'Rolly' damage to Catanduanes abaca, other crops estimated at ₱600M

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 2) — Super Typhoon Rolly left some ₱600 million pesos worth of damage to abaca and other crops in Catanduanes, according to the local government's estimate.

"₱400 million po ang [is the] estimated damage ng [to] abaca. Sa [to] other crops po, mga [around] ₱200 million," Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua said in a virtual conference Monday on the typhoon's aftermath in the Bicol region.

Catanduanes earns around ₱150 million a month from abaca, its main agricultural product, Cua added.

In its recent bulletin, the Department of Agriculture reported ₱1.17 billion in agricultural damage reported by at least four regions due to Rolly, affecting over 18,000 farmers and nearly 17,000 hectares of crops. Production losses have also breached 66,000 metric tons, it added.

Bicol was hit hardest by the super typhoon, whose death toll is now at 16. Rolly has weakened into a tropical storm and is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday.