PANTAR, Lanao del Norte — Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza Dimaporo led various frontliners of the provincial government to this town, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in an effort to bring the provincial government closer to the people.
Dubbed as Espesyal Mass-based Program (EMBP), Alagang IQD, which stand for the lady governor’s complete name “Imelda Quibranza Dimaporo,” the program tags the different services of the provincial government to visit the towns of Lanao del Norte and offer their services to the people, ranging from social work to education to health, among others.
“Nakita niyo naman masayang masaya ang mga constituents natin. Napakalaki ng pasasalamat ng mga taga-Pantar dahil yung mga kinakailangan ng mga taga-Pantar na puntahan sa probinsya, eh ang probinsya na ang pumunta dito. So, napakalaki na ng tulong na yun,” Pantar Mayor Mohammad Exchan G. Limbona said.
“Wala naman pong maraming concerns. Dito naman sa Pantar inaantay lang nating ang mga initiatives ng governor natin na si Gov. Angging (Dimaporo),” Mayor Limbona said when asked about the concerns of his townsfolk.
Gov. Dimaporo said, “This is the program wherein we are bringing the province closer to the people. At nakita na ninyo, we have with us the different departments and, including our partners the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) na naghatag pud ug ayuda, their services, also to the community.”
“This is the second. The first was in Tagoloan, and its very successful. Amu jud nah (services) gipaabot sa ilaha. Dili kinahanglan nga sila pa muduol nato. I guess, the next visit will be in the Second District of the province,” she said.
The same program will be held in all the 22 towns in the province, she assured.
“Of course, I am very thankful in spite of sa akong kaabang kaddong niaging piniliay — na ilahang igsuon, ilahang kadugo — but in spite of that because of the leadership of Mayor Exchan nidaug kita diri sa lungsod sa Pantar, and I am very thankful for that. Ug mao na gisuklian jud nato sila ug serbisyo nga kinasing-kasing kay ang among pagdala nga pamolitika dinhi sa Lanao del Norte dili man ang amoang personal interest kun dili alang sa kaayuhan sa katawhan,” Gov. Dimaporo said.
Prior to visiting Pantar, Gov. Dimaporo graced the distribution of corn seeds for farmer-beneficiaries affected by the El Nino phenomenon.
The program was an offshoot of then Gov. Khalid Dimaporo’s declaration, through the legislative branch, of some towns in the province to be in a state of calamity due to the wheather phenomenon.
“There were 14 municipalities affected, and na-download na sa province, and after the bidding (process), the seeds arrived yesterday (Nov. 10) and “we immediately released them to the beneficiaries,” Gov. Dimaporo said. (Cheng Ordonez/PIO-PLDN)