(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).

Thursday, 22 June 2023

Students, faculty join DENR 2023 Forestrylympics in Bislig City

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- In line with the monthlong celebration of the Philippine Environment Month which bares the theme, "No to waste: Advancing Circular Economy to #beatplasticpollution, " the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Community ENRO Bislig headed by CENR officer Nathaniel E. Racho, in collaboration with the Forest and Wetland Research Development and Extension Center (FWRDEC) conducted the 2023 Forestrylympics in arboretum cum rest and recreation area in Sitio Sanyata, Barangay San Roque, Bislig City on June 20, 2023.

Accordingly, the students and teachers from Caraga State University (CSU) Main Campus, North Eastern Mindanao State University (NEMSU) Bislig San Miguel Campuses  joined the said event.

The 2023 Forestrylympics highlighted the different knowledge game such as the identification or name the leaf, wood and seed, and the environmental quiz bee.

The activity allowed the students to hone their knowledge, practice their specialization and maintain professional integrity and ethics in forestry.

As a result, Team Bagtikan emerged as the overall champion in leaf, wood, and seed identification, followed by Team White Lauan and Binuang. For the environmental quiz bee, Team White Lauan was declared as champion, followed by Team Binuang and Banaba.

The mentors always agree that the youth is the hope of our future. Today they might be our partners, while tomorrow they will go on and become leaders who will play vital roles in the protection and conservation of our natural resources for a greener and healthier environment. (DENR-CENRO Bislig/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)