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January 16, 2020
PRC Kidapawan opens LET application for March 29, 2020 exams
KIDAPAWAN CITY – THE SATELLITE OFFICE OF THE PROFESSIONAL REGULATION COMMISSION HERE is opening the slot applications starting today – January 16, 2020 for the Licensure Examination for Teachers or LET.
Licensure Examination for Teachers is scheduled on March 29, 2020.
Applications for LET is until January 29, 2020 at the PRC Satellite Office located at the City Overland Terminal here.
The PRC is allocating 2,500 to 3,000 slots for LET examinees who will take the exams in Kidapawan City.
The City Government of Kidapawan and the PRC will set up Testing Centers for the LET.
These are Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School, Felipe Suerte Elementary School and Colegio de Kidapawan.
All applicants are required to register first online to book their slots for the LET.
Once done, applicants will be able to determine when will be the schedule for the processing of their LET application at the PRC Satellite Office.
Examinees are advised to bring with them their pertinent documents as requirement for the LET application.
All pertinent documents required for the LET are listed in the PRC website at

Payments for the LET Application will be collected during the processing at the PRC.
The City Government is planning to request the PRC for an extension of the LET application to cater more examinees.
For further inquiries please visit the PRC Satellite Office at the City Overland Terminal located in Alim Street, Poblacion Kidapawan City.
PRC Satellite Office is open at 8AM-5PM Mondays to Fridays. ##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 14, 2020
City Gov’t streamlines public information dissemination
KIDAPAWAN CITY – IN AN Effort to better serve the public and bring more awareness to its programs, projects and activities, the City Government is streamlining its information services from all of its offices.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista signed Memorandum Number 070 s. of 2020 on January 10 that directs all departments of the City Government in designating their respective information liaisons.
The designated information liaison(s) will serve as point persons who will assist the City Information Office in bringing consciousness to the public of the necessary details of projects, programs and activities of their departments.
Information dissemination will be provided to the public via the City Government website, radio program, printed materials and social media page.
Under the Memorandum, department heads will assign employees as information liaisons of their offices.
The department head can also be the information liaison him/herself if the need to provide sufficient details arises.
Departments should submit the list of activities to the CIO to be documented for better coverage.
In the case of the Sagguniang Panlungsod, the City Vice Mayor and City Councilors can designate his/her own information liaison, separate from the Sangguniang Panlungsod in general, to report on Resolutions filed, privilege speeches made, and Ordinances endorsed, among other official and/or legislative activities.
All Departments can also submit photographs and/or video files to the City Information Office for proper dissemination in the available forms of media for the information of the general public.##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 15, 2020
Mga Badjao nga nagapamaligya’g sapatos/bag bawal na nga magdisplay atbang sa mga tindahan – City EEMO
KIDAPAWAN CITY – DILI na pwede magdisplay ug mamaligya atbang sa mga establisimento sa ilang mga produkto ang mga naga libot-libot nga mga Badjao dinhi sa dakbayan.
Kagahapong adlawa, Enero 14, 2020, gitapok sa mga hingtongdan sa City Economic Enterprise Management Office ang pipila sa mga Badjao nga nagalibot-libot ug nagapamaligya sa ilang mga produktong segunda mano nga mga sapatos ug bag.
Matud pa ni EEMO Head Redentor Real, kini resulta sa mga reklamo sa mga lehitimong gabaligya sa nasampit nga mga produkto batok sa maong mga indibidwal.
Nagreklamo kining mga nanag-iya og pwesto sa ukay-ukay nga sapatos ug bag hilabi na nga gabayad sila og buwis samtang kining mga Badjao wa man gabayad sa City Government.
Dili patas, sigon pa sa mga reklamante, kung mamaligya kining mga Badjao sa ilang kapareho nga produkto atbang sa mga tindahan partikular dinha sa may Sugni Superstore, 7-Eleven convenience shop duol sa Central Warehouse, Sison’s Building kanto sa Dayao Street, kilid sa may Yongson Store, ug sa may Alnaz Store.
Kasagaran sa gabii nagadisplay kining mga Badjao sa ilang mga produkto sa Sugni, Sison’s ug Alnaz panahon nga wala nay Civil Security Unit nga naga roving sa lugar.
Samtang, anaay mga pinili nga adlaw nga magdisplay sila dinha sa 7-Eleven ug Yongson.
Peligroso sa ilaha ug sa publiko sa kinatibuk-an ang safety ang maong mga lugar ug usahay naa pa silay ginauban nga menor de edad, sampit pa sa mga otoridad.
Pagakumpiskahon sa EEMO ang ilang mga baligya kung magpadayon sila taliwala nga naa nay warning gikan sa mga otoridad.
Bawal ang pagpondo pamaligya atbang sa tindahan pero pwede mamaligya kung maglibot-libot lang, suma pa ni Real.##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 13, 2020
City Government implements Post Earthquake Rehabilitation Projects
KIDAPAWAN CITY – In just over two months since the high magnitude quakes, the City Government begins implementation of rehabilitation projects.
The City Government is in the process of consummating a memorandum of agreement with beneficiaries of the new housing units to be constructed at Resettlement Sites for earthquake displaced families.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista revealed this as he led a consultation among affected families at the Tent City and Base camp evacuation areas situated at Barangay Ilomavis on January 10, 2020.
The City Government has partnered with the National Housing Authority in implementing the program.
Houses costing about P260,000 each are free, Mayor Evangelista assured the affected families.
For each housing unit, it will take about three (3) days to construct the concrete slabs and eight (8) hours to assemble the same.
Among the salient points included in the Memorandum of Agreement are the following: Beneficiaries are not allowed to sell, transfer, dispose or lease the house to other individuals; expansion of the house is allowed provided that it conforms to the standards set by the National Building Code; the beneficiaries will pay the monthly power and water bills and other needed improvements after the housing unit is awarded by the City Government; “One House-One Family” policy and propriety rights of owners will be respected.
Site development is already ongoing at Barangay Balabag and will commence in Barangay Ilomavis once the necessary resolutions from the Barangay Council is endorsed to the City Government.
Aside from being residents of high risk areas, beneficiaries should also be registered voters of the barangay, and included in the Community Based Monitoring System or CBMS list.
The Mayor also answered questions propounded by these families regarding the new housing units they will be receiving for free from the City Government and the National Housing Authority.
Beneficiaries were assured that the City Government will respect existing rights over home and agricultural lots situated within high risk areas but they must go back to the resettlement site within the day for their safety.
The City Government will ask the Energy Development Corporation for transportation arrangements to ferry the residents to and from the high risk areas where their farms are located to answer for necessary costs of transporting their produce for their livelihood activities. ##(cio/lkoasay)

