Lanao del Norte Peaceful, Concerned on Marawi City Crisis.

Tubod, Lanao del Norte-Members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) held an emergency meeting yesterday (May 25, 2017) to discuss the peace and order situation of the province and to present updates on the current crisis in Marawi City.

Provincial Governor of Lanao del Norte, Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo chaired the meeting together with 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo.

Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government, Board Members of the Province and all Municipal Mayors were present to support the effort of the Provincial Government and the President of the Philippines to intensify security measures in the province, especially on areas where it borders the Province of Lanao del Sur.

Board Members and Municipal Mayors expressed their support to the operations conducted by the military around the province so as not to spill the conflict in their areas. Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo asked the Armed Forces and the PNP organization to conduct regular check-up along the highways and particularly the roads in the hinterland areas that connects Lanao del Norte to Lanao del Sur.

2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo clarifies that Tablighs are religious persons and will never be part of any terrorist group. “Tabligh is an advocacy for Islam, Islam will never tolerate terrorism, according to our Holy Qur’an, if you are killing one person, it is equivalent to killing all population of the world that is how heavy the penalty is. The Maute’s are killing people without any reasons. They can never be a Muslim”, these are the strong words of Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo.

Upon arriving from Russia, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sends his message to the Maute group that he is ready to talk for a peaceful resolution in this conflict by first laying down their weapons. The President is also open to use the might of the Armed Forces of the Philippines if this terrorist group defies his appeal.

Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo requested all Municipal Mayors to alert also the Barangays under them for not all these areas has the presence of military or PNP personnel. Congressman Dimaporo added that the military have given their contact numbers to the LGUs with this he has emphasized to local executive officials to assist the military by providing necessary information that could help prevent lawless elements seeking shelter in Lanao del Norte.

Major Conmigo of the Philippine Army is asking the people of the province to stay calm and not to believe in news posted on social media without being verified by the military. He is hoping that the crisis in Lanao del Sur particularly in Marawi City be resolve immediately and ensured the people that the military is doing the best they can to prevent this terrorist group enters the peaceful Province of Lanao del Norte.

The Maute group that is occupying some areas in Marawi City has been contained and can no longer freely move from place to place according to Major Conmigo. The Armed Forces of the Philippines is very careful in handling the situation for their utmost priority is the safety of the civilians who are still trapped inside their houses.

Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo suggested to the Provincial Peace and Order Council to recommend to the Heads of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police Organization and even to the President of the Republic to look into the intelligence system in handling of vital information regarding national security.

Philippine National Police presented the chronological events that took place on May 23 in Marawi City, the day that Maute group attacked. Allegedly 450 members of ISIS inspired terrorist took advantage of the Juhore Ijtema conducted by the Tabligh to enter the city of Marawi, at 5:00 pm, a flag that symbolizes the terrorist group ISIS was raised in the Amai Pak Pak Medical Center grounds, the group also took control of the City Jail, Philhealth Office, Landbank and some residence in the area.

Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo was interviewed by Country Side News Channel of the Province of Lanao del Norte, calling all Christians and Muslims to unite and protect each other. The situation in Marawi City is under control by the Armed Forces. The Congressman ensures the people of Lanao del Norte not to fear or panic for the Provincial Government is working closely with the military and PNP to make the province safe. He also made clear that this is not a conflict between Muslims and Christians. Congressman Dimaporo asked the Maute group to spare innocent civilians who does not join and sympathize with them.

In this emergency meeting of the PPOC, DILG of the province released a copy of the three (3) unofficial title of the resolutions that was created during the council’s meeting in Macapagal Training Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte;

Resolution No.01, Series of 2017

A resolution requesting the Philippine National Police Regional Director of Region 10 and the Regional Peace and Order Council Chairperson to Compliment the number of personnel assigned to Provincial Public Safety Company of Lanao del Norte to the minimum strength of 169 PPSC personnel”.

Resolution No.02, Series of 2017

A resolution supporting the declaration of Martial Law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte”.

