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Agriculture damage due to typhoons hits P1.55B with Tarlac as 2nd most affected

Jul 27, 2018 @ 2:27
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Damage to agriculture due to two tropical storms and a tropical depression has reached to P1.55 billion, with Tarlac as the second most affected province, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said Friday.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) chief said that as of 6:00 pm Thursday, July 26, the estimated cost of damage to agriculture in Tarlac amounted to about P397.81 million, next to Pangasinan with P449.63 million.

Pinol said he went Thursday to Tarlac and met with Governor Susan Yap and local officials, including farmers groups.

He said that rice and corn crops were heavily damaged in Tarlac.

Meanwhile, Pampanga and Zambales also suffered huge losses on cassava production.

Pampanga and Bulacan were the most affected provinces insofar as the fishing industry was concerned.

Tropical Storm Henry, Severe Tropical Storm Inday and Tropical Depression Josie hit Luzon during the past weeks.

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