KIDAPAWAN CITY-MULING binuksan ng City Government of Kidapawan sa pamamagitan ng City Tourism and Investment Promotions Center ang Pasalubong Center ng lungsod.
Isinabay ang pagbubukas nito sa pagbubukas ng ekonomiya ng lungsod tungo sa new normal sa panahon ng Covid19 pandemic.
Pinasalamatan ng mga food at arts and crafts sector si City Mayor Joseph Evangelista sa muling pagbubukas ng Pasalubong Center kung saan ay maibebenta na nila ang kanilang produkto sa mga turistang dumarayo sa Lungsod ng Kidapawan.
Matatandaang pansamantalang isinara ang nasabing pasilidad dahil na rin sa nagtamo ito ng kasiraan sa nangyaring lindol noong October 2019 at ang pagpasok ng Covid19.
“Salamat kay Mayor Evangelista dahil mabibigyang kabuhayan ang marami sa aming miyembro ng food, arts and crafts sector ngayon”, mensahe ng pasasalamat mula sa kanilang Pangulo na si Sheila Leong.
Matatagpuan ang Pasalubong Center sa City Overland Terminal kung saan mabibili rito ang mga local delicacy ng lungsod gaya ng nga kakanin, sweets and pastries, natural fruit beverages, brewed coffee, handicrafts, native bags and accessories at maraming iba pa.
Pawang gawa sa Kidapawan City ang ibinebentang produkto sa lugar na de-kalidad at sa abot kayang halaga.
Pinangunahan naman nina SP Tourism Committee Chair Junares Amador, City Tourism Operations Officer Gillian Lonzaga, City Tourism Council President Blanca Villarico, DTI Cotabato Head Ferdinand Cabiles at DOST Cotabato Director Michael Mayo ang pagbubukas ng Pasalubong Center.##(cio)
KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 26, 2021 – Galen Ray T. Lonzaga formally assumed his post in the City Council as the No. 3 Councilor in Kidapawan City on Monday after being sworn in by Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco with the presence of City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista at the Provincial Governor’s Office, Capitol Compound, Barangay Amas this city.
Lonzaga, eldest son of City Councilor Gregorio Lonzaga replaced the latter following his resignation earlier this month as he cannot perform his duties and responsibilities anymore due to health reasons.
The younger Lonzaga will now be the Chairman of the two committees held by his father namely the Committee on Senior Citizen and Committee on City Cooperative and Vice Chair of the Committee on Barangay Affairs, and promised to instill development and advance the welfare of the sectors being catered or served by his committees.
“I would serve my constituents to the best of my ability and continue the things my father has started especially in the remaining year or more of my term as councilor”, said Lonzaga.
His wife Atrene V. Lonzaga, children, some close relatives and friends witnessed the oath taking.
Lonzaga worked as an Executive Assistant to the City Mayor and handled the City Mayor’s Barangay Affairs Office before assuming his father’s post.
Lonzaga also said he is looking forward to attend his first regular session at the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Kidapawan on Thursday, April 28, 2021. (AJPME/jscj-CIO)
More than 400 senior citizens from five densely populated barangays in Kidapawan City inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine
KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 26, 2021 – Some 419 senior citizens with ages ranging from 60-85 years old were inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine in the 3-day vaccination activity by the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) at the Kidapawan Doctors College, Inc. (KDCI) on April 22-24, 2021.
CESU Operations Chief Dr. Nerissa Paalan informed that the vaccinees came from the five densely or highly populated barangays in Kidapawan City namely Poblacion, Singao, Lanao, Sudapin and Manongol. Paalan said that consecutive cases of Covid-19 infections were previously monitored in the villages of Poblacion and Singao, thus, the more important for them to be prioritized and vaccinated.
CESU recorded 139 senior citizens on the first day of vaccination, 142 on the second day, and 138 on the third day all of whom were rigidly monitored by the CESU before, during, and after vaccination. Vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration rate and body temperature were checked every now and then to ensure they are feeling alright before the actual inoculation.
Furthermore, the CESU said no reports or complaints for any adverse reactions or untoward circumstances were heard from the vaccinees except from minor discomforts from the vaccinated part, mild dizziness, and a little feeling of uneasiness.
As this develops, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista called upon the other senior citizens not to miss this opportunity of getting the vaccine especially those with comorbidity (controlled) such as high blood, diabetes, cancer, and other sickness as they are more prone to complications once infected by the virus.
“We appeal to each eligible senior citizen to get inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine as this is the only way we can stop the virus from spreading and from infecting more individuals.” said the Mayor.
With its Covid-19 Vaccination Roll Out Plan successfully implemented on the first roll out last March 8, 2021, the City Government of Kidapawan, through the CESU and the City Health Office (CHO) has rigorously conducted the vaccinations and following the essential measures undertaken in the conduct of vaccination.
At present, the CESU continue to advocate and campaign for the vaccination to encourage more senior citizens to accept the vaccine and be protected from the deadly virus. The office has also came up with the list of senior citizens from the other barangays and go on with the profiling of seniors eligible for the vaccination.
