Nonstop Rain Floods Parts of Mindanao

Nonstop rain has widened the scope of floods in Mindanao, with 15 towns in Maguindanao province becoming virtual lagoons, reports The Rio Grande de Mindanao rose swiftly over last weekend, affecting over 37,000 people in Maguindanao alone. Among the worst hit was the town of Sultan Kudarat, where 18 villages are under water. In Cotabato City, 25 of 37 barangays are flooded, affecting some 20,000 residents.