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More than 200 coconut and corn farmers in Kidapawan City and Kabacan receive cash and food aid from DA12 and PCA

Kidapawan City, April 13, 2021 – Over 200 coconut and corn farmers based in different barangays in Kidapawan City and the Municipality of Kabacan benefited from the cash and food aid from the Department of Agriculture (DA) 12 and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) as part of the agencies’ assistance to agriculture sector severely affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

DA 12 Regional Corn Coordinator Abas Abdullah, Coconut Development Officer Kathleen Lana, and City Agriculturist Marissa T. Aton led the distribution held at the Mega Tent of the City Hall this morning where each farmer-beneficiary received P3,000 cash and food items consist of half sack rice and five kilos dressed chicken.

Abdullah said the assistance forms part of the DA’s initiative to provide aid to those farmer individuals not included as recipients of the Special Amelioration Program (SAP) of the national government. “The department recognized the ill-effects of the pandemic of Covid-19 to our small corn farmers and how they suffer the consequences that is why the DA came up with program to alleviate their unfavorable situation”, Abdullah said during the opening of the activity.

For her part, Lana said, a large number of coconut farmers have incurred heavy losses because of the pandemic and the PCA has also came up with a program to help them. “We know how much our small coconut farmer took the tool of this Covid-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, Aton said the City Agriculturist Office provided the list of qualified beneficiaries to the DA and PCA which consist of farmers having only one hectare of coconuts or corn whose livelihood are highly affected by the pandemic.

Aton further informed that all in all the recipients comprised of some 136 coconut farmers and 4 corn farmers from Kidapawan and 20 coconut farmers and 6 corn farmers based in the Municipality of Kabacan who were included in the distribution. 

Expressing his gratitude to the program, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said he is more than happy to know that the programs and projects of the City Government for the affected farmers coincides with that of the DA and PCA especially in recovering from the pandemic.

“The City Government continues to create programs aimed at helping the agriculture sector and to strengthen food sufficiency as this is very important in this time of pandemic”, said Mayor Evangelista adding that practically everybody is a victim of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially our farmers who had difficulties in transporting and selling their harvest.  The mayor then underscored the City Government of Kidapawan’s focus on agriculture this year which include distribution of free seedlings and fertilizers, hogs and other livestock, animal feeds, technical trainings and capacity building for crop planters and growers. (CIO-AJPME/jscj)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY. April 8, 2021 – The City Government of Kidapawan through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and some partner-employers jointly launched an online job and business fair that provides opportunities to first time job seekers as well as those displaced workers who lost their jobs due to Covid19 pandemic.

The launching took place on April 8, 2021at the PESO where some 430 applicants for the 1st Online Trabaho, Negosyo,  Kabuhayan Job and Business Fair registered through online, according to PESO Manager Herminia C. Infanta.    

The job and business fair offers a total of 797 job positions for interested and qualified applicants which include Paralegal Officer, Human Resource, Accounting, IT Specialist, Customer Service Champion, Technical Support Expert, Sales Representative, Sales Center Clerk, Delivery Sales, and many others.

Infanta informed that some 75 registrants were successfully interviewed – 51 through online and 24 walk-in; 4 were hired on-the-spot and 71 were considered highly qualified to fill-in various positions where 43 were scheduled for a final interview this week.

In the event they are hired, they will be working for partner companies such as VXI Global Holdings, BV, Pryce Gas, Inc., Taytay sa Kauswagan, Bluesun, KCC Mall Marbel and Sky Go Motors.

In a video message during the launching, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista expressed high optimism that there will be a tremendous output from the job and business fair as it is aimed to help those workers or employees severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This is our way of helping those affected by the pandemic (Covid-19) to at least find a new employment, earn and eventually help their families cope up with the negative effects of pandemic”, said Mayor Evangelista.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante also gave his message online for the job seekers.

“This is purposely for displaced workers in Kidapawan City and nearby places to help them in landing new jobs through the opening of various job positions of our partner local and national companies”, said Agravante.

