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Weak El Niño caused inflation uptick in May 2019 – NEDA

Jun 05, 2019 - 2:20 PM

'The country needs to have a more robust solution to mitigate the impacts of extreme weather conditions and climate change,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Rice stocks hit 2.63 million metric tons in April 2019

May 13, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Household stocks still contribute the biggest share to the Philippines' total rice inventory despite a 14.4% drop from a year ago

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

El Niño damage to agriculture now at P7.96 billion – DA

Apr 26, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The Department of Agriculture says 247,610 farmers and fisherfolk are affected by El Niño as of April 25

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

El Niño's crop damage has no 'adverse impact' on national production – DA

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Meanwhile, the agriculture department's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management operations center reports that production losses as of April 2 has reached P5.05 billion

Upland farmers in Ligao City plant rice using "Bunkol" or (Bamboo), the primitive way of farming in the upland areas of the countryside. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Agricultural production losses due to El Niño reach P5 billion

Apr 02, 2019 - 1:35 PM

More corn crops are damaged as El Niño's effects intensify

Children walk over a dried kamote field in Kapatagan, Perellos, CarCar , Cebu on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 as the province of Cebu declares state of calamity due to the onset of the El Niño with damages to farmland of an estimated P100 million according to the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRM). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte Cabinet draws up plan vs El Niño, water shortage

Apr 02, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Installing water tank systems in all Department of Health hospitals and dredging waterways are some ways the Duterte government plans to address the impact of the ongoing dry spell

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on April 1, 2019. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Agricultural damage climbs to P4.35 billion amid El Niño

Mar 31, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Production losses for rice and corn exceed the billion-peso mark at the end of March 2019

Children walk over a dried kamote field in Kapatagan, Perellos, CarCar , Cebu on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 as the province of Cebu declares state of calamity due to the onset of the El Niño with damages to farmland of an estimated P100 million according to the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRM). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cebu's Buhisan Dam all dried up

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:27 AM

The Metro Cebu Water District implements water rationing in 16 areas in Cebu City

BUHISAN DAM. Photo from mwcd.gov.ph

Basilan declares state of calamity due to drought

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The provincial council also approves the use of P15 million for programs that will help mitigate the impact of the dry spell

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Philippines, Hungary agree to boost agricultural trade, irrigation

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Aside from opening up the markets for agricultural products, Hungarian Agriculture Minister István Nagy says they are also eyeing to provide scholarships for agriculture students

STRONGER RELATIONS. The MOU between the Department of Agriculture and Hungary's Ministry of Agriculture is expected to cover better market access, scholarship opportunities, as well as technology and knowledge transfer. Photo from the Department of Agriculture.

Cebu province under state of calamity due to El Niño

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Emergency funds will be provided to areas in Cebu province affected by the dry spell

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

El Niño to have minimal effects on inflation – NEDA

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says planting and harvesting may be delayed, but there would be no major impact on rice production

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Agricultural damage from El Niño rises to P1.33 billion

Mar 20, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Rice takes the biggest hit with production loss of P814.4 million, while production loss for corn is at P512.3 million

A farmer walks over the cracked soil of dried up rice field in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of hotter days ahead due to El Nino. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Boracay utilities urge consumers to conserve water

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:56 PM

Water concessionaires in Boracay Island say consumers should 'prepare' for the drier days ahead

CONSERVE. Boracay utilities say there is enough water for the consumer in the island, but urged them to conserve it for the drier months. Rappler file photo

Northern Mindanao suffers agriculture damage due to El Niño

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Local agriculture officials will meet with provincial agriculturists in the region to assess the impact of El Niño in the coming months

EL NIÑO. This photo shows rice fields near Musuan Peak in Valencia, Bukidnon. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

El Niño to blame for Manila Water woes? Data doesn't support it

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The MWSS and PAGASA are not buying Manila Water's explanation that El Niño and the La Mesa Dam's low water level triggered the service interruptions

Agricultural damage caused by El Niño reaches P464 million

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:40 PM

While the dry season may benefit farmers who need to harvest, it can also destroy their crops

On Wednesday, March 06, 2019, the water level at the La Mesa dam in Quezon City, has reached 69.35 ft. from its 78 ft. normal level due to receding water following months of very little rain. Metro Manila potable water consumers are now experiencing low water pressure and in some areas no water service. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Act now on water security, groups tell gov't ahead of El Niño

