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KIDAPAWAN CITY – 4,163 NA ANG BILANG AS of February 3, 2021 ang nabigyan ng libreng CCTS card registration ng City Government.

Sinimulang magpatupad ng City Government ng libreng registration para sa Covid19 Contact Tracing System cards o mas kilalang Quick Response o QR Code noon pang December 15, 2020.

Layun ng pagpapatupad nito na mas gawing mabilis ang digital contact tracing ng mga na-expose at posibleng mahawaan at magkakasakit ng Covid19.

This is to all (for) city residents who have no access to the Internet as they have no gadget nor smart cellular phones to comply with the CCTS program,” ani pa ni City Information Officer Atty Pao Evangelista sa isang panayam ng Philippine News Agency bago lang.

Maliban sa libreng pagpaparehistro ng CCTS, may libre din na printing services ng QR Code sa mismong kiosk na inilaan ng City Government sa entry point ng City Hall.

Target ng City Government na mairehistro ang tinatayang isang daan at dalawampung libong mga residente ng lungsod sa CCTS.

Kaugnay nito as of 9PM ng February 3, 2021, 122,081 na mamamayan ang nakapagrehistro na sa CCTS sa lungsod kung saan ay 117,240 ang online registration at 4,841 naman ang offline, samantalang may 1,310 naman na establishments sa Kidapawan City ang nakarehistro din sa CCTS, ayon na rin sa website na

Matatandaang ipinatutupad na sa ilang mga business establishments, government offices at mga pribadong tanggapan sa Kidapawan City ang CCTS card scanning bago makapasok ang mismong mga empleyado at kliyente at makapagbigay ng serbisyo sa publiko.

Bahagi ito ng isinasagawang minimum health protocols sa ilalim ng Modified General Community Quarantine status ng lungsod at ng buong SOCCSKSARGEN Region sa kasalukuyan laban sa Covid19.##(CIO)

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Mission Accomplished: Kidapawan City 911 responds to 5,733 emergency calls in2020

Kidapawan City (February 2, 2021) – The Kidapawan City Call 911 was able to respond to a total of 5,733 emergency calls based on its Emergency Medical Service Accomplishment Report for 2020.

City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) Officer Psalmer Bernalte disclosed that from the aggregate response of the Kidapawan City Call 911 to emergency situations, the highest number of emergency response are different medical cases with 1,574; followed by home transport with 972, and OB with 759.

The office also recorded emergency medical services for the following – laboratory (596), vehicular accident (571), out-of-town transport (449), refer and transport (369), dressing and refuse (337), psychotic (81), DOA (28), shooting incident (16), stabbing incident (10), and fire incident (3).

Bernalte attributed the relatively high performance of the CDRRMO for 2020 to the endeavor of Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista to institutionalize some vital elements such as reporting of emergency cases and incidents of crime, quick and more effective emergency response, and encouraging the residents to participate and support programs that promotes safety and security in the community.

The operations of City Call 911, which is under the supervision of the CDRRMO is an integral part of the Public Safety and Peace and Order Program of the City Government. Along with this is the mission and vision of City Call 911 to continue professionalizing the emergency management system responses of the office.

Bernalte further informed that the CDRRMO’s Public Safety Program has successfully accomplished its planned activities for 2020 which include Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, issuance of Compliance Certification to subdivisions and other infra-development and strengthened the Mosquito Borne Epidemics Management and Control Program which aims to reduce the perilous dengue cases in some barangays.

Other significant activities performed by the CDRRMO were the conduct of aerial visualization which highlights aerial disaster risk assessment and security visualization operations; clearing of Mt. Apo forest fire line that aims to protect the forest from fire through division barriers and many other disaster responses including relief goods distribution and skills enhancement training for responders. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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City Government of Kidapawan launches more online competitions for 23 rd Charter Day celebrations

KIDAPAWAN CITY (February 1, 2021) – The celebration of Kidapawan City’s 23 rd Charter Day on February 12, 2021 is slated to become more meaningful as the City Government has launched additional online contests for stakeholders to join.

Kidapawan City Acting Information Officer Atty Jose Paulo M. Evangelista said that aside from the line up of virtual competitions such as vlog contest, E-comics making contest, photo essay contest, festival song contest, the City Government has added an array of equally apprising digital activities to include art painting, souvenir shirt design, plantita bidding/raffle, eco-tourism circuit tree planting and Tiktok challenge: Kidapawan
carnival song. Atty. Evangelista said the theme “Celebrating Life, Sustaining Peace, Envisioning Prosperity” of the 23 rd Charter Day of Kidapawan City is fitting and proper for Kidapawenos to be given full opportunity to celebrate and participate as they strictly observe the prescribed minimum health protocols because of the current pandemic.