Resolution No.03, Series of 2017

A resolution requesting the Municipal Mayors of 22 Municipalities to provide the number of Madrasah present in their municipality, name of the Madrasah, location, name of the head of the Madrasah and contact number for future engagement with the Department of Education”. PIO-LDN

Araw ng Magsaysay Shines in Lanao del Norte

 

Araw ng Magsaysay Shines in Lanao del Norte

The People of the Municipality of Magsaysay concluded its weeklong celebration of its town fiesta on May 23, 2017. Fireworks were set to welcome the guests and for the people to enjoy by starting the day with a bang, a triple celebration of its 52nd Foundation Day, 21st Araw ng Magsaysay and the 18th Nyogan Festival. Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza-Dimaporo joined the celebration on behalf of our Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, where she shared an inspiring message to the people the importance of working together in achieving peace and unity for the development of the whole province of Lanao del Norte.

Thankfully to our leaders running this Municipality, we can see everybody working together and it is in-line also sa atong mga leaders sa Provincial level, that is why we work closely with our Municipal Mayors because we see the same vision that they see when it comes to peace progress and unity in the Province of Lanao del Norte”, Ms. Sittie Aminah said during her speech.

Days ago, on May 19, 2017, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo personally delivered the frontline services of the Provincial Government through Alagang Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo: Especial Mass Based Program to the people of Magsaysay and was received warmly by Mayor Azisah Omar. The free basic services were availed by the people such as medical and dental check-up, distribution of tree saplings to farmers, and vaccination of domesticated animals to name a few. “Bringing the Government Closer to the People” is the maxim that drives the Provincial Government to continuously serve the people of the province.

One of the highlights of the celebration is The Nyogan Festival; this event is celebrated every 23rd of May each year. This festival was first celebrated in the year 1997 with the following objectives of Promoting the Potentiality of the Municipality in Coconut Production; Promoting and Developing the Coconut Industry for Tourism; Establishing the Municipality’s Identity from that of other Municipalities within and outside the Province of Lanao del Norte; and Promoting Peace and Unity of God-loving people in spite of cultural diversities.

In this annual festivity, the Municipality of Magsaysay organize a competition where participants will flaunt indigenous colourful costumes made of coconut (nyog) and dances their way in front of the guests and residents in giving thanks for the year’s bountiful harvest. Other scheduled activities in this weeklong celebration is the Boxing Match, the Off Road 4×4, Motocross, Trade Fares and the much anticipated Miss Magsaysay.

Vice Mayor Wilson Patarlas was grateful to Mayor Azisah Omar for her leadership that made the festivity a success and continued to express his gratitude to Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo through Ms. Sittie Aminah for the support extended to the local government of the Municipality of Magsaysay. PIO-LDN

Alagang IQD: EMBP Joins the Celebration of Araw ng Magsaysay

Alagang IQD: EMBP Joins the Celebration of Araw ng Magsaysay.

Front-line services of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte were delivered to hundreds of individuals during the Alagang Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo: Especial Mass Based Program in the Municipality of Magsaysay in its week-long celebration of the Araw ng Magsaysay, the services was held in Magsaysay National High School on May 19, 2017.

Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed her gratitude to the people and especially to Municipal Mayor Azisah Omar for the warm welcome received by the Provincial Government to deliver the basic services for the people despite of her hectic schedule in preparation for the celebration of its town fiesta, the fact that the Mayor just gave birth few days ago.

The people of the Municipality of Magsaysay were thankful to our Governor who made them feel important even with her busy schedule. The Governor aims to make this front line services of the Provincial Government be delivered directly to the people of the province, living up to its core purpose of “Bringing the Government Closer to the People”.

School Principal of Magsaysay National High School, Mr. Jaime Y. Yurong expressed his appreciation to the Provincial Government for picking their school to host this important activity and was glad that he was part of it.

It is a rare privilege gyud to have our Provincial Governor of the Province of Lanao del Norte for choosing our school as a venue for this Especial Mass Based Program”, Principal Yurong said.

