The local government of Lupon extended help in some villages of Cotabato, distributing food packs and water in the municipality of Makilala that have been affected by the earthquakes that have struck Mindanao since October 16, 2019.

Last month, Cotabato was hit by three strong earthquakes in a span of 16 days — a magnitude 6.3 on October 16, a magnitude 6.6 on October 29, and a magnitude 6.5 on October 31.

At least 22 people were confirmed dead while thousands of families were affected.