(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, September 7, 2023

RTWPB-13 lauds 4 MSMEs for the Nat’l Productivity Olympics

Butuan City – After producing National Winners of Productivity Olympics on 2015, 2019 and 2021, the Regional Tripartite and Productivity Board-(RTWPB) Caraga once again produced four outstanding MSMEs who will represent the region for the upcoming 2023 National Productivity Olympics in October of this year.   

The National Productivity Olympics, a biennial event initiated by National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) and RTWPBs nation-wide, is a prestigious competition that showcases the best of the Philippines’ productivity –driven enterprises. It is a platform where micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from all regions gather to demonstrate their best practices in productivity, innovation and business sustainability.

With this year’s theme, “From Striving to Thriving: Reset and Reposition for Impact,” it aims to recognize MSMEs that demonstrated resilience in their adjustments in business strategies and goals as pandemic changed the world of work to achieve their targets, sustain growth, and contribute to economic recovery, and those that upgraded their technologies and innovation capacity, preserved employment and kept their employees engaged and committed to organizational goals.

This grand event is not just a competition; it is a celebration of entrepreneurial spirit and a testament to the pursuit of excellence in the business world.  

Here are the four (4) remarkable MSMEs from Caraga that will proudly represent the region in the 2023 National Productivity Olympics:

Name of Establishment





Barobo, Surigao del Sur


Agribusiness (Micro)



Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur


Agribusiness (Medium)


Bislig City, Surigao del Sur


Industry (Medium)



Trento, Agusan del Sur


Industry (Micro)


These four Caraga-based MSMEs will not only showcase the region's potential but also represent the spirit of productivity, innovations and sustainability. Definitely, they are the inspiration and motivation for other MSMEs to soar high. Their journey, from the challenges of pandemic, its survival and the current achievement, will leave a legacy and will make another proud Caraga this year on the national stage. (CBM, RTWPB Caraga/ PIA-Caraga)