‘Dante’ damage hits P17.8M

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Tropical Storm “Dante” caused P17.8 million in damage to crops, farm animals and infrastructure in Negros Occidental, an updated report showed Wednesday, June 9.

The total damage to crops in Negros Occidental was P16,719,846, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said in a final report on “Dante” that affected 886.83 hectares and 971 farmers.

Rice crop damage in Cadiz City was P1,005,504, Victorias City – P458, 025, La Carlota City – P410,800, Bago City – P1,160,850, Himamaylan City – P2,759,093, EB Magalona – P236,005, Pontevedra – P391,185, Moises Padilla – P1,701,301, Binalbagan – P601,640, Isabela –P486,038, Hinoba-an – P3,582,394, Valladolid – P2,824,050 and San Enrique – P2,950,740.

Damage to high value crops in Cadiz City was P85,725, and to corn in Binalbagan – P807, 500 and Isabela – P208,034.

Damage to infrastructure in Hinoba-an was P518,500, and Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena said farm animal loss was P564,868.*

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