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JULY 24, 2018 - AGRI SECTOR DAMAGE DUE TO TYPHOONS NEARS P600 M

source:manila bulletin newspaper pp.3

 

The country’s agriculture sector suffered nearly P600 M in losses about by Tropical Storm Henry, Severe Tropical Storm Inday, and Tropical Depression Josie. Combined, the three typhoons are also expected to cause a “hiccup” on the country’s rice production during the third quarter of the year, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol. Based on the latest report provided by DA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management  Council (DRRMC), the damage and losses to the agriculture and fisheries sector caused by continuous rains already amounted to P577 million. The DA is ready to disburse portion of the P1-billion Quick Response Fund (QRF) as part of the interventions.