As such, he lauded the City Government of Kidapawan for its efforts in assisting job seekers access to online employment and business opportunities.

Agravante said that in accordance with the DOLE’s mandate to help displaced workers as well as first time job seekers, this is an opportune time for Kidapawenos to apply and land a job in various establishments with the help of the City Government of Kidapawan.

DOLE North Cotabato Field Officer Marjorie P. Latoja, for her part, thanked the job seekers for grabbing the opportunity and for taking part in the collaborative effort to help the unemployed and become productive amid the pandemic.

Other agencies that support the job and business fair include the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). (CIO-AJPME/jscj)

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DOST, City Government of Kidapawan put up Complementary Food Center in Barangay Magsaysay, Kidapawan City

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 8, 2021 – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 12 and the City Government of Kidapawan joined hand in hand in the campaign against malnutrition and to sustain provision of healthy food for young children, especially those nutritionally deficient children in the city.

Today, April 8, 2021, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista and DOST 12 Regional Director Engr. Sammy Malawan led the launching and formal opening of the Complementary Food Center in the village of Magsaysay, Kidapawan City with the presence of barangay officials and other stakeholders.

The project total cost is P3M where the DOST funded P1.7M and the City Government shelled out the amount of P 1.3M as counterpart.

Prior to the establishment of the Complementary Food Center, Mayor Evangelista was able to send a proposal letter to DOST 12 in 2017 for the said project in order to augment nutritious food for the growing number of day care and pupils in public elementary schools in the city. 

“We seek to establish initiatives to help fight the incidence of malnutrition in some villages, more importantly those who are living in far-flung areas”, said Mayor Evangelista. He emphasized that fighting malnutrition does not need to be expensive and it can be done by using the proper technology from the DOST.

For his part, RD Malawan highlighted the efficient collaboration between the DOST and the City Government of Kidapawan which resulted to the establishment of the center. “The DOST is elated to see the enormous support of the City Government led by Mayor Evangelista for the materialization of the project. Together, we will continue to introduce science-based interventions to come up with concrete answers to the problem of malnutrition”, said RD Malawan.

Some nutritious food that are available in the Complementary Food Center include rice with mongo blend and vegetables, rice and mongo with sesame and rice and mongo baby food blend. The DOST-Food and Nutrition Research Institute also collaborates with the center in coming up with nutritious recipe being supplied by the Complementary Food Center for young children especially in this time of Covid-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, the City Nutrition Office as well as the City Agriculture Office will be partnering with the center to come up with more healthy food that will be sought by the children and is not costly. (CIO-AJPME-jscj)

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Medical physicians from Kidapawan City to gain from sharing of best practices with Korean counterparts through webinar

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 5, 2021 – Medical doctors based in Kidapawan City engage in a session with counterparts from South Korea in the Public Health and Services Improvement webinar at the Convention Hall, Kidapawan City from April 5-9, 2021.

The activity aims to help physicians and other front liners to gain more knowledge from the International Urban Training Center in Gangwin Province of the Republic of South Korea in reducing risks of death from non-communicable disease, other emerging and re-emerging infections, environmental threats and most importantly in fighting the Covid-19 disease. 

City Health Officer Dr. Jocelyn Encienzo informed that the 5-day webinar will provide more skills and enhance the capability of local doctors to address medical and health concerns amid the health crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This is a very timely seminar, with relatively new learnings and adoption of best practices from our medical counterparts in South Korea”, said Dr. Encienzo as she thanked Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista for his directive to organize the webinar which encompasses both government and private doctors.

For his part, Mayor Evangelista said his administration will take every opportunity to help front liners improve their capacities and in the long run learn how to apply new strategies in medical and health in the new normal way of living.

Mayor Evangelista himself had gone to South Korea in previous years and successfully attended environmental seminars and applied the learnings and best practices here in Kidapawan City particularly in waste or garbage disposal and protection of the environment. 

