(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).

Thursday, 25 May 2023

Chikiting Ligtas vax site available in TMO Dinagat

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands --The Department of Health’s nationwide vaccination drive for kids aged 9 to 59 months to get the much-needed boost made available at the Terminal Management Office in the province of Dinagat Islands, as it hosted the health department’s ‘Chikiting Ligtas’ program for thirty days beginning May 2, 2023, at the Port of San Jose's Passenger Terminal Building of this province. 

Within the same week from launching date, around 100 children of passengers and clients already availed of the program to inoculate children aged 9-59 months old against measles and rubella with the vaccination of one (1) dose of Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine, and children aged 0-59 months old against poliovirus types 1 and 3 with the vaccination of one (1) dose of Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

“Chikiting Ligtas sa Dagdag Bakuna Kontra Polio, Rubella, at Tigdas,” is a nationwide campaign of the Department of Health aimed to prevent impending outbreaks from these vaccine-preventable diseases. (PPA-PMO Dinagat Islands/PIA-Dinagat Islands)