Poe to LGUs: Provide cash-for-work opportunity for farmers affected by drought

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:52:28 +0000

Poe to LGUs: Provide cash-for-work opportunity for farmers affected by drought

Senator Grace Poe urged local government units (LGUs) to provide cash-for-work to give temporary relief to farmers affected by El Niño.

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Camarines Sur placed under state of calamity due to El Niño

Credit to Author: dmorcoso| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:38:38 +0000

PILI, Camarines Sur — Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel “Migs” Villafuerte declared on Thursday a state of calamity in the province due to the effects of El Niño in its farms. “We decided to declare a state of calamity to hasten livelihood assistance and relief goods to the farmers and residents affected by this natural phenomenon,” […]

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No relief yet: La Mesa water level keeps dropping

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:24:34 +0000

With thousands of consumers in Metro Manila still suffering from water shortages, La Mesa Dam offered no relief as its water level dropped further on Tuesday.

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‘Chedeng’ seen as welcome development in El Niño-hit areas

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:23:33 +0000

‘Chedeng’ seen as welcome development in El Niño-hit areas

While Tropical Depression “Chedeng” is expected to make landfall in southernmost Mindanao on Tuesday, the weather disturbance seems to be taken as a welcome development for the El Niño-hit region. Despite this, the weather bureau still urged precaution as tropical cyclones during El Niño events may be fewer but tend to bring stronger rains. Davao […]

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Water in Angat Dam enough for farms until May – NIA

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:16:57 +0000

Water in Angat Dam enough for farms until May – NIA

BULAKAN, Bulacan — Water collected at Angat Dam is sufficient for irrigating farmlands in Bulacan and Pampanga provinces and for supplying potable water for Metro Manila residents, according to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).

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Execs pin hope on signs drought may spare Caraga

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2019 21:19:24 +0000

Execs pin hope on signs drought may spare Caraga

BUTUAN CITY — While many areas in the country are now reeling from the effects of El Niño, there’s one region where the dry spell was not causing worries for agriculture officials, yet.

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P420M in crop insurance ready for El Niño-hit farmers

Credit to Author: lalos| Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:30:38 +0000

A total of about P420 million in insurance claims across the country is ready for immediate payout to farmers who have lost their crops to the dry spell caused by the El Niño phenomenon, the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) said on Saturday.

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Dry spell damages rice, corn crops worth P130M in Maguindanao

Credit to Author: dmorcoso| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 02:22:01 +0000

COTABATO CITY – The on-going weak El Nino has damaged some P130 million worth of rice and corn crops in Maguindanao, provincial agriculture officials said. The dry spell that started to hit the province as early as the last week of January has severely affected 29 of 36 Maguindanao towns, according to Vic Giabel, Maguindanao […]

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