Karding's agri damage hits P9.7 million in Negros Occidental | Inquirer News

Karding’s agri damage hits P9.7 million in Negros Occidental

/ 06:57 PM September 30, 2022
Karding's agri damage hits P9.7 million in Negros Occidental

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BACOLOD CITY — About P9.7 million in rice and high-value crops were destroyed by Typhoon “Karding” (international name: Noru) in three cities and two towns in Negros Occidental.

Affected were 934 farmers tilling 735.24 hectares in 46 barangays from September 23 to 26, said Provincial Agriculturist Edmundo Raul Causing in a report to Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on Thursday, September 29.

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Bago City was the worst hit with rice crop damage placed at P7 million. Affected were 740 farmers tilling 520 hectares in 13 Bago barangays.

Damage to rice crops in Himamaylan City was pegged at P284,512, Sipalay City (P729,513), Cauayan (P708,815), and Hinoba-an (P849,800).

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Ten famers planting high-value crops in Sipalay City also suffered damage amounting to P46,950.

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Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya

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