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14 trapped villagers in quake-ravaged NoCot town airlifted to safety

MAKILALA, North Cotabato – Fourteen villagers trapped in an isolated village of Luayon here following the Oct. 29 tremor have been rescued after they were safely airlifted from the site to the town proper here.

North Cotabato Board Member Shirlyn Macasarte, serving as acting vice governor, led the rescue operation Sunday morning in landslide-ravaged village using two Philippine Air Force choppers.

Macasarte said the mission this morning was to rescue 21 trapped villagers who were unable to evacuate due to landslides.


Datu Odin Sinsuat town Mayor Ombra Sinsuat dies

COTABATO CITY - Mayor Ombra Sinsuat of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao has died today due to lilngering illness, his relatives said in separate statements.

Maguindanao Vice Gov. Lester Sinsuat confirmed in his FB page the demise of his father at past 4 p.m.

Sinsuat died while undergoing medication at St. Lukes hospital in Quezon City.

No other details were made available as of posting.


RDRRMC: Earthquakes death toll in Region 12 rose to 11

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) that the fatalities of two major quakes that rocked North Cotabato and nearby provinces have rose to 11.

Two major earthquakes, Magnitude 6.6 on October 29 and Magnitude 6.5 on October 31, hit the province whose residents were still reeling from the effects of Oct. 16 Magnitude 6.3 tremor.

Six died on Oct. 29 and five perished on October 31.

The NDCC also reported 372 persons injured and four were missing after a landslide in Makilala, North Cotabato.


NDBC relief operations for quake victims starts, Good Samaritans offer help

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Dinumog ng libo-libung katao ang himpilan ng DXND-NDBC sa isinagawang relief operation kaninang hapon.

Mahigit sa tatlumpong rolyo ng trapal ang naipamigay kahapon na siyang pinaka kailangan ngayon ng lahat ng biktima ng lindol.

Nabatid na sa bayan ng Makilala, Tulunan at Kidapawan City, maraming mga bahay ang lubhang nasira dulot ng Magnitude 6.5 na lindol.

Libo-libong mga pamamahay rin ang totally damage kaya't nagmistulang tent city ang halos lahat ng barangay sa Makilala, North Cotabato na siyang lubhang apektado.


More photos of the Magnitude 6.5 quake that rocks Mindanao anew

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The magnitude 6.5 quake has brought more damages in North Cotabato and Davao City as shown in these photos shared to

One of these was the 711 convenience store in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. 


Images after Magnitude 6.5 hits mainland Mindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY - One of Kidapawan City's landmark is gone.  The 6-story Eva's Hotel along the national highway in Kidapawan City has collapsed following the Magnitude 6.5 quake that hit the island at 9:10 this morning.

Condo units at the back of SM Ecoland have also collapsed due to the quake.

The Gaisano Grand mall of Koronadal also sustained cracks on its concrete walls.

In Digos City, the Emcor appliance store sustained damaged.

Portions of the national highway in Barangay Bulatukan, Makilala, North Cotabato sustained cracks but remained passable.


Magnitude 5.4 rocks central Mindanao as aftershock of Magnitude 6.6 tremor

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A magnitude 5.4 aftershock rocks the Soccsksargen region anew at 4:38 this afternoon, the Phivolcs said.


4 killed in latest central Mindanao tremor

NORTH COTABATO --- A retired hospital worker was killed while more than 20 others were hurt when   a magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolted the province and nearby Mindanao regions on Tuesday morning.

Initial radio and police reports identified the fatality as Nestor Narciso, 67, who was hit by a concrete slab that fell from the second floor of a building in Koronadal City, capital of South Cotabato province.

Narciso was a former ambulance driver in the South Cotabato provincial hospital.


Images of Magnitude 6.4 quake that hit mainland Mindanao today

KORONADAL CITY - Images of effects of magnitude 6.4 quake that rocked North Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao this morning.

An area in Datu Montawal, Maguindanao had cracks following the quake.

Daig Elementary School in Tulunan, North Cotabato has collapsed.

Participants to the 2nd Diocesan Youth Congress in Mlang, North Cotabato sustained injuries and are confined at Mlang district hospital.



DTI freezes prices of goods in 4 tremor-affected areas 

COTABATO CITY --- The Department of Trade and Industry- 12 is now enforcing a “price freeze” for all consumer goods sold in four earthquake-stricken areas.

The move is meant to ease the plight of thousands of residents in Tulunan, Mlang and Makilala towns in in North Cotabato and in the provincial capital, Kidapawan City, that got dislocated by the October 16 magnitude 6.3 tremor, or foreshock, that jolted the four areas, followed by more than 800 aftershocks since.



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