Medical Services offered in Barangay Esperanza, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.


Medical Services offered in Barangay Esperanza, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte.

Esperanza, Bacolod, LDN.-The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte together with the Barangay Council of Esperanza organized a medical mission for the residents of the barangay and nearby areas last April 19, 2017. Children and the elderly were given priority for the medical check-up. Dental check-up was also provided to all residents and as the school year just ended students from nearby elementary schools lined-up to avail for the operation tuli (circumcision) with their parents accompanying them. Some looks scared, others were anxious and most of them were excited for the operation.

The activity was made in connection with the celebration of the “10th Araw ng Barangay Esperanza” on April 21. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo’s program – The Alagang IQD themed “Bringing the Government Closer to the People” was brought to Esperanza to let the people feel that the Provincial Government is always looking after them by bringing the government services in their locality. Barangay Captain of Esperanza and ABC President of Bacolod, Captain Valeriano Clapano were present during the medical mission and expressed his gratitude to the Governor for such medical services are indeed beneficial to the people of Esperanza.

The event was held within the vicinity of the Barangay Hall of Esperanza. The Provincial Health Office (PHO) treated 355 patients who received free medicines after consultations, 67 individuals got their tooth extracted, and 77 young boys have been circumcised.

This activity conforms to the Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiative in its health advocacy which highlights the immediate response of healthcare to the underprivileged of Lanao del Norte.

The PHO handed out to patients Multivitamins, Paracetamol, Ambroxol (for cough), Anti-biotic (for those who have undergone circumcision), and Antihypertensive Meds (to treat hypertension). The medical mission was a success due to the concerted efforts of the Barangay Officials of Esperanza, the officers and staff of the Provincial Health Office and the Office of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo. PIO-LDN

PDRRMC aims for the National Gawad KALASAG Award

PDRRMC aims for the National Gawad KALASAG Award

Provincial Capitol, Tubod LDN – Gawad KALASAG (Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan) is the country’s premier annual awards for outstanding contribution in the fields of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance. April 17, 2017 the Province of Lanao del Norte has been evaluated for the award in the Governor’s Conference Room with the presence of Hon. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo along with Provincial Administrator, Brigida S. Tañgonan and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, Acting-Chief, Marlyn O. Trozo.

The National Government Agencies in Region X conducted the evaluation. These agencies were composed of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, represented by Blanche B. Villamor; the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Romeo S. Fernandez; National Economic and Development Authority, Peleta B. Abejo; and the Office of Civil Defense, headed by Mesug R. Macabantog.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte aims for the National Gawad KALASAG through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council with its vision, “An Empowered and Disaster Resilient Communities Governed Proactively to Achieve Safe and Peaceful Environment towards Sustainable Development.” The vision incorporates all levels from the Provincial Government, Municipal, Barangay down to Household Communities to enable all stakeholders to withstand and rise up again after any disaster or calamity. Currently the Province of Lanao del Norte is the one leading in Mindanao for this Award.

The PDRRMC constantly conducts first-aid trainings and rescue simulations not only for adults but also to elementary students for them to instil the knowledge and skills as they grow-up. The PDRRMC strongly coordinates with the local government units especially those barangays that are vulnerable to disaster or calamity. Through this trainings people will then know how to react or respond to any situation either man-made or natural calamity.

 “Importante kay siya (Gawad KALASAG) kay diha nato gipaila unsa ka preparado ang Province sa mga katalagman, sa mga disasters gigunitan nimo siya nga award nga nag show siya’g Good Governance ug maayo ang pagdumala sa katawhan” , said Ms. Marlyn O. Trozo, Acting-Chief of PDRRMC.

Earthquakes have been felt in the past few days in Mindanao, with this the PDRRMC has been more active in informing the people of the Province to always be ready and vigilant of their surroundings, giving emphasis to Pantao Ragat and Munai for these Municipalities are situated above the Lanao Fault System same with the Municipalities of Kapatagan, Lala, Sapad up to Nunungan which are also within the Western Mindanao Extension Fault. PIO-LDN


2nd District of LDN distributes Medicine Kit

2nd District of LDN distributes Medicine Kit

Provincial Health Workers received Medicine kits or Pill Box from Hon. Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta-Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative of Lanao del Norte. The apportioning of Pill Box to all Barangay Health Stations in five municipalities is part of the unceasing advocacy of our ever mindful Congressman of the importance of having quick access to medicines. Barangay health workers are the frontline of the government in providing medical care to its citizens regarding health issues.

Each Pill Box contains Lozartan, Metformin, Paracetamol, Multivitamins C+B Complex, Multilem, and Simvastatin. These Pill boxes were handed to the health workers together with Sphygmomanometers, an apparatus that monitors one’s blood pressure.

Lozartan is a treatment for high-blood, Metformin helps to control blood sugar levels, Simvastatin lowers cholesterol and triglycerides (types of fat) in the blood, Paracetamols and Multivitamins C + B complex and Multilem helps to treat physiological stress and nutritional deficiency.

