Multimedia: Exodus

Hundreds of  residents from Aleosan and Pikit in North Cotabato  fled their homes on Monday (August 20, 2012) due to the reported presence of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). They feared getting caught in the crossfire should clashes erupt between the BIFF and government forces. Most of the evacuees are now staying at the evacuation centers in Pikit. Watch Video