Typhoon Pepeng/Parma kills 12 in Benguet

Sunday, October 4, 2009

typhoon pepengThe Cordillera province of Benguet suffered 12 deaths due to Typhoon Pepeng, internationally known as Parma. Provincial police director Chief Superintendent Loreto Espinili reported that the deaths were caused by 2 landslides. In the only article I can find on the typhoon's impact on Sagada, a resident describes that there were no evacuations and that it is "windy and raining, but it is not strong." Multiple roads in the Cordilleras were deemed impassable in the typhoon's aftermath.

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SaGaDa-iGoRoT October 4, 2009 at 8:56 PM  

Additional information on the deaths in Benguet caused by Typhoon Pepeng / Parma:

"Reports from the provincial disaster and coordinating council in Benguet identified five of the fatalities as Ernesto Gabayne; Alex Rufino; Junie Cadasa Jr., 8; Jerick Cadasa, 10; and Lanoy Cadasa, 12.

They died when a house under construction was swept away in the village of Ampucao, Itogon. Two other fatalities in the landslide have not been identified.

Ampucao residents called for help when they noticed that the Cadasas's house was no longer there on Sunday morning.

Another landslide hit the sub-village of Bosi in Beckel village here, burying a family of five.

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of Laruan Tabora, Catalina Tabora, spouses Rustom Galbey and Zenia Galbey, and their one-year-old child, Daphe Galbey.

Reports from the Office of Civil Defense in the Cordillera said Jericho Rimando, 17, remained missing. Rimando fell into a swollen creek in the village of Camdas in Baguio City on Saturday."

12 dead in Benguet slides

Anonymous October 5, 2009 at 12:46 AM  

I feel sad for the victim of landslides. To think there were children impacted.

Trina October 8, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

The photo of that child under his ramshackle umbrella--it makes my heart bleed. It's always the children that suffer first, and most. What to do, what to do...