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KIDAPAWAN CITY (March 3, 2021) – The City Government of Kidapawan utilized close to P8M funds for the installation of street lights and other improvements in the Center Islands, Quezon Boulevard in Barangay Poblacion and in other villages that need street lighting system.

In its 2020 Accomplishment Report, the City Government’s Task Force Kahayag a group of personnel coming from different offices or department of the City Government assigned to facilitate the street lighting projects, informed that the total of LED luminaires installed is 440.

Engr. Francisco Tanaid, Head of Task Force Kahayag, further informed that from this total, 49 LED lights (110 watts) were installed in the opposite lanes of the Center islands, 92 LED lights (70 watts) in the Barangays of San Roque,Gayola, San Isidro, New Bohol, Linangkob, Sto. Nino, Sumbac, Macebolig, and Onica; and 120 (60 watts) in the Barangays of Kalaisan, Sudapin, Mua-an, Nuangan, and New Bohol. In addition, some 158 additional LED lights (70 watts) were installed in other barangays as part of the completion of the street lighting project of the City Government of Kidapawan, according to the task force.

Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said the installation of street lights in the Center islands and different villages is for the safety and security of the residents and the fulfillment of his administration’s mandate to provide lighting system not only in the center of the city but including far-flung villages.

“Most of the crimes and accidents happen in the dark parts of the highway and other main roads but with the streets now illuminated, these can be deterred or avoided”, said Mayor Evangelista. “This is also to prove to our constituents our commitment to serve and uplift their living conditions and that government funds are utilized properly.

The P8M street lighting project was funded through the 20% Economic Development Fund (EDF), City Aid to the Barangays, and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)Performance Challenge Fund received by the City Government of Kidapawan for being awarded the Seal of Local Governance (SGLG) for four consecutive years. 

The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) and the Cotabato Electric Company (COTELCO) provide support to this project in terms of technical and other form of assistance.  (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY (FEB. 23, 2021) – UPANG matugunan ang kakulangan ng supply ng karneng baboy sa palengke ay kailangang dumami ang mga alagang baboy ng mga hog raisers sa Kidapawan City.

Ito ang pahayag ni Kidapawan City Veterinarian II Dr. Ellaine Mahusay kasabay ng isinagawang turn-over ceremony ng “AI sa Barangay” project sa Multiplier Farm, Barangay Kalaisan ng lungsod kaninang umaga.

Sinabi ni Dr. Mahusay na sa pamamagitan ng AI ay mas magiging produktibo ang mga hog raisers dahil mas ligtas sa sakit ang alagang baboy at mas ligtas ang mga ito sa injury habang lumalaki. Dahil raw ito sa kalidad na semilya ng baboy na ginagamit sa AI at iba pang kagandahang dulot ng AI sa mga baboy.

Kaugnay nito,  mahigit sampung mga alagang baboy naman ang agad na sumailalim sa ceremonial AI matapos lamang ang ribbon cutting ng bagong pig pen sa lugar.

Nagbigay naman ng kani-kanilang mensahe ang mga dumalong opisyal kabilang sina ATI-12 Center Director Abdul Daya-an, ATI-12 Livestock and Project Officer Shirley Baldia, Councilor Peter Salac, Chairperson ng Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Agriculture, Provincial Veterinarian Rufino Sorupia, City Veterinarian Dr. Eugene Gornez at iba pa.

Masusundan pa ang pagsagawa ng AI sa mga baboy at ang makikinabang dito ay ang mga maliliit na hog raisers at maging ang mga Barangay Animal Health Workers na nag-aalaga ng baboy ay makikinabang din.

Naniniwala ang DA ATI-12 na sa pamamagitan ng naturang proyekto ay sisiglang muli ang hog raising sa Kidapawan matapos na naapektuhan ng African Swine Fever o ASF ang lungsod nitong nakalipas na mga buwan.

Ikinatuwa naman ni Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista ang pagsasakatuparan ng AI project dahil alinsunod ito sa hangarin ng City Government na tulungan ang mga magsasaka na makabangon sa hagupit ng Covid19 pandemic sa pamamagitan ng mga makabuluhang proyekto. 

Pinasalamatan niya ang Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute sa pagtitiwala nito sa City Government sa pamamagitan ng matibay na koordinasyon at suporta sa mga hakbang para maiangat pa ang agrikultura sa Lungsod ng Kidapawan.

(AJPME/JSCS)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY – MAY KALAKIP NG MGA STORAGE FACILITIES ang paghahandang ginagawa ng City Government sa pinaplanong Vaccination Roll Out Plan kontra Covid19.

