan and Madrid.

In phase 2, the team is looking forward to the inclusion of Carrascal in fund allocation relative to this program to benefit the farmers and establish a market linkage among clustered associations in the province and the whole region as well. (NGPB/Carrascal FITS Center/PIA-Surigao del Sur)