Department of Public Workers and Highways (DPWH) personnel involved in road clearing operations have valid reason to be thankful that "Ruby" weakened from a typhoon to a storm as it passed south of Metro Manila on Monday night. Storm Ruby's skirting of the metropolis spared the DPWH crews from the difficult task of clearing major thoroughfares of debris after a strong typhoon. Photo shows a DPWH team cleaning up a portion of Espana and Arsenio H. Lacson Blvd. in Manila on Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2014). (MNS photo)

Department of Public Workers and Highways (DPWH) personnel involved in road clearing operations have valid reason to be thankful that “Ruby” weakened from a typhoon to a storm as it passed south of Metro Manila on Monday night. Storm Ruby’s skirting of the metropolis spared the DPWH crews from the difficult task of clearing major thoroughfares of debris after a strong typhoon. Photo shows a DPWH team cleaning up a portion of Espana and Arsenio H. Lacson Blvd. in Manila on Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2014). (MNS photo)

MANILA, Dec 9 (Mabuhay) — Damage estimates inflicted by Typhoon Ruby in the agriculture sector slightly rose to P1.04 billion, with most of the damage on rice and corn subsectors, latest data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) show.

In its 6 a.m. update, NDRRMC said a total of P1.04 billion worth of damage were reported in some areas in Regions V, VI and VIII, a slight uptick from the Department of Agriculture’s preliminary damage estimates of P1.02 billion Monday afternoon.

Cost of damage to rice and corn reached P963.322 million, while losses in high value crops were placed at P8.036 million.

Livestock sector lost P809,550 worth of products and the fisheries with P38.2235 million.

Damage to agricultural facilities and infrastructure reached P29.994 million. (MNS)