DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Bulletin No. 7 on TY #TisoyPH”
Issued at 12:00NN, December 4, 2019
"TISOY" weakens into a Severe Tropical Storm as it moves West-Northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.
The initial damages and losses brought by the typhoon were reported in CALABARZON and Bicol Region amount to Php 531.61M with volume of production loss of 18,455 metric tons, affecting 14,637 hectares and 3,808 farmers. The affected crops were rice, corn, and high value crops.
DA-RFO CALABARZON has available 3,230 bags of rice seed reserves. Moreover, DA-RFO V also has available 3,163 bags of rice seeds, 2,632 bags of corn seeds, and 322 kgs of vegetable seeds to be distributed to the affected farmers who are ready to replant.
The monitoring and field validation of the affected areas is currently being conducted by the concerned DA RFOs.
The DA-DRRM Operations Center will continue to provide further updates. For more information, you may contact the DA-DRRM OpCen at (02) 8929-0140.