Each of the 170 children who came to the program received a pair of slippers from the Philippine National Police led by Police Chief Inspector Cheryll Balderama.  Ms. Letecia Ditucalan head of the Provincial Agriculture Office spearheaded the distribution of 260 vegetable seeds along with 476 coffee seedlings. The Office of the Provincial Veterinary vaccinated 18 household dogs and 179 farmers received deworming drugs and water soluble vitamins for their livestock according to Dr. Fritzie Provido.

Ms. Annanette Daniel of the Provincial Population Office discussed on Family Planning and encourage the youth to practice healthy style of living. The Provincial Health Office provided free medicines to 210 patients after receiving free medical check-up, 45 individuals have their tooth extracted and 2 kids have been circumcised said Dr. Melania Untao.

The Provincial Social Welfare and Development arranged a mass feeding program to hundreds of people including children under the supervision of Ms. Annabelle S. Mendez.  Mr. Ramon Serapio of Environmental and Natural Resources Office managed the distribution of tree saplings to the farmers of Magsaysay. The men from the Provincial Engineers Office under Engr. Marietta L. Borillo were there to provide manpower and logistical support such as installation of tents used in the said activity.

Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo is looking forward for the next Alagang IQD: EMBP in other Municipalities of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN

 

2017 LANORTEMAN KICKS OFF IN KOLAMBUGAN

It was early Sunday morning of May 22, 2017 where people gathered in the municipal port of Kolambugan to see triathletes getting ready for the 1st Leg of LANORTEMAN, a three leg triathlon series that happens every year in the Province of Lanao del Norte. Triathletes from different regions of the country as well as our own local team were excited to start this physical and mental test of stamina and endurance.

The night before the competition day, race briefing was held in Mindanao Civic Center Hotel-Gazebo. Mr. Dennis Yap, Head of the Transition Production, presented the routes for the racers in the Standard and the Beginners categories. Triathletes were also reminded that during bike runs, riders must be conscious of the race routes that it is open to vehicular traffic though Marshalls will be assigned in areas to help direct the traffic.

Race Director Pong Miňoza, laid down all the rules and guidelines, and warned racers during bike runs not to put themselves in danger by doing drafting or slipstreaming (a technique where two or more racers moving on the same direction are caused to align in a close group reducing the overall effect of drag due to exploiting the lead object’s slipstream) by tailing the back of a moving vehicle as this is considered as one of the grounds for disqualification. Mr. Miňoza added by calling the attention of the players participating in the swimming event to be consciously aware that if can no longer be able to finish the course just wave or call the attention of the rescue units standing by, and in case a participant is pulled out from the water he or she can still continue the race but it can no longer be part of the winners.

More than two hundred triathletes registered for the 1st Leg of LANORTEMAN 2017 according to Mr. Pong Miňoza compared to last year’s 160 plus only. This number can be seen at the port of Kolambugan where these triathletes eagerly preparing their gears. Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza-Dimaporo of the TRI SND (Sultan Naga Dimaporo) Barracuda Team carefully checks her bike and other needed gears before the countdown starts.

It was a friendly atmosphere despite this is a competition. Triathletes were seen smiling, meeting and chatting with other racers whom they have met in some other triathlon events. Proud parents were there to give their endless support to their children and friends to cheer them up.

Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo made time despite of her hectic schedule to personally grace the event and welcomes all triathletes from Unilab Active Health, Rider Omega Tri Team of Cebu, Brite Dipolog, Paseo de Loon, Molave Bikers, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Iligan Archangels MultiSport as well as the team of the Province, the TRI SND Barracuda. The Governor graciously thanked Mayor Lorenzo V. Manigos of Kolambugan for the support he has shown before starting the countdown for the beginning of the 1st Leg of LANORTEMAN Triathlon Series.

