(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, April 9, 2024

Dinagat Islands gears up for DTI’s competitiveness index cycle

In preparation for the 2024 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index Cycle (CMCI), the Department of Trade and Industry in the Province of Dinagat Islands rolled out to the local government units (LGUs) of the province the CMCI at DokMee’s Hostel, Brgy. Cuarinta, San Jose.

Ryan Kim P. Magsigay, regional CMCI focal person of DTI-Caraga, led a discussion on the CMCI tool for data-driven and evidence-based local governance that highlighted on the five pillars of CMCI namely, economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, resilience, and innovation, along with their corresponding scoring methods.

Dir. Roberto Zandro J. Olaguer of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) also discussed the research and development programs of DOST designed to assist LGUs in improving their scores under the pillar of innovation.

Jose Wilbert Gorgonio and Loejun Y. Patual, CMCI focal persons of LGU-General Luna of Surigao del Norte, representing the 5th-6th class municipality, and LGU San Jose representing the 3rd-4th class municipality, respectively, shared their best practices as top performers during the 2023 CMCI.

Furthermore, all seven LGUs in Dinagat Islands were recognized based on their rankings from the previous year’s performance. (DTI-PDI/PIA-Dinagat Islands)