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Zamboanga City under state of calamity due to dry spell

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:49 PM

The city disaster management office and the City Agriculturist Office are proposing P43.8 million to purchase fertilizer and vegetable seeds, as well as buy or rent equipment

DROUGHT. The Zamboanga City council on Tuesday, March 5, passed a resolution placing the city under a state of calamity due to drought caused by the weak El Niño. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

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Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

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El Niño drying up Cebu’s 'Little Amsterdam'

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Cebu province recently declared state of calamity due to dry spell

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Apr 13, 2016 - 12:26 PM

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Negros Occidental incurs P387.42M losses due to dry spell

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

According to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist the highest value of damage and production losses was in the rice sector

DROUGHT. The dry spell has led to millions of pesos in agriculture losses. Photo by John Novis/Greenpeace

How vulnerable is Mindanao to El Niño?

Apr 03, 2016 - 4:22 PM

Because of its proximity to the equator Mindanao is the region most vulnerable to El Niño

Negros Occidental drought damages P143M worth of crops, livestocks

Jan 22, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Sugarcane plantations covered by Southern Negros Development Corporation and Daconcogon Sugar Central have been hit the hardest

PARCHED. Lack of water affects farmers most of all whose crops and livestock depend on a steady supply of the resource. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Critical dams to have ‘way below normal’ rainfall Feb-March

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:19 PM

El Niño is likely to grip the country until June while 85 of the country could experience drought by the end of April

DRY MONTHS AHEAD. PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Anthony Lucero explains the drought expected in many provinces in the country until June 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Gov't approves standby water for Bulacan, Pampanga farmers

Oct 01, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The National Water Resources Board has also decided to further reduce the water allocation for Metro Manila in October

THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

Hours of weaker water flow in 155 NCR villages start Sept 21

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:39 PM

These Manila Water serviced villages will experience below normal water pressure from 10 pm to 5 am starting Monday September 21

7-hour water disruption in 900 villages starts Sept 16

Sep 11, 2015 - 2:28 PM

After that week the number of hours without water will be increased until affected villages in Metro Manila and Cavite experience more than 12 hours without water

9 everyday chores you can do using less water

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Changing the way you brush your teeth or wash your car can go a long way in saving precious drops of water Here s how you can prepare for the water lean months ahead

LIST: Maynilad villages to be affected by 12-hour water disruption

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:38 PM

UPDATED Residents of 11 Metro Manila cities and 4 localities in Cavite are encouraged to store water the day before the start of water disruption

355,500 homes in NCR face water disruption starting September

Sep 01, 2015 - 12:14 PM

These households may have less than 12 hours of water supply in the coming days as the government conserves water in preparation for drier days ahead

DRIPPING AWAY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Philippines faces 'high' level of water shortage in 2040 – study

Aug 30, 2015 - 7:52 AM

The country s agricultural sector will bear the brunt of the predicted water scarcity according to a new World Resources Institute study

Isabela officials, farmers pray: Heavy rain from Typhoon Ineng

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Isabela has been under a state of calamity because of the prolonged dry spell that has damaged crops affecting thousands of farmers in the province

Dry spell causes Q2 slump in PH agriculture

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:11 PM

A report by the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that agricultural production from April to June 2015 declined by 0 37 due to intense heat and lack of irrigation

PLANTING SEASON. Farmers in Central Mindanao depend on stable water supply to grow palay. Photo by UN FAO

Inflation eases to record-breaking 1.2% in June

Jul 07, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The latest inflation rate defies economists’ expectations that it would not go any lower than 1 6 the record for May 2014

Philippine inflation unlikely to go lower than 1.6%

Jun 07, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Economists cite the good and the bad of inflation hitting a 20 year low

GOOD AND BAD. The lower-than-expected Philippine inflation rate in May has its positive and negative implications, economists say. File photo by Rappler

DA awaits P939 million budget for El Niño efforts

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The agency says it will use the funds to focus on immediate interventions to address crop damage like cloud seeding and giving replacement seeds to farmers

THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

May inflation drops to 1.6%, lowest in 20 years

Jun 05, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Sufficient supply of key food items lower electricity and fuel prices ease inflation NEDA reports

Cebu in state of calamity due to dry spell

May 26, 2015 - 9:04 PM

The towns most affected by the dry spell are Alcantara Asturias Carmen Tabuelan Argao Borbon Moalboal Oslob and Tuburan

DRIED UP. Seedlings planted two years ago in Oslob, Cebu, have not survived the dry spell in the province. Photo by Randy Donaire, Rappler

Crop damages due to dry spell now worth P2.19B

May 25, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The agriculture department says 29 714 hectares of rice and 25 086 rice farmers are already affected by the prevailing dry spell

Dry spell damages P1.7B worth of grains, high value crops

May 08, 2015 - 8:06 PM

The agriculture department says 21 317 hectares of rice lands are affected 24 662 hectares of which may not recover

100% crop damage reported in parts of Mindanao due to drought

May 06, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Crops that suffered the most damage in parts of Central Mindanao are corn and rice says an Oxfam report

DA allocates P15M for cloud seeding in Negros Occidental

May 02, 2015 - 7:15 AM

The regional agriculture office says P15 million is available to local governments that are affected by the prolonged dry spell

Cebu dry spell: Worst to come in May – PAGASA

Apr 25, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The weather bureau s station in Mactan says the worst case scenario is for the extreme heat to continue until the end of the year

HOTTEST MONTH. The dry spell that Cebu province experiences is bound to worsen until May, says the weather bureau. Photo by Dale Israel/Rappler

30 provinces reeling from dry spell – PAGASA

Apr 24, 2015 - 10:03 PM

The agriculture sector in these provinces are likely to be affected by 3 or 2 consecutive months of below average rainfall

PARCHED. Lack of water affects farmers most of all whose crops and livestock depend on a steady supply of the resource. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Drought takes toll on Benguet farms

Apr 24, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The intermittent rains came a bit late to the largest producer of vegetables and cut flowers in the Philippines

RAIN OR SHINE. It's business as usual at the La Trinidad Trading Post amid the dry spell. This is where most of the vegetables harvested in Benguet and nearby areas are sold, packed, and shipped throughout the country. Photo by Karlston S. Lapniten, Rappler

Worst dry spell hit Cebu in 3 years

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The provincial agriculture office asks residents to conserve water and urges farmers not to plant crops just yet

Zamboanga City under state of calamity due to drought

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:03 AM

Of the total 25 irrigation dams in the city City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat reports that 9 have dried up 6 are in critical condition and 10 are below the normal water level

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

Drought forces water rationing on millions of Malaysians

Feb 28, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Over 300 000 households in Kuala Lumpur and nearby Selangor will experience cuts for the whole of March after a two month dry spell depleted reservoirs

WATER PROBLEM. Residents get their water supply from a tanker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 19 February 2014. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

DA seeks addt'l P600M budget to prepare for El Niño

Sep 22, 2012 - 3:27 PM

The DA is asking for an additional P600 million budget to prepare for the impending El Niño phenomenon