Through the CHO and the City Tourism Office, he earlier tapped the members of the North Cotabato Medical Society to engage with the activity realizing it as a highly essential action to further improve the campaign against Covid-19 and other health issues and concerns.

“We will not let up in looking for ways to help our front liners especially now that there is again an emerging high cases of Covid-19 and new variants of Covid in NCR, we are constantly doing proactive measures so as not to experience the same situation”, the City Mayor stressed.

Each day, the seminar provides and discusses some topics focused on gaining fact-based understanding or insights as the protection, detection, treatment and other significant new ideas.

Gillian Ray T. Lonzaga, City Tourism Operations Officer said the webinar provides a lot of help to the participating doctors who at present have enormous responsibilities in the treatment and monitoring of sick patients specially those infected with the Covid-19 virus.

“We are one with them (front liners) in advocating a Covid-19-free community and by merely supporting activities such as this one we already are doing our share in winning this battle against the dreaded disease”, said Lonzaga.

A wide response came from both government and private medical physicians who not only signified their participation to the five-day webinar but also manifested to apply everything they learned back in their respective hospitals.

They include Chiefs of Hospitals, Medical Officers, OB-GYN Department Heads, Nephrologists, Infection Control Officers, and others.

The five-day Public Health and Services Improvement webinar, finally, is anticipated to boost capabilities of front liners and equip them with fact-based learning as they continue to protect the public health during this Covid-19 pandemic. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)

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Medical physicians from Kidapawan City to gain from sharing of best practices with Korean counterparts through webinar

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 5, 2021 – Medical doctors based in Kidapawan City engage in a session with counterparts from South Korea in the Public Health and Services Improvement webinar at the Convention Hall, Kidapawan City from April 5-9, 2021.

The activity aims to help physicians and other front liners to gain more knowledge from the International Urban Training Center in Gangwin Province of the Republic of South Korea in reducing risks of death from non-communicable disease, other emerging and re-emerging infections, environmental threats and most importantly in fighting the Covid-19 disease. 

City Health Officer Dr. Jocelyn Encienzo informed that the 5-day webinar will provide more skills and enhance the capability of local doctors to address medical and health concerns amid the health crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“This is a very timely seminar, with relatively new learnings and adoption of best practices from our medical counterparts in South Korea”, said Dr. Encienzo as she thanked Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista for his directive to organize the webinar which encompasses both government and private doctors.

For his part, Mayor Evangelista said his administration will take every opportunity to help front liners improve their capacities and in the long run learn how to apply new strategies in medical and health in the new normal way of living.

Mayor Evangelista himself had gone to South Korea in previous years and successfully attended environmental seminars and applied the learnings and best practices here in Kidapawan City particularly in waste or garbage disposal and protection of the environment. 

Through the CHO and the City Tourism Office, he earlier tapped the members of the North Cotabato Medical Society to engage with the activity realizing it as a highly essential action to further improve the campaign against Covid-19 and other health issues and concerns.

“We will not let up in looking for ways to help our front liners especially now that there is again an emerging high cases of Covid-19 and new variants of Covid in NCR, we are constantly doing proactive measures so as not to experience the same situation”, the City Mayor stressed.

Each day, the seminar provides and discusses some topics focused on gaining fact-based understanding or insights as the protection, detection, treatment and other significant new ideas.

Gillian Ray T. Lonzaga, City Tourism Operations Officer said the webinar provides a lot of help to the participating doctors who at present have enormous responsibilities in the treatment and monitoring of sick patients specially those infected with the Covid-19 virus.

“We are one with them (front liners) in advocating a Covid-19-free community and by merely supporting activities such as this one we already are doing our share in winning this battle against the dreaded disease”, said Lonzaga.

A wide response came from both government and private medical physicians who not only signified their participation to the five-day webinar but also manifested to apply everything they learned back in their respective hospitals.

They include Chiefs of Hospitals, Medical Officers, OB-GYN Department Heads, Nephrologists, Infection Control Officers, and others.