Meanwhile, aside from the scheduled vaccination of the senior citizens last week, the CESU has also continued to inoculate the remaining front liners in the city. A total of 88 medical and hospital personnel assigned in different Covid-19 isolation facilities were inoculated on the same occasion. (AJPME/jscj-CIO)
KIDAPAWAN CITY- Newly designated Department of Education Regional Director Dr.Carlito Rocafort, CESO V paid a courtesy visit to City Mayor Joseph Evangelista on April 20, 2021.
Rocafort replaces Former Deped XII Chief Dr. Cesar Bringas.
He received a warm welcome from the Mayor and at the same time oriented with the current education-related programs implemented by the City Government.
happy to learn that among other LGUs, only Kidapawan City subsidies the Parent Teachers Association fees of the more than 36,000 pupils and students enrolled in all public elementary and secondary schools in the city.
Aside from this, the Mayor informed Dr. Rocafort of the Education Health, Nutrition and Social Welfare development programs for all children.
These programs contributed to the reduction of drop out rates and malnutrition cases among children in public schools.
Mayor Evangelista also revealed that a P5Million fund was approved by the Local Schools Board to be utilized for the printing of learning modules of pupils snd students in the implementation of the blended learning approach in this time of Covid19 pandemic.
Added to this is for the teachers in both public and private schools to be inoculated with the anti Covid19 vaccine for their protection.
likewise led the installation of Dr. Natividad G.Ocon, CESO VI, and Meilrose Peralta as the new City Schools Division Superintendent and Asst. Schools Division Superintendent, respectively.
KIDAPAWAN CITY- Pormal ng nanumpa bilang bagong konsehal ng Lungsod ng Kidapawan si Galen Ray Lonzaga na nakatatandang anak ni City Councilor Gregorio Lonzaga na nagbitiw sa kanyang posisyon kamakailan lang.
Nanumpa ang nakababatang Lonzaga sa harap nina Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco at City Mayor Joseph Evangelista alas-onse nitong umaga ng April 26, 2021 sa Governor’s Office, Provincial Capitol, Amas Kidapawan City.
Sinaksihan ng kanyang maybahay at mga kaaanak ang panunumpa ni Councilor Lonzaga.
Kanyang paglilingkuran ang nalalabing termino ng kanyang ama na nagbitiw dahil sa iniindang sakit.
Plano niyang ipagpatuloy ang mga programa ng kanyang ama patungkol sa pagpapatatag sa kakayahan ng mga barangay.
Inaasahang dadalo si Lonzaga sa kanyang unang regular session bilang bagong konsehal sa Sangguniang Panlungsod sa April 28, 2021.
Todo suporta naman ang ipinaaabot ni Mayor Evangelista kay Lonzaga.
Una na siyang nanungkulan bilang Executive Assistant ni Mayor Evangelista mula 2013 bago maging konsehal ng lungsod.##(cio)
KIDAPAWAN CITY- Abot na sa 419 na mga senior citizens ang nabakunahan ng Covid-19 vaccine sa pangunguna ng City Government of Kidapawan.
Sa datos na ipinalabas ng City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit o CESU, nakapaoob rito ang kabu-oang bilang ng mga senior citizens mula sa Barangay Poblacion, Sudapin, Singao, Lanao at Manongol na mga lugar naman kung saan ay naitala ang nakararaming kaso ng Covid19 sa Kidapawan City.
Ginawa ang vaccination ng Sinovac sa mga nakakatanda nitong April 22, 23 at 24, 2021 sa Kidapawan Doctors College Campus.
Sa nasabing bilang, 88 sa mga senior citizens ay napabilang sa A.1 priority list ng pagbabakuna o mga seniors na mga frontliners samantalang ang nalalabing bilang ay pawang nasa A.3 priority list.
Wala namang naiulat na adverse effects sa mga nakatatanda ang bakuna, bagkus, hinihikayat pa nila ang publiko na huwag matakot na maturukan nito.
Maliban pa sa malaking benepisyo ang maibibigay ng bakuna kontra Covid19, anila, huwag din maniwala sa maling impormasyon patungkol dito.
Marami sa kanila ang may controlled comorbidity gaya ng hypertension, diabetes at iba pang sakit ngunit nabigyan ng bakuna.
28 days mula sa unang dose ang kanilang hihintayin bago ang second dose ng bakuna.##(cio)
KIDAPAWAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2021 – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is offering scholarship program for incoming Grade 11 children of fisherfolks in Kidapawan City.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista through City Agriculturist Marissa Aton is calling on interested and qualified sons and daughters of registered city fisherfolks who wants to pursue studies to avail of three scholarship programs namely Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG), Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant (FILG) – a merit-based scholarship for high school graduates, and FCC Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICC/Ips).
Mayor Evangelista said the children of these of fisherfolks can select on the three program components of the scholarship based on their competency but will definitely be as advantage to them.
