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

Monday, 25 March 2024

Executive board adopts inventory of local population, dev’t measures

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte -- In a recent milestone development, the Caraga Regional Population Executive Board (RPEB) officially adopted the inventory of local population and development measures in the region.

This inventory, meticulously compiled by CPD-Caraga, served as a comprehensive documentation of various measures aimed at addressing population and development challenges across the region.

During the 1st quarter 2024 Caraga RPEB meeting, Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano emphasized the significance of this inventory, stating that stakeholders can collectively leverage the documented measures to inform strategic planning, resource allocation, and program implementation.

The inventory, a testament to CPD-Caraga's commitment to evidence-based decision-making, encompassed resolutions, ordinances, and executive orders passed by the legislative in all provinces, cities, and municipalities in Caraga Region. 

These measures align primarily with the program areas of the Philippine Population and Development Plan of Action (PPD-POA), focusing on responsible parenthood-family planning, adolescent health and development, and population development (POPDEV) integration. Additionally, measures related to gender and development, maternal and child health, and nutrition have been included.

CPD-Caraga's Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) and advocacy efforts at all levels have played a crucial role in the formulation and implementation of these measures. By documenting and analyzing them, CPD-Caraga aims to establish a comprehensive understanding of the local landscape regarding population and development initiatives.

The inventory findings, now adopted by the RPEB, require endorsement by stakeholders, including the Regional Development Council (RDC), to validate their importance and relevance.

Dir. Makinano further recommended that the results will serve as the basis for interventions and policy formulation, not only by CPD but also by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and other relevant stakeholders.

In endorsing the inventory findings, stakeholders can collectively harness these documented measures to address population and development challenges effectively. This marks a significant step towards evidence-based policymaking and program implementation in Caraga Region, aligning with the objectives of the Philippine Population and Development Plan.

In conclusion, Makinano explained that the Inventory of local population and development measures represents a crucial resource for informed decision-making and action. With the support of stakeholders, including LGUs and government agencies, Caraga Region is poised to leverage these measures to advance its development goals effectively. (May Ann O. Escobal, CPD Caraga/PIA-Caraga)