Quezon’s agriculture severely damaged by storm “Maring,” says governor

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — Quezon Province suffered severe damages because of the heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Maring,” with many ricefields and vegetables affected by the floods.

Governor David “Jay-jay” Suarez said this was because heavy rains for the past two days in the province were equivalent to a month’s rainfall in the area.

Yung mga palayan natin, nalubog na naman sa tubig. Yung mga low-lying vegetables natin are also affected. Apektado din yung ating mga corn producer. Sayang nga because this was the season that we are hoping na makabawi-bawi sa agriculture sector, but nevertheless ang mga bagay na ito ay hindi natin maiiwasan,” Suarez said in a radio interview.

He said they are still waiting for the report on the total amount of damage caused to agriculture and infrastructure by  “Maring.”

“So we are now collating all the data coming from our Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices both from cities and from municipalities and maybe we have a clearer picture [on the damages] today,” the governor said.