photo caption – MAYOR EVANGELISTA CONSULTS WITH RESETTLEMENT SITE BENEFICIARIES: City Mayor Joseph Evangelista(right) listens to questions asked by evacuees at the Tent City in Barangay Ilomavis on January 10, 2020. The City Government is fast tracking the construction of houses that will serve as permanent shelters for families displaced from the October 2019 earthquakes.(cio photo)

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January 13, 2020
Voter registration resumes on January 20
KIDAPAWAN CITY – THE OFFICE OF THE CITY ELECTION OFFICER HERE is encouraging would-be voters to register for the upcoming May 2022 National and Local Elections.
Registration for new voters begins on January 20, 2020 the Office of City Election Officer Angelita Failano said.
This will cover the registration of new voters; transfer of voter registration; change/correction of voter registration records; reactivation of registration records; and reinstatement of name in the list of voters will be accepted at the City Commission on Elections Office.
Those who will be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day on May 9, 2022, a resident of the Philippines for 1 year and in the place where the voter intends to vote for at least six months on or before Election Day , may register.
Voters are encouraged to personally appear and update their voting records at the Comelec, situated at Jose P. Laurel Street at the back of the City Gymnasium in Barangay Poblacion.
The office is open at 8 o’clock in the morning until 5 in the afternoon on Mondays to Saturdays including Holidays.
Registration period is on January 20, 2020 until September 30, 2021.##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 9, 2020

