• P630 millionfor Region 8 coco industry rehabilitation

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    THE rehabilitation of the coconut industry in Region 8 devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda got a major boost on Wednesday with the immediate release of P630.7 million from the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

    Under the “90-Day Focused Intervention” project, the PCA aims to mitigate the possible outbreak of Rhinoceros beetle infestation and to salvage the economic value of the fallen and crownless coconut trees and turn it to cash or building materials for their owners.

    PCA Region 8 manager Joel Pilapil said 228,045 totally damaged trees have been processed so far. The project covers the municipalities of Palo, Tanauan, and Tolosa including Tacloban City.

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