(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).


Tuesday, 15 August 2023

POPCOM reviews program implementation in AgSur

AGUSAN DEL SUR -- The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Caraga assessed the state of the population and development programs in the local government units of San Francisco, Prosperidad, La Paz, Loreto, Veruela, Santa Josefa, and Bayugan City, all in the Province of Agusan del Sur.

It was learned that the execution of the program is now hampered by the limited resources available that have been distributed to the LGUs. Because of this limitation, the majority of them were unable to implement the strategies outlined in their Annual Investment Plan.

However, there are still programs that have been granted logistical assistance by the national government. As a result, the majority of the LGUs visited focused their efforts on responsible parenthood and family planning demand generation, with the intention of increasing access to reproductive health and family planning services. 

Also on their list of priorities for implementation is advanced adolescent health and development, with the objective of reducing teenage pregnancy.

Under the leadership of Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano, the POPCOM-Caraga continuously reminds local population officers and their local chief executives of the Department of Budget and Management’s Local Budget Memoranda 85 and 87 as references for the formulation of the LGUs’ annual appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023 and FY 2024 respectively. 

According to both DBM issuances, the National Tax Allotment (NTA) and other local resources must initially pay the expenses for the management of essential services as defined by the Local Government Code of 1991, notably those devolved by national government agencies (Section 2.2.5.1).

The agency is continuing its efforts to monitor LGUs in order to continue working for human and societal development. It is also a means of altering how communities comprehend and respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by the constantly rising population. 

“We can make better judgments, support sustainable growth, and build communities that meet the demands of their residents by leveraging real-time data and smart technology,” RD Makinano said. (Mark Moreno, Field Coordinator/PIA-Agusan del Sur)