Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo Reminds All to be Vigilant and Cooperative

Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo talks to employees of the Provincial Government

Tubod, Lanao del Norte – Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo started the week by leading the flag ceremony together with the provincial employees in front of Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center Monday morning.

Before addressing the employees regarding the security status of the province, first the Governor personally cleared the rumour circulating regarding her health and told them not to worry. She is fine and healthy, the Governor said. “My heart rate is normal according to my cardiologist in Manila”, as she have undergone medical check-up lately in the nation’s capital. The doctor said she is just under stress and the pain that the Governor is feeling at the back of her chest is only a pinched nerve. Governor Imelda said that she is happy about her job, and nothing can stop her to serve the people, she loves to be in the Provincial Capitol serving the people of the province and working with the employees.

On matters of the peace and order of the province, so far it is peaceful. Governor Imelda reminds once again the people to be vigilant and cooperative towards the efforts of the military and PNP. “All that they are doing in the checkpoints are for our own safety, we should cooperate on all the things that they are asking, such as ID’s and if possible you have extra food on you, please share it with them (PNP/Military)”, said the kind hearted Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

The Provincial Government is at all times coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and to all Chief Executives of the local government units of the Province of Lanao del Norte. The Governor also made mention that recently 16 families from Ramain, Lanao del Sur is now seeking shelter in the Municipality of Tubod. Mayor Lencio Bagol informed Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo, in which the two Provincial Executives made time to welcome the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Province of Lanao del Norte and had a dinner with them to celebrate the Plapis (Dinner after a day of fasting). Governor Imelda and Cong. Abdullah had a chance to talk to one of the head of the families from Ramain who narrated their story on how they have escaped and travelled for 17 hours using a pedicab (tricycle taxi) to reach the peaceful Province of Lanao del Norte.

The Provincial Government is planning to relocate the displaced families to another location that is convenient and comfortable, for now these families are living inside Tubod Cultural Center.

In addition, the Governor reminded the provincial employees to be alert in their respective communities and report unusual persons in their place to the PNP, Military or local officials in their area. PIO-LDN

Provincial Government Relief Operations in Matungao

Provincial Government Relief Operations in Matungao, Lanao del Norte

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte continue in its effort in providing assistance to all municipalities of the province where Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are taking shelter from the conflict in Marawi City.


Vice Mayor Jaber Maba Azis of the Municipality of Matungao, Lanao del Norte, 28.6 km from Marawi City claimed they have more than four hundred families from Lanao del Sur who are taking refuge in their town, immediately Ms. Annabelle S. Mendez of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) assembled the relief operation team including the men of the Provincial Governor’s Office-Community Affairs Division to answer the call of Vice Mayor Azis, before 10:00 am the team arrived in the area where IDPs are located and instantly set-up tables while people patiently waiting for their turn to come in front with their DSWD yellow card for identification that they are really indeed IDPs from Marawi City for the purpose of equal distribution of relief goods.


Vice Mayor Jaber Maba Azis is grateful to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and personally to Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and to the two District Representatives, 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo for the unwavering service and concerned shown to all the people of Lanao del Sur.


Recently, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo took time to visit in person the Gomampong D. Ali Cultural Center in the old Municipal Hall of Balo-i to see to it that relief and medical operations are directly given to all IDPs.


738 families were given relief goods and medical supplies by the Provincial Government. Each pack of relief goods contains kilos of rice, variety of canned goods, instant noodles prepared by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office and medical supplies were carefully identified by the Provincial Health Office to help prevent the spread of diseases inside the center. Babies, pregnant women, senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) were given priorities to received medical supplies. Hygiene Kits was also handed to individuals. Plastic wares like pales, dippers and water containers were received by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development in the Municipality of Balo-i. PIO-LDN

Hypertension Awareness Month Observed in Lanao del Norte

Hypertension Awareness Month Observed in Lanao del Norte

All government and non-governmental agencies, such as the Department of Health and the Department of Social Welfare and Development are enjoined to collaborate and cooperate with the Philippine Society of Hypertension in advocating and implementing activities to prevent and control hypertension and its cardiovascular complication.

Proclamation No. 1761, Series of 2009, declaring the month of May of each year as “HYPERTENSION AWARENESS MONTH”, with this the Department of Health in coordination with the Provincial Health Office set-up tables in the lobby of Gov. Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center from May 29 to 30 and in Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex the following day, this is to encourage provincial government employees avail the services offered by DOH. Doctors and nurses were present to screen employees, monitor blood pressure prior to medical check-up then provide necessary information on how to avoid such medical condition. The impact of hypertension that causes premature death and disability also affects the national productivity and socio-economic development of the country.  Based on the studies of DOH, hypertension is the number one cause of illness and is the leading contributor to premature death of Filipinos within the country that reaches up to 200,000 deaths yearly attributed directly or indirectly to High blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure also known as hypertension where the walls of the arteries are receiving too much pressure repeatedly, it is a condition that if not regularly monitored can cause heart disorders such as heart failure, ischemic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, and left ventricular hypertrophy (excessive thickening of the heart muscle).

During the presentation of Ms. Cheryl Cabañeros, registered Nurse from DOH noted that there are two types of Hypertension, the Primary (essential) hypertension that will gradually develop over the years and Secondary hypertension and adverse effect caused by an underlying condition that tends to appear suddenly and cause higher blood pressure than Primary hypertension.

Board Member Harris Umpa-Ali also shared in his message the importance of healthy living through exercise and healthy diet, hydration is one of many simple ways that is overlooked by the people that is essential in maintaining a healthy body. Provincial Governor of Lanao del Norte, Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo clearly emphasized the importance of monitoring one’s blood pressure to prevent unnecessary incident. The Governor supports the Society of Hypertension and continued by sharing her healthy living habits by staying strong and healthy in order to keep up with her hectic schedule in serving the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte.

Doctors and nurses from the Provincial Hospital together with the Provincial Health Office performed minor medical check-up to employees of the Provincial Capitol. Employees that have been diagnosed with hypertension were encouraged to enlist in the DOH Hypertension and Diabetes Registry and Club for regular check-ups and for maintenance of medicines like Losartan and Amlodipine. PIO-LDN

PGLDN Governor Personally Distributes Relief Goods to IDPs in Balo-i

PGLDN Governor Personally Distributes Relief Goods to IDPs in Balo-i

Balo-i, Lanao del Norte – The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte stands with the people of Marawi City. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza-Dimaporo, Executive Assistant of the Office of the Provincial Governor personally supervised the distribution of relief goods to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) inside Gomanpong D. Ali Cultural Center, used as one of the 7 evacuation center in the Municipality of Balo-i. The Governor witnessed the living condition of the IDPs inside the center where she directly called on the Head of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Ms. Annabelle Mendez to install tables indoors to cater to the needs of these displaced individuals.

PSWDO and members of Provincial Governor’s Office-Community Affairs Division (PGO-CAD) immediately set up tables and begun taking the yellow DSWD card from the IDPs and marked them with signatures of the agents to make sure that they have gone through the process for the purpose of equal distribution of relief goods. Inside each pack of relief goods includes kilos of rice, variety of canned goods and instant noodles, and at the same time Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo sincerely talked to the mothers inside the center and listened to their sentiments regarding the experience they have gone through and the current situation they are into. Mothers who were nurturing their babies received diapers from the Governor and the children were given biscuits which they happily took. Rita D. Baro an IDP said she is very thankful that the gesture of the Governor of Lanao del Norte who personally came to see the situation and took time to listen to them is very heart warming even though they are from Lanao del Sur.

738 households of IDPs received assistance from the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte, represented by Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

Municipal Information Officer of Balo-i, Muhaimmin Rasol is grateful to the Provincial Government for the support provided to these displaced people. “We are really in need of help right now, the municipal fund can no longer sustain the massive influx of IDPs in Balo-i”, said Muhaimmin.

The Provincial Health Office of Lanao del Norte provided free clinic and free medicines to all IDPs giving priorities to children and senior citizens; cough syrups for children, paracetamol, vitamins, medicines to treat high blood pressure, and other medicines necessary in the evacuation center. Hygiene kits, plastic wares and containers for storage of clean water were also provided.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte will continue its medical and relief mission throughout the province where IDPs are located.  PIO-LDN

Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan: Graduation of 188 Trainees

Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan: Graduation of 188 Trainees.

Tubod, Lanao del Norte – “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan” Rural Farmers Training Program have produced 188 graduates on Monday, May 29, 2017. On this day, trainees of Batch 134 who have undergone the 12th week farmer’s training that started last March 3, 2017 were proud to celebrate this momentous event. First activity was the harvesting, trainees were happy to present their products to Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo together with the Municipal Mayors and Board Members of the Province of Lanao del Norte.

Muslim and Christian Farmers from the different municipalities of the province work together to take care of their planted vegetables, crops and fruit products by using the technologies and techniques they have gained during the training. According to Trainee Mosqueda from the Municipality of Kapatagan, she is very thankful for the program. She never thought of not finishing this course. She said, “Every session is very important, new knowledge and new techniques are being taught for free, I encouraged myself to be present every session to use these knowledge and skills in my own farm”.

Mr. Francisco “Frank” Cabrera Bihod, project consultant of the Office of 2nd District Representative is very hands-on on this program. “Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo has trusted me on this project and with the full support of Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo and 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo, I will do my best not to fail them”, he said.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and the Offices of the 1st and 2nd District Representatives tied up with SM Foundation to help assist local farmers in the province by providing them enough materials, knowledge and technical skills.

Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo was grateful for the support of all partner agencies for the success of this rural farmers training program. HARBEST provided the agricultural technology through Mr. Salustiano Alla. Mr. Frank Bihod, a former municipal agriculture officer enthusiastically shared his experience and expertise for this “Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan”. The Provincial Resource Management Center is in-charge for the marketing of agricultural products produced by the farmers involve in the program said Ms. Gemma Harun.

Atty. Donato Calica, legal consultant of the Office of Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo made mention that plans were made that a Farmers Training Center will soon rise in the agricultural grounds of the Mindanao Civic Center. The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) offered assistance to this program according to Mr. Frank Bihod.

Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo was glad for the positive feedback from the trainees. The smile on the face of all the trainees is a sign that this program has served its purpose. The Governor always supports programs that help alleviate the lives of the people of the province.

Mayor Barry Baguio of the Municipality of Kapatagan and Vice Mayor Jaber Maba Azis of the Municipality of Matunggao together with Board Members Grecille Matalines, Cesar Yap, Abdul Harris Ali, Tawantawan Cauntongan and Genesis Tura (ex-officio board member) attended the event to support the programs of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte.

Graduation ceremony was held in the afternoon of this day in Mindanao Civic Center- Hotel Gazebo. PIO-LDN

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


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