Sugarcane Workers Captured Harvesting Crops Despite Heavy Rains Amid Paeng Onslaught

Amid Paeng onslaught, sugarcane workers was captured harvesting crops despite heavy rains

PAENG – A group of sugarcane workers was seen doing their job despite heavy rains amid the devastation of the typhoon.

sugarcane workers during Paeng
Photo credit: Facebook screengrab

The country was battered by Typhoon Paeng in the past few days.

It left nearly P50 million in damage to agriculture as per the preliminary data released by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

The typhoon affected 762 farmers and destroyed 1,949 hectares of agricultural land in Bicol, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), and Western Visayas.

Rice, high-value crops, and fisheries are among the commodities that have been impacted.

According to the DA, Paeng destroyed 1,887 hectares of palay farms, resulting in the loss of 2,479 MT, or P47.25 million.

At the height of the Paeng devastation, a group of sugarcane workers was captured by a netizen harvesting crops despite heavy rains.

The heartbreaking scenario was recorded by a certain Dwayne Gabriel who took to the social networking site, Facebook wherein he posted a clip.

“Yung ang daming reklamo natin sa buhay, Ano na lang kaya sila?” his post was accompanied by the caption.

Watch the video below:

The video continues to make rounds online garnering thousands of views and mixed reactions from netizens.

As of posting, it has generated more than 1.9k shares and numerous comments.

Meanwhile, Paeng devastated more than one million hectares of palay and 64,336 hectares of corn, or 70.59 percent and 26.64 percent, respectively, of the national standing crops, according to data from the Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Mimaropa, and the Cordilleras.

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