‘Ompong’ leaves P4-M in damage to crops, livestock in Negros Occ.

Published September 17, 2018, 7:19 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Mark Garcia

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental — The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) and Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) in Negros Occidental recorded crop and livestock damages of close to P4 million due to typhoon “Ompong.”


In the records furnished by the OPA and the PVO to The Manila Bulletin Monday night, a total of P3,911,002 in losses were reported in seven areas of the province.

The OPA initial report showed that three cities and one town recorded crop production losses for rice at P3,790,995, covering 746.38 hectares tended by 713 farmers in 13 barangays.

The records also noted that San Carlos City has the highest damages with P2,100,456, covering 679.80 has. of 646 farmers in six barangays, followed by Cadiz City at P1,474,000, covering 54 has. of 55 farmers in four barangays.

Bago City also recorded rice losses worth P192,240 in 10.68 has. of nine farmers in one barangay, while Moises Padilla town at P24,299, covering 1.90 has. of three farmers in two barangays, it added.

Meanwhile, PVO in their damage assessment report for livestock also showed that damages incurred by the animal raisers in three local government units were at P120,007.80.

Candoni town recorded damage to livestock worth P95,374 in two barangays, while Kabankalan City at P20,000, and Hinoba-an at P4,633.

PVO records also showed that most of the livestock affected by the typhoon were cows, pigs, chickens, and ducks.

Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Renante Decena said they are now rendering extension services to all the district field offices of PVO in the provinces to respond to cases that need help, especially those animals on critical conditions.