“These are virtual activities that celebrate our existence and highlight our unity in attaining peace and prosperity” Atty. Evangelista also said with the assurance of a safe and participative festivity.

By virtue of Republic Act 8500 signed by then Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos on February 12, 1998 Kidapawan was declared a Chartered City thereby attaining its own administrative structure and powers. It is also declared as Special Non-Working Holiday in the city to give way for constituents to the activities for the two-week long celebration commenced on February 1, 2021 with the vlog contest spearheaded by the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of Kidapawan City.

The other competitions are evenly distributed until the 23rd Charter Day on February 12, 2021 where a Culmination Program and awarding of winners. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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Dogs abandoned by owners up for adoption in Kidapawan City pound
KIDAPAWAN CITY (February 1, 2021) – A number of dogs impounded in the
Kidapawan City Veterinarian pound are now ready for adoption.
In her interview with” Let’s Go Kidapawan” radio program, Dr. Elaine Mahusay, City
Veterinarian II said a total of 15 stray dogs caught during their operation are eligible for
adoption and hopefully have new owners.
Dr. Mahusay said the requirements for adoption are very simple and those interested to
adopt dogs can now visit their office. These include filling out of adoption form,
screening of interested adoptive owner, and to shoulder the amount of P200 as
impounding fee.
The City Vet Office also said that several pet owners have now signified their interest to
adopt the dogs in the pound and have actually visited them to comply with the
In the recent operation, the City Vet operated in the villages of Meohao where they
rescued 8 stray dogs, Macebolig with 5 stray dogs, and San Isidro with 2. During the
operation, the City Vet personnel gave dog owners 3 hours before leaving the area so
that they have the chance right there and then to claim their pets before reaching the
pound area.
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 001 Series of 202, these dogs are now all eligible for
the adoption program. Photos of all captured dogs are posted in the City Government of
Kidapawan official website and official Facebook page in order to notify the public as
well as their respective owners.
Incase nobody will claim the dogs after a period of 7 days they will be declared as
abandoned and will already be eligible for adoption as stipulated in the E.O.
The latest information from the City Vet office says that out of the 15 stray dogs caught
recently, 7 were already claimed by owners and the remaining 8 are declared as
abandoned and will be ready for adoption. A screening will also be conducted today for
2 interested individuals who can bring home 2 dogs after the interview.

This project, according to City Veterinarian Dr. Eugene Gornez will save the captured
dogs from undergoing euthanasia or mercy killing and is indeed, a better option to take.
“Our office exerts all efforts to keep the community safe from stray dogs and keep away
the danger of rabies to the people”, said Dr. Gornez. He also appealed for dog and
other pet owners to take care of the animals and be more responsible as pet owners.
“Animals are part of the family and they bring joy to everyone”, he added.
Kidapawan City has a zero-case of rabies for the past 5 years and this is attributed to
the endeavor of the office to promote and maintain a rabies-free society by
strengthening the programs of the City Vet and by cooperating with certain animal
welfare organizations.
Apart from adoption of dogs, the City Vet Office continue with its free anti-rabies
vaccination for dogs, free spaying and neutering and other services such as vitamin
supplement and deworming at a very affordable amount.
For those interested to adopt they may visit the City Vet Office during office hours or
may call telephone number (064) 577-5662 for more inquiries. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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More IPMR’s inducted in villages in Kidapawan City
KIDAPAWAN CITY (January 29, 2021) – Two Indigenous People’s leaders were recently inducted as Indigenous People Cultural Community/Indigenous People Mandatory Representative in Kidapawan City.
Datu Jimmy Tuan of Barangay Meohao and Datu Alvin Iguianon of Barangay Gayola in
Kidapawan were sworn into office by Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista in a
simple induction ceremony in their respective office which marks the commencement of
their duties to further advance the welfare of the IP community.
The newly inducted IP leaders will closely coordinate with the City Government
particularly with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Tribal Affairs and the City Tourism
Office for all the programs concerning the IP community.
Mayor Evangelista considers the installation of Tuan and Iguianon as mandatory
representatives of their respective villages as a victory and at the same time giving the
IP the much- needed representation and a unified voice so that their struggles be heard.
“I am looking forward for stronger ties between the City Government and the IP
community and a continued stream of development of the tribes here in the city”, said
The mayor also said the installation of mandatory representatives in the city council
strongly adheres to the provisions of Section 16 of Republic Act 8371 otherwise known
as the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA), which mandated mandatory
representation in all policy-making bodies and in local legislative councils.
For their part, Datu Tuan and Datu Iguianon both promised to work closely with the City
Government and will also spearhead the protection and preservation of their culture.

