COTABATO CITY—The regional disaster management office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said it has revalidated displacement figures in connection with the Maguindanao floods, and the number is way below the previously reported figure.
Jean Ayupan, operations officer of the ARMM’s Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, said the confirmed number was only 61,947 individuals and was based on figures that had been verified as of Wednesday.
Earlier reports put the number of displaced individuals due to floods at more than 90,000.
Ayupan, however, said the floods led to the suspension of classes in at least 13 schools. Charlie Señase, Inquirer Mindanao