(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).

Wednesday, 14 June 2023

SurSur livestock raisers receive imported dairy cattle 

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur -- The provincial government of Surigao del Sur under the leadership of Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAG) recently assisted in the dispersal of the first batch of dairy cattle from the Department of Agriculture - National Dairy Authority (NDA) for the livestock raisers of Surigao del Sur.

Some 67 Holstein-Jersey dairy cattle from Australia were allotted to 20 qualified livestock raisers of Hinatuan town which is located in the 2nd district of the said province.

"The members of Maligaya Corn Farmers Association from barangays Maligaya, Tagasaka, Bitoon, and Pocto of Hinatuan were the recipients of the dairy cattle," OPAg chief Marcos Quico confirmed.

Meanwhile, the dispersal of the dairy cattle and the provision of technical services for individual or group of farmers are the primary programs of the DA-NDA. (Grace Barcena/OPAg/PIA-Surigao del Sur)