(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 02 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 675 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (18.8°N, 128.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting 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 TS Jenny / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to West will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, 5 June 2023

PMO Surigao celebrates Environment Month through street, coastal clean up

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Port Management Office of Surigao of the Philippine Ports Authority has once again demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship by organizing a quarterly street and coastal clean-up activity at the Port of Surigao along the picturesque Bilang-Bilang Bay. 

The event, which coincided with the nationwide celebration of the Philippine Environment Month, took place on a Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

The initiative extended beyond Surigao City, with simultaneous clean-up efforts taking place at other port terminals namely, TMO-Lipata and TMO-Dapa. Various stakeholders from the port community actively participated in the endeavor, including the Surigao Porters Association, shipping lines/agents, Global Port Surigao Terminal Inc., Philippine Navy reservists, and the Surigao City Nickel Eagles Club - Caraga Region 13.

With a shared objective to protect and preserve the environment, volunteers worked diligently to clear the area from waste and debris. Together, they managed to collect an impressive total of seven sacks of garbage. Each sack was meticulously sorted and appropriately disposed to ensure that the impact on the environment was minimized.

Proclamation No. 237, issued by the late President Corazon C. Aquino on April 4, 1988, declared the month of June as the Philippine Environment Month, calling on citizens to dedicate their time and effort to safeguarding and nurturing the environment. (PPA-PMO Surigao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)