‘Cris­ing’ wreaks P3.3M dam­age to crops in Car­men

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Izo­belle T. Pulgo COR­RE­SPON­DENT /MICHELLE JESSA FAE M. MI­RANDA, XAVIER UNIV. IN­TERN

DAM­AGE to crops in Car­men town brought about by Trop­i­cal De­pres­sion Cris­ing is ini­tially as­sessed at P3.3 mil­lion.

Ramero Pung­tod, of­fi­cer in charge of the agri­cul­ture of­fice of Car­men, said nine barangays in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity in­curred dam­age due to the ef­fects of Cris­ing. These in­clude Barangays Can­tu­mog, Ipil, Tri­umfo, Dawis Norte, Pobla­cion, Bar­ing, Luyang, Can­tipay and La­nipga.

Pung­tod said they are still as­sess­ing the dam­age on live­stock.

He said the provincial gov­ern­ment will pro­vide a trac­tor to as­sist the farmers there.

The lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Car­men was also urged to make a list of fish­er­folk so that they could also be given ma­te­rial as­sis­tance es­pe­cially those whose fish­ing boats were dam­aged.

De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture 7 (DA-7) In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Melquiades Ibarra said the of­fice com­mit­ted to pro­vide Car­men with 50 plas­tic drums, a corn miller, corn shiller, 300 packs of veg­etable seeds, 20 bags of corn seeds and 15 bags of milled rice.

DA Sec­re­tary Em­manuel Piñol vis­ited Car­men Tues­day morn­ing to in­spect the ar­eas af­fected by the typhoon as well as to grace a farmer’s fo­rum.

The sec­re­tary also vis­ited the wake of one of the typhoon ca­su­al­ties and gave fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Mean­while, cer­tain por­tions of the roads in Cat­mon and Com­postela, which were dam­aged due to heavy flood­ing, are now be­ing re­con­structed.

“So far atung natan-aw sa pagka Mon­day dayun kay ang Cat­mon, ug didto sad sa Com­postela prob­a­bly next week, maayo na,” said Cebu Provincial En­gi­neer Hec­tor Jamora.

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