(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, 11 September 2023

DA turns over agri-machinery to farmers' group in SurSur

The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (Philmech), in collaboration with the local government of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur successfully handed over agricultural machinery to the Cabas-an Farmers Irrigators' Association on September 7, 2023.

According to the local government unit of Cantilan, the delivered machinery include a  unit of rice combine harvester, a unit hand tractor, and another unit of mechanical rice transplanter, with fundeding from the Department of Agriculture (DA), under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) - Mechanization Program.

Mayor Philip A. Pichay expressed his great gratitude during the ceremonial turnover and pointed out that the equipment received will help boost the local farmers' income, yield, and ability to compete globally through access and use of appropriate mechanization technologies from planting to post-harvest.

In attendance during the ceremonial activity were DA - Philmech Regional Field Coordinator Engr. Jingle T. Paloma, Municipal Agriculturist Ceasar Q. Blanco, SB member Romeo Emmanuel D. Azarcon and Punong Barangay of Cabas-an Regelio G. Trazares. (LGU-Cantilan/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)