These are the results of the 1st Leg by Category:

Sprint Male:

  1. Lucian Antonio A. Alejo : 1st Overall from Unilab Health Active; 01:07:39 (Time)
  2. Lee Gabriel A. Escalante : 2nd Overall from Iligan Archangels MultiSport; 01:11:50 (Time)
  3. Clinton A. Ortezano : 3rd Overall from SND Barracuda; 01:17:39 (Time)

Sprint Female:

  1. Miles Dorothy A. Valdez : 1st Overall from Iligan Archangels MultiSport; 01:30:03 (Time)
  2. Gwynneth A. Recentes : 2nd Overall from Brite Dipolog; 01:30:54 (Time)
  3. Divine A. Doromal : 3rd Overall from The Molave Bikers; 01:33:17 (Time)

Standard Age Group Male:

  1. Emmanuel A. Commendador : 1st Overall from the team Paseo de Loon; 02:04:16 (Time)
  2. Jonard A. Saem : 2nd Overall from Unilab Active Health; 02:04:36 (Time)
  3. Satar A. Salem : 3rd Overall from SND Barracuda; 02:04:45 (Time)

Standard Age Group Female:

  1. Leyann A. Ramo : 1st Overall from Iligan Archangels MultiSport; 02:26:26 (Time)
  2. Feelin A. Torres : 2nd Overall from Rider Omega Tri Team; 02:30:03 (Time)
  3. Cianyl A. Gonzalez : 3rd Overall from Rider Omega Tri Team; 02:31:35 (Time)

LANORTEKIDS Triathlon Series was also held in MCC in the morning of May 21, 2017; one of the sports activities sponsored by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte for the development of young athletes of the province.

Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo commends the perfect coordination and seamless efforts of The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, The Provincial Health Office, The Provincial Civil Security Unit, The Provincial Community Affairs Division and Provincial Information Office, The Office of Mayor Lorenzo V. Manigos of Kolambugan, Philippine Army together with the Philippine National Police of the Province and other Civil Security Units that made this 1st leg a successful one. PIO-LDN

 

PGLDN SUPPORTS BRIGADA ESKWELA 2017

PGLDN SUPPORTS BRIGADA ESKWELA 2017

The Department of Education launched the BRIGADA ESKWELA 2017 in all public schools across the country early Monday of May 15, 2017. This is an annual event of the department which encourage teachers, parents, students and community members to help prepare the classrooms by constructing, painting, cleaning and other preparations that will make the school conducive to learning and safe to all students before the school year starts on June 5, 2017.

In Lanao del Norte, BRIGADA ESKWELA  2017 is in full swing, the Provincial Government provided materials to public schools, like paints, paint brush, paint roller just to name a few of the things needed for the school’s improvement.

The Province of Lanao del Norte has never run out of people volunteering for this significant activity. Activities such as this regenerate the spirit of volunteerism among the people of the province. Student’s safety and school readiness drives these teachers, parents and community members to join this Bayanihan activity; this is in accordance with this year’s theme, “Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan Para sa Ligtas at Handa na Paaralan”.

Last year Lala National High School brought prestige to the province by grabbing the Championship Award for Region 10 in the 2nd Division Level Awarding Ceremony of 2016 Brigada Eskwela as one of the BEST IMPLEMETING SCHOOLS of the country and this year faculties are hoping that they will be recognized once again.

Ms. Vilma V. Mangubat, Head of the English Department said, “Lala National High School also extends its support to Gov. Angging Quibranza-Dimaporo had it not of her strong support to Lala National High School probably we would never come up with that award”.

Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo continuously supports the yearly Brigada Eskwela Program of the Department of Education through the Provincial Governor’s Office–Community Affairs Division. The Governor designated a number of provincial government vehicles to deliver paints and brushes and other materials throughout the schools of the province.

The annual Brigada Eskwela brought camaraderie among volunteers in serving the common purpose of providing safe, clean, healthy environment that is favourable to students and teachers and giving peace of mind to parents in trusting their children to the learning institution.

Aligned with the preparations, teachers across the country will also undergo series of trainings on disaster preparedness as part of the program. Classrooms, school buildings and other structures will be examined in detail if these can endure earthquakes or disasters. The Provincial Government is focusing on the improvements of the school’s surroundings to make certain that it is safe to all. PIO-LDN

 

Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo Joins DILG’s Peace Building Conference in Iligan

Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo Joins DILG’s Peace Building Conference in Iligan.

