TUBURAN, Ligao City---Pedro Orpiana can no longer get his expected harvest from his corn, sili, radish and pechay farm in Barangay Amtic, Ligao City.
Rufina Brillante of Dona Tomasa, Guinobatan, Albay lost more than Php12,000.00 pesos from her expected harvest of tomatoes and sili.
Neighbors Remedios Quejada and Fe Mosquite in Tandarora, Guinobatan lost more than Php 30,000.00 which could have been their income from their sili, okra, tomatoes, palay, cassava, peanut and sweet potato crops.
Others just left their vegetables to wilt because their farms and residences were part of the extended nine-kilometer danger zone.
SAN AGUSTIN, Pili, Camarines Sur---As a response to the marching order of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Manny F. Piñol on his Byaheng Bukid last January 29, 2018 in Guinobatan, Albay, DA-Bicol will be conducting a series of livelihood trainings for farmers affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
The Training on Vegetable Production under Protective Culture is scheduled on February 5, 2018 in Tuburan-City Organic Agriculture Learning Site (COALS), Ligao City; February 6-7, 2018 in Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF); February 8-9, 2018 at the Albay Processing Center, Cabangan, Camalig, Albay; February 12, 2018 at the San Jose Elementary School, Malilipot; February 13, 2018 in San Vicente, Tabaco City; February 15, 2018 at the City Agriculture Office, Legazpi City; February 20, 2018 at Napo, Polangui, Albay; and February 21, 2018 at the Provincial Agriculture Office, Cabangan, Camalig.
CAMALIG, Albay---“Sampulong baka kan samuyang pamilya asin partidaryo an yaon digdi sa animal evacuation pooling site sa Cabangan asin may bastanteng pakakan asin tubig (Ten cattles owned by our families and relatives are here at the animal evacuation pooling site in Cabangan, Camalig, Albay and they have sufficient food and water),” said Victor Naag.
According to Albay Livestock Inspector Ralph Ibieta and Cabangan Animal Evacuation Pooling Site in-charge, there are 116 ruminants evacuated from barangays Anoling, Tumpa, Upper Cabangan, Salugan and Kirangay. Only ruminants were being evacuated and placed in the pooling site.
Farmer Jocelyn Occidental is helpless on how to recover from the effect of the ash fall that covered her vegetables and coconut in San Rafael, Guinobatan, Albay during the two-week eruption of Mayon Volcano. San Rafael is part of the extended nine-kilometer danger zone.
Occidental is just one of the more than 5800 farmers in the province of Albay that were affected by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.