Crop losses at P152.13 million due to ‘Gener,’ southwest monsoon

Crop losses due to the inclement weather for the past week were estimated at P152.13 million with the biggest loss from the rice sector at P131.49 million, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Wednesday.

In a memorandum sent to Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, Undersecretary for Operations Joel Rudinas said damages to agriculture caused by Typhoon Gener and the southwest monsoon were reported in 20 provinces in Luzon and Visayas.

Affected provinces are Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Western Visayas. (Read the rest of this entry)