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NEDA plan to blunt impact of El Niño to address food,...

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is currently seeking funding for a plan to mitigate the impact of El Niño, focused on ensuring food and water security.

Davao City allocates P7.8M to assist 22 LGUs hit by El...

THE DAVAO City government is allocating P7.8 million to help 22 local government units (LGUs) heavily affected by the long dry spell.

Davao City agri office to seek fund for El Niño-affected areas;...

THE DAVAO City administration is unlikely to recommend a state of calamity declaration with less than 20% of the population affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon based on the impact assessment submitted by 13 of its 182 barangays.

El Niño crop damage climbs to P7.96 billion

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said El Niño damage as of April 25 to rice, corn, fisheries, and high-value crops has climbed to P7.96 billion with an estimated volume of 447,889 metric tons (MT) worth of output lost.

Lambunao allocates P9M for interventions after town declares state of calamity...

LAMBUNAO IS the second town in Iloilo province to declare a state of calamity due to El Niño and the municipal government is tapping P9 million from its emergency fund to assist affected residents.

Cebu provincial government rolls out El Niño response plan

AN INITIAL P20 to P25 million budget has been allocated by the Cebu provincial government for intervention projects to assist farmers, fisherfolk, and other communities affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon.

El Niño seen to have minimal impact on economy

THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Friday cited El Niño’s minimal impact on the economy, as it noted the agriculture sector’s relative contribution to economic growth.

Agri sector damage from El Niño hits P2.6B

AGRICULTURAL DAMAGE in six regions due to the prevailing weak El Niño phenomenon has reached P2.67 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Wednesday.

Dealing with El Niño

ABOUT 30% of the 110,000 rice farmers in Iloilo province have been affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon, and the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is already anticipating that it would not be able meet the one million metric ton (MT) target production this year.

Summer is officially here: PAGASA says El Niño may run until...

THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared the official start of the dry season on Friday, saying that the El Niño phenomenon may last until August.

Angara calls for amendment of PHL water code

SENATOR Juan Edgardo M. Angara is proposing to amend the 43-year-old Water Code of the Philippines to ensure that there is enough water “across the country at all times.”

Cebu provincial gov’t approves risk management plan for El Niño

THE CEBU Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved the plan for mitigating the impact of the prolonged dry season due to El Niño.

El Niño causes P6-M rice loss in Negros Occidental; other Western...

THE province of Negros Occidental has suffered P6.11 million worth of damage to its rice crop due to the dry spell brought about by the weak El Niño weather phenomenon, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council-Western Visayas (RDRRMC-6).

Coconut oil exports up over 70% amid recovery from El Niño;...

COCONUT OIL (CNO) exports in the first five months of the year rose over 70% year-on-year as production of copra, the raw material from...