About Geonarri Solmerano

Dog Operation

Dog Operation

Personnel of the Kidapawan City Veterinarian’s Office castrate a dog Wednesday (28 September 2016) in the city’s effort to control population of stray dogs. They also administered anti-rabies shots on ...

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Helium tank blast

Helium tank blast

Call 911 personnel in Kidapawan City give first aid treatment to a woman who was injured in the head when a helium tank exploded on Friday night (Sept. 9, 2016). Juhad Camsagay Camad, who used the tan ...

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Election Day Mess

Election Day Mess

Children in Barangay Lanao, Kidapawan City help remove election campaign materials in front of Lanao Elementary School after voting ended on Monday (May 9, 2016). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Labor force

Labor force

Construction workers move a cement mixer to another area in Kidapawan City. The city's main road is undergoing expansion from four to six lanes. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI O. SOLMERANO   ...

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Before the brownout

Before the brownout

A welder is rushing to finish his work in Kidapawan City before power curtailment for the day is implemented.  The electric cooperative in Kidapawan City is implementing power curtailment of from 1.5 ...

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Digging Deep

Digging Deep

A farmer in Kalasuyan, Kidapawan City digs some more to deepen a well for the community’s farms while his buddies pull up the soil on 30 January 2016. A nearby river, the main source of water, has dri ...

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‘Spider Boxing’

‘Spider Boxing’

Boxers trade punches while perched on a bamboo pole Wedneday (27 January 2016) at the Notre Dame of Kidapawan College in North Cotabato. Dubbed as “spider boxing,” the sport mimics spiders fighting on ...

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Christmas Jamming

Christmas Jamming

Lantern vendors having a jamming session of Christmas songs while waiting for clients in Daang Maharlika in Kidapawan City on Monday (14 Dec 2015). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Roasting Coffee

Roasting Coffee

A worker at the Kera coffee shop in Kidapawan City roasts coffee beans from the farmers of the Mt. Apo highlands, from whom they source out excelsa, robusta and arabica varieties. Kera supports and pr ...

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Flowers for ‘undas’

Flowers for ‘undas’

Flowershop attendants in Kidapawan City get busy arranging and segregating flowers as the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day celebration approaches. Flowers cost 50 percent higher during this season. ...

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Learning Arnis

Learning Arnis

Students of arnis, an indigenous art of self-defense, do some routines at the plaza in Kidapawan City on Saturday (October 10, 2015). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Power Nap

Power Nap

A painter at a school in Kidapawan City takes a power nap during a short break Thursday morning (1 October 2015), unmindful of the danger as he is without safety gear. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solm ...

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Trash to Art

Trash to Art

High School students of Notre Dame of Kidapawan College’s Integrated Basic Education make mosaic posters from broken compact discs to display during their school exhibit. MindaNews photo by GEONARRI S ...

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Kalivungan Festival

Kalivungan Festival

Participants do their best to win the street dancing competition for the Kalivungan Festival in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato on Tuesday (1 Sept 2015) as the province celebrates its 101st founding an ...

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Grilling Barbecue

Grilling Barbecue

A stall attendant grills barbecue for their patrons in Kidapawan City Tuesday night (25 August 2015). Barbecue is the most salable food at night in this city. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Vantage view

Vantage view

Father gives daughter a vantage view of the street dancing during the culmination of the Timpupo Festival (Fruit Festival) in Kidapawan City on Saturday, August 22, 2015. MindaNews photo by Geonarri S ...

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Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest

A float full of rambutan, santol, durian and other fruits joins the opening salvo of the Timpupo Fruit Festival in Kidapawan City Wednesday (19 August 2015). The week-long festival showcases the city’ ...

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Temporary Shelter

Temporary Shelter

Mother and child take shelter under a big umbrella during a heavy downpour as they continue to sell streetfood by the sidewalk in Kidapawan City noon Tuesday (4 August 2015). MindaNews photo by Geonar ...

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Mud Volleyball

Mud Volleyball

Resort goers play dirty volleyball at the Blue Jazz Resort in Samal Island Tuesday morning (26 May 2015). Playing volleyball keeps the body of resort goers cool as the temparature goes down with thund ...

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Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts

With nothing much to do during the summer vacation, children do mixed martial arts routine in Kidapawan City on Wednesday (29 April 2015). Program instructor Ritches Solano said the program’s focus is ...

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Singkamas

Singkamas

Farmer Nasrudin conducts final selection of freshly harvested singkamas (yam bean) from his farm in Kidapawan City on Friday (17 April 2015) before bringing them to the market. MindaNews photo by Geon ...

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New Harvest

New Harvest

A farmer in Linangkob, Kidapawan City hauls newly harvested rice on Monday (March 16). Kidapawan and other parts of Mindanao have been hit by a dry spell. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

A singkamas (yam bean) vendor from Nuangan, Kidapawan City prepares her merchandise for display at the public market Thursday (5 March 2015). The sweet singkamas, which is composed of almost 90 percen ...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Catholics in Kidapawan City observe the church tradition to have their forehead marked with a sign of the cross Wednesday (18 Feb 2015) to remind them that they came from ashes and return to ashes. Mi ...

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Passenger Season

Passenger Season

Passengers at the Kidapawan City Overland Terminal rush to board a bus on Friday (2 January 2015). Buses and other forms of transportation are generally crowded right after the Christmas break. MindaN ...

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Dancing Traffic Aides

Dancing Traffic Aides

Traffic aides Mark Mallorca (left) and Marlon Hernandez dance to the tune of Christmas jingles as they manage the traffic in Kidapawan City Friday morning (19 Dec 2014). They bring smile to local moto ...

