Cagayan de Oro City – The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, the two Congressional Districts along with its Municipal Chief Executives had a Press Conference in the city to stand as one and challenge the resolutions released by National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) dragging the name of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and the 22 Municipal Mayors of the peaceful Province of Lanao del Norte. In its resolutions released on June 8, 2017; Resolution Nos. 2017-334 and 2017-335-A approving the withdrawal of their deputation based on the following grounds: (1) engaging in acts inimical to national security or which negate the effectiveness of the peace and order campaign of the government; and (2) providing material support to criminal elements. The other two grounds for the suspension or withdrawal of the deputation of a local government executive under Section 65 of Republic Act No. 8551 are frequent unauthorized absences and abuse of authority.
Governor Angging personally challenged the Officers of NAPOLCOM to present clear evidence that would support the allegations made by the said office. “It is demoralising the decisions of the resolutions because those are untrue and we are working very hard to protect our constituents in our province Lanao del Norte and now I am a coddler of the worst enemy?”, the Governor said. The Province of Lanao del Norte for years has enjoyed the unity of Muslims and Christians. Recently, the peaceful province celebrated the 58th Araw ng Lanao del Norte from June 28-July 4, 2017, where hundreds of residents and visitors gathered inside the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex to join and witness the weeklong festivity of the harmonious relationship of the two influential religion in the country.
Lanao del Norte 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo appeals to NAPOLCOM that this is the time that we must work together not to make the government bicker by sowing seeds of doubt and distrust with our different agencies (the Local Chief Executives, the Province versus the PNP) because that it seems to be happening. “Being former Provincial Governor I believed that the real solution to ending terrorism not only in Lanao del Norte but also in the ARMM is through the local government units” said Congressman Khalid. DILG should constantly work with the local government units and if there is a failure then it must be corrected. If Maute is present in Marawi that is because of the local chief executive, if Maute is not present in Lanao del Norte that is because of the success of the municipal mayors and the local chief executives in Lanao del Norte. Credit should be given to those who are working hard to support our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. NAPOLCOM has destroyed the peaceful image of Lanao del Norte that the local chief executives have worked hard for years by just creating baseless resolutions without validation. Congressman Khalid humbly requested NAPOLCOM to remove the Province of Lanao del Norte from their resolutions.
Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta-Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative of Lanao del Norte said, “We are attempting to cleanse whatever damage that the resolutions have done to our respective personality”. The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, Municipal Mayors and the two Congressional Districts are one with the National Government to fight any threats (illicit drugs/terrorism) in protecting the people of the province of Lanao del Norte. The PNP cannot do this alone without the help of the local chief executives. We are all Filipinos and we must be united in fighting terrorism and illegal drugs for the betterment of Filipino people and the Republic of the Philippines.
President of the Municipal Mayors of Lanao del Norte, Mayor Allan J. Lim of the Municipality of Lala asking NAPOLCOM to evaluate first all the mayors and please clear Lanao del Norte, the Municipal Executives, and Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo from this discriminatory claims by NAPOLCOM.
Governor lmelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo along with the Municipal Mayors and the two Congressional Districts will continue to support the programs of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the Philippine National Police in maintaining the peace and order of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN