To date, agricultural losses from Typhoon Odette translate to PHP13.3 billion, with 462,766 hectares of agricultural areas affected and 273,062 metric tons of total volume loss agonizing 533,709 farmers and fishers.
In December 2021 during typhoon "Odette", Duterte described waiting for the assessment of reports as a “hindrance” and “legal obstacle” that delayed his declaration of a state of calamity in areas battered by the typhoon and prevented the government from acting immediately.
"Every day, we continue to witness the indomitable spirit of the Filipino that adapts, endures, and triumphs over all adversities. The dedication and courage of our people, especially of our medical and essential front liners, uniformed services, civilian personnel, and volunteers, demonstrate what great things we can achieve if we work in solidarity," Duterte said in a statement.
MANILA – The Philippines’ population for 2021 increased by 324,000 or a mere 0.3 percent compared to the 2020 data of 914,797 births. The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) said on Monday the annual “natural increase” was the lowest since the period 1946 and 1947 when the population grew by 254,000. “Filipinos remained prudent by...
Bamboos are used as raw materials for housing, farm and fishing implements, handicrafts, and food. It is also used in architecture designs, landscaping, carvings, gardening, and soil erosion control and stabilization of river banks.