In a span of two weeks, Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao were rocked by 3 strong earthquakes, the latest on October 31 when a magnitude 6.5 tremor shook the same areas.
The quakes killed at least 21 people, injured hundreds, and displaced over 30,000 individuals. (READ: LOOK: Buildings destroyed by magnitude 6.5 quake that struck parts of Mindanao)
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a statement on Friday, November 1, that local search and rescue teams continued to respond to reports of injuries and missing persons.
Lending a helping hand to those affected, priests also opened the doors of Kidapawan cathedral as an evacuation center for victims on the same day of the earthquake.
With the threat of additional aftershocks and their homes partially or totally damaged, Mindanaoans called for help and support. Mindanao residents are in urgent need of food, medicine, tents, clothes, and blankets.