(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 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).

Sunday, 4 February 2024

PMO Surigao conducts coastal, street cleanup

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Port Management Office (PMO) of Surigao kicked off the new year with a coastal and street cleanup drive in celebration of the “Zero Waste Month" on January 27.

For this year, the celebration bares the theme, “Sustainable Waste Management in Livable Communities – Zero Waste to Philippine Waters By 2040," as organized in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB). 

“We are doing this as part of our environmental commitment and consistently embodying our APEC Port Services Network - Green Port Award System (APSN-GPAS) award in making our port and the community’s street/coastal and seawater environmentally sound, clean and safe,” PMO Surigao Port Manager Froilan Caturla said. 

The cleanup drive was a collaborative effort that included personnel from the Terminal Management Offices (TMO) of Lipata and Siargao, shipping lines personnel (Cokaliong Shipping Lines Inc. and Zac Greggor Interisland Water Passenger Transport Services), Surigao City porters association, Global Port Surigao Terminal Inc., Vertex Maritime Int. Trading Inc. (SRF), 72nd Naval Group Reserve and 722nd Naval Squadron Reserve, and Surigao City Nickel Eagles Club-Caraga Region III.  

Together, the participants collected a total of 38 sacks or 138 kilograms of ecological solid waste, including wood, leaves, plastic and glass bottles, cellophane/plastic bags/single-use plastic, unwanted weeds, and discarded mooring rope. The collected waste was properly segregated and disposed of.

The cleanup drive is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 760, series of 2014 that declared every January as “Zero Waste Month,” and Republic Act No. 9003, also known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.” (PPA-PMO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)