The Department of Interior and Local Government of Region 10, The Provincial Peace and Order Council of Lanao del Norte, Region 10 Peace and Order Council and the Deutsche Gessellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a non-government peace building organization gathered in Iligan City on May 17, 2017 to discuss Peace Building and Development Framework and Agenda of DILG.

This project of DILG aims to institutionalize a regional framework and agenda for peace and development integrating concerns for conflict-sensitivity, cultural-recognition, gender responsiveness, and child-friendliness. The Peace building and Development Framework and Agenda will serve as a vital reference to unify understanding, synchronize efforts and consolidate resources in the planning and implementation of interventions not only in conflict-affected communities but also in other areas of the region.

Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo was present in this important discussion. The Governor clearly emphasized that when it comes to peace and order, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte gives its 100% support without any doubt to programs initiated by the National Government that advances the people’s interest.

We want to live in a community where respect and understanding prevails, in Lanao del Norte we nurture these values for it is essential to the development and prosperity of our province”, Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo said during her speech in the conference.

In addition, the Governor expressed her appreciation to DILG for initiating projects that will sustain peace and development in the region and to the country as a whole. Peace and development can be achieved in the community when people live happily in a secure and safe community without fear and prejudice.

Regional Peace-Building Development Framework and Agenda is created in a skeletal roadmap that will serve as a guide where meetings and interventions will be done in the field, municipalities or localities according to Liza Ladres of DILG Region 10.

Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo is thankful to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his never ending ways of finding solutions in sustaining peace and order by giving DILG, the task to implement and formulate ways in order to achieve peace and development in the region and empowers the local peace and order council, the unit that is directly affected in any conflict or incident.

The Governor also recognized the important function of GIZ in providing technical assistance to support DILG 10 and the Regional Peace and Order Council in achieving peace and development in the region. PIO-LDN

 

Regional Evaluators in Lanao del Norte for SGLG 2017

Regional Evaluators in Lanao del Norte for SGLG 2017

For two days SGLG evaluators of Region 10 came to Lanao del Norte and meet the Heads of Offices and Departments of the Provincial Government together with Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo inside the Governor’s Conference Room.

The Regional Assessment Team is composed of Mr. Jonathan Castillo of the Tinabangay sa Panguma Alayon sa Industriya (TIPASI) Foundation and DILG’s Ms. Anna Casiño, Supervising Administrative Officer; Mr. Alex Miego, Local Government Operations Officer V; and Ms. Rochelle Dagang, Local Government Operations Officer IV

The SGLG is one of the flagship programs of DILG, as it represents Integrity and Good Performance of Local Government Units through continuing governance, reform and sustained local development. It is a progressive assessment system adopted by the Department to give merit to remarkable local government performance across several areas. The Regional Assessment Team is the initial group to review provincial documents and conduct ocular visits. The regional assessment results will then undergo calibration to ensure accuracy of its entries.

This year DILG raised the assessment criteria from “3+1” to “4+1” by adding Peace and Order as one of the core areas in attaining the Seal of Good Local Governance Award. The assessment criteria for 2017 still includes the Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, the added Peace and Order, and the “+1” will be an extra point when passing at least one of these categories: Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Protection, and Tourism, Culture and the Arts.

According to Provincial Administrator Ms. Brigida S. Tañgonan, the Provincial Government initially passed all the criteria during the evaluation made by the Regional Assessment Team and hoping that the Province will be considered as one of the potential SGLG achiever. The Provincial Government of Lanao Del Norte will undergo final evaluation by the National Validation Team composed of top officials of DILG Regional Offices and SGLG focal persons. Local Government Units who will receive the SGLG Award will be given additional funding for its Priority Development Projects coming from the Government’s Performance Challenge Fund. PIO-LDN

DILG handles Provincial Preparedness and Partnership Dialogue for OPLAN Listo

DILG handles Provincial Preparedness and Partnership Dialogue for OPLAN Listo.

The Department of Interior and Local Government of the Province of Lanao del Norte organized a conference, The Provincial Preparedness and Partnership Dialogue through OPLAN Listo of DILG. Engr. Carmelo Enrique B. Libot, Provincial Director of DILG headed the event together with DILG Regional Director for Region 10, Mr. Arnel M. Agabe. Representatives from the Local Government Units, Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection gathered to answer the call of the Department on May 9, 2017 in Baroy, Lanao del Norte.

The dialogue is in accordance to Republic Act 10121, also known as an Act Strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System, providing for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Framework and institutionalizing the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Plan.

Ms. Hazel L. Occeña, OIC of the Local Government Capability Development Division stated that the Philippines ranked second to China in terms of the number of typhoons landed in each country, which we have at least an average record of 23 typhoons per year.

In the words of Mr. Agabe, “The objective of Operation Listo is for our LGUs, our communities, our barangays, atong pamilya naa na silay andam na mga buhaton before naay mga disaster, during naay disaster and at the same time after the disaster ato-ang gusto diri nga malikayan nato nga dako kaayo na mga damages and especially ang atong gusto malikayan ang mga casualties”.

Prevention or if possible reducing loss of life and property from disasters is the goal of Operation Listo and by continuously building resilient communities in preparation for calamities. The program is divided into three components the Listo Pamahalaang lokal, Listong Pamayanan and Listong Pamilyang Pilipino, these components are strategically cascaded from the Local Government Units down to the family and household level, this program is also part of the assessment indicators for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), Director Agabe said.

During the event, an audiovisual presentation on the National Disaster Preparedness Plan & Operation Listo teaser followed by a workshop intended for the participants to create a localized planning mechanism by formulating and implementing a well crafted Provincial Disaster Preparedness Plan by citing the seven components that includes (1) Information, Education and Communication; (2) Partnerships; (3) Capacity Building; (4) DRRM Localization; (5) Risk Assessment and Plans; (6) Continuity of Essential Services; and (7) Preparedness for Emergency And Disaster Response.

Operation or Oplan Listo, the Department of Interior and Local Government’s mechanism to strengthen the country’s disaster response operations through the provision of minimum to critical preparations checklists for Local Chief Executives (LCEs), is now an official component of the National Disaster Preparedness Plan of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC). PIO-LDN

 

Orientation-Workshop on the 2016 Revised IRR of RA 9184

 

Orientation-Workshop on the 2016 Revised IRR of RA 9184.

A Three day Orientation-Workshop for the 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act” has just been concluded. The activity attended by more than 80 participants coming from the different Departments and Offices of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte headed by the Department and Office Heads together with its staff.

This 2016 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, hereinafter called the IRR, is promulgated pursuant to Section 75 of Republic Act No. (R.A.) 9184, for the purpose of prescribing the necessary rules and regulations for the modernization, standardization, and regulation of the procurement activities of the Government of the Philippines (GoP).

The provisions of this IRR are in line with the commitment of the GoP to promote good governance and its effort to adhere to the principles of transparency, accountability, equity, efficiency, and economy in its procurement process. It is the policy of the GoP that procurement of Goods, Infrastructure Projects and Consulting Services shall be competitive and transparent, and therefore shall undergo competitive bidding, except as provided in the Rule XVI of this IRR, which is the Alternative Methods of Procurement.

Ms. Marilou D. Reyes, member of the Board of Trustees, Procurement Professionals of the Philippines, Inc. And Mr. Bryan S. Bigalbal, former employee of the Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO) both resource speakers graciously presented the 2016 Revised IRR of RA 9184. Ms. Reyes encourage questions or inquiries from the participants while the discussion is taking place to clarify and address such questions before proceeding to the next, both speakers provided instances or examples to back-up their discussions and to give a clear view of the new Government Procurement Act.

