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Agriculture losses to ‘Maring’ hit P2.17B

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LOST TO NATURE A corn farmer in Baggao city, Cagayan province tries to save no matter she may from their harvest of corn after floods inundated their farms. —BOBBY DUMAYAG JR.

MANILA, Philippines — Aside from the 40 individuals killed and 18 lacking by Severe Tropical Storm “Maring,” harm to agriculture in seven areas has already reached P2.17 billion, the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Sunday.

The determine was P430 million greater than the P1.74 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Saturday.

The NDRRMC positioned at P2.173 billion harm to agriculture within the Ilocos area, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, the Western Visayas, Caraga and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Ilocos area worst hit

The NDRRMC famous that agriculture within the Ilocos area was the worst hit, with harm pegged at nearly P1.4 billion.

Damage to infrastructure within the Ilocos Region, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Caraga and the Western Visayas was estimated to be over P1 billion. Also worst hit when it comes to infrastructure was the Ilocos area with P911 million value of broken public amenities.

The NDRRMC mentioned that among the many 40 reported deaths, solely 23 have been confirmed whereas the remainder are nonetheless being validated.

On the opposite hand, 16 of 18 lacking individuals have been confirmed to be unaccounted for and are nonetheless the topic of search operations whereas two reported lacking individuals are nonetheless for validation.

The lacking have been presumed to have been swept away by floods and robust water currents or buried in landslides on the peak of Maring’s onslaught.

Of the 40 reported fatalities, 14 are in Ilocos Sur; 9 in Benguet; seven in Pangasinan; 5 in Palawan; three in Cagayan Province; and one every in La Union and Ilocos Norte. INQ

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