Entire Antique placed under state of calamity due to El Niño
Times are turning harder for local farmers.
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council of Antique initially thought that this year’s bout of El Niño would not be as damaging.
The council initially chose four towns which will be affected the most by the dry spell to be placed under state of calamity, allowing the capitol to tap emergency funds to help mitigate the situation. Come June 13, however, the council reconvened to place the entire Antique under state of calamity because of the hot mess that has damaged farm crops.
It’s only gonna get hotter.