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City Gov’t distributes Day Care Subsidies

KIDAPAWAN CITY – CITY Mayor Joseph Evangelista handed down the subsidies for day care pupils of the city in a turn over ceremony on January 29, 2020.

The subsidy, sorted out from the City Government’s General Fund, will be utilized to fund projects of the day care centers in the different barangays here.

“Projects are meant to promote better health, well-being, and sanitation for day care pupils and their learning centers.”, Mayor Evangelista said.
Each day care pupil is given a subsidy of Php 634.00, the Office of the City Mayor said.

Mayor Evangelista gave out a total of Php1, 213,476.00 to cover the projects of the 66 different day care centers that are beneficiaries of the program.

A total of 1,914 day care pupils were given subsidies by the City Government during the turn over ceremony held at the Multi- Purpose Covered Court in Barangay Balindog here.

Day care learning and wellness facilities are the projects covered by the subsidies.

These are: construction of Feeding and Washing Areas; Electricity and Water Utilities, Kitchen and Toilets.
“The subsidies will also fund the construction of day care temporary learning shelters damaged by the October 2019 earthquakes as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the City Government”. , Mayor Evangelista added.

Aside from giving subsidies, the City Government has partnered with private organizations such as the With Love Jan Foundation Incorporated in providing supplemental feeding program and additional learning facilities for day care centers.

The 66 day care centers that received subsidies from the City Government are accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office 12.##(cio/lkoasay)

photo caption – Day Care centers received subsidies: Acting City Information Officer Atty.Jose Paolo M. Evangelista (right) personally handed down the subsidies of Day Care centers in the city on January 29, 2020. Subsidies are meant to fund projects of different day care centers in Kidapawan City.(cio photo)

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We are starting a series of weekly posts featuring Kidapaweños who perform extraordinary things in each of their own simple yet meaningful way to contribute to what Kidapawan is today. Let us look around us and learn to appreciate the simple contributions that each Kidapaweño gives that have a lasting positive impact for the “lungsod na pinagpala” that we all grew up to love.

Sa atong presentasyon sa mga Talagsaong Kidapawenyo, tagaan nato og espesyal nga pagtagad si Sir Hernan Delicana, nga giilang si Dancing TMU Enforcer nga inyong makit-an nga gasayaw-sayaw sa pagmando sa trapiko diha sa Quezon Boulevard.

Si Sir Hernan, minyo sa iyang maanyag nga misis nga si Mary Ann ug naay tulo ka mga anak. Pito (7) na ka tuig nagsilbi isip Traffic Management Unit Enforcer sa City Government of Kidapawan.

Sa iyang edad nga 48 anyos, nagpabilin sa gihapong baskog ug abtik ang iyang panglawas tungod sa kanunay nga pagsayaw-sayaw maseguro lamang nga maayo ug hapsay ang dagan sa trapiko ug luwas ang pag-labay alang sa tanan sa maong lugar.

Gani, ang iyahang pagsayaw-sayaw nakadala’g kalipay ug kalingawan sa mga motorista nga nagaagi sa nasampit nga lugar.

Kining inyong makit-an, pitik lamang sa kaayong gidala ni Sir Hernan sa katawhan ning dakbayan.

Padayon sa pag-uswag, Sir Hernan Delicana!

Music courtesy of
Dura-Daddy Yankee |
Tala – Sarah Geronimo [Official Music Video]

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City receives 2 DAR funded Tulay ng Pangulo Projects

KIDAPAWAN CITY – TWO NEW Bridges funded under the Department of Agrarian Reform were turned over to the City Government on January 28, 2020.

The said infrastructure projects are under the DAR Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo or TPKP Program and were implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

City Mayor Joseph Evangelista personally received the two bridges from DAR 12 Assistant Regional Director Al Haj Roldan Ali in a simple turn-over ceremony and inauguration in Barangay Luvimin and Magsaysay where the two public infra projects are separately located.

Both bridges are identically 28.8 Linear meters long that will help connect neighboring barangays and provide easier access for farmers to transport their goods to the market.

