August 8, 2014
LEGASPI CITY – Agriculture secretary Proceso J. Alcala led the turn-over of rehabilitation assistance to farmers and other agri-stakeholders affected by Typhoon Glenda in Albay province and met with local officials on how to fast-track the rehabilitation efforts. With him was Assistant secretary for Operations Edilberto de Luna. Dubbed as Bicol Rehabilitation Assistance for Glenda – Agriculture Sector, this quick response effort of the Department of Agriculture provided initial assistance consisting of agricultural inputs, farm machineries and equipment and other assistance to farmers and fisherfolk to the 3 most affected provinces of the region namely: Sorsogon, Albay and Camarines Sur.
August 1, 2014
CALABANGA, CAMARINES Sur – Typhoon Glenda may not be as powerful and destructive as Reming, yet it brought to the fore a real and present threat - sea water intrusion which is taking its toll on the livelihood and source of income of some farmers in the locality. Affected are 6 barangays of this municipality. Sands and seashells have now covered ricefields and arable lands along the shores of San Miguel bay here.
August 1, 2014
SORSOGON CITY - Bicolanos are not only well prepared, they are also quick to respond to calamities, thus, the Department of Agriculture regional office rolls on its rehabilitation efforts with the launch of the Bicol Rehabilitation Assistance for Glenda (Agriculture Sector) with DA secretary Proceso J. Alcala leading the turn-over and distribution of agri-inputs, farm machineries/equipment and other interventions worth over P5M to the affected farmers and fisherfolk in this city. Sorsogon province was among the 3 provinces of Bicol hardest hit by typhoon Glenda with 4,530.26 rice areas and 3,725 farmers affected valued at over P50M. The aggregate total value of damage for rice, high value crops, agri infra, corn, livestock, fisheries, coconut and irrigation is P318.72M.