For years the Province of Lanao del Norte has been peaceful and is continuously progressing. The people of the province have enjoyed the unity of the Muslims and Christians and this can be shown in the recent celebration of the 58th Araw ng Lanao del Norte on June 28-July 4, 2017. Residents and visitors gathered inside the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex to celebrate the harmony of its residents that leads towards development and progress. In spite to what is happening in Marawi the Provincial Governor pushed through with the celebration giving assurance to the people that nothing will happen to the peaceful province. Before the day of the celebration on June 27, 2017, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo had a meeting with the Armed Forces of the Philippines represented by Lieutenant Colonel Ericson Rosana from the 15IB, 3ID and PSupt. Surki Sereňas, LDNPPO DPDO together with the Municipal Mayors of Lanao del Norte to discuss security measures prepared by the AFP and PNP.
Residents of the peaceful Province of Lanao del Norte was dismayed to hear the resolutions of the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) removing the deputation powers given to Local Government Executives due to their failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories which is inimical to national security and poses serious threat to the lives and security of their constituents
True, security threats from the terrorist group are there based on the intelligence report provided by the AFP and PNP but Governor Angging never back down to this threat. She constantly conducts meeting with the Provincial Peace and Order Council including the AFP and PNP of the province. The utmost concern of the lady Governor is the safety of the residents of Lanao del Norte. Governor Angging strongly condemns these terroristic acts of the Maute. In one of the activities in the celebration of the 58th Araw ng Lanao del Norte, Governor Angging told the people that she will not allow this terrorist group to destroy the efforts that the Provincial Government made in making Lanao del Norte a progressive province.
The celebration of the 58th Araw ng Lano del Norte is proof enough to conclude that the Province of Lanao del Norte never tolerates any terrorist groups or rebels to thrive in the province because of the unity of the Muslims and Christians. The Governor repeatedly calls all municipal mayors to help the AFP and PNP in the fight against terrorist groups.
The peace loving people of the Province of Lanao del Norte appeals to National Police Commission to reconsider its resolution to exclude Governor “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo for she is the mother of our province and the people love her for she works hard in maintaining the peace and order of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN