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MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

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CULLING. The Department of Agriculture has already started the culling of birds within the contained area of the bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. File photo from Arlene Vytiaco/Bureau of Animal Industry

The Department of Agriculture says 16 villages in the towns of San Luis, Mexico, and San Simon are within the 1-km radius or in the contained area

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 15, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture is on top of the avian influenza or bird flu outbreak affecting some villages in Pampanga. Continue reading MAP: Barangays near bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

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BIRD FLU OUTBREAK. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announces the bird flu outbreak in San Luis, Pampanga on August 11, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The culling operations are extended from the initial 3 days to 6 days, with the target completion date moved to Thursday, August 17

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2017) — More than 18,000 birds have been culled so far in San Luis, Pampanga, which has been hit by an avian influenza or bird flu outbreak. Continue reading Bird flu outbreak: Over 18,000 fowls culled in Pampanga

DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

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BIRD FLU. Malacañang assures the public that there will be no price increases in chicken products amid a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga. Photo by Bureau of Animal Industry

Malacañang assures the public that there would be ‘no price increase in chicken meat,’ as only one area is affected by the avian flu

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2017) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) banned the shipment of fowls from Luzon to other parts of the Philippines following a bird flu outbreak in the province of Pampanga. Continue reading DA bans fowl shipments from Luzon amid bird flu outbreak

Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

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The dry spell affects 7,080 farmers, 44 fisherfolk and 7,909 sugar planters in 136 barangays of 21 towns and cities in the province

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Apr. 28, 2016) — The province of Negros Occidental has declared a state of calamity after incurring P407 million worth of losses in agro-fishery. Continue reading Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

El Niño damage in Cebu reaches P186M, so far

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RELIEF FUND. Cebu province has a Disaster Risk Management fund of about P135 million – about 30% of it is allocated for the Quick Response Fund

The figure is based on the damage reports submitted by 22 out of 51 local government units

CEBU CITY, Philippines (Apr. 22, 2016) — Damage to agriculture in this province due to the prolonged dry spell has reached P186 million, according to initial reports reaching Cebu’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.

Continue reading El Niño damage in Cebu reaches P186M, so far

El Niño drying up Cebu’s ‘Little Amsterdam’

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TOURIST SPOT. Sirao garden is also known as Cebu’s little Amsterdam. All photos by Apple Danuco/Rappler
Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

CEBU, Philippines (Apr. 19, 2016) — El Niño is taking its toll on Cebuano farmers and business owners alike.

The owner of the Sirao Garden, popular among tourists as Little Amsterdam, revealed that the flower farm is suffering from water scarcity due to drought.

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Effects of dry spell in Zamboanga City continue to worsen

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DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the ongoing El Niño.
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.

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Rivers drying up, Zamboanga City declares state of calamity

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The city agriculturist estimates that up to 2,000 hectares of rice and corn field have gone to waste

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Jan. 13, 2016) — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council passed a resolution on Monday, January 11, declaring a state of calamity in Zamboanga City, following the implementation of a water rationing scheme.

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