The effects of El Niño phenomenon worsens in the Province of South Cotabato.
These are the City of Koronadal, the municipalities of Surallah, Tantangan and Tboli.
The Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Koronadal passed the resolution declaring the city under state of calamity last Friday, March 11, 2016 followed by the towns of Tboli, Surallah and Tantangan on Thursday, March 17.
The damages in agricultural crops in the said towns according to reports have already reached millions of pesos and thousands of farmers and their families have been affected.
In a report, the provincial government of South Cotabato is now studying the possibilities of placing the entire province under state of calamity to be able to use its calamity fund to address the effect of dry spell.