During the discussion, one important question was asked if there is any prohibition in the 2016 revised IRR of RA 9184 with regards to an ordinary government employee who has a private business and would like to transact or enter into a contract with the GoP, Ms. Reyes together with a Lawyer concurred that no clause in the 2016 Revised IRR of RA 9184 that prohibits an ordinary government employee to transact business (as a private individual) with the GoP provided that such employee has no influence or relation (up to 3rd degree of consanguinity or affinity) to any member of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) and make certain that all transactions are within the bounds of the new Government Procurement Act.

In the Workshop, participants were divided into six groups composed of different departments and offices to fill in the new format of Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP) to be included in the Annual Procurement Plan (APP) as samples for the training. Each group presented the PPMP in front of the resource speakers and participants which they have prepared for the benefit of comparison and evaluation, and answers questions raised by the speakers in relation to the prepared PPMP.

Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo attended the activity in spite of her hectic schedule to show to the participants how important this orientation-workshop activity is. The Governor expressed her happiness that this activity was made and through this it could give clarity to the functions of each departments and offices as end users, who will be involve in procuring items for their specific needs. In addition the Governor cites that this activity will also remove doubts as to who will be responsible of handling the procurement process and persuaded all employees to take this as a challenge in learning new knowledge in performing the duties and responsibilities as a government employee.

In her words, our Governor said, “To my Family (The Provincial Government) let us work together for a better Lanao del Norte”, calling all Provincial Government employees to do its part in making the Province a better place in serving the people by providing basic and efficient services to all constituents.

Vice-Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay was also present throughout the orientation. Ms. Brigida S. Tañgonan, Provincial Administrator initiated this Orientation-Workshop together with the General Services Office (GSO) of the Provincial Government headed by Mr. Simeon S. Fama, Jr. The activity was held from May 2-4, 2017 in Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) Hotel Function Hall in the Municipality of Tubod, Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN

 

Filipinos “AmBisyon Natin 2040”

 

ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum is the Filipino vision of “AmBisyon 2040” .

One of the key points that have been discussed in the ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum is the Filipino vision of “AmBisyon 2040” a visualization of the dream of all Filipino longing for a better tomorrow. Within the next 25 years the citizens hope that this vision will turn into reality. Engr. Ernesto Lisondra, Region 10 Chief Economic Development Specialist of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) describes the kind of country that Filipinos will live-in, how the government works and what it looks like by 2040. This is a challenge that all Filipinos must partake, not only the Government but all sectors involve should work together in facing whatever circumstances that comes in our way. Essentially this dream is the driving force in the development planning which will make the foundation in building a strong republic with a prosperous economy.

NEDA consulted the different sectors of society through focus group discussions and national survey. In the survey, one of the questions that was asked is, “What do Filipinos want to have, to do and to be by 2040?” astoundingly 79.2% answered that they like to have a simple and comfortable life while 16.9% wanted to live an above average lifestyle and the remaining 3.9% like to live a luxurious way of life. The survey was given to people that represents the sector of the Youth, Persons with Disabilities, Victims of calamities, Indigenous tribes, Women’s group, Farmers, Fishermen and the Families of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

The simple and comfortable life of a Filipino can be describe in a middle-class lifestyle where a family can afford to own a house, can send their children to school, have enough money to pay the bills, and have their own car.

 During the forum a video was played showing Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia of NEDA stating that the simple and comfortable life is possible with the right policies of the government. In addition, the government must play a critical role in order to support the realization of these aspirations, the Secretary explains.

The Government must provide enabling conditions to help Filipinos build up their resources including physical, intellectual and financial by investing in people, nurturing to sustain economic growth and protecting the people against instability.

 The vision statement of AmBisyon 2040: “In 2040, we will all enjoy a stable and comfortable lifestyle, secure in the knowledge that we have enough for our daily needs and unexpected expenses, that we can plan and prepare for our own and our children’s future. Our family lives together in a place of our own, and we have the freedom to go where we desire, protected and enabled by a clean, efficient, and fair government”.

The ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum was held in Mindanao Civic Center-Hotel Gazebo on April 26, 2017 in the Municipality of Tubod, Lanao del Norte. It was the first ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Forum held in the Province of Lanao del Norte in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency-Northern Mindanao. PIO-LDN

 

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