ILOILO CITY—Flooding unleashed by Tropical Depression “Agaton” ravaged farmlands and fish stocks and gear in Capiz province with damage estimated to cost at least P925 million. At least 18,246 hectares of rice lands were damaged as of Jan. 9, according to the Capiz Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. Share of fundsHalf of the funds for the cash aid would come from the provincial government and the other half from municipal governments, according to Capiz Gov. But many of our residents were affected by flooding especially our farmers,” Del Rosario told the Inquirer. Del Rosario said water coming from the upland towns of Jamindan and Tapaz cascaded to the towns of Panitan, Pontevedra, Panay, Sigma and Dao submerging many areas in water.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer January 12, 2018 21:11 UTC