(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 21 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 135 km West Southwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.1°N, 120.0°E). Meanwhile, another LPA was estimated based on all available data at 880 km East of Eastern Visayas (11.1°N, 133.8°E). 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 cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. 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 Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

DOT opens satellite office in Siargao

By Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) Caraga recently opened a new satellite office in General Luna, Siargao Island.

DOT Regional Director Ivonne Dumadag said, “the Siargao Island satellite office of the DOT will provide immediate and significant assistance and support to tourism-related activities.”

“With a visible manpower, collaboration and linkage  with local stakeholders on the island will definitely enhance the tourism experience of our local and foreign tourists, thereby boosting the local economy and the promotion of  sustainable tourism practices,” the director said.

Meanwhile, Provincial Tourism officer-in-charge Jolly Joyce C. Tibay bared that the provincial government of Surigao Del Norte under the leadership of Gov. Robert Lyndon S.  Barbers, through the Provincial Tourism Office, expressed gratitude on the opening of the DOT satellite office, aside from helping the tourism sector, it supported President Marcos Jr.’s National Tourism Development Plan 2023 to 2028 to develop the tourism industry through infrastructure, promotion, employment generation, connectivity and equal opportunities for all sectors.

"With the said opening, the whole new reformative tourism narrative of the province on Responsable, Lig-on, Sinsero, sanan may Baruganan (RLSB) or the RLSB Tourism Development Framework, under the care of Gov. Barbers will be realized as this development gives priority on accessibility and immediate response to the tourists' needs, as well as to aid the nine municipalities of Siargao Island to further enhance their tourism initiatives." Tibay added.

The inauguration of the new satellite office was witnessed by DOT Dir. Dumadag, chief of the Tourism Operations Office Tiara Julia Santos, DOT personnel, together with the Siargao Island tourism officers, local officials and tourism industry partners. (SDR/PIA-Surigao del Norte, with a report from DOT Caraga)