P11.8 billion will be used for the expansion of irrigation across the country, while the remaining P500 million is for NIA’s Quick Response Funds
MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 2, 2016) — The budget department announced on Wednesday, March 2, that it had released to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) some P12.3 billion ($ 260.1 million), including funds to address the impact of El Niño this year.
Local officials fear that apart from rivers drying up and crops being damaged, El Niño will cause bush fires
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 15, 2016) — After passing a resolution declaring a state of calamity in Zamboanga City on Tuesday, January 11, local officials have started finding ways on how to cope with the continuing dry-spell in their city.