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

In Defense of Farmers

Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta talks to defense lawyers representing the farmers who were charged with “direct assault” after a hearing at the Municipal Trial Court in Kidapawan… »

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  

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… »

Kidapawan dispersal: 94 officials face raps at Deputy Ombudsman

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Ninety-four police, military and local officials and Cabinet secretaries are facing charges before the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao for their alleged role… »

Court sets new bail hearing for Kidapawan protesters

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 11 April) – Farmers detained here for alleged “direct assault upon an agent of a person in authority” following the violent dispersal of the barricade along the… »

Progressive groups, presidential bets condemn dispersal of Kidapawan protesters

Various groups, including the camps of presidential candidates, condemned the dispersal Friday of farmers who blocked a portion of the Cotabato-Davao highway in Kidapawan City to demand food assistance from… »

Kidapawan is 18

A student gamely poses for a photograph during the street dancing competition in Kidapawan City on Friday, 12 February, the city’s 18th Foundation Anniversary. MindaNews photo by KEITH BACONGCO

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

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.… »

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… »

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… »

Timpupo Fruit Festival

A man shows the bountiful fruit harvest of Kidapawan City during the opening of the Timpupo Fruit Festival on Wednesday (19 Aug 2015). Festival goers later feasted on the fruits… »

Good morning, Mt. Apo

Early morning view of Mt. Apo from Lake Venado camp site. Local tourism officials have limited the number of trekkers this year because of low level of  water brought about… »

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… »

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… »

Season of Joy

Christmas lights illuminate the capitol building of the province of North Cotabato in Amas, Kidapawan on Friday, December 12. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

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… »

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

Kidapawan conducts anti-dengue fogging operations in schools  

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/01 June) – Anti-dengue fogging operations have been conducted in at least five public schools here in preparation for Monday’s school opening. The health office and the city’s 911… »

Blooming Petals

Ninfa Jocanas, owner of a flower garden in Kidapawan City, tends her flowering orchids as the Month of Flower ends today, 31 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano  

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… »

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… »

Missing Kidapawan disbursing officer dismissed from government service

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/27 April) – The disbursing officer of the Kidapawan City government who went missing in July 2012  after he allegedly embezzled P6 million intended for salaries of at… »

Kidapawan SP bars members from releasing grants

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/4 April) – Members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) have agreed to waive their role of releasing funds for grants and donations to avoid graft and using such… »

Zamboanga’s new Archbishop installed on May 14; vows to attend to “bakwits”

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 March) – Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, the Archbishop-elect of Zamboanga, has vowed to attend to the needs of the ‘bakwits’ or residents displaced from their homes… »

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… »

Dad urges DoE to resolve Kidapawan load dispatch demand

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 September)—A former trial judge and now a city councilor has urged the Department of Energy (DoE) to resolve immediately the mandamus case that was referred to them… »

Kidapawan owes P8M in electricity bills

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/02 September) – The city government’s unpaid electricity bills since 2010 have reached P8 million and its offices may face disconnection from the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) if… »

Dengue cases in NorthCot highest in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 June) — The city registered the highest number of dengue cases in North Cotabato from January to May this year, a health official said. Dr. Duvia Tabugo,… »

‘Missing’ Kidapawan cashier triggers CoA probe

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/July 21) – The Commission on Audit (CoA) scrutinized yesterday the financial records left by the “missing” disbursing officer of the city government. The audit was expected to… »

Rampaging Waters

RAMPAGING WATERS. Residents retrieve whatever possessions they can find in their houses destroyed by a flood in Kidapawan City. The flood carried away three houses along Nuangan River on June… »

Residents warned vs rabies

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – Residents here have been warned to be extra cautious in dealing with dog bites following the death last week of  a resident in Barangay Balindog… »

OctoTrek: Sembreak at 10 degrees Celsius up Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – While many mountaineers and nature lovers prefer to take an adventure trek up the country’s highest peak during summer, some would also dare to climb… »

Kidapwan City: Tigdas Vaccination

A child grimaces in pain as a health worker administers an anti-measles vaccine shot in Kidapawan City. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

Anti-corruption watchdog sues Kidapawan mayor, city administrator

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 January) — Officers of a local anti-corruption watchdog filed on Tuesday graft charges against two highest officials of the city for their alleged failure to implement on… »

Malaybalay City gov't employees to get cash gifts of P50,000 each

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/20 December) —  Officials and regular employees of the city government here are the envy of their counterparts in other cities in Mindanao: they will be receiving P50,000… »

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