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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.
THE DAVAO City government is allocating P7.8 million to help 22 local government units (LGUs) heavily affected by the long dry spell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (CNO) exports in the first five months of the year rose over 70% year-on-year as production of copra, the raw material from...