Damage from Typhoon Gener to palay and marine fisheries in five towns and two cities of Negros Occidental has reached P7.3 million, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan reported yesterday.
Damage to palay was P6,966,2111 covering 354.84 hectares in five towns and two cities, and P412,052 for marine fisheries in Pulupandan and Binalbagan.
Tabianan said areas with palay damage are Valladolid – P3,798,000, Hinoba-an – P213,920, Ilog – P384,000, Cauayan – P69,800, Sipalay – P549,675, Pulupandan – P553,200, and Bago – P1,397,616.
Meanwhile, Rep. Alfredo Abelaro Benitez (Neg. Occ, 3 rd District) closely coordinating with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and local government units, has distributed relief assistance to families affected by typhoon Gener in his district, a report from his office said.
In Victorias City food assistance and roofing materials were turned over to 183 fisherfolk in Barangays 6A and 4, while in E.B. Magalona aid to 105 families in Barangays Nanca, Tanza, Damgo and San Jose was given, the report said.
Three hundred twenty families in barangays 4, Balaring, Lantad, Mambulac, Guinhalaran and Rizal in Silay City, and 350 affected households in Talisay were also assisted by Benitez, the report added.*CPG