JAGNA, Bohol. Recovering from losses is hard to do, according to Rosario Acero, owner of fishing fleet that were literally turned into debris as a result of the tropical storm Queenie that slammed in this town last week. She told DyTR that miulbo ang dagat. It was the first time she experienced in her entire life for past 60 years when tropical storm Queenie’s big waves slammed into her fleet anchored nearby sea barangay Bunga Mar, this town. While picking some debris on the pebble beach near her home when interviewed, Acero said her family owns two motorized big bancas and small ones and fishing gears/nets that are warped as a result of the storm. Prior to the storm, she said she did not mind that her fleet dropped anchor nearby since the weather bureau declared Bohol under signal one. But it turned out that what happened was not signal number one.
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resoiurces (BFAR) reportedly can’t give yet an estimate of the fishery damage wrought by Queenie. Fishing boats numbering 696 are badly damaged along with motorized boats, 34; paddle boats, two; and fishing nets, 52, but there was no estimate as to the worth of damage, initial report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council showed.
According to Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, acting as
council secretariat, it still awaiting for more reports coming from other
Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils (MDRRMC).
The municipalities affected are Bilar, Loay, Garcia-Hernandez, Jagna,
Duero, Guindulman, Mabini, Anda, Ubay, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, SIkatuna,
Catigbian, Maribojoc, Loon and Corella and this city.
A total of 1,072 families are affected and 328 displaced, the report said.
Properties damaged include 141 houses totally and 1,211 houses partially
Damaged of agricultural crops included vegetable, five hectares; root
crops, 1.9 has.; banana, 2,965 hills; corn, 21.5 has.; coconut trees, 163
and fruit trees, 120. In livestock, 12 goats are affected, the report
showed. All of these damages have no estimate yet.