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NEWS | 2023/04/19 | LKRO

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KIDAPAWAN CITY – (April 19, 2023) The City Government of Kidapawan, Metro Kidapawan Water District and the Kidapawan City Schools Division of the Department of Education conducted the final ocular inspection and water testing of the schools to be used as billeting and housing venues of all athletes and officials of the SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Meet or SRAA to be hosted by the city on April 24-28, 2023.

City Mayor Atty. Jose Paolo Evangelista led all officials in the ocular inspection of the water connection in thirteen different public schools that will serve as housing and billeting area for the delegate athletes and officials.

Joining the said officials were Atty William Angos, and Mrs. Melagrita Valdevieso, the new Chairperson and Secretary of MKWD Board of Directors (BOD) respectively, incumbent BOD’s Allan Pandio, Lynnie Cagape and Elisa Salac, MKWD General Manager Stella Gonzales and Assistant General Manager Engr Wilesper Lizandro Alqueza and City Tourism and Investment Promotions Officer Gillian Ray Lonzaga were also present during the activity.

The inspection team was happy to note that the water services connected in the schools are safe and well enough to be used by the delegates as they themselves tested and tasted it.

Inspected schools in the city that will house the different delegations are: Lanao Central Elementary School, Lanao National High School, Isidoro Lonzaga Memorial Elementary School, Paco Central Elementary School, Paco National High School, Kidapawan City National High School, Felipe Suerte Memorial Elementary School, Saniel Cruz National High School, Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School, Amas Central Elementary School, Amas National High School, Mariano Mancera Integrated School, and Singao Elementary School.

The said schools will be utilized by the host delegation of Kidapawan City, General Santos City, South Cotabato, Koronadal City, Sultan Kudarat, Tacurong City and Sarangani as well as all technical officials who will officiate the games.

Cotabato Province delegation meanwhile, will be billeted and housed separately in Magpet National High School.

In relation to the above mentioned development, the City Government has finally drawn it security and traffic route plan in place for the entire period of the SRAA meet.

Mayor Evangelista assures all the delegates of their safety in the week long athletic meet. (CMO-CIO)

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