(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of the country. 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

DSWD, LGU to build footbridge in Surigao Sur town

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur (PIA) – A contract signing and ceremonial groundbreaking took place recently between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government of Tagbina in Surigao del Sur for the construction of a footbridge in Barangay Quezon, Tagbina.

Under the program Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (KALAHI-CIDSS) Additional Financing Phase 2, it will provide a dedicated and safe crossing point, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries to the residents and people traversing in the area.

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place in Tagbina town in Surigao del Sur, including the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the local government of Tagbina for the construction of a footbridge in Barangay Quezon. Photo courtesy of LGU - Tagbina.

According to the Special Programs Division chief, Glenn B. Lazaro of Tagbina, “The project is valued at P1,011,526.47.”

Lazaro also said, “The footbridge will serve as a crucial link between key areas, facilitating easier access for pedestrians and enhancing transportation efficiency. The structure will promote safety by offering a secure passage over potentially hazardous areas, particularly during adverse weather conditions.”

Meanwhile, the soon-to-rise footbridge will also improve accessibility for vulnerable groups such as children, elderly individuals, and people with disabilities who may face challenges navigating steep or hazardous terrain in the area, where the accessible design observes helpful and safe features such as ramps and handrails that ensure inclusivity and equal access for all residents and visitors. (NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)