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:30 PM

As an extended dry season looms, the private sector is on the move to keep water supply sufficient

Farmers in Sangay, Camarines Sur inspects his farm affected by drought. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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Feb 20, 2019 - 9:48 PM

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PAGASA warns of 'full-blown' El Niño in 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Weak El Niño conditions are already present in the tropical Pacific, says the state weather bureau

A woman walks under the dried trees at the Quezon City Memorial Circle in Quezon City on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The state weather bureau recently warned of a possible dry spell or drought conditions in Luzon and the Visayas due to El Niño in the coming months. The chance of El Niño developing by early 2019 has increased to more than 90 percent based on latest forecasts of international climate monitoring agencies, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) said. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

UP marine scientists cite benefits of research with China

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) Amid concerns raised by some sectors over Benham Rise, the UP Marine Science Institute clarifies the collaboration with China is part of a long-running international undertaking

More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floods

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Peruvian Prime Minister Fernando Zavala says more than 70 000 Peruvians lost everything

Local residents wade through the water as a flash flood hits the city of Trujillo, 570 kilometres north of Lima on March 18, 2017, bringing mud and debris. The El Nino climate phenomenon is causing muddy rivers to overflow along the entire Peruvian coast, isolating communities and neighbourhoods. Thousands have been affected since January, and 72 people have died. Most cities face water shortages as water lines have been compromised by mud and debris. / AFP PHOTO / CELSO ROLDAN AND STR

Betting against the weather: PH imports 1M tons of rice and hopes it is enough

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:28 PM

Local rice output is down so far and government projections that it would rise in the second half of 2016 look misguided given recent weather patterns

Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:57 PM

Experts warn sea level rise will accelerate in the coming decades putting millions of lives at risk worldwide

GLOBAL WARMING. View of the Magdalena River in Honda, Tolima department, Colombia on February 9, 2016. Affected by El Nino, the Magdalena, Colombia's main river, is in its lowest level in 15 years. Juan Jose Horta/AFP

DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:16 AM

The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a convenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño affected farmers in Bukidnon

EL NIÑO. DWSD field office Region X signs agreement with Bukidnon farmers to expedite rice aid to El Ninño affected farmers. Photo from DSWD

Only 1 in 10 LGUs has plan on how to respond to natural disasters

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Vincent Go/Greenpeace

PH cuts GDP growth target for 2016, 2017

Jul 05, 2016 - 3:05 PM

3rd UPDATE The country s GDP growth target for 2016 has been reduced to 6 7 and for 2017 to 6 5 7 5

TRIMMED TARGETS. The Philippines expects lower economic growth this year and in 2017. In the photo are (L-R) NEDA's Pernia, DBM's Diokno, DOF's Dominguez, and BSP's Guinigundo, forming President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Indonesia plans peat monitoring system to curb choking haze

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Monitoring tools will send data real time to ensure that the restoration of peatland is being properly carried out

epa04946616 Indonesian Officers on burned peat land during Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, inspects their work of emergency services putting out forest fires in the village of Sakakajang,Jabiren, Pulang Pisau, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 24 September 2015. Accoridng to local officials Indonesian authorities have suspended the operations of four plantation companies over forest fires on Sumatra island. Police were questioning officials from two of the domestic companies for possible criminal prosecution, said Muhammad Yunus, Director for Enforcement at the Ministry of Forestry and the Environment, witht he penalty for causing pollution being up to five years in prison. Haze from forest fires on Sumatra and the Indonesian part of Borneo island is an annual hazard which authorities have blamed on the illegal practice of open burning by small farmers and plantation companies. burning by small farmers and plantation companies. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Ahli ingatkan ancaman bencana hidrometeorologi dampak La Nina

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Banjir di beberapa provinsi mengindikasikan sebagian wilayah Indonesia tidak mampu menerima curah hujan ekstrem akibat tata kelola permukaan yang tidak layak

Over 1,000 hectares of riceland in Bicol barren due to drought

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The drought stricken areas point to at least P93 million lost for the first cropping alone at an estimated 80 bags minimum rice yield per hectare

DROUGHT. A farmer in Sangay, Camarines Sur inspects his farm affected by drought. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Puluhan juta masyarakat Indonesia terancam longsor

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Puluhan juta jiwa masyarakat terancam bahaya longsor pada musim penghujan ini Namun kesiapan masyarakat Indonesia terhadap bencana masih rendah

BNPB menyampaikan titik-titik daerah di Indonesia yang rawan longsor. Bencana ini merupakan yang paling berbahaya, karena bisa menewaskan puluhan orang sekaligus.

