Typhoon "Pablo" causes P21.6M damages in Cebu

December 16, 2012 11:24 am 

CEBU CITY, DEC. 15 — Heavy rains and strong winds brought by typhoon "Pablo" damaged P21.6 million worth of crops in Cebu Province, the provincial agriculturist said.

Typhoon "Pablo" also caused the death of 10 people in the province.

Necias Vicoy said the hardest hit southern towns of Dalaguete incurred loses of P14.8 million worth of crops in 28 barangay; Oslob with P2.9 million in agricultural losses in 21 barangays; and Santander with P2.4 million in 10 barangays.

Other affected areas were Carmen, in the north, and Boljoon, Moalboal, Carcar City, Argao and Ginatilan in the south.

Vicoy said her office sent a report of the agricultural damage to the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp.(PCIC)requesting it to verify the report and help the provincial government identify the victims.

Cebu Provincial Agriculture Office planning officer Baby Manuel said PCIC will help identify those who claim insurance benefits because the reports of municipalagriculture officers did not include names of farmers and fisherfolk.

The Capitol had obtained insurance coverage for farmers and fisherfolk in Cebu.

Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said that for a P35 premium, which capitol will shoulder, a family can claim insurance benefits between P40,000 to P50,000.

Capitol also insured with PCIC around 45,102 barangay officials and workers in 44 towns and seven cities. (PNA)

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