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Sketch Artist

Sketch Artist

Sketch artist Sherwin Binas shows off his skill during an exhibit at the Mlang plaza in North Cotabato Tuesday (16 Dec 2014). MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Christmas House

Christmas House

This Christmas-themed house in Makilala, North Cotabato never fails to draw onlookers some of whom take selfies in front of the decors and lights.  The Vega couple who owns the house says it all start ...

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Fish for Lunch

Fish for Lunch

Mark Canoniyo, 9, spends the morning on Sunday (Nov. 23, 2014) fishing so he could bring home something for their lunch, in Linangkob, Kidapawan City. Mark is the eldest of four siblings. MindaNews ph ...

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‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge

‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge

Members of the human rights group Karapatan-North Cotabato commemmorate the 42nd anniversary of martial law on Monday (22 Sept 2014) by pouring red-colored liquid on their bodies, apparently a parody ...

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Kalivungan Festival

Kalivungan Festival

Participants of the street dancing do their best during culmination of the week-long Kalivungan Festival Monday in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Formerly known as the Cotabato Empire, the province o ...

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Gun Safety

Gun Safety

A lady journalist gets tips from a policeman how to handle a gun during Friday’s (25 July 2014) personal safety and gun safety seminar for media practitioners at the provincial police office in Kidapa ...

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Earthquake and Fire Drill

Earthquake and Fire Drill

Students from Notre Dame of Kidapawan College participate in an earthquake and fire drill Thursday. This activity is in line with the celebration of the National Disaster Preparedness Consciousness Mo ...

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Veiled Summit

Veiled Summit

Clouds cover the side of Mt. Apo facing Kidapawan City as rains pour in the region on 30 June 2014. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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When Night Is Over

When Night Is Over

A balut and barbecue vendor pushes his stall away from a street in Kidapawan City, early morning of 13 May 2014. Stalls like this are banned during the day due to road widening works going on in the c ...

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In the Dark

In the Dark

The daily four- to six-hour blackouts in Kidapawan lend the city dramatic, though unwanted, night scenes, as this photo taken on Monday, 5 May 2014, shows. MindaNews photo by Geonarrri Solmerano ...

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Kabacan Blast

Kabacan Blast

Firemen from the Kabacan fire station in North Cotabato extinguish fire from a burning LPG store where an explosive was allegedly planted by an unidentified suspect. Two were reported injured in the b ...

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Family Bonding

Family Bonding

A family finds time for bonding after a long day as the father takes pictures of his kids in a Disney-themed Christmas display in front of the Kidapawan City Hall on Monday, 16 Dec 2013. MindaNews pho ...

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Simbang Gabi

Simbang Gabi

The low pressure area (LPA) affecting Mindanao did not deter the faithful from joining the first of the “simbang gabi” before dawn Monday morning (16 Dec 2013) as parishioners of the Our Lady Mediatri ...

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P10M worth of projects from OPPAP’s PAMANA turned over to NorthCot villages

P10M worth of projects from OPPAP’s PAMANA turned over to NorthCot villages

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 1 Dec) – The Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA, or Peaceful and Resilient Communities) Program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) h ...

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NorthCot gears for flashfloods as ‘Yolanda’ heads for exit

NorthCot gears for flashfloods as ‘Yolanda’ heads for exit

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 November) – North Cotabato may be lucky to be way out of the path of super typhoon “Yolanda”, but the province had remained on red alert status as of Friday afternoon for ...

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Cotabato BHWs to hold 2-day congress

Cotabato BHWs to hold 2-day congress

AMAS, Kidapawan City (MindaNews/07 November) -- Around 2,500 barangay health workers (BHWs) from the 17 municipalities of Cotabato will convene for a two-day congress at the Cotabato Provincial Capito ...

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NorthCot LGU extends help to Bohol quake victims

NorthCot LGU extends help to Bohol quake victims

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 24 Oct) – The provincial government of North Cotabato’s flagship program “Serbisyong Totoo” is set to extend help to the thousands of victims of the deadly 7.2-magnitude ea ...

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Finally, toilets for Arakan tribal community

Finally, toilets for Arakan tribal community

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/12 October)—At the crack of dawn or any time of the day, Lorena Nogan and her family, along with the other residents of Kinawayan, a mountain village here, would sepa ...

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PCOS Machine

PCOS Machine

Members of a board of election inspectors (BEI) in Kidapawan City reorient themselves on the operation of a precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machine that will be used in the elections next week. Bat ...

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Escape from the summer heat (and brownouts)

Escape from the summer heat (and brownouts)

Residents and tourists escape from the summer heat and the brownouts by taking a dip at the Bongolanon Falls in Magpet, North Cotabato. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano   ...

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Graduation Time

Graduation Time

A vendor sells garlands for families of graduating students in Kidapawan City on March 19. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Rainy Day

Rainy Day

It's a rainy day in Kidapawan City with the low pressure area still hovering, estimated by the weather bureau at 480 kilometers southeast of General Santos City as of 8 a.m.January 10. In its 11 a.m. ...

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Overcrowded Bus

Overcrowded Bus

Passengers going back to work after spending the holidays with the relatives pack a Davao-bound bus in Kidapawan City on Jan. 1, 2013. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano ...

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Misa de Gallo

Misa de Gallo

A Christmas parol shines bright during the Misa de Gallo outside the Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces Cathedral in Kidapawan City on Sunday, December 16, the first of the nine-day dawn masses. MindaNe ...

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