“We are very thankful to our President for giving these bridges to our people. Definitely these will help uplift the lives of our farmers who will be selling their produce and connect our neighboring barangays in the city”, Mayor Evangelista said after the bridges were turned over to the City Government.

Aside from providing easier access to farmers and motorists, the new bridges, particularly in Magsaysay, will help the public in availing better services.

The Mayor bared that the Magsaysay Tulay ng Pangulo Project is located near the site where the New City Hall will be constructed.

“The new bridge will not only benefit the public who will be served by the New City Hall. We are planning to request other government line agencies here in the city to relocate their offices near the New City Hall. This way, we will have a Government One Stop Shop that will provide the needed services for our people.”, Mayor Evangelista revealed.

The said Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo are just two of the completed public infrastructures out of the five projects to be constructed in the city.##(cio/lkoasay)

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Para sa lahat ng indibidwal edad 18 years old pataas na nagnanais maka boto sa darating na May 9, 2022 National and Local Elections, narito na po ang schedule ng isasagawang Satellite Voter Registration sa inyong barangay.

Magdala lamang po ng valid ID kung kayo ay magpaparehistro at ipakita ito sa mga kagawad ng City Comelec. Salamat po.

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January 28, 2020

City Gov’t gives potable water system to Sitio Nazareth residents

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The City Government has turned-over today a potable water system project in Sitio Nazareth, Amas to the residents of Purok Ipil-ipil that is hoped to end their water scarcity, El Nino vulnerabilty and almost endless daily routine of getting unsafe water from open dug wells along a small creek of almost a hundred meters descend. Hon. Aying Pagal and the members of the Sangguniang Barangay of Amas came to share with the new milestone for the residents in the ribbon-cutting.

Purok President Ernesto Alunsagay said that they never thought this would materialize amidst disaster situations that happened in Kidapawan last year, 2019. For more than 10 years of fetching water from a well, they have the long-awaited commodity, finally. He said, their deep well was damaged in 2007 and it was not repaired until Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista has decided to put a water system to answer the peoples’ suffering especially during dry season. Mayor Evangelista put P1.3M from the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund of CY 2019 to get the project done.

The residents of Sitio Nazareth have sustained three (3) El Nino phenomenons in 2013, 2016 and 2019 without a reliable water source. The City DRRM Council have mobilized water rationing activities until El Nino was gone in 2016 and 2019 including this far flung community of Barangay Amas but it was just a relief. The place is considered as one of the drought-vulnerable communities in Kidapawan.

A teary-eyed woman has shared an experience back in the old days when they have not even a drop of water to quench their dry throat for thirst and fear while running to safety from a gun fight of an armed land conflict. Nothing was worse in their lives of that situation, she recalled… but they are thankful that the City Government has recognized their sufferings. At least we are back to normal life with a blessing in disguise, she said.

The water system is 180feet deep well, having an overhead tank, auto-filling and a chlorination pump.

The people’s next move, make the water system Level III.##(psalmer s.bernalte/cdrrmo/cio)

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January 27, 2020

Mayor Evangelista invites everyone for the City’s 22nd Charter Day

KIDAPAWAN CITY – CITY MAYOR Joseph Evangelista is inviting everyone to join and witness the activities of the 22nd Charter Day on February 10-15, 2020.

The festivities will push through after the series of strong earthquakes struck the City in October 2019.

“ We want everyone to know that Kidapawan City is going strong despite the recent earthquakes that affected our people that is why the festivities will push through as scheduled”, the Mayor said.

The schedules for the weeklong festivities are as follows:

February 10-14, 2020
8 am – 11 pm Agro Trade Exhibit, Street Food Festival and Ornamental Display(Suroyan sa Plaza) and Ukayan sa Kidapawan (Lopez-Quirino street)
7pm – 10 pm Live Band sa Suroyan (Suroyan sa Plaza formerly Pavilion Area)

February 10, 2020
7 am -10 am Drum and Lyre Competition Elementary Category (Catholic Church – City hall grounds)
1 pm – 6pm Barangay Day (City Gym)
4 pm Agro Trade Exhibit, Street Food Festival and Ornamental Display Opening Ceremony ( Suroyan sa Plaza)

