(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, 30 April 2024

29 people’s organizations in Agusan Norte town benefit from microgrants

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY (PIA) – A total of 29 people’s organizations (POs) from seven barangays in the municipality of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte benefitted from microgrants amounting to more than P3 million.

These barangays were affected by heavy flooding brought by the trough of low pressure area in February of this year.

The program on microgrants of Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (EcoWEB, Inc.), a non-government organization, in partnership with the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the local government of Las Nieves, provided financial assistance to the PO beneficiaries based on the livelihood proposal submitted by the group.

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the local government of Las Nieves partnered with the Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (EcoWEB, Inc.) to implement the microgrant program aiding the recovery of 29 people’s organizations in the municipality of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte that were affected by the severe flooding in Caraga Region in February 2024. Photo courtesy of LGU-Las Nieves.

Marefie Montillano, representative of E.G. Montilla Revive-UP Pass-on Farmers Association (ERPOFA), and also one of the 29 PO beneficiaries, expressed gratitude for the grant extended to their organization. 

“Grabe ka lisod ang among natagamtaman tungod sa pagbaha nga among nasinate sa among lugar, mao nga kini nga suporta nga among naangkon nakahatag ug kadasig sa amo nga mga kababayenhan nga magpadayon sa among pagtambayayong,” Montillano shared.

(We had a very difficult and traumatic experience because of the flooding in our community. The support that we received encouraged our women members to continue to work hard, collaborate, and stay resilient in our group’s endeavor.)

During the interview of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Agusan del Norte information center manager, Nora L. Molde, Las Nieves Mayor Karen S. Rosales expressed gratitude to the proactive efforts of the government agencies and partners such as National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (EcoWEB, Inc.) in helping flood victims of the town recover and rebuild their livelihood. Photo courtesy of Xyrie Ian L. Molde.

Las Nieves Mayor Karen S. Rosales acknowledged the big contribution of the financial assistance to the affected residents of the municipality, stating, “The financial assistance will help the flood victims to recover and bring back their normal lives.”

“Considering the limited resources of the municipality, the amount given to the POs was appreciated. Thank you to the national government, the NAPC, and EcoWEB, Inc. for the intervention extended to the residents. They can now start building and recover from the losses due to flooding,” Rosales added.

The turnover of the financial grant was facilitated by  EcoWEB, Inc. Executive Director Regina S. Antequisa. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)