Rosita leaves P1.82 billion in agriculture damage, says Piñol


Posted at Nov 03 2018 10:33 AM

MANILA - The onslaught of Typhoon Rosita in Northern Luzon resulted in P1.82 billion in agricultural damage, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Friday.

Among those damaged were rice crops worth P1.39 billion and corn fields at P47.02 million, Piñol said in a statement.

Other crops such as coffee, banana, mango, rambutan and vegetables worth P373.86 million were also damaged, he said.

Poultry farms, piggeries and other livestock also sustained damage amounting to P2.51 million, while damage to fisheries was placed at P881,000, he said.

Some 19,200 farmers and fishermen were affected by the storm, he said.


Rosita earlier this week barreled through the rice and corn-producing Cagayan region and the Cordilleras, where many vegetable farms are located. 

Quirino province, meanwhile, was placed under a state of calamity a day after Rosita's devastation, where 2,250 people had to flee their homes.

The typhoon left the Philippine area of responsibility on October 31, Wednesday. It triggered landslides and flashfloods that have left at least 15 people dead as of Nov. 1.