(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

Students, youth org join advocacy forum against teenage pregnancy in Tandag City

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The Local Youth Development Council (LYDC) of Tandag City, in partnership with the Suprem Student Government (SSG) of the Jacinto P. Elpa National High School (JPENHS), successfully conducted an  advocacy forum entitled, “Empowering Youth in Tandag City Against Teenage Pregnancy” last June 9, 2023 at Shacene Royal Hotel, Tandag City in the province of Surigao del Sur.

SSG representatives from different schools including North Eastern Mindanao State University (NEMSU), JPENHS, Tandag National Science High School (TNSHS), Buenavista National High School (BNHS); and youth organizations such as the Barkada Kontra Droga -JPENHS and Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) - Tandag City chapter attended in the said event.

The activity raised awareness on teenage pregnancy and promoted responsible behavior of the students and the youth. 

On behalf of Tandag City Mayor Roxanne Pimentel, City Administrator Atty. Janissa P. Delicona delivered an inspirational message, underscoring the importance of creating a safe space and venue for the youth to openly discuss sensitive and significant issues affecting their lives, without fear of judgment and discrimination.

Emphasizing on the mayor's fourth pillar of development on responses to capacitate and protect the vulnerable groups, Atty. Delicona proposed the establishment of a functional support group for the youth of Tandag City.

Also, present at the event were City LGOO Olivia P. Bagasbas, youth development officer Amos Kevin L. Diaz, JPENHS - SSG adviser, Lucky Mae Tino, JPENHS teacher and guidance advocates, Lorenzo B. Blasquez and Jane A. Bruce. (Tandag CSWDO/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)