GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Thousands of people in six coastal towns in Sarangani province and Sultan Kudarat and General Santos City evacuated their homes after text messages circulated that a tsunami would hit anytime. The coastal municipalities include Alabel, Glan, Malapatan, Maasim, Maitum and Kiamba, the towns of Palimbang, Libak and Lutayan. People rushed to the mountain where they believed would not be reached by the tsunami. Datu Kiram, an non-government organization leader of Kiamba municipality said reports of a tsunami circulated on Friday, triggering panic and chaos. Some families walked several kilometers to reach higher ground, bringing with them a few of their belongings.