Ipinakita mismo ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista ang mga refrigerated vans na paglalagyan ng mga bakuna na pangontra sa pagkalat ng sakit kay Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco umaga ng February 16, 2021.

Una ng ipinaliwanag ng alkalde sa gobernadora ang Vaccination Roll Out Plan ng City Government sa pamamagitan ng isang Power Point Presentation, kung saan ay nakasaad dito ang pagpapabakuna sa mamamayan ng lungsod alinsunod sa kautusan ng DOH at National IATF.

Mahalaga ang pagkakaroon ng angkop na storage facility dahil gagamitin ito sa pagbabyahe ng mga bakuna mula sa DOH patungong Kidapawan City, ayon pa kay Mayor Evangelista.

Tinatayang nasa -20 hanggang -25 degrees Celsius ang lamig sa loob ng refrigerated van upang mapanatili ang bisa at maging epektibo ang bakuna para sa matuturukan nito.

Nakalagay na ang mga refrigerated van sa isang tago at secured na lugar sa lungsod sa kasalukuyan at nakahanda na sakaling dumating na ang mga bakuna mula sa Department of Health at pharmaceutical company na magsu-suply ng mga ito.

Tanging Kidapawan City pa lamang ang nakapaghanda ng Covid19 Vaccination Roll Out Plan sa buong lalawigan ng Cotabato, ayon pa kay Governor Catamco.

Hinikayat niya ang iba pang Local Government Units sa buong probinsya na maghanda na rin ng kani-kanilang vaccination roll out plan.

Pangunahing rekisito ang Vaccination Roll Out Plan para makapirma sa isang Tripartite Agreement ang LGU sa DOH/National IATF at Pharmaceutical Company bago ang pagbili ng bakuna. Umaasa ang City Government na mapapabilis na ang proseso sa pagpirma nito sa Tripartite Agreement para magkaroon na ng anti Covid19 vaccines sa lalong madaling panahon.##(CIO)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY – NAKAHANDA NA ang City Government para magpatupad ng mass vaccination sa mga Kidapawenyo kontra Covid19.

Inilahad ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista ang mga nilalaman ng Mass Vaccination Roll Out Plan ng City Government na ipatutupad kapag dumating na ang bakuna na mula sa DOH at sa pharmaceutical company na magsusuply nito.

Ginawa ng alkalde ang kanyang Power Point presentation sa harap pa mismo ni Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco umaga ng February 16, 2021 sa City Convention Center.

Nakasunod ang Vaccination Roll Out Plan ng lungsod sa itinatakda mismo ng Department of Health para mabakunahan na ang maraming Pilipino laban sa Covid19, pagtitiyak pa ng alkalde.

Una ng inilabas ni Mayor Evangelista ang Executive Order number 006 s. 2021 na siyang bumubuo ng Roll Out Task Force ng City Government na mangangasiwa sa pagpapatupad ng mass vaccination.

Dadaan sa masusing counselling, medical check-up at screening ang sino mang mabibigyan ng bakuna para na rin sa kanilang kaligtasan at maiwasan ang ano mang allergic reaction o di kaya ay komplikasyong dulot ng bakuna.

Magtatalaga ng Vaccination Hub ang City Government sa sentro ng Kidapawan City kung saan ay doon gagawin ang vaccination: Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School, Kidapawan National High School, Notre Dame of Kidapawan College, St Mary’s Academy, Kidapawan Doctors College at mga pribadong ospital.

Katunayan ay naka cluster na ang mga barangay na bibigyan ng bakuna sa mga vaccination hubs na itinalaga ng City Government.

Magsasagawa ng massive information drive ang City Government upang hikayatin ang lahat na magpabakuna kontra Covid19.

Pinuri naman ng gobernadora ang inisyatibo ni Mayor Evangelista dahil na rin sa tanging Kidapawan City pa lang ang may nakahandang roll out plan sa mass vaccination kontra Covid19 sa buong lalawigan ng Cotabato.

Nagbigay naman ng katiyakan si Gov. Catamco na suportado ng Provincial Government ang nabanggit na inisyatibo ng City Government at magbibigay din ito ng tulong sa pagpapatupad ng mass vaccination.

Nagsagawa naman ng ‘simulation exercise’ ang dalawang opisyal sa kung papano sila mabibigyan ng bakuna mula sa DOH sa KCPES Covid19 Vaccination Hub matapos ang presentasyon na ginawa ng alkalde. ##(CIO)

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Kidapawan City (February 10, 2021) – Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista is awarded the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award for 2020.

