Barely two weeks after Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), Typhoon Pepeng (Parma) ravages Northern Philippines leaving more than 200 deaths. People’s organizations in the Cordilleras are asking for help in providing immediate relief to the victims of mudslides and flood brought about by Pepeng.
URGENT APPEAL FOR SUPPORT FOR THE VICTIMS OF TYPHOON PEPENG IN THE CORDILLERA, PHILIPPINES
Oct. 9, 2009
BAGUIO CITY—The Cordillera Region in Northern Luzon, homeland of indigenous peoples collectively known as Igorots, is one of the areas hit most with Typhoon Pepeng, after the supertyphoon Ondoy. This mountainous region may not have been as victimized by the flood, but the very nature of the land and terrain has resulted in massive, disastrous landslides that claimed both properties and lives, especially in the mining-ravaged areas of Itogon and Mankayan in Benguet province. Continue reading