Typhoon Ompong incurs P5B damage to agriculture sector
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the damages and losses to the agriculture sector caused by Typhoon “Ompong” have already reached P4.99 billion.
Based on the report prepared by DA’s Field Programs Operational Planning Division, typhoon Ompong particularly affected a total of 175,485 hectares of agricultural areas with an estimated volume of production loss at 251,933 metric tons.
“The vast increase in the overall damages and losses are attributed to the reports in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Aurora, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Pampanga; particularly in rice, corn and agri-infrastructure facilities,” the report said.
Considered as the strongest typhoon to hit Northern Luzon in years, Typhoon Ompong entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday and exited on Sunday.