Agri damage due to ‘Neneng’ balloons to P366 million — NDRRMC

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MANILA — Based on the most recent report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, damage to agriculture wrought by Typhoon Neneng has ballooned to P366 million.

The NDRRMC logged P366,058,240.16 production loss or cost of damage due to Neneng in its situation report issued on Wednesday. Cagayan Valley Region was most affected with 18,512.77 hectares of affected crop area, and estimated damage of P354,449,524.78.

Meanwhile, damage to infrastructure remained at P81,555,000.

The NDRRMC also recorded 115 partially damaged houses and 51 totally destroyed homes due to Neneng.

According to the report, affected population has reached 175,275 or 50,248 families in the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions, and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Of these, 578 persons or 163 families remain inside evacuation centers days after Neneng exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility last Sunday. Some 1,111 persons or 308 families are being served outside the evacuation centers.

Reports of two injured individuals from the Ilocos Region are still being validated by authorities.

So far, the government has provided P15,347,070.7 worth of assistance in form of hygiene kit, family food pack, sleeping kit, relief assistance, and assistance to individuals in crisis situation.

Neneng peaked as a Typhoon, prompting the state weather bureau PAGASA to raise Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 over the western portion of the Babuyan Islands on October 16.

Neneng left PAR at 8:00 p.m. last Sunday.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.