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Rat infestation spreads to ARMM

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Cotabato City  The rat infestation that has ravaged a town in North Cotabato has spread to provinces in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a top regional agriculture official said yesterday.

According to Alexander Alonto, regional secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in ARMM (DAF-ARMM), the rodent menace arose from the widespread drought being experienced in Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

And he underscored that aside from the severe lack of irrigation in farm lands, farmers in the region are now also facing another menace rat infestation.