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City Government of Kidapawan and DA12 bring back “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” to provide more agri-fishery supplies
KIDAPAWAN CITY (January 27, 2021) – Consumers in Kidapawan City will have an
opportunity to buy quality and affordable meat such as pork, chicken, beef, fresh fruits
and vegetables and other agricultural products at the “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kuya” outlet that
will be set up in the Pavillon of the City Plaza on January 29, 2021.
This is an undertaking of the City Government of Kidapawan and the Department of
Agriculture (DA) 12 to make agri-fishery products even more accessible to the people
and to make sure that there is a stable food supply in the city.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista through the Office of the City Agriculturist
coordinated with DA12 for the timely and fast installation of “Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita” so
that consumers here will have better options in buying and see for themselves the
ample supply of these particular commodities in the city.
Both local and regional farmers and producers will take part in the said undertaking from
7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sellers from South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and
other parts of Region 12 will display their stocks and buyers have the chance to choose
among the array of market products.
Aside from meat products, plenty of vegetables like pechay, raddish, carrots, squash,
potatoes and fruits like mango, durian, banana, rambutan ang many others will be
readily available upon the opening of Kadiwa.
At the height of the Covid19 pandemic in April 2020, the City Government and DA12
also partnered and came up with the first Kadiwa in Kidapawan aiming to sustain food
supply and ensure that every household had the opportunity to acquire basic
Despite the restrictions of the designated quarantine in the city, the activity gave
consumers the chance to buy fresh commodities at an affordable price and without
further going too far.
City Agriculturist Marissa Aton urged consumers from the city and nearby areas to
support Kadiwa as it is aimed to provide accessibility and conveniency as well as safety
in this time of Covid19 pandemic which comprises the program’s main objectives.

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PUMAYAG NA ANG Sangguniang Panlungsod na pumirma sa isang confidentiality agreement si City Mayor Joseph Evangelista sa isang pharmaceutical company bago masimulan ang proseso ng negosasyon at pinaplanong pagbili ng bakuna kontra sa Covid19.

Unanimous ang naging approval ng mga kasapi ng SP sa kahilingan ng alkalde sa pamamagitan ng kanilang 21st Special Session na ginanap nitong February 2 ng hapon.

Ipinaliwanag ni City Legal Officer Atty. Pao Evangelista ang legal na nilalaman ng Confidentiality Agreement.

“This confidentiality agreement is a necessary step towards the dream of restoring normalcy to the people of our beloved city.”, aniya.

Mahalaga ang kasunduang papasukin ng City Government lalo pa at dito malalaman ng LGU ang ‘bisa at kaligtasan’ ng paggamit ng pinaplanong bibilhing bakuna, ayon pa kay Atty. Evangelista sa kanyang pagharap sa konseho.

Sa pamamagitan ng kasunduan, magkakaroon ng pagkakataon ang City Government na mapag-aralan ang bisa ng nasabing bakuna.

Kapag nagkasundo naman ang City Government at pharmaceutical company, dito na magsisimula ang opisyal na negosasyon sa pamamagitan ng approval ng SP para sa pagbili ng bakuna at ang pagpasok sa isang Tripartite Agreement sa pagitan ng City LGU, National Government at ng kompanya ng Covid19 vaccine.

Napag-alaman na ganito rin ang ginagawa ng iba pang Local Government Units ng bansa na nagnanais bumili ng Covid19 vaccine sa mga kompanya ng gamot.

Maliban pa sa pagpasok sa confidentiality agreement ng City Government, inaprubahan din ng Sanggunian ang MOA ng City Government sa Energy Development Corporation para sa pinaplanong pagtatayo ng Molecular Laboratory para sa pagsasagawa ng Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction o RT-PCR test sa mga suspected Covid19 patients, at isa pang Memorandum of Agreement sa Cotabato Regional Medical Center para sa PCR Testing ng mga pasyente ng Covid na taga Kidapawan City.

