Flood Hits Mindanao (Region 11): Fatalities Rose to 3

Flood Hits Mindanao (Region 11): Fatalities Rose to 3 -- While Sin Tax Bill is creeping its way to bicameral, our fellows in Mindanao, particularly those in Region 11, including Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, and Davao Oriental, are battling a serious flooding. To date, fatalities already rose to 3 and it can add up.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the floods were due to heavy rains brought about by an inter-tropical convergence zone. Fatalities record says the number rose to three (3) already: Regidor Roa, 38, Nicholas Ruta, 11; and Romeo Luis, 55. Still missing is Dindo Ugapang, 15.

Evacuation have been initiated since 5 pm Thursday.

The floods affected 2,799 families or 13,533 people in 46 villages in 11 towns in Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, and Davao Oriental.

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