The five-day Public Health and Services Improvement webinar, finally, is anticipated to boost capabilities of front liners and equip them with fact-based learning as they continue to protect the public health during this Covid-19 pandemic. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)

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KIDAPAWAN CITY, March 27, 2021 – Officials of three national government agencies led the ceremonial turn-over of some 50 new housing units in Sitio Lapan, Barangay Perez, Kidapawan City on Friday, March 26, 2021.

These are the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), National Housing Authority (NHA), and the Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD) which have worked alongside the City Government of Kidapawan to provide houses to hundreds of families partially and heavily affected by the earthquakes last October 2019.

Each housing unit costs P280,000 with water connection already and in no time, solar connection. The housing project is being funded by the national government agencies. The City Government of Kidapawan for its part was responsible for the land acquisition and site development.

Engr. Erasme G. Madlos, NHA 12 Regional Manager; and Jennifer C. Bretana, DHSUD Regional Manager graced the activity and gave respective messages to the homeowners, 85% of which belong to the Indigenous Peoples.

The two housing officials, along with Kidapawan City Councilor Engr. Peter Salac Co-Chairman of the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Kidapawan City Committee on Public Works and Infrastructure and represented Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista to the turn-over, Mandatory IP Representative and LAMADC Chairman Datu Radin O. Igwas, Deputy Mayor for IP affairs Datu Camilo Icdang and other heads of offices joined in the cutting of ribbon and witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the beneficiaries, the corresponding agencies and the City Government of Kidapawan.

“This is the fruit or result of the efforts of the City Government of Kidapawan to help those families who have no more homes and who cannot dwell back in their places because of the earthquakes. You now have a decent house to start anew”, said Engr. Madlos.

For her part, Bretana said the City Government of Kidapawan so far is the only LGU and by far has the greatest number of houses built for earthquake victims. “I would like to congratulate each family here and at the same time thank the City Government led by Mayor Evangelista for his untiring support and commitment to help to the earthquake victims and alleviate their sufferings”, said Bretana.

In July 2020, a total of 357 housing units were turned over to earthquake victims in Barangay Ilomavis and just last February8, 2021 some 108 new houses were also turned over in Barangay Indangan, Kidapawan City, all funded by the OCD in coordination with the NHA, DHSUD and the City Government of Kidapawan. 

Meanwhile, housing officials disclosed that the 50 houses turned-over in Sitio Lapan today is just the first batch of the project in the area. The second batch of new houses will be built anytime soon to accommodate the other earthquake victims that are now still temporarily residing in evacuation centers. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)

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(Kidapawan City, March 24, 2021) – Two Mitsubishi hauling trucks drop side and one brand new Mitsubishi hauling wing close van from the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP) are now being used by members of the Mua-an farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (MFMC) in Kidapawan City to strengthen enhancement consolidation and marketing of fresh lakatan bananas in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Kidapawan City Agriculturist Marissa T. Aton informed that banana growers and members of MFMC will now have more opportunity to bring larger volumes of bananas as the new hauling trucks will hasten transport from farm to the market and will deploy the hauling close van in Metro Manila to accommodate more buyers in the area.

“This is to improve our banana growers in terms of mobility, volume of delivery, and eventually the income as they make use of the projects given by the agriculture department”, said Aton adding that the City Agriculturist Office continue to partner with the DA for other notable assistances to farmers in Kidapawan City. 

“This forms part of the different programs and projects mandated by Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista to help our farmers and cooperatives recover from the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic”, Aton also said.

The Mua-an FMC, before the arrival of the new vehicles from DA-PRDP does not have any hauling truck and only use personal vehicles to carry or transport their products and therefore needs to acquire larger units.

The vehicles come with package that includes trading capital for P900,000 and plastic crates worth P100,000 or a total of P9,120,600.00 project cost with a counterpart scheme of 60% (World Bank), 20% (DA), and 20% for the City Government as the implementing agency which is P1,464,120.

The DA-PRDP handed over the Certificate of Ownership to Mua-an FMC in a simple turn-over ceremony held at Barangay Manongol yesterday, March 24, 2021.

