Typhoon damage to fisheries P3 billion, tops in agri industry

FISHERIES remained the most affected sector of agriculture, sustaining P3 billion worth of damage due to Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. The overall agricultural damage was P10.8 billion, affecting 356,486 farmers and fishermen over 399,531 hectares of agricultural land in the Visayas and Mindanao. The volume of lost production […]

Officials appeal to typhoon relief donors to coordinate with local gov’t to avoid politics, abuse

TWO LOCAL government units affected by typhoon Odette, internationally known as Rai, have issued separate appeals to aid donors to coordinate with authorities to avoid “politicization” of distribution efforts and ensure equitable delivery of goods and services.   Spokesperson Jeff Crisostomo of Dinagat Islands, one of the most devastated provinces, said all assistance are being managed by their […]

Senator tells gov’t to use P1.44-T funds flagged by CoA for typhoon recovery 

FUNDS for P1.44 trillion worth of idle projects flagged by the Commission on Audit (CoA) should be realigned for the recovery of areas devastated by typhoon Odette, a senator said on Thursday.   The CoA has called out 17 government agencies over delayed, abandoned and idle infrastructure projects “which may result in waste of government funds or delayed enjoyment of project benefits.”  This is “a criminal neglect,” said Minority Leader Franklin M. […]