Philippines El Niño - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines El Niño


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

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

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

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

Critical dams to have ‘way below normal’ rainfall Feb-March

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:19 PM

El Niño is likely to grip the country until June while 85 of the country could experience drought by the end of April

DRY MONTHS AHEAD. PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Anthony Lucero explains the drought expected in many provinces in the country until June 2016. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Southeast Asia breathes sigh of relief as rains ease smog crisis

Oct 29, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Parts of Indonesia Malaysia and Singapore enjoyed their clearest skies in weeks while affected areas of the Philippines and Thailand also have seen an end to air pollution

HOPE. Rains are bringing hope that the haze crisis could end. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Just realign for El Niño agri funds, don't ask for more – Drilon

Sep 04, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The senate president suggests a joint resolution by Congress to speed up the release of funds to the Department of Agriculture for El Niño preparations and response

Dry spell causes Q2 slump in PH agriculture

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:11 PM

A report by the Philippine Statistics Authority shows that agricultural production from April to June 2015 declined by 0 37 due to intense heat and lack of irrigation

PLANTING SEASON. Farmers in Central Mindanao depend on stable water supply to grow palay. Photo by UN FAO

DA to farmers: Use rainy season to fight El Niño

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:40 PM

The start of the rainy season in parts of the country is a chance for farmers to plant early and collect rainwater in preparation for the dryer days ahead says the agency

SAVING WATER. This water impounding system or water pond acts as a repository for rainwater which farmers can use on a dry day. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DA awaits P939 million budget for El Niño efforts

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:34 PM

The agency says it will use the funds to focus on immediate interventions to address crop damage like cloud seeding and giving replacement seeds to farmers

THIRSTY RICE. Palay is particularly sensitive to drought conditions because it depends on a stable supply of water to grow. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

CONVERSATION: #ZeroCasualty Hour: Is PH ready for El Niño?

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:56 PM

On Friday March 13 at 10:00 am MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm holds a Facebook conversation on the El Niño phenomenon