'Ompong' costs agriculture P16B
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Total damage and losses to the agriculture sector caused by Typhoon “Ompong” have reached P16.76 billion, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The figure breached the agency’s P13.2-billion damage projection in a “worst case scenario,” and was still expected to go up as the DA-Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Operation Center (DA-DRRMOC) continued to monitor effects of the typhoon on the farm sector. In the fisheries sector, damage and losses were placed at P6.94 million in production and facilities/equipment, including tilapia ponds, fish cages, FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) boats, dikes and breeding tanks in Cagayan Valley.
Gomez, E. J. (2018, September 20). 'Ompong' costs agriculture P16B. The Manila Times, p. A2.
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