The onslaught of typhoon Pepeng that devastated Northern Luzon especially Benguet diverted the staff’s efforts to help in the relief operations through the distribution of rice, canned goods, noodles and used clothing in Kapangan, Atok and Bokod. Engr. Jess Tabora donated (5) sacks of rice while Dr. Diony Claridad donated used clothing. A Medical-Dental Mission was, likewise, held in Kapangan.
Due to massive devastation of typhoon Pepeng, Shontoug was able to mobilize resources with the help of NGO partners and two Federation of Peoples Organizations who are members of Northern Luzon cluster of Philippine Misereor Partners. An initial 198 feasible livelihood projects of typhoon victims were assisted technically and financially. This initial batch of livelihood project partners are prepared to become sustainable households motivated not only to restore their damaged farmlands but assisted to nurture their environment. Two nurseries were established for trees to be planted or eroded mountainsides. A total of 500 coffee seedlings were distributed. Shontoug will continue to facilitate the development of marginalized and disadvantaged indigenous women, children, youth and farmers through wholistic, integrated program approach.