Typhoon Pepeng (international name “Parma”) devastated Northern Luzon when it made landfall last week with wind speed of 175 kilometers per hour, forcing the evacuation of over 60,000 people and decimating the livelihoods of many more.
Then it came back.
Northern Luzon, badly in need of aid, has been practically cut off from Manila and the south. At the present 60-70% of the towns in Pangasinan are under water as dam water is released to prevent even more catastrophic flooding. Currently, over 330,000 people–over 70,000 families–have been affected by Pepeng, which left hundreds of people dead and caused damage approaching 800 million pesos.
Coming so soon after Ondoy, relief might be hard to come by, but for those who are still able, any help will be greatly appreciated.
I’ll try to update this post in the coming days, but here are a few links that might be of assistance to good samaritans:
- ABS-CBN: How You Can Help (Ondoy/Pepeng)
- Marocharim Experiment: Northern Luzon Needs Your Help
- Bayanihan Online
- Essential Links to Help Northern Luzon
- MLQ3: Northern Luzon Needs Your Help!