DA: Agri-infra damage in CAR, Ilocos region reach P44.2M | Inquirer News

DA: Agri-infra damage in CAR, Ilocos region reach P44.2M

/ 02:40 PM August 02, 2022
Abra earthquake

FILE PHOTO: One lane is only passable along Abra-Ilocos Sur National Road as it was badly damaged by the strong earthquake. (Photo by San Quintin DRRMO)

MANILA, Philippines — The damage sustained on agricultural infrastructures in the Cordillera Administrative Region and the Ilocos Region due to the strong earthquake that hit Northern Luzon last week has reached about P44.2 million, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday.

The damage included those sustained in a communal irrigation system in the area, as well as a diversion dam, DA Usec. Kristine Evangelista said.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Umabot na nang P44.2 million ang agricultural damage, kasama ang damage sa farm-to-market roads, mayroon ding communal irrigation system na naapektuhan. Mayroon tayong report na natanggap na ‘yung isang diversion dam is also affected,” she said in a public briefing.

(The damage has reached P44.2 million, including the damage on farm-to-market roads, communal irrigation system, and a diversion road.)

FEATURED STORIES

However, for now, the DA is still validating the worth of damage sustained on agricultural crops.

Agri products in Benguet back to pre-quake prices

Evangelista said prices of agricultural products in Benguet, one of the areas hit by the earthquake, have returned to pre-disaster prices.

She said even the inflow and outflow of agricultural commodities have returned to normal.

“Sa ating trading posts pagdating sa Benguet, normal na ang presyo, bumalik na sa pre-lindol ang ating mga presyo pati ‘yung volume of commodities that is being traded in Benguet,” she said.

Evangelista said the DA is coordinating with the trading posts in Benguet, especially since 92% of highland vegetables in Metro Manila are sourced from the said province.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Langilang, Abra, at 8:43 a.m. last week Wednesday.

RELATED STORIES:

Odette damage to agri, infra hits P28 billion

Many Filipinos can’t afford healthy food due to lack of agri infra — think tank

JMS
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Abra Earthquake, Agriculture, Cordillera Administrative Region, Department of Agriculture, Ilocos region, Kristine Evangelista
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.