Presider ng Special Session si Vice Mayor Jivy Roe Bombeo samantalang, on-leave naman si City Councilor Ruby Padilla Sison. ##(CIO)

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February 1, 2021


KIDAPAWAN CITY – PINAPAYAGAN NA NG City Government ang pag-aampon ng mga asong gala mula sa City Dog Pound ngayong 2021.

Sa pamamagitan ng Executive Order number 001 s. 2021 na nilagdaan at inilabas kamakailan lang ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, pwede ng mag-ampon ang mga nagnanais mag-alaga ng aso mula sa mga nahuling stray dogs ng City Veterinary Office.

Ito ang sinabi ni Dr. Elaine May Mahusay, Veterinarian II ng OCVET sa programa ng City Government sa himpilan ng radyo nitong January 29.

Aniya, pamamaraan ito ng City Government na mabigyan ng tamang pangangalaga ang mga asong gala na nasa dog pound ng OCVET.

Hinuhuli ng mga kagawad ng OCVET ang mga asong gala sa iba’t-ibang lugar ng lungsod bilang pamamaraan na hindi ito makapangagat at makaperwisyo sa iba at makontrol ang pagkalat ng nakamamatay na rabies sa mga komunidad.

May pito hanggang sampung araw na binibigay na palugit sa mga may-ari ang OCVET para tubosin ang kanilang alaga.

Sa mga nagnanais umampon ng aso, mangyaring makipag ugnayan lamang sa OCVET.

Bago pa man ang adoption, dadaan muna sa kaukulang proseso ang mag-aampon upang malaman kung sapat ba ang kanyang kakayahan na mag-adopt, maliban pa sa mga screening at  interview na kalakip dito.

Dadaan sa Responsible Pet Ownership ang mag-aampon. May Application Form siya na dapat I fill-up na kasali sa proseso.

Kung pumasa sa screening at interview, saka pa lamang niya personal na makikita ang asong aamponin.

Pipirma sa Affidavit of Undertaking ang mag-aampon at ang City Government kung saan ay nakasaad dito ang mga dapat sundin ng bagong may-ari.

Tanging impounding fee ng aso ang babayaran ng bagong may-ari bago ang adoption.

Imo-monitor ng OCVET ang asong inampon at obligado ang bagong may-ari na magsumite ng progress report sa kalagayan ng aso.

Hihimukin ni Mayor Evangelista ang Sangguniang Panlungsod na magpasa ng Ordinansa para sa adoption ng mga aso. ##(CIO/JPE)

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February 1, 2021


KIDAPAWAN CITY – 5,733 NA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ang nabigyang katugunan ng Kidapawan City Call 911 para sa taong 2020.

Nakapaloob sa 2020 Accomplishment Report ang nabanggit na kabuo-ang bilang ng nabigyang serbisyo ng City Call 911.

Kalakip dito ang 24/7 ambulance services sa panahon ng mga aksidente, medical emergency at OB cases, at request for medical transportation sa labas ng lungsod at karatig lugar.

Nasa ilalim ng supervision ng City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office o CDRRMO ang City Call 911 na mahalagang kabahagi ng Public Safety at Peace and Order Program ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista.

Bagamat at naging malaking hamon para sa lahat ang Covid19 pandemic, ipinaseguro ng City Government na 24/7 ang serbisyong ibibigay nito sa pamamagitan ng Call 911 sa mga Kidapawenyo.

Katunayan, aktibong taga pagpatupad ng mga Covid19 protocols ang Call 911 sa tulong ng CESU lalo na yaong nangangailangan ng ambulance services patungo sa mga Temporary Treatment at Isolation Facilities.

Sinusundo rin ng ambulansya ng Call 911 pahatid sa kanilang mga tahanan yaong mga gumaling na na mga pasyente ng Covid19.

Tiniyak naman ni Mayor Evangelista ang mismong kaligtasan ng mga kagawad ng Call 911 sa pamamagitan ng paglalaan ng mga Personal Protective Equipment at iba pang kagamitan tuwing mae-exposed sa mga pasyenteng suspected o confirmed Covid19 cases.

May angkop din na communication system na inilaan ang City Government para sa agarang pagtugon ng mga kagawad ng Call 911 sa panahon ng emergency.

Ang Kidapawan City Call 911 ay isa sa dalawang 24/7 Call 911 services sa buong Pilipinas maliban pa sa Davao City.

Ito ay itinatag ni Mayor Evangelista at nagsimulang mag-operate noong September 11, 2013.##(CIO/JPE)

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