CSC 12 Assistant Regional Director Atty. Venus O. Bumanlag presented the plaque to Mayor Evangelista with the presence of CSC Cotabato Field Office Head Glenda F. Lasaga along with some key personnel at the simple awarding ceremony held at the Conference Room of the City Hall this morning.

 “This award is for all the men and women of the City Government and the constituents of Kidapawan” Mayor Evangelista said upon receiving the award. He thanked everyone who has extended help and support to the programs and projects of the city government which made it more meaningful and life-changing.

Mayor Evangelista, in his message of thanks, emphasized the significance of inspiring and motivating government employees to give their best in serving the constituents and to build unity and solidarity among government workers and most especially uphold public trust and confidence. 

ARD Bumanlag said that being a service-oriented, innovative, visionary and inspirational leader are some of the attributes of Mayor Evangelista that made him an outstanding public servant, thus, the CSC cited him as one of the Presidential Lingkod Bayani (PLB) Regional Awardees.

She said that notably, the City Government of Kidapawan has been a recipient of different awards and recognitions from various national government agencies such as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and other offices because of the notable performance rendered by Mayor Evangelista and other local officials and for meeting or even surpassing the criteria or set of standards.

The PLB award is one of the three prestigious awards given by the CSC to government officials with exemplary performances. The other two are the CSC Pagasa Awards and Dangal ng Bayan Awards.

The 121st Anniversary of the CSC this year is highlighted by the PLB awards which aims to institutionalize excellence in public service and to give due recognition to deserving public servants.

Mayor Evangelista’s almost 9-year term as Local Chief Executive has brought development in Kidapawan City in terms of economy, peace and order, and health and social stability. Aside from this, the City Government continue to implement noteworthy programs and projects inclined to uplift the living conditions of the people especially in this time of Covid-19 pandemic. (CIO_AJPME/JCSC

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Kidapawan City (February 9, 2021) – The continuing effort of the Kidapawan City Government to encourage the business sector in applying and securing their business licenses and permits on time has yielded affirmative results.

Kidapawan City Legal Officer and Acting Information Officer Atty. Paolo M. Evangelista said the City Business Licensing and Processing Office (CBLPO) has now issued some 2,421 business licenses and permits to various small, medium, and large enterprises and other business establishments in the city.  

“This is attributable to the endeavor of the City Government to provide assistance to the business sector by carefully identifying their needs especially when it comes to business requirements such as the implementation of the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) every January of each year” said Atty. Evangelista

“Through the BOSS, business owners or their representatives availed of the simplified processing of their documents whether it be application of new business licenses or renewal for existing establishments.” Atty Evangelista further said.

Moreover, government agencies and offices that issues clearances and permits and even certifications and authorizations such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Trade and industry (DTI), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) along with the concerned offices of the City Government such as the CBPLO, City Health Office and others set up their desks at the City Hall grounds to streamline the flow and ease the issuance of required documents.

Business owners who have yet to comply with the requirements are being assisted by the respected offices of the City Government as well as the national line agencies. Those who are to renew their documents will simply have to follow several steps with the help of the assigned or designated government representatives up to the final step which is the issuance of the business permit or license.

For his part, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A, Evangelista said his administration only aims to promote a business-friendly environment in the city by simplifying the process of registering or renewing a business through an effective collaboration with concerned government agencies and eventually boost the confidence of investors in the city.

He also thanked the business proprietors and representatives for strictly following the required minimum health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shields, body temperature check, disinfection, and physical distancing during the month-long implementation of BOSS.    

For numerous years already, the City Government of Kidapawan has extensively implemented BOSS giving clients the opportunity to complete their documents and other pertinent papers in a particular location and a period of one or two days only instead of going to different offices which entails long period of transaction. (CIO_AJPME/JSCJ)

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Kidapawan City (February 5, 2021) – The City Government of Kidapawan through Kidapawan City Hospital (KCH) Chief Dr. Hamir Hechanova reported a total of 187 Covid-19 hospital beds are now in place at the different isolation facilities and Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) in the city.

This is part of the City Government’s continuous effort to further improve the capacity for Covid-19 response, according to Dr. Hechanova citing the significance of increasing the number of hospital beds with the rising number of cases in the city.

