(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 19 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, 25 October 2023

People's org in Butuan receive P7.5M livelihood assistance 

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga, through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) recently awarded the P7.5 million worth of livelihood assistance to the five people’s organizations (PO) in Butuan City. 

The said assistance was made possible through the efforts of the 23rd Infantry (Masigasig) Battalion (23IB), local government unit of Butuan City and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Caraga, that supported the associations livelihood project and prevented the return of insurgency from these previous conflict areas.

The recipient POs are from geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAS), in which most members were formerly affiliated with the underground mass organizations (UGMOs) of the new people’s army (NPA). 

Fortunately, these organizations were transformed to support the government and are now serving as gatekeepers of peace in their respective communities.

Each PO received the amount of P1.5 million as livelihood assistance to enhance the socio-economic situation of the members.

SLP is a DSWD flagship project that intends to uplift the living conditions of the members of the POs who were rescued from insurgency and violence, and now supporting the government in nation-building. (23IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)