August 18, 2017: *** The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is now faced with the problem of looking for usable areas to hold transmission lines that would link the power barge in Tapal Wharf in Ubay town to a substation in Barangay Emelda of the same town. ***The City Government of Tagbilaran is set to sign a memorandum of agreement with BFAR for a multi-million peso livelihood project intended to uplift the living conditions of the fisherfolk. ***47th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Joel Malig said units under him are currently undergoing intensified intelligence operations along with other allied units to confirm the reports on sightings of armed men in Bohol. *** LGU Pilar's program, "Productivity Improvement thru landcare and Agriculture Resource Development and Management"(Pilar Dam) landed in the top 20 in Taking Look 2017. *** LGU Panglao got third place (3rd-6th class municipalities) in Infrastructure during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC recently. ***LGU Panglao's entry program "A Purok-Based Approach in Basic Education Reforms/Turo-Turismo: Strengthening Partnership and Industry Linkage for Effective K-12 Implementation is among the 20 finalist of the Galing Pook Awards 2017. ***The towns of Panglao and Pilar are among the 20 finalists in the yearly search for Galing Pook Awards 2017. *** The National Food Authority in Bohol said prices of rice in the province have been on an uptrend since last week reaching an increase of up to P5 per kilo. *** A man listed in the Bohol Provincial Police Office drug watch list was caught last night with drugs weighed 80 grams with estimated street value of P993,000.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Public hearing on PAG-ASA modernization set Apr 28-29

TAGBILARAN CITY, April 26 (PIA)--The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), for which the country's weather bureau falls under, is conducting a public hearing on the proposed implementing rules of the PAG-ASDA Modernization Act, on April 28-29 at the Bohol Tropics Resort. 

Invited to the activity are participants that includes LGUs, academe, NGO’s, PDRRMO’s, Farmers, Fisher folks and Shipping industry as well as members of the local media. 

This is in line with the recent enactment of Republic Act 10692, according to Venus R. Valdemoro, OIC of the PAGASA Public Information Unit, Public Information and Training Section–Research and Development and Training Division (RDTD) 

The country's weather bureau, or the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) has recently presented a draft Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) after the country enacted the PAG-ASA modernization Act. 
The Act provides for the modernization of the country's weather forecasting bureau and provides for its initial modernization phase of three years and funds to the tune of P3 billion to be used for the duration and continues to modernize and constantly update its operational capabilities to keep up pace with global best practices in weather forecasting and monitoring. 

Article 8 of the said law bares the components of PAG-ASA modernization which includes its physical resources and operational techniques, enhancement of its research and development capability and establishment of regional weather centers

It also calls for the establishment of PAG-ASA data center, the creation of the agency's human resource development program, the enhancement of weather data collection and information dissemination services, public weather information, education and advocacy program as well as development of regional and international cooperation programs. 

Along this line too, PAG-ASA invites people who could provide significant and valuable insights about the proposed IRR. 

The comments and suggestions from the participants will also further to help PAGASA in improving its existing products and services, Valdemoro said. 

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