A series of deadly earthquakes recently hit the southern region of the Philippines, leaving more than 20 people dead and more than 400 individuals injured.
Last October 16, at around 7:30 PM Philippine time, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit the province of North Cotabato with an epicenter near the municipality of Tulunan. It caused landslides and a fire at a shopping mall and killed five people. Another strong tremor happened October 29. The epicenter of this magnitude 6.6 quake was at a town near Tulunan, still in North Cotabato. And the latest was only last October 31 where a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the southern region once more; epicenter was near the town of Makilala, North Cotabato. The last two quakes left 21 people dead and it is feared that this death toll will rise after hospitals in various areas of Southern Mindanao were terribly damaged. These deadly tremors were so bad it reached international media:
The local government units are doing everything they can but there’s so much more that needs to be done. Children and elderly are getting sick as water and food are scarce. Some people are begging on the side of the roads while others remain unreachable because landslides blocked the roads. With financial support, we'd be able to buy the much-needed items including but not limited to: food, water, tents and materials for temporary shelters, medicine, and building portable toilets.
My friends and I are organizing a relief operation soon and any donation is much appreciated and big or small, it will make a difference.
Love and light.