BACOLOD CITY–Heavy rains caused by Typhoon “Quinta” wreaked havoc on Negros Occidental province’s livestock and crops amounting to a loss of P8.47 million, a partial report submitted to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson showed.
Damage to livestock alone was estimated at P1,051,258, a report by the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) disclosed.
Dr. Renante Decena, PVO head, said they have received reports of livestock damage in the towns of Hinoba-an, Isabela, Moises Padilla, Binalbagan, Valladolid, San Enrique, and the cities of Bago and La Carlota.
Among the losses were livestock from backyard farms such as free-range chicken, ducks, pigs, game fowls, goats, and carabaos.
Aside from livestock, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist released a report of crop damage in the town of Hinoba-an, where rice crop damage in the town’s three villages was estimated at over P3 million with about 175 farmers affected.
Moises Padilla, meanwhile, reported agricultural damage worth P2.4 million, of which P2.2 million comes from the town’s 70-hectares of rice farmland.
Sipalay City also submitted their report of crop damage, estimating losses at P1.5 million in rice; P483,000, in high-value crops; and P40,000, in corn. (Eugene Y. Adiong/INews-Bacolod Bureau)