Two Powerful Typhoons Hit Multi-billion Peso Damages To Philippine Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture (DA), has reported, the recent two successive powerful typhoons that run havoc to Luzon for a week have damaged agricultural crops amounting to Php 7 billion pesos (US$ 163 million dollars).

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The Philippines Urged To Develop Calamity Resilient Crops

The Philippine government must have a stronger research and development program in agriculture in place to increase productivity and help develop calamity resilient crops agriculture base in the face of natural disaster such as the dry spell wrought by El Niño and the over 20 storms that hit the country annually, according to Senator Edgardo Angara.

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Typhoons Trigger Minor Tremors, Prevent Killer Quakes – Study

A joint research by Taiwan and the US, have noted that typhoons can trigger small earthquakes that help release seismic energy and prevent major quakes, the research was published in the British weekly science journal Nature.

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