DILG pinuri ang ginawang pagtulong sa mga biktima ng lindol
KIDAPAWAN CITY – PINURI NG Department of the Interior and Local Government ang City LGU sa ginagawang mga hakbang nito para manumbalik na sa normal ang pamumuhay ng mga mamamayan matapos ang mga mapa sa lungsod.
Sa liham na ipinadala ni DILG 12 Regional Director Josephine Cabrido –Leysa, CESO III kay City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, particular na pinuri ng ahensya ang pakikipagtulungan ng Lokal na Pamahalaan sa National Housing Authority upang mabigayn ng disenteng pabahay ang mahigit sa 1,700 na pamilyang nakatira sa mga high risk areas na nilindol noong October 16, 29 at 31, 2019.
Sila yaong mga napilitang lumikas dahil sa banta ng landslides sa kanilang mga lugar na kinilalang high risk areas ng Mines and Geosciences Bureau ng DENR.
Para matugunan ang pangangailangan ng bagong tahanan ng mga pamilyang nabanggit, hiniling ni Mayor Evangelista sa Sangguniang Panlungsod na maglagak ng pondo para pambili ng mga lupang pagtatayuan ng resettlement sites.
Malapit o nasa loob ng ancestral domain ng mga pamilyang katutubo sa paanan ng Bundok Apo ang mga itatayong resettlement sites na sinertipikahang ligtas ng MGB.
Suportado naman ng DILG ang mga programa ng City LGU na naglalayung mapabuti ang kalagayan ng mga mamamayan.##(cio/lkoasay)

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January 9, 2020

City Government conducts Post Disaster Needs Assessment

KIDAPAWAN CITY – THE CITY Government here, together with the Office of the Civil Defense XII, conducted a Post Disaster Needs Assessment – PDNA in all earthquake damaged and affected barangays.

The PDNA aims to assess the over-all impact of the recent earthquakes to affected families and communities and provide assistance in recovery and disaster rehabilitation.

Earlier, City Mayor Joseph Evangelista announced measures that will be implemented in the recovery efforts of the Local Government after series of strong earthquakes struck this city on October 16, 29 and 31, 2019.

The PDNA is one of the measures being undertaken to rebuild the lives of affected families and reconstruction of damaged communities, the Mayor said.

Kidapawan City is the first Local Government Unit that has initiated the Post Disaster Needs Assessment in the Province of Cotabato.

It is jointly sponsored by the City Government, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and the Office of the Civil Defense XII.

PDNA participants consist of personnel coming from the CDRRMO, DepEd, City Planning and Development Office; City Engineering Office; City Social Welfare and Development Office; Office of the Building Official; City Agriculture Office; City Legal Office; City Motorpool; City Health Office; City Veterinarian; City Tourism; Business Processing and Licensing Office; Cotabato Electric Cooperative; Metro Kidapawan Water District; DILG; National Economic and Development Authority and Department of Trade and Industry.

Participants were lectured on the salient points of the PDNA process pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 10-121 or the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Law during the first part of the PDNA that started on January 6, 2020.

After the series of lectures, participants were divided into groups for the on-site visitation and assessment of affected families and communities.

Among the Barangays visited were Ilomavis, Balabag, Perez, and Poblacion.

Affected residents were interviewed during the PDNA assessment.

Among the post-earthquake concerns that came up during the interviews are: displaced housing and lack of sustainable livelihood and service utilities; damaged school buildings, roads and other public infrastructures, the spread of illnesses in evacuation camps, emotional stress and trauma among a number of individuals.

All of these concerns together with the correlative policy recommendations will be integrated in the PDNA Report to be submitted to the Office of the President.

The City Government is prioritizing solutions to the said concerns with the help of national line agencies and other stakeholders.

