Maguindanao town in state of calamity as floods from nonstop rains swamp villages

May 31, 2017 - 4:57 PM
Mother Kabuntalan town in Maguindanao province is a virtual waterworld from recent floods. FILE PHOTO FROM MOTHER KABUNTALAN P.N.P.

COTABATO CITY – The town of Mother Kabuntalan in Maguindanao has been placed under a State of Calamity after floods from nonstop rains displaced at least 3,586 families.

According to Mother Kabuntalan Administrator Anwar Salik, at least 17 barangays in the town are under water, including key facilities such as the Municipal Hall, PNP station and several schools.

The local government unit said it was constantly monitoring the situation to determine those needing help to move to dry areas or get relilef.

The rains have also affected nearby towns in Maguindanao the past few days.

The Mother Kabuntalan PNP Station was among the government facilities affected by flooding from nonstop rains over parts of Maguindanao. PHOTO FROM MOTHER KABUNTALAN P.N.P.