Gov’t released P1.05 billion to DA for Yolanda’s relief

By on April 29, 2014


Photo: Facebook Page of Department of Agriculture


MANILA, Philippines – When super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the country last year, one of the most affected sectors was the agriculture, with total damages reaching P31.1 billion, as of March 2014.

The amount includes production losses of P27.07 billion in crops, fisheries, and livestock, along with infrastructure damages amounting to P4.06 billion.

So, as an aid to these losses, the government has released a total of P1.05 billion to the Department of Agriculture (DA).

According to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the DA will allocate this amount to the following :


Particulars Amount
Clearing operations 288,308,417
Desilting operations 2,192,213
Fuel subsidy for Farm Machineries 206,327,001
Provision of Farm Tools 14,862,054
Provision of Seeds
Rice- No. of bags (P1,200/bag) 67,123,200
Corn- No. of bags (P3,500/bag) 55,030,500
Provision of Tractors 154,000,000
Distribution of Fertilizers 257,726,400
Total 1,045,569,785