February 11, 2020
7 am – 10 am Drum and Lyre Competition High School Category (Catholic Church – City Hall grounds)

February 12, 2020
7 am – 8:30 am Civic Military and Carnival Thematic Costume Parade (Iglesia Ni Cristo – City Hall grounds)
9 am-10:30 am Culmination Day Program(City Hall grounds)
Honored Guest Hon. Marcelino P. Escalada, Jr National Housing Authority General Manager
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Fireworks Display (free @ KCPES grounds)
7pm – 10 pm Brownman Revival Concert (free @ KCPES grounds)

February 13, 2020
8am – 11pm: Agro Trade Exhibit, Street Food Festival and Ornamental Display Opening Ceremony ( Suroyan sa Plaza)

February 14, 2020
5am Red Cross Annual Million Volunteer Run 5 (City Hall grounds –National Highway and vice versa)

Theme for this year’s celebration is “Kidapawan City at 22 Celebrating Life, Sustaining Peace and Envisioning Prosperity”.

It was in February 12, 1998 when President Fidel V. Ramos signed Republic Act 8500 that declared Kidapawan as a Component City in the Province of Cotabato. ##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 27, 2020
Mayor Evangelista encourages parents to enroll children early for school year 2020-2021
KIDAPAWAN CITY – City Mayor Joseph Evangelista is encouraging parents to have their children enrolled in the Early Registration of the Department of Education for school year 2020 – 2021.
It is a yearly campaign of the DepEd for incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7 and 11 to enroll early for the school year.
“This is also one way of encouraging children displaced by the recent earthquakes to go back to school and restore normalcy in their lives.”, Mayor Evangelista said.
The Early Registration runs through February 1, 2020 to March 6, 2020.
City Schools Division Superintendent Omar Obas in an interview said, the Early Registration will help the City Government and the DepEd determine the number of children who live in far flung communities, those who have disabilities, illnesses and nutritional deficiencies, those who are no longer in school but interested in going back, undocumented and in conflict with the law.
Through the initiative of SP Education Committee Chair City Councilor Aljo Cris G. Dizon, upon the direction of the Mayor, the City Government has institutionalized the ‘zero collection policy’ by subsidizing the Php 400 Parent Teachers Association fees of all children enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in the city.
For Kindergarten and Grade 1, a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) or National Statistics Authority (NSO) authenticated birth certificate must be submitted.
In case of its absence, secondary documents such as Local Civil Registrar (LCR) birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or barangay certification can be submitted.
Learners must also accomplish the Basic Education Enrolment Form during early registration.
The Early Registration is open in all public elementary and secondary schools in the 40 barangays of the city.##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 22, 2020
City Govt’s PESO helps 3 distressed Kidapaweño OFW’s reunite with families

KIDAPAWAN CITY – THREE distressed Kidapaweño Overseas Filipino Workers arrived home safely after the City Public Employment Services Office helped in facilitating their return to their families here.

City Mayor Joseph Evangelista ordered the PESO to coordinate with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and Department of Foreign Affairs after hearing the plight of the distressed OFW’s.

The three are working as overseas household workers the PESO said.

They are Maricel Lingatong who is deployed in Malaysia, Remelyn Aguirre and Josephine Shimura both working in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Lingatong who is from Barangay Singao and Aguirre from Sudapin complained of maltreatment from their employers and were forced to work for long hours without day offs, their families said.

On the other hand, Shimura was repatriated for health reasons after her husband, Mua-an Barangay Chair Azer Perez reported to the PESO of her lingering illness while working abroad.

After thorough verification, the PESO then coordinated with the DFA and OWWA for the repatriation of the said distressed OFW’s.
Aguirre was the first to arrive in the country and reunited with her loved ones on October 31, 2019.

It was Lingatong’s turn to come home safely on December 26, 2019 while Shimura was reunited with her family on January 8, 2020.

They were grateful for the immediate assistance from the City Government, OWWA and DFA for their safe return home.

Lingatong, Aguirre and Shimura paid a visit and extended their gratitude to the PESO on January 15, 2020.##(CIO/lkoasay/with a report from Ms. Juvy Calunsag of the PESO)

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