Scared residents of Makilala in North Cotabato left their homes Thursday evening as aftershocks continue to rock the area following the magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the morning. A few hundred evacuees have encamped in an open space near the municipal hall despite the lack of food, water and shelter. PHIVOLCS pegged the epicenter (06.92°N, 125.06°E) at a remote area in Makilala, about 5 kms southwest of the poblacion area. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH CABRERA