Resettlement sites are now being prepared to provide new housing units for displaced families.##(cio/lkoasay)

Photo caption – Kidapawan City does post earthquake initiatives: Office of the Civil Defense 12 interviews Perez Brgy Chair Jabert Hordista in Sitio Lapan, one of the badly damaged areas during the October 2019 earthquakes.The City Government prepares the road leading to the 2.5 hectare Relocation Site in Brgy Balabag.(cio photos)

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January 7, 2020

City Government extends business permits and licenses renewal for 2020

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The City Government here started renewing all business permits and licenses for Fiscal year 2020.
For this year, all business permits and licenses renewal are extended until March 31, 2020.
The extension is based on City Ordinance number 19-1296 that was approved by City Mayor Joseph Evangelista on December 5, 2019.
The City Government is giving consideration to business owners who were affected by the October 2019 series of earthquakes, thus the extension.
“This is our way of helping our business owners and operators recover from the losses they incurred due to the earthquakes.”, Mayor Evangelista said.
Aside from the extension, penalties were also condoned as added privilege to business owners, as stipulated in City Ordinance 19-1296.
For Fiscal Year 2020, the City Government reduced the real property taxes fee by 20% as an additional benefit to all taxpayers in the city.
This covers all lands, buildings and machineries inside Kidapawan City under City Ordinance number 12-1297 that was passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod and approved by the Mayor on December 9, 2019.
However, taxpayers must settle first their accrued obligations as of 2019 with the City Government in order to avail the 20% reduction on real property taxes.
Real Property taxes paid in advance will be credited in favor of taxpayers that will be deducted from payments made for Fiscal year 2021 to the City Government.
All transactions are done inside the City Gymnasium. ##(cio/lkoasay)

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Republic of the Philippines

Region XII

Province of Cotabato

City of Kidapawan



January 6, 2020

Tricycle drivers gipahimangnuan nga dili mamikil og pasahero


Kini ang simple apan mahinungdanong pahimangno sa City Government sa tanang nanag-iya ug driver sa tricycle aron makalikay nga mareklamo.

Daghan sa mga reklamo nga nakaabot sa Tricycle Adjudication Board sa City Government mao ang wala pagkasinabtanay sa driver ug pasahero, kini matud pa ni City Traffic Management Unit Head Rey Manar sa dihang gisugdan na ang seminar alang sa renewal sa permit sa mga tricycle nga nagabyahe ning dakbayan.

Gani bag-o pa man ang pahimangno ni Manar, nauna na nga gibutyag ni Atty Jose Paolo Evangelista, Acting City Information Officer ug representante ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista sa nasampit nga seminar, nga adunay ipahimutang nga ‘hotline’ ang City Government aron maoy dangpanan sa mga reklamo batok sa mga pabadlong nga driver.

Dili pwede mo-balibad ang driver sa iyang pasahero nga musakay basta anaa lamang sa solud sa Kidapawan City ang ruta, hingpit nga pahimangno sa otoridad.

Dili sad pwede nga mo-singil sobra sa plitehan ang driver sa tricycle kay anaa may taripa nga maoy sumbanan sa saktong plitehan.

Pwede nga bawion sa mga otoridad ang permit ug prangkisa sa usa ka tricycle kung magsige na lang nga ginareklamo ang driver niini kay dili mosunod sa saktong polisiya sa City Government.

Gikinahangkan sad nga mosunod sa saktong pamalaod sa trapiko ang mga driver aron malikayan nga madisgrasya unya ang ilang mga pasahero.

Nagsugod na sa seminar ang tanang ruta nga “1” kon Poblacion.

Ginalauman nga mahuman ang seminar sa tanang ruta sa Enero 10, 2020.

Human ang seminar mao ang inspection sa mga tricyle bag-o ang pagpadagan sa ilang mga papeles alang sa renewal sa permit.##(cio/lkoasay)

Photo caption SEMINAR SA TRICYCLE GISUGDAN NA: Sila maoy pipila lamang sa kapin tres mil nga units sa tricycle nga nagabyahe ning dakbayan nga unang nipailaom sa seminar karong Enero 6, 2020.Padayon ang pahimangno sa City Government nga ayuhon nila pag abi-abi ilang mga pasahero aron malikayan ang mga reklamo diha sa Tricycle Adjudication Board.(cio photo)

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