NIA Central Office – The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has released the updated partial assessment on crop and infrastructure damages brought about by the onslaught of Typhoons “Rolly”, “Quinta”, Pepito”, and “Ulysses” covering several regions in the country. The Partial Report from the Operations Department showed that as of December 02, 2020, damages to crops and infrastructures reach P2.908 billion. A total of 69,712 farmers were affected, comprising 77,076.66 hectares of agricultural land nationwide.
Typhoon Rolly (Goni) which made its first landfall in the country on November 02, 2020 hitting the provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, Quezon, and Batangas brought the greatest damages to crops and infrastructures in Region V amounting to P275.869 million, affecting 1,217 farmers comprising 830.47 hectares of agricultural land in the region.
On the other hand, Typhoon Quinta (Molave), which made its first landfall in the vicinity of San Miguel, Albay on October 25, 2020, brought the biggest damages to crops and infrastructures in Region V amounting to P243.112 million, affecting 7,616 farmers with an aggregate landholding of 5,435.22 hectares in the region.
Typhoon Pepito (Saudel) which made landfall over the San Ildefonso Peninsula in Casiguran, Aurora on October 20, 2020 crossed the island of Luzon, leaving the greatest damages on crops and infrastructures in Region II amounting to P97.48 million, affecting 5,878 farmers comprising 5,900 hectares of agricultural land in the region.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) which made its first landfall in Patnanungan, Quezon on November 11, 2020 brought the biggest damages on crops and infrastructures in Region II amounting to P746.975 million, affecting 29,639 farmers with an aggregate landholding of 31,894.00 hectares.
NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R. Visaya, continue to explore the opportunities of formulating plans and programs to provide livelihood support and assistance to typhoon-affected farmers and their families.
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