A prolonged dry spell next year may leave half of Nueva Ecija province’s total rice farms without irrigation, which may deal another blow to the country’s rice sufficiency drive, according to a report from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
By DJ Yap
Expect less rains especially in Visayas and Mindanao by October due to El Niño, according to the state weather bureau.
By DJ Yap
More than a thousand rice and corn farmers in two towns of Isabela received indemnity checks totaling almost P14 million to cover losses due to a drought that hit the province early this year, the Department of Agrarian Reform announced Saturday.
Local governments in Central Luzon’s seven provinces have shifted to disaster preparedness in anticipation of a drought associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon and stronger typhoons in the next six months, a civil defense official said.
By Liza Jocson and Allan Nawal
Zamboanga Archbishop Romulo dela Cruz has urged the people to pray more as the country will be facing typhoons as well as periods of drought brought by the El Niño phenomenon in 2014.