Quezon under state of calamity

Published March 21, 2019, 5:11 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Danny Estacio 

LUCENA CITY, Quezon – A state of calamity has been declared in Quezon following crop losses from El Niño.

The declaration was passed by the Sangguniang Panla­lawigan in a special session Wednes­day.

The session was requested by Gov. David Suarez who wanted to put up a P19.9-million fund to mitigate the ef­fects of the El Niño-induced dry spell on agricultural lands.

The provincial agriculture office headed by Rober­to Gajo reported to the provincial board that three of the four districts of the prov­ince have been affected by El Nino.

Affected were rice produc­tion, high-value crops, corn, and other agricultural yields Gajo said.

 
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