OCD XII Chief of Operations Jerome B. Barranco leads the Regional Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis Team in the field validation and assessment on the effects of drought in the Provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat on 2-4 March 2016.
Regional DANA Team wascomposed of representatives from NEDA, DSWD, DILG, PNP, AFP, BFAR, DENR and DA. Provincial and Local Government Unitshave provided assistance to the affected farmers like provision of relief goods, farm implements and water supplies. Cloud seeding was also implemented by DAXII throughout the affected provinces.
A total of 30 Municipalities and 3 Cities with 27,301.04 hectares of farm lands were damaged with an estimated total cost of Php748,054,960.42 from November 2015 to February 2016.