In lined with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte’s drive of Bringing the Government Closer to the People, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo started visiting the barangays in the province to see and talk to the people in regards to the current situation and the future development plans of the provincial government in partnership with the local chief executives of every municipality. On Tuesday (July 18), the Governor kicked off the program in the Municipality of Lala where four barangays of which the Governor have not visited during the election campaign last year. Governor Angging humbly thanked the Barangay Chairmen of Raw-an, Captain Nesias Malazarte; Captain Alfredo Diaz Ecat of Brgy. Gumagamot; Captain Noel delos Reyes of Brgy. Magpatao, and Brgy. Captain Godofredo Pahayahay of Tunaan and especially to its constituents for entrusting the Team Quibranza-Dimaporo to continue serving the people of Lanao del Norte.
Governor Angging grew up in the municipality of Tubod, she knows what the people feels; being the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the region she sees how dedicated the late Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza is in serving the people of Lanao del Norte. Governor Angging then decided to be the voice of the people and continue the legacy of her father as public servant. In addition, the unification of the two great political families in the region made Lanao del Norte one of the most progressive and developed province in the entire country.
“Ang mga katawhan kahibalo kong kinsa ilang lederis nga ilang kasaligan nga wala nagpa-sagad kanila, (the people knows who are their leaders whom they trusted and have not ignored them) said Governor Angging. The overwhelming reception that the Governor received from the people of these four barangay is an indication that the Team Quibranza-Dimaporo is so loved and trusted by the constituents of the peaceful province of Lanao del Norte.
Vice Mayor Almario Guzman joined the program of Governor Angging on behalf of Mayor Allan Lim (in Manila for official business) to express their support to the Provincial Chief Executive in bringing numerous projects in the Municipality of Lala. The Governor also encouraged all women in the barangay and in the whole province to organize themselves and form cooperatives for sustainable livelihood. The Provincial Cooperative Office is ready and willing to assist any group who would like to establish a cooperative and re-accredit those who are inactive.
The people is happy to hear straight from the mother of the province that Lanao del Norte remains peaceful despite of the crisis in Marawi and in some parts of Lanao del Sur. Governor Angging was proud to say that the Mayors of the interior municipalities of Lanao del Norte bordering Lanao del Sur have never left their area since the conflict began. The Mayors assured the Governor that they will guard and protect their area together with the Armed Forces and the Police from local terrorist groups or rebels in disturbing the peace and harmony that the residents of the province have enjoyed and kept for years.
These interior municipalities served as the buffer zone for Lanao del Norte. Governor Angging will never allow these terrorists and rebels to thrive in the province, in her strong words “Over my dead body!” The stakeholders of this province have worked hard to achieve and maintain the harmony and unity of the citizens of this humble province. Muslims and Christians have live side by side for years defending each other from any threats that could ruin the strong relationship of the two peaceful religions.
Furthermore, Governor Angging told the public that it is the people’s choice to make President Duterte where he is now. No group could claim that they are behind the victory of President Duterte for it is the will of the people of this sovereign state who clamoured for a new and strong leader to lead the country forward.
Governor Angging will continue to visit the barangays through the coordination of the Provincial Community Affairs Division and the Barangay Chairmen to personally express her appreciation to all the peace loving residents of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN