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6 families participated in RIDO settlement

RIDO settlement is one of the PGLDN’s front-runners in promoting and maintaining peace and order within the province because RIDO can cause destruction of property, crippling local economy, and displacing families.

TUBOD – Six Families from the Municipality of Sapad who have been on RIDO have finally set aside their differences and reconciled before the holy Qur’an, Local Government Officials and their family relatives. The families were Mamalampac, Dimasangca, Acraman, Macarao, Santos and Macauyag.

At the settlement ceremony, held at Macapagal Training Center all six families claimed murder against each other but with the unrelenting drive for peace and order the provincial officials did their best to end the feud between the families.

The families promised to end the conflict and encourage peace and order in ways they can, Vice Governor Maria Cristina Navarro Atay along with Board Members Ronda Maruhom, Tawantawan Cauntongan, Marivic Ramos and Superman Usop oversaw the settlement.

RIDO settlement is one of the PGLDN’s front-runners in promoting and maintaining peace and order within the province because RIDO can cause destruction of property, crippling local economy, and displacing families.

Ending a RIDO not only saves lives but it can also leave the conflicted area a potential for development and progress for the betterment of the province and its people.

Progress through Peace and Unity has been the battle-cry of the people of Lanao del Norte, with this we can move forward hand in hand together towards a developed and progressive province. PIO-LDN

 

 

 

 

 

Provincial Qur’an Reading Contest

53rd Provincial Qur’an reading competition themed “Qur’an: A Torch for Peace”

Abdullah Esmail Darapa and Mohaimen Paingco won the Provincial Qur’an Reading Contest this prominent event that celebrates an individual’s ability to recite the Qur’an. It was presided by “Abdulwahab A. Ampog” and the judged by “Sheik Mohamad S. Alawi, Aleem Abdulhakim Mawalo, Aleem Monib Mangilala, Aleem Ali Batuwa-an, Ustadz Khairoden Mangotara, Aleem Manintal H. Daud, Aleem Mohammad Cadatu, Aleem Abdulrahim Batingolo, Aleem Aminodin Angni, Aleem Haron C. Gato” the event was held on February 23, 2017 at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Tubod , Lanao del Norte.

This is the 53rd Provincial Qur’an reading competition themed “Qur’an: A Torch for Peace” it is also a first time that this competition is held at a huge venue for before it was only at some municipalities this is to accommodate the rising listeners and active individuals that are into the competition.

The Province has been hosting reading competitions of the Islamic book since 1964 “to instill and foster love for the Qur’an among the Muslims and live with the good message inscribed by the religious book.” Each municipality is required to have a male and female representative the board of judges will stay behind the stage to avoid bias during the recitation as one of the mechanics of the competition.

“ang importante dito para malaman ng mga muslim kung ano ang ibig-sabihin ng Qur’an, gaano ka importante ang Qur’an sa kanilang buhay, without Qur’an sayang ang buhay namin”- Sheik Khairoden M. Sharief in his interview about the event.

Qur’an is being read verbatim by Muslims. Since it is written in Arabic, reading it requires expertise in speaking the Semitic language of the Arabs.  But the steadfast Filipino Muslims that prays and reads the Qur’an didn’t have single problem reciting the Holy Scriptures.

The prize for the champions of the competition will be the Hajj free of expenses with 15,000 pesos, second runner-up 10,000 pesos, fourth runner-up 5,000 pesos and then a consolation prize for the participants of 500 pesos.

 

MALE FEMALE AWARD
Abdullah Esmail Darapa Mohaimen Paingco Champions
Esmail A. Toroganan Lilie M. Masurong 2nd Runner-up
Rakim G. Bangon Akisa S. Mangotara 3rd Runner-up

 

DXNE Radyo Kalambuan celebrates 4th anniversary

The DXNE 94.3 celebrated its 4th anniversary last February 21, 2017.

The Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program of the National Nutrition Council was conceived of a need for a long-term and cost-efficient strategy to address the problem of hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines through the use of radio, the most available form of mass media.

The National Nutrition Council created 35 radio stations all throughout the country during the years 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015. Of the 35 Radyo Kalambuan DXNE 94.3 is one of the prominent stations to spread awareness here in Tubod Lanao del Norte, it broadcasts the National Nutrition Council’s goal to promote healthy living and eradicate malnutrition.

The DXNE 94.3 celebrated its 4th anniversary last February 21, 2017 the event began at the Provincial Capitol. Station Manager Lyndon G. Calica headed the celebration along with the Provincial Health Office, Live Fit (NGO), Philippine Medical Assiciation, Community Radio Council and National Nutrition Council.

Dr. Melania Untao’s emotional speech on her crusade against malnutrition moved the provincial employees into an applause that made them realize and value their health as working in a government office takes a toll on a human body.

Ms. Greta Tullen a nurse from Texas, USA shared her expertise and experience during her speech and clarified that being obese and underweight is a sign of malnutrition and should not be set aside for prevention is better than cure and it’s cheaper.

It was also in line with the opening and ribbon cutting of the new clinic at the 3rd floor of the capitol building. It was opened by Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo and Board Member Harris Umpa-Ali.

DXNE 94.3 team along with other organizations went on a motorcade in Tubod area; they also conducted a medical mission and a feeding program in Lower Sagadan with at least a hundred constituents who benefited medicines and vitamins. PIO-LDN

PGLDN receives 2016 SGLG award

The Province of Lanao del Norte received its Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award last February 17, 2017

Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG)  is a program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  that seeks to recognize and incentivize local government units that displays excellence in performing various areas of local governance. For an LGU to be a recipient of this award, it must pass the three core assessment areas namely good financial housekeeping, social protection, and disaster preparedness; and at least one of the essential assessment areas which include business-friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order, and environmental management.

The Province of Lanao del Norte received its Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award last February 17, 2017. It was an award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the previous administration headed by former Governor now 1st District representative Mohammad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo. This is the 3rd SGLG award recieved by the provincial government.

“What’s really important about the seal of good housekeeping is the pride, that once you’ve accomplished the seal of good housekeeping you can showcase it to the public that the provincial Capitol is in order”-1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo on his speech upon receiving the SGLG award.

The former governor thanked the PGLDN employees for their unrelenting support and hard work for the SGLG award was for all of them and not only for the former governor, this accomplishment is for everybody.

 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimaporo congratulated everyone for their contribution in achieving the said award he is glad that the people felt the gradual change in the province from the Infrastructural area like paving of the roads to the Tourism development that put Lanao del Norte back to the map of the country.

The SGLG covers more regions of governance to offer greater tests to our local governments to continue good governance practices while offering improved assistance.

Those who qualified for the SGLG will have the opportunity to avail of additional funds for their priority development projects from the government’s Performance Challenge Fund. PIO-LDN

 

Regional Director Javier visits LDN

Police Chief Superintendent Agripino G. Javier is the new Regional Director of Region 10 the Police Chief visited Lanao del Norte last February 2, 2017

TUBOD, Provincial Capitol – Police Chief Superintendent Agripino G. Javier is the new Regional Director of Region 10 the Police Chief visited Lanao del Norte last February 2, 2017, he was delighted to be in Lanao del Norte for he complimented the beautiful scenery of our province specially the environmental area, Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo welcomed him along with 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo, they exchanged information regarding on the safety and security of the province.

“Since na wala pang report na nakakarating sa akin, ang presumption ko diyan ay matitino ang mga pulis dito unless na meron tayong malaman na meron din palang mga miyembro ng iskalawag at sana nga ang impression ko dito ay totoo” – Regional Director PC Superintendent Agripino G. Javier’s first impression on the police of our province is good he hopes that it stays that way.

The National Directives that were given to our new Regional Director was that the Philippine National Police (PNP) should stop any drug related operations such as Buy-bust operations, filing search warrants for drugs and even halting Operation Double Barrel or “Tokhang” as of now, for such operations will be for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) only.

With the PNP out of the action against war on drugs the regional director still believes that this won’t affect the anti-drug largely enough that would cause big time drug dealers to go and conduct business once more. Even though the PDEA is currently undermanned right now they will be complimented by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

“Unang una liliwanagin ko sa kanila dahil marami pang nalilito dun sa paghinto nang aming partisipasyon at kampanya sa illegal drugs liliwanagin ko sa kanila kung ano yung pwede at kung ano yung di pwede at hihikayatin ko sila na pagtoonan ng pansin yung internal cleansing at pagdisiplina sa mga tao para wag na tayong maka dagdag pa ng problema nila sa Luzon.” – Regional Director on his marching orders in the region.

The Regional Director is against illegal gambling he hopes for the cooperation from the people and appeals to them to help the police he aims to continue the peace and unity. He is convinced that through it, the province will attract many businesses that could boom. PIO-LDN

 

Gov. Dimaporo leads 1st MANCOM meeting

Department and office heads of the provincial Capitol tackle the future activities and programs for the province for CY 2017

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Department and office heads of the provincial Capitol tackle the future activities and programs for the province for CY 2017. The first MANCOM meeting of 2017 is being prioritized  since the budget for the province for this year is already approved during the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its recent SP session.

One of the issues being discussed during the meeting is the improvement of the system flow of the offices such as procurement and payrolls. One of the agendas was the conduct of 58th Araw ng Lanao this coming July 4, 2017.

KALSADA program was also discussed, the dream of paving all the roads in Lanao del Norte to improve the logistics and means of travel all throughout the province, this would also compliment on the projects of farm to market roads in barangays.

The Governor was also delighted to share that the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for the Provincial Government didn’t decline but instead it increased even though a little, other Local Government Units didn’t go so well, an increase of the IRA would also mean that the Provincial Government could provide more general services since there has been an increase of employment in the offices/departments specially on the hospitals.

6 Hospitals has already a budget allocated for medicines alone, especially the New Kapatagan Hospital, it is said to be the biggest in the province with top class equipments, professional Nurses and best Doctors to spare. The Governor only wishes that the hospital employees will be serving the patients well and treating them generously.

One of the areas in the hospital that the governor is excited about is the paediatric ward or the area for ill children, she even went there herself with an artist to make the area more colourful and lively so that the children wouldn’t be scared of their doctors and nurses.

Security measures of the province is also one of the topics that the governor emphasized at the meeting she tasked the AFP and PNP to have more checkpoints and even set barricades to tightened the security on some entrances near the Provincial Jail in the capitol to prevent a high profile inmate Nabil Balua from being rescued. The governor doesn’t want to risk any chances of him escaping.

The Governor is excited for her plans this year and aims for the Seal of Good Local Governance award through the development of all the Municipalities from Linamon to Sultan Naga Dimaporo, with the help of the office and department heads she hopes that the end of the year will be fruitful for Lanao del Norte.

 

PGLDN AND DILG LAUNCH “THE MASA MASID PROGRAM”

Provincial Launching of MASA MASID Program was conducted on January 26, 2017 at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Provincial Launching of MASA MASID Program was conducted on January 26, 2017 at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo attended the said event and calls on all LGU’s from the barangays to the municipal level of Lanao del Norte to support the implementation of MASA MASID Program. Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Hon. Hamid K. Ladjakahal was the guest speaker for the event.

Asec Ladjakahal imparted his Inspirational message to empower the local government units of the province and its people to help the DILG’s program.

“It is the duty of every citizen; it is the obligation of every citizen to choose what kind of country we want to be is it a country of destruction? Or a country of peace and development? We have our freedom of choice,it is the choice of every citizen that shapes what kind of country we want”, he cited.

Mamayang Ayaw Sa Anomaliya, Mamayang Ayaw Sa Illegal na Droga (MASA, MASID) an intervention made by the Department of Interior and Local Government and supported by the president  – Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

“We will support our president nga dinhi sa lanao del norte unta mawagtang(Illegal Drugs) na gyud na pero sa pagkakaron nuon gamay nalang, gamay gamay nalang pero I am still in doubt nga wala pagayod kini mahunong naa pagyoy mga supplier dinhi sa atong lalawigan.” – Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo lamented.

However, PNP Provincial Director Atty. Faro Antonio O. Olaguera provided the latest update on the peace and order of the province. “Napaka important ng role lalo na ng mga barangay chairmen nito sa barangay during drug clearing operation because once the barangay is declared as drug free you will be one of the signatories to affirm that indeed the particular barangay of yours is drug cleared,”  Provincial Director, PNP-LDN Atty. Faro Antonio O. Olaguera said.

MASA, MASID is created to eradicate Illegal drugs and to understand how severe illegal drugs has been affecting our society cascading it down to barangay level. Barangays are now the frontline combatants against illegal drugs, the program encourages that barangays should have a strong participation in the halting of drug addiction.

Through this it would instil in the minds of the community that there is an intervention to eradicate drug addiction in the barangays up to the municipal level, one of the barangay’s strong participation in MASA, MASID is intervention coordination with the interfaith group Ugnayan sa Barangay At Simbahan (UBAS) by creating activities such as drug advocacies.

 

HUDYAKA SA LUBI FESTIVAL 2017 the 57th Foundation Day of Linamon

January 23 – Linamon in its 57th foundation day has been celebrating and paying tribute for its importance to the coconut. Every 23rd day of January

LINAMON, Lanao del Norte, January 23 – Linamon in its 57th foundation day has been celebrating and paying tribute for its importance to the coconut. Every 23rd day of January, during the town’s foundation day celebration the people flaunt the various uses of the coconut with this year’s theme “Dalan sa Kahi-usahan, Kasadya ug Panag-ambahan sa tanan” through the guidance of Mayor Randy J. Macapil.

Linamon’s name origin was a story of the first Muslim natives that come from the Visayas Islands to explore and cultivate the land. Some migrant settlers were devoured by killer crocodiles when they set foot at the banks of the river now called Linamon River hence “Linamon” as related by the old folks.

The Provincial Government is very supportive of cultural festivals and activities to promote tourism and tradition. Peace and unity is essential for the province to progress and develop.

“Kung walay kahusay ug kalinaw wala gyud kitay makab-ot na kalamboan sa atong lungsod ug sa atong pinanggang probinsya sa lalawigan sa Lanao del Norte, and I would like to thank Mayor Randy once again for bringing back hudyaka sa lubi” – Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo.

Every Hudyaka festival features the Hudyaka street dancing in which the performers from each barangay wear their elaborate and ingenious costumes made up of coconut materials to surprise the crowd and judges.

Linamon maybe the smallest town in Lanao del Norte in terms of land area, yet it is rich and famous of diversified cultures of Muslims and Christians, the town boasted the world class beauty of Tinago waterfalls that has been visited by adventurers may it be local or international. The town also boasted and widely known for their coconut delicacies and products in Lanao del Norte.

The support from the local government and its heads is essential for the success of the celebration. Showing the rest of Lanao del Norte and the country that the Hudyaka street dancing is to be looked upon and awaited. PIO-LDN

 

Lanao del Norte, wins the FI category in a dance that showcases unity between Christians and Muslims.

Lanao del Norte, wins the Free Interpretation category in a dance that showcases unity between Christians and Muslims.

The week-long Sinulog Festival culminated yesterday with a plea for unity among Filipinos from Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma and dances that did not only venerate the Santo Niño but showcase a common desire for peaceful co-existence among various faiths.

Speaking before thousands of people who attended the 6 a.m. pontifical Mass to celebrate the feast of the Child Jesus at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño’s Pilgrim Center on Sunday, Palma called for tolerance and collaboration.

“Let us stop competing against each other but rather appreciate each one as God’s children,” he said in his homily. “Let us collaborate with each other so as to find progress and peace.”

“Be it problem on traffic, water, or garbage, we should be united and put our service for the good of society and for the glory of God,” said Palma.

The Sto. Niño, he said, is the source of communion and holds all creation together.

Palma concelebrated the Mass with Bishops Christian Noel and Antonio Palang; Fr. Andres Rivera Jr., the prior provincial of the Province of Santo Niño de Cebu-Philippines; Fr. Pacifico Nohara Jr., the Basilica rector; and around 60 religious and diocesan priests.

The third Sunday of January is celebrated as the Feast of the Sto. Niño in the Philippines, a special privilege given to the country by the Holy See due to the Filipinos’ special and unique devotion to the Christ Child.

More popularly known as the Sinulog Festival, the feast also showcased a grand parade which saw out-of-town contingents — Tangub City and Lanao del Norte — bagging the top prizes in the Sinulog-based and Free Interpretation categories, respectively.

With a storyline of uniting Muslims and Christians represented by the Dimaporo, a royal Maranao clan, and the Christian Quibranza families through the “kanduri” or the grand call for celebration by Maranaos, the Lanao del Norte contingent won the hearts of the judges and the spectators alike.

“Lanao had a very well thought-out production. It was a total production including a unique storyline about peacemaking between Christians and Muslims . . .,” Nestor Jardin, chairman of the board of judges for the free interpretation category, told reporters shortly after the public announcement of winners. – Cebu Daily News

 

Livestock farmers from all around Lanao del Norte gathered to participate the “Livestock Farmers Congress”

Tubod, Lanao del Norte – Livestock farmers from all around Lanao del Norte gathered to participate the “Livestock Farmers Congress” the provincial government brought the local Livestock and Meat industry farmers to discuss a variety of proactive strategies that address the ever-changing livestock industry.

The Livestock Congress was held on January 10, 2016 at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Sagadan, Tubod LDN.

Livestock Farmers Congress is a unique local event that discusses the importance affecting the future of animal agriculture. The program featured “Backyard Forage & Garden Development” by Mr. Willie C. Nacalaban Forage and Pasture Specialist DA- RFO 10, Election of Livestock Raisers Assiociation Officers and Mini-Workshop.

“Di gyud pud mag-igo ang mga negosyo kung wala mong mag-uuma kay kung maayo inyong abot maayo pud ang halin sa mga negosyante ingon-ana gyud na murag cycle ragyud na  munang kinahanglan gyud magtinabangay ta” – Hon. Maria Cristina Navarro Atay Provincial Vice-Governor.

The importance of farmers in Lanao del Norte affects the business sector and its cycle of goods.

“Equity ang paghatag ug mas dakong importansya sa mga kapos nga ang atong gobyerno sama sa gabuhaton karon ni presidente Duterte, gikinahanglan nga tagaag mas dako nga importansya ang mga galisod”- 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo. PIO-LDN

 

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