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Typhoon Pepeng causes flooding and landslides in Northern Philippines

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Typhoon Pepeng (Parma) caused widespread flooding and landslides Saturday that buried at least two families in the Northern Philippines, just barely a week after Tropical Storm Ondoy (Ketsana) battered Metro Manila.

At least 14 people died when Pepeng hit the main island of Luzon. The National Disaster Coordinating Council reported that 32,055 families or 152,775 persons in 492 baranggays were affected. Of these, 11,055 families or 50,106 persons are staying in evacuation centers.

In Benguet province, 12 people died in a landslide, including a 1-year-old boy. Two others died in Camarines Sur province.

Pepeng hit the Philippines just eight days after Ondoy caused the country’s worst flooding in four decades, killing almost 300 people. Pepeng dropped more rain on Metro Manila that slowed the cleanup and made conditions worse.

Thousands of people evacuated before Pepeng hit. But several towns in a dozen provinces were still battered, causing landslides and heavy flooding.

Power, phone lines and internet links were down across the north, making it difficult to get reports about the extent of damage.

Appeal for assistance

An increasing number of families affected by the two recent typhoons are appealing for assistance from the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center.

Donations for the evacuees may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820. Donations may also be sent through the following bank accounts:

Dollar Account:

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Account Number:  2-63600158-3

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Peso Account:

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Account Number:  3-63600741-3

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

References:

NDCC

PAGASA

The Associated Press

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