Kidapawan City Legal Officer Atty. Jose Paolo M. Evangelista representative of Mayor Evangelista witnessed the turn-over and congratulated the banana growers for having the new vehicles which made them more equipped in terms of transporting their products.

“While it is true that the banana growers are among those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and other calamities, things now continue to get better for them”, said Atty. Evangelista. “The City Government would like to see Mua-an FMC to reach its full potential as a cooperative through the strong partnership with the Office of the City Agriculturist”, he added. 

The City Government also continues to link with the DA-PRDP so as to let the local farmers avail of the projects of the agency and to improve their living conditions especially in the present situation of Covid19 pandemic. (AJPME/jscj)

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A total of 142 hog raisers from four villages in Kidapawan City whose piggeries were adversely affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) have received indemnification in the form of cash assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA). The indemnification took place at the Kidapawan City Pilot Elementary School (KCPES) led by representatives from the DA 12 today, March 24, 2021. The recipients are from Barangay Linangkob (54), Barangay Sikitan (42), Barangay Gayola (24,) and Barangay Mua-an (22) totalling to 142 hog raisers. They received a total of P3,585,000 cash assistance from the DA as part of the program to help the hog raisers cope up with their losses brought about by ASF. The recipients have undergone assessment and validation by the City Veterinarian Office and other related procedure and submitted the data to the Department of Agriculture 12 for approval and release of the indemnification, according to City Veterinarian Dr. Eugene Gornez. In previous months the City Vet with the help of the Provincial Veterinarian Office performed the repopulation of hundreds of pigs in barangays affected by ASF which was a big setback to the hog raisers and farmers. Kirby Joi Sedilla-Garcia, Livestock Focal Person, Operation Division, DA 12 said the indemnification of affected hog raisers particularly the small ones is the agency’s response to alleviate their conditions by providing the amount of P5,000 for every pig culled. Meanwhile, the City Veterinarian Office said the last reported case of ASF was on December 4, 2020. The hogs in infected villages are being swabbed first before conducting repopulation, according to Veterinarian II Dr. Elaine Mahusay. She said that a test called bioassay for hogs using ASF Nanogold Biosensor Test is used to determine if the animal is infected with ASF, At present the City Veterinarian Office continue to monitor the existing piggeries in the city and is doing coordinated response with the DA to provide hog raisers with various forms of assistance. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)

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NCIP, DOT’s “Epanaw” books highlighting IP’s significant journey launched in Kidapawan City

(KIDAPAWAN CITY, March 23, 2021) – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched “Epanaw”, a three-coffee table book that feature and highlight the lives, rich culture and tradition, beliefs, and important festivities of the Indigenous Peoples and the Indigenous Cultural Communities in the various parts of the country.

In Kidapawan City, the launching was conducted at the Kidapawan City Hall Mega Tent at exactly 2:30 PM on Monday, March 22, 2021along with photo exhibits featuring the IPs and ICCs.

National Commission on Indigenous Peoples 12 Regional Director Jeanne Anne Moendeg- Zoilo, said that “Epanaw” a term used by many ethnographic groups in different regions means journey and is highlighted through the three books particularly the long travel of the ethnic tribes and cultures in many years and the challenges besetting them up to the present.

Moreover, “Epanaw” is created to make the people understand deeper the culture of IP as they go along and exist from one generation to another that is considered to be a milestone for the IPs.

The three books of “Epanaw” consist of “Pagkilala”, the first volume; where the objective is let the people learn and appreciate the lives of the IPs and their ancestral lands where they all came from.   The second volume is “Paggalang”, where the objective is that after people learn about the lives of Ips, there will be a sense of respect for every ritual, festival, culture and tradition, as well as the customary system of the tribes. The third volume is called “Pagtataguyod” which indulges appreciation and support to the places that are considered as tourist attractions and destinations. In this third and last volume of “Epanaw”, the community is highly encouraged to be part of the development of these places and also its preservation all for the well-being of the IP communities.

Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista expressed gladness towards the NCIP-DOT project and said that as a strong partner, the City Government is very enthusiastic to be a part of this endeavor which does not only promotes the rich culture and tradition of but also paves the way for utmost respect towards the IPs.

“The City Government of Kidapawan is one in promoting and preserving the vast culture and tradition of the IP and in doing so we embrace the framework of the “Epanaw” which will strengthen our ties and relations with IP communities.   

Those who graced the launching include National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) 12 Regional Director Eduardo Marquez, Provincial Advisory Council Member Atty. Ermelo Libre who represented Cotabato Provincial Governor Nancy Catamco, Indigenous Peoples Education Provincial Focal Person Jeniz Evangelio, Provincial IP Affairs Coordinator Bae Leah A. Labrador, Provincial Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative and Ex Oficio Provincial Board Member Jaime Odo, City Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative and Ex Oficio City Council Member Radin Igwas, Provincial Public Affairs Assistance Tourism Sports and Development Division (PAATSDD) Head Josephine Abellana, some city officials and representatives from various government line agencies, tribal leaders and representatives and other stakeholders. After the ribbon-cutting the participants proceeded to the photo exhibits right at the front of the City Hall to where timeless photos of IPs and ICCs where displayed. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)

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City Government of Kidapawan brings home two distressed OFW’s from KSA

KIDAPAWAN CITY (March 16, 2021) – The Covid-19 pandemic and the global lockdown and economic slowdown it caused has affected so many people around the world. This negative situation is experienced by different nationalities including many Filipinos working abroad. 

Two OFWs from Kidapawan City – Nelba Desabille and Daylin Havana were not exempted from this circumstance and had experienced different problems abroad during the pandemic. Worried, their families sought the help of the City Government so that they can communicate with the two and to possibly find ways bring them back home in the city.

Desabille, a resident of Barangay Sibawan suffered a stroke while working in Riyadh last year. She was taken to hospital by her employer who happens to be a doctor and shouldered her hospitalization expenses.

The main problem of Desabille’s family is they do not have any communication with her and would like to know how was she doing after her stroke.

On the other hand, Havana, a resident of Barangay Mateo was much affected by the pandemic as she was not receiving any salary for 6 months when the pandemic occurred. She was transferred by her employer to work for a family in Jeddah but things were still uncertain for her.

Upon learning their situation, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista responded and immediately tasked Aida Labina, Focal Person on OFW concerns to look for ways to contact the two Kidapawenos through their agencies and employers as well.

Labina then facilitated the communication with the help of other concerned government agencies including the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and was able to get in touch with the employers and eventually with Desabille and Daylin.

The two has arrived in Kidapawan City and were finally reunited with their respective families, Havana on March 3, 2021 and Desabille on March 10, 2021.

During their visit to the office of Mayor Evangelista, Desabille and Havana both thanked the mayor for responding immediately to their problems and exhausted all means to bring them back home.

“Daku akong pasalamat kang Mayor Evangelista sa iyahang paspas nga aksyon ug tabang para makauli ko ug tarong. Salamat pud kang mam Labina sa paningkamot nga makontak ako sa akuang pamilya”, said Desabille.

She added that the mayor has already helped her even before she left to work as a household helper in KSA and was very grateful to all the efforts extended to her adding that even her employer was impressed by the action of Mayor Evangelista to help her.

For her part, Havana said she needed to work abroad to support her special child and to be able to meet both ends while working also as household helper.

“Una sa tanan nagapasalamat ako sa Diyos na nakauli ako nga buhi ug kang Mayor Evangelista sa iyahang paspas nga aksyon nga maka-communicate ako sa akuang mga mahal sa kinabuhi ug naka uli dyud ako sa akong pamilya diri sa dakbayan.”

She further said that things became very difficult especially during the lockdowns as she was not receiving any salary for six months and now that she is back at home, she can only express how grateful she was to the City Government. 

Both Desabille and Havana received some cash assistance from the City Government of Kidapawan which they can use for their daily needs. (CIO-AJPME/JSCJ)

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