Kidapawan City Hospital Covid-19 Treatment Facility taking the lead in admitting and monitoring Covid-19 positive cases under the One Hospital Command Center policy has 50 beds; while private hospitals such as Kidapawan City Doctors Hospital, Inc. (KDHI) has 20; Kidapawan Medical Specialists Center, Inc. (KMSCI) 20, Midway Hospital Kidapawan, Inc. 13; and Madonna Medical Center, Inc. 12. The newly converted isolation facilities Double R Placeand Dizon Hospital has 20 beds and 16 beds, respectively now ready for occupancy.

“Indigent patients are given priority in the said hospitals especially the Kidapawan City Hospital. At present, the Disease Severity Capability of all the city’s isolation and TTMF is at a moderate level”, said Dr. Hechanova.

In addition, the City Gymnasium is now converted into an isolation facility with a 36 Covid-19 bed capacity and will be a big boost in the response to Covid-19 cases in the city. 

There is an existing agreement between the Kidapawan City Hospital and the private hospitals to first utilize the beds of KCH but in the event the hospital reaches the high-risk bed capacity, the private hospitals and other TTMF will now have the responsibility to accept or admit their patients or those individuals who had first sought the help of private hospitals.

Meanwhile, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said the City Government is all-out in supporting the isolation and treatment facilities by strengthening the Covid-19 response and the whole health system capacity of front liners. 

“We do not hesitate to pour our resources for we know the possible effects if we put a halt in our Covid-19 response. Figures of Covid-19 infections might go up or down and we cannot afford to reduce our course of action to fight the disease.” Said Mayor Evangelista.

The Local Chief Executive is optimistic that despite the rise of Covid-19 positive cases in the city, the city’s pro-active measures will eventually yield good results and improve the situation.

Apart from the bed capacity, Mayor Evangelista highlighted the other measures taken to support the campaign against Covid-19 such as the upcoming new Covid-19 Molecular Laboratory where RT-PCR tests for local patients will be done in a fast and accurate manner, continued Information Education Campaign on the minimum health protocols, free issuance of Covid-19 Contact Tracing System/QR Code for the residents of the city and other endeavors aimed to protect the constituents and attain a disease -free community. (CIO_AJPME/JSCJ)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY (February 4, 2021) – More and more constituents of Kidapawan City avail and benefit from the free issuance of Covid-19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS) which begun last December 15, 2021.

Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said this initiative aims to provide service to the residents especially those who do not have the capacity to secure CCTS or QR Code on their own due to various reasons such as internet and signal problems, no gadgets to be used, and other difficulties.

“The issuance of CCTS ID cards to our residents will help us greatly in achieving a more systematic and efficient contact tracing of individuals who are exposed or had close contacts with Covid-19 positive patients and those exhibiting symptoms of the disease”, said Mayor Evangelista.

The Local Chief Executive also informed that as of Wednesday, February 3, 2021 the number of issued CCTS is 4,163, with just almost two months of operation.

The number of residents availing the free service continue to increase which is an indication that they are well informed and supportive of the City Government’s campaign against Covid-19.

The actual processing is conducted in front of the City Hall though a help desk manned by well-trained personnel. Minimum health protocols are observed such as body temperature, wearing of facemasks and face shields, and physical or social distancing.

While many other Kidapawenos had already secured their CCTS ID through the link provided by the Region 12 Covid19 Contact Tracing System downloadable in their cellphone and other gadgets, the City Government remains keen in helping a bigger number of constituents obtain their own CCTS ID card for free.

The CCTS or Covid19 system tracing ID is mandatory in all public and private establishments and is strictly implemented based on the approved resolutions and guidelines of the Regional IATF for Covid-19. This is also aimed to institutionalize a digitalized system of tracking anyone exposed to Covid19 infected person and control the spread of the virus.

In this regard, Mayor Evangelista urged every Kidapaweno to be mindful of the health protocols and keep on practicing the protective measures against the dreaded disease including washing of hands often, avoid or limit social gatherings and being exposed to crowded places and others.

The City Government also continues to encourage residents in the 40 barangays of the city to report their health condition to their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) and help in the monitoring of possible Covid-19 infections in their respective areas.

In this way, the City Government can immediately respond to Covid-19 cases apart from the other initiatives taken to strengthen the fight against the disease such as putting up of additional Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) and augmentations given to existing Covid19 Isolation Facilities. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY – PINARANGALAN BILANG 2020 PRESIDENTIAL LINGKOD BAYAN MOST OUTSTANDING GOVERNMENT WORKER NG REGION XII ng Civil Service Commission si City Mayor Joseph Evangelista.

Pagkilala sa kagalingan at pagiging lingkod bayan ang parangal ng CSC sa mga natatanging opisyal at kawani ng gobyerno.

