PIA Press Release
Typhoon 'Pepeng' leaves 1 dead; severe damages in agricultural production in Region I
By Miriam P. Aquino
San Fernando City, La Union (5 October) -- As of 9:30 am this morning, the Office of Civil Defense Regional Center No. 1 reported 3 casualties caused by typhoon 'Pepeng', a 13 year-old boy named Amadeo De Vera was reported drowned in Nalsian, Calasiao, Pangasinan; a certain Kyle Jose, 10 year old girl from Esperanza, Vintar, Ilocos Norte was swept by big wave; and a 36-year old woman named Lourdes Tumpalan from San Vicente, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte suffered from head injury.
Reports of totally damaged houses in Ilocos Norte is 32, partially damaged is 94; In La Union 1 damaged house was seen in Aringay; and in Ilocos Sur, 1 partially damaged house located in Narvacan.
Status of evacuation as of this writing, in La Union, there were 508 persons or 135 families who were evacuated in 5 evacuation centers – 3 in Bauang and 2 in San Fernando; in Pangasinan, 1,597 persons or 381 families evacuated in 19 evacuation centers – 1 in Lingayen, 15 in Dagupan, 1 in Bolinao, 1 in Sual and 1 in San Nicolas; in Ilocos Norte, a total of 1,074 persons or 253 families evacuated in 9 evacuation centers – 1 in Bacarra, 5 in Laoag City, 2 in Bangui, and 1 in Banna; and in the province of Ilocos Sur, 4,370 persons or 1,096 families evacuated to 11 evacuation centers – 1 in Santa, 1 in Santa Cruz, 3 in Magsingal, and 6 in Vigan.
A severe damaged in Agricultural production like rice, Banana, Corn, assorted vegetables, fruit trees and Mango brought about by the strong winds caused by typhoon 'Pepeng' is recorded. A total of 2,200 hectares of rice plantation was reported damaged in Ilocos Norte; In Ilocos Sur with 4,000 hectares of rice, 50 hectares of Banana, and 50 hectares of assorted vegetable plantation; In La Union 13,054 hectares of supposedly soon to be harvest rice, 26 hectares of Corn, 31 hectares of vegetables, and 37 hectares of fruit trees; in Pangasinan with 650 hectares of rice plantation, 3 hectares of corn, 2,000 trees of mango and 1 hectare of assorted vegetables.
A total of 16 barangays were affected by 'Pepeng' in La Union with 302 families or 1,238 persons; in Pangasinan, 37 barangays with 1, 709 families or 8, 354 persons; in Ilocos Norte, 178 barangays, 11,686 families or 50,639 persons; in Ilocos Sur, 25 barangays, 1,449 families or 6,099 persons.
Relief and recovery operations is still ongoing, assistance extended to the provinces coming from Department of Social Welfare and Development – Regional Office 1 amounted to P100,711.50; from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office / Provincial Government – P2,024.15; from the Local Government / Municipality – P53,321.86; from the Philippine National Red Cross – P8,040.00. Over-all total of relief and recovery operations extended amounted to P164,097.51.
As of this morning, better weather condition is now felt in the four provinces of the region; La Union is cloudy; Pangasinan is partly cloudy; Ilocos Sur is cloudy with light rains; Ilocos Norte is having an intermittent light rains or changeable weather condition. (PIA-RO-LU) [top]