Under the FCEG, FILG and ICC/Ips scholarships, the students will receive certain privileges such as school and miscellaneous fees amounting to P2,000 per semester; monthly stipend and living allowance amounting to P5,000 upon submission of grades every end of the semester, and book allowance for 2,000 to be given upon enrolment on the first semester of each year.
Aside from those benefits, the scholars will also receive various supports to include On-the-Job Training (OJT) for 3,000 upon submission of certificate of enrolment, Thesis/Special Problem for P7,000, and graduation support for P1,500.
On top of these privileges, a cash incentive awaits those scholars who will graduate with honors or excellence – P20,000 for Cum Laude, P30,000 for Magna Cum Laude, and P50,000 for Summa Cum Laude.
Interested applicants are advised to visit and submit their applications to the Office of the City Agriculturist situated at the City Hall on or before September 30, 2021. (AJPME/JSCJ-CIO)
KIDAPAWAN CITY- SA kabila ng mga agam-agam patungkol sa pagbabakuna kontra Covid19, hindi pinalagpas ng maraming senior citizens na magpabakuna kontra Covid-19.
Hindi dapat makinig sa mga maling impormasyon sa pagbabakuna ng mga matatanda, nagkakaisang sinabi ng mga senior citizens na naturukan ng unang dose ng Sinovac ngayong araw ng Huwebes, April 22, 2021.
” Hindi dapat katakutan ang bakuna lalo pa at ito lang ang magbibigay sa atin ng proteksyon sa sakit.”, pahayag pa ni Rosalinda Villagonzalo, edad 82 na isa sa mga nabakunahan sa roll out vaccination na isinagawa ng City Government sa Kidapawan Doctors College, Inc., KDCI.
Si Villagonzalo ay isa lamang sa abot sa 160 na unang batch ng mga seniors na naturukan ng Sinovac kung saan ay nagmula sa Barangay Poblacion at Sudapin – mga lugar na pinangyarihan ng maraming kaso ng covid sa lungsod.
Tama ang ginagawang kampanya ng City Government of Kidapawan na ipagbigay alam ang totoong impormasyon patungkol sa vaccine upang mahikayat na magpabakuna ang mga senior citizens lalo na yaong may iniindang karamdaman gaya ng hypertension, diabetes at iba pang co-morbidities.
“Mas malaki ang benepisyong dulot ng bakuna para hindi tayo magkasakit lalo na tayong matatanda ay madali ng mahawaan ng sakit”, sinabi pa ni Mang Rodolfo, edad 74 na isang dating pulis kung saan sila ng kanyang maybahay ang kapwa naturukan ng bakuna.
Wala namang naiulat na masamang epekto sa mga senior citizens maliban na lang sa kirot sa parte ng katawan na nabakunahan.##(cio)
City Government of Kidapawan enjoins eligible senior citizens to get vaccinated, ensures proper monitoring of vaccinees
KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 21, 2021 – The City Government of Kidapawan enjoins every eligible senior citizen in the city to get inoculated with the Covid-19 vaccine with assurance that every vaccinee will be monitored appropriately.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista informed that the vaccination of Priority A2 or senior citizens with controlled comorbidities will commence tomorrow, April 22, 2021, several weeks after the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) conducted profiling and registration of the city’s senior citizens.
“We urge our beloved senior citizens which are among the eligible for vaccination to please take this opportunity to get vaccinated and also those who are still not on our list to get in touch with our respective offices”, said Mayor Evangelista.
The mayor highlighted that part of the local government’s vaccination roll out plan is to monitor all the eligible seniors from the moment they get inside the vaccination site and upon returning to their houses. This includes monitoring of their vital signs and possible side-effects of the vaccine.
Furthermore, Mayor Evangelista cited the great importance for eligible senior citizens to get vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccines whether Sinovac or AstraZenecia or any brand for that matter because they were given Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and are proven safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
CESU Operations Officer Dr. Nerissa Paalan disclosed that senior citizens from two barangays – Poblacion and Sudapin will be the first to be inoculated as these are the villages that has logged the highest cases of Covid-19.
Dr. Paalan further said that every senior citizen who were registered in their own Barangay Health Stations (BNS) particularly those with controlled comorbidity was initially required to submit documents such as medical certifications from attending physicians, prescriptions, hospital records or surgical records which were consequently assessed and evaluated by medical physicians, while those who have none will also under assessment by the physician.
“This is an opportune time for the senior citizens to receive the vaccine because they are at risk of severe infection or the worst situation from Covid-19 considering their ages as well as their comorbidity” said Dr. Paalan as she underscored the presence of trained people to administer the vaccines.
Moreover, she highlighted that those senior citizens with controlled or monitored comorbidities such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and asthma need not to worry because there are teams of front liners to check on their conditions even after they were vaccinated.
A total of 11,599 senior citizens from different villages in Kidapawan City are among the list of vaccinees under Priority A2. Of this number, some 160 persons (110 from Barangay Poblacion, 50 from Sudapin) will first receive the vaccines as the inoculation starts this week.
The Kidapawan Doctors College, Inc. (KDCI) will be the designated vaccination site for the activity, according to the CESU. (AJPME/JSCJ-CIO)