“ This award is for all the men and women of the City Government and Kidapawan City. Nagtulong tulong po tayong lahat para maipatupad ang mga pangunahing proyekto para sa ating mga mamamayan”, mensahe pa ni Mayor Evangelista matapos matanggap ang parangal.

Kinilala ng CSC ang mga magagandang nagawa ni Mayor Evangelista bilang Local Chief Executive ng lungsod.

Kabilang dito ang pagiging DOH Champions for Health awardee ng lungsod na kumilala sa programang pangkalusugan na nakabenepisyo sa mga bata, mga senior citizens, mga inang nagdadalantao at mga maysakit.

Kasali rin ang Barangay Governance Performance Assessment for the  LGU Award and Incentive Program na ipinatupad sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Mayor Evangelista.

Nakatulong ito upang mas maging matatag ang barangay governance system at epektibong maibigay ng kanilang mga opisyal ang angkop na serbisyo at programa sa mamamayan.

Malaking puntos din ang pagiging Hall of Famer Seal of Good Local Governance Award ng DILG na napagwagian ng Kidapawan City mula taong 2016-2019 sa pagkakahirang kay Mayor Evangelista bilang Lingkod Bayan Awardee.

Personal na inabot nina CSC XII Asst Director Atty. Venus Ondoy Bumanlag at Cotabato CSC Field Office Head Glenda Foronda Lasaga ang Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award kay Mayor Evangelista sa isang simpleng seremonya sa City Hall umaga ng February 10, 2021.

“ This recognition shows the exemplary leadership and service extended by Mayor Evangelista to all Kidapawenyos. He sacrificed himself and even went out of his way to implement the programs needed to improve the welfare of his constituents”, wika pa ni CSC XII Asst. Director Bumanlag.

Maliban sa pagbibigay pugay sa mga kawani ng Lokal na Pamahalaan sa pagpapatupad ng kanyang mga programa, magiging inspirasyon ani pa ni Mayor Evangelista, ang gawad parangal lalo na at nahaharap pa sa hamon na dala ng Covid19 pandemic ang lungsod.

Katunayan ay nakahanda na ang City Government sa pagpapatupad ng mass vaccination sa mahigit 45,000 na Kidapawenyo kontra Covid19.

Inaasahang matatangap na ng City Government ang mga bakuna mula sa National Government sa susunod na buwan upang masimulan na ang mass vaccination ng tinatayang 70 porsyento ng lokal na populasyon bilang panlaban sa Covid19, sabi pa ng alkalde.##(CIO/AJPME)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY – 2,421 NA MGA establisimento ang nabigyan na ng Business Permits and Licenses ng City Government mula January 4 hanggang February 9, 2021.

Nagmula ang datos sa City Business Licensing ang Processing Office kung saan ay patuloy pa nilang pinoproseso ang mga permits and licenses ng mga negosyanteng naghahabol sa application at renewals.

Matatandaang ipinatupad ng City Government ang Business One Stop Shop upang magbigay serbisyo sa mga negosyante at taxpayers sa pagsisimula ng bawat taon.

Sa kabila ng Covid19 pandemic, naging maagap ang maraming negosyante at taxpayers na tumungo sa City Hall upang mag renew o di kaya ay magbukas ng negosyo sa Kidapawan City, ito ay ayon pa sa mga kagawad ng BPLO.

Kaugnay nito ay pasasalamat naman ang ipina-aabot ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista sa kooperasyon ng business sector sa mga programa ng City Government kontra Covid19.

Sa pagsunod ng mga business establishments sa mga itinatakda ng Local IATF, ay nananatiling manageable ang bilang ng mga nagkakasakit ng Covid19 sa lungsod, wika pa ni Mayor Evangelista.

Nakatulong din ang BOSS lalo pa at mas napadali nito ang processing ng business permits and licenses kaagapay ang iba pang ahensya ng pamahalaan na naglagay ng kani-kanilang desk sa Mega Tent ng City Hall.

Hindi naman naging hadlang ang pagpapatupad ng mga minimum health protocols gaya ng mandatory na pagsusuot ng face mask at face shields, thermal at QR Code scanning sa renewal ng kanilang mga dokumento, dagdag pa ng BPLO.

Kumpyansa naman ang City Government na maabot ang mahigit sa tatlong libong bilang ng mga registered business establishments sa lungsod sa pagpapatuloy ng business permit and licenses renewal and application ng mga negosyante. ##(CIO/AJPME)

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