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PSC Postpones Batang Pinoy 2013

Philippine Sports Commissioner Jose Luis “Jolly” Gomez informed Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday that the 2013 Batang Pinoy National Finals originally scheduled November 19-23, 2013, has been postponed in deference to the participants who suffered from the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda and cannot participate in the upcoming sporting event.

According to Comm. Gomez, more than 400 athlete-medalists will not be able to participate in the event including those coming from Leyte and Cebu provinces, constituting 20 percent of the total athlete-medalists who are scheduled to participate in the said national event.

Although Bacolod City and Negros Occidental has expressed readiness in hosting the event, it will not push through due to lack of communication and the difficulty of transportation in the typhoon-affected provinces.

Gomez added that the postponement of the Batang Pinoy National Finals and its rescheduling to first week of February, is also a good avenue for Palarong Pambansa athletes to have more time for warm up games.

Batang Pinoy is considered one of the biggest sporting events in the country producing high calibre athletes. /Capitol News

Neg. Occ. Posts P18M Damage to Crops and Fisheries; 100,000 Negrenses Affected

Neg. Occ. Posts P18M Damage to Crops and Fisheries; 100,000 Negrenses Affected

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. talks with evacuees in Cadiz City, one of the LGUs greatly affected by the typhoon.* /Capitol photo

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist reported a total of P18.2 million worth of damage to palay, corn, fisheries and high-value crops after typhoon Yolanda battered the northern part of the province, Friday.

The partial damage report of OPA showed P15,112,860 million damage to palay and corn, P2,470,500 million to fisheries and P663,143.50 to high-value crops.

Eight LGUs reported damage to crops while 4 towns and cities suffered damage to fisheries.

These include San Carlos, EB Magalona, Victorias, Ilog, Himamaylan, Manapla, Valladolid and Moises Padilla for crop damages.
While EB Magalona, Himamaylan, Valladolid and Talisay reported damages to fisheries.

Neg. Occ. Posts P18M Damage to Crops and Fisheries; 100,000 Negrenses Affected

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. talks with evacuees in Cadiz City, one of the LGUs greatly affected by the typhoon.* /Capitol photo

OPA also said that the damage is expected to increase as assessment is still on-going at the field.

Aside from causing damage to crops and fisheries, the typhoon also displaced thousands of Negrenses especially those in the northern towns and cities of the province.

The Provincial Social Welfare Office (PSWDO) reported on Saturday a total of 23,011 families, or 107,623 individuals affected in 274 barangays all-over the province.

Eight thousand two hundred nineteen (8,219) families or 14,811 individuals were displaced by typhoon Yolanda, although some of the evacuees have already returned to their homes.

Neg. Occ. Posts P18M Damage to Crops and Fisheries; 100,000 Negrenses Affected

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. talks with evacuees in Cadiz City, one of the LGUs greatly affected by the typhoon.* /Capitol photo

The PSWDO already distributed a total of 10,800 family packs, 150 sacks of rice, 15 boxes of sardines and 7 boxes of noodles to 24 LGUs of the province.

Each family pack contains three kilos of rice, three sardines and three noodles.

Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and other heads of offices under the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council personally visited the affected LGUs especially those in the northern part of the province last Saturday.* /Capitol News

Neg. Occ. Posts P36.7M Damage to Crops and Fisheries

Neg. Occ. Posts P36.7M Damage to Crops and Fisheries

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. distributes relief packs to typhoon Yolanda victims in Brgy. Molocaboc, Sagay City, yesterday.* /Capitol photo

The Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) in its partial consolidated report posted a total of P36.7 million worth of damage to crops and fisheries after typhoon Yolanda battered the northern part of the province, Friday.

The damage report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist showed P33,263,504 damage to crops and P3,475,500 to fisheries.
In the first district, San Carlos City reported P4,755,000 damage to agriculture.

Sagay City in the second district, posted P600,000 damage to fisheries, Cadiz City reported P487,500 damage to crops and P405,000 damage to fisheries while Manapla incurred P942,600 damage to crops.

Moreover in the third district, Victorias City accounted P588,880 worth of damage to crops, EB Magalona reported P1,750,000 and P162,680 damages to fisheries and crops while Talisay City posted P480,000 damage to fisheries.

Bago City reported the highest amount of damage to crops with P16,380,000 while Valladolid posted P190,000 and P 3,627,584 damages to fisheries and crops, respectively.

In the fifth district, P926,760 damage to crops was reported by the Municipality of Moises Padilla while Himamaylan City posted P3,030,000 damage to crops and P50,500 damage to fisheries.

Lastly in the sixth district, Ilog reported P2,362,500 damage to crops.

Neg. Occ. Posts P36.7M Damage to Crops and FisheriesNeg. Occ. Posts P36.7M Damage to Crops and Fisheries

Houses and other infrastructures were battered by typhoon Yolanda in the coastal barangay of Molocaboc, Sagay City.* /Capitol photo

The OPA also said that the damage is expected to increase as assessment is still on-going at the field.

Aside from causing damage to crops and fisheries, the typhoon also displaced thousands of Negrenses especially those in the northern towns and cities of the province.

Meanwhile, Provincial Social Welfare Officer Liane Garcia reported on Saturday a total of 23,011 families, or 107,623 individuals affected in 274 barangays all-over the province; 8,219 families or 14,811 individuals were evacuated.

The PSWDO already distributed a total of 11,300 family packs, 150 sacks of rice, 15 boxes of sardines and 7 boxes of noodles to 24 LGUs of the province.

Each family pack contains three kilos of rice, three sardines and three noodles.

Dominador Daulong, a 67 years-old resident of Brgy. Inayawan, Cauayan is the only casualty reported by the PSWDO during a flash flood that hit the town in November 8.

Governor Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and other heads of offices under the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council personally visited the affected LGUs especially those in the northern part of the province.* /Capitol News