'Abnormal is the new normal': May breaks another global heat record

Jun 17, 2016 - 8:45 AM

May 2016 is tied with June and August 2015 as the 12th highest monthly temperature increase on record

HOTTEST. A boy cools off in the water as a way of beating the heat, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 19, 2016. File photo by Shahzaib Akber/EPA

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Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 PM

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El Niño ends, onset of La Niña expected soon

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

La Niña is favored to develop during the Northern Hemisphere summer 2016 says the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration s Climate Prediction Center

Inflation up 1.6% in May, highest this year

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:43 AM

NEDA attributes the increase to election spending and supply constraints caused by El Niño

Fisherfolk of Naborot Island find hope in seaweeds

May 26, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Amid the effects of El Nino seaweed production help the fisherfolk community of Naborot Island to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda

FISHERFOLKS. Women members harvest seaweeds while it's low tide. Photos from Dennis Amata

Filipina flight attendant fights for access to potable water

May 26, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Joana Bacallo a Filipino flight attendant in a Middle East based airlines makes it her mission to bring clean water to rural areas

WATER. A Filipino teen scoops water from a stream at a forested area of Antipolo city, east of Manila, Philippines, 23 February 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

UN names special envoys for El Niño and climate

May 21, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The new special envoys will be responsible for raising the profile and sounding the alarm says UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon

SPECIAL ENVOYS. Macharia Kamau (L) and Mary Robinson (R) are the United Nations' special envoys for El Niño and climate. Kamau photo by Miguel Medina/AFP; Robinson photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

BSP provides relief to banks in El Niño-hit areas

May 19, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Due to severe drought conditions affecting several provinces borrowers in affected areas will have difficulty paying their loans the BSP says

PAGASA warns of possible La Niña by end of 2016

May 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The state weather bureau says there is a 50 chance that La Niña will develop in the last quarter of the year

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

May 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Moving forward there are key things that the new government must act on bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence

EL NIÑO. A farmer stands next to a stream in barangay Payong-Payong, Pigcawayan municipality, North Cotabato in February 2016. The drought has left this stream, the village's main source of water, nearly dried up. All photos from Oxfam

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

People’s lives have practically worsened says Wilhelmina Pelegrina Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

What does the most vote-rich province want from the next president?

May 05, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Cebu is the most vote rich province in the Philippines with about 2 7 million registered voters

Image courtesy Nico Villarete. Base image of female courtesy Apple Grace Danuco

El Niño dries up Asia as its stormy sister La Niña looms

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The regional fever is expected to break by mid year but fears are growing that an equally forceful La Niña will follow

DROUGHT. A photo made available on April 1, 2016 shows Thai villagers walking on drought-parched land near the dried up Phayao Lake in Phayao province, northern Thailand, March 29, 2016. Thailand is facing a water shortage caused by the worst drought in decades, exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon and combined with seasonal hot weather. File photo by Chaichan Chaimun/EPA

#ClimateActionPH: It’s time for the Philippines to get serious about climate change

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:07 PM

The country’s vulnerability to climate change is made worse by poverty its lack of knowledge and means to protect itself and its inability to cope and manage its surroundings

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Negros Occidental declares state of calamity due to El Niño

Apr 27, 2016 - 11:01 PM

The dry spell affects 7 080 farmers 44 fisherfolk and 7 909 sugar planters in 136 barangays of 21 towns and cities in the province

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Apr 27, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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60M people worldwide hit by El Niño – UN

Apr 27, 2016 - 8:09 AM

The 2015 2016 El Niño was one of the most powerful on record and has caused significant damage across 13 countries across Africa Asia Central and South America and the Pacific

The sun sets in Taguig city, Philippines, March 6, 2016. Stringer/EPA

Call for justice: Prevent a repeat of the Kidapawan bloodshed

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Now is the time to support each other fight for what is right and change society for the better