The distribution was also in time for the summer season, were incidents caused by heat stroke increases. Heat Stroke is a condition caused by the overheating of a human body. Residents especially the elders were advised by medical experts not to spend too much time under the sun.

Community Affairs Division Coordinators for the municipalities of the 2nd District were also present to supervise the distribution. For now 1,440 pieces of Pill Box and 85 Digital Sphygmomanometers were delivered to the Barangay Health Stations of the Municipalities of Sapad, Lala, Magsaysay, Kapatagan and Sultan Naga Dimaporo.  PIO-LDN








Provincial Government Services felt in Kauswagan


Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte – A Especial Mass Based Program was held this time in the Municipality of Kauswagan.

Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte – A Especial Mass Based Program was held this time in the Municipality of Kauswagan. The activity spearheaded by the Provincial Departments and Offices headed by our Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

The activity occurred at the Kauswagan Gymnasium just behind the Municipal Hall. Residents from nearby barangays went and availed the frontline services offered by the Provincial Government such as educational, health care, social, infrastructural and environmental.

During the activity, the Provincial Health Office’ area was cramped with patients availing for the free medical and dental check-up. Tooth extraction is one of the many free services provided by the department and free medicines were also handed by the staff. Department Head Dr. Melania Abad-Untao informed parents not to randomly give medicines to their children without prescription instead parents or guardians should seek help of a Medical Practitioner.

Tree saplings and high class vegetable seeds were given to recipients by the Offices of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources and the Provincial Agriculture; the Provincial Population Office conducted lectures on Family Planning.

The Philippine National Police under the supervision of PCInsp. Cheryll P. Balderama secured the vicinity and made sure that the activity will be orderly. The Police Officer were also given the privilege to administer the distribution of slippers for the children that they can use daily, the Armed Forces of the Philippines offered free haircuts and circumcision.

Children were given champorados and ice cream for dessert initiated by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office for the Mass Feeding Program of EMBP. The Provincial Veterinary Office administered anti-rabies vaccines for household pets and multivitamins for farm animals.

Provincial Engineers Office shared insights on improving the infrastructural areas of the municipality.

The Especial Mass-Based Program was made possible through the relentless efforts of our Hon. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo with the support of Mayor Rommel Arnado of Kauswagan. PIO-LDN




Sagadan, Tubod Lanao del Norte – Provincial Women’s Culmination Month was held in Mindanao Civic Centre Gymnasium on March 31, 2017 were more than 2,000 members of the Local Women’s association that spreads throughout the province have gathered in one place for this momentous event for the purpose of empowering women and imparting the laws that protects them.

Present at the event were Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo along with Board Member Grecille Matalines and PSWDO head Annabelle S. Mendez.

Hon. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo lead the culmination; the Governor praised all the women of the province and give importance to their achievements and the impact they brought to societies and how gender equality and feminism breaks the barrier of stereotyping and brought awareness of the injustices experienced by women and children from the hands of men who thinks of them as weak and unreliable. Governor Angging made it a point that women should know their rights and be knowledgeable enough of the laws that protects them.

“I hope na kitang mga kababa-inhan sa akong ginaingon when we go back to our local communities, to our own barangay we have to do something that is beneficial, I am sure nga naa moy nakat-unan”, the Governor said on her speech.

The Lady Governor also mentioned about climate change of how this global phenomenon has affected our province that brought tremendous rain resulting to unusual flooding in some low lying areas last March 9, where there and then, the Governor moved to instruct all concerned agencies to give priorities and attend to the needs of the people, especially the deeply affected areas where hundreds of constituents where displaced.

1st District Representative Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed his happiness to the women of Lanao del Norte who stood by with the theme “Make Change Work for Women”. The good Congressman even encourages them to join and avail programs of the government that implements sustainable livelihood programs by registering themselves to agencies like DSWD, DOA and TESDA.  Congressman Khalid even mentioned to institutionalize the 4P’s program for the future generations to come.

The women of the province is essential in preserving peace and order in the land, they are the natural peace-makers like all mothers do, avoiding conflict and maintaining order in their respective communities.  This was emphasized by the father of the province, 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo, in his words he said, “Women has  great influence in preserving peace and order” and continued to say that “ Women deserves respect and love, they are the role models that we men must look up to”. PIO-LDN



















PGLDN to extend Business Process Outsourcing to the people.


PGLDN to extend Business Process Outsourcing to the people.

A Three day trainer’s training was conducted at Mindanao Civic Center stadium function hall by the Department of Information and Communications Technology in cooperation with the office of the 2nd District of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Norte ICT Council.

The training was on the subject of preparing new individuals to introduce Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as the PGLDN plans to incorporate it in Lanao del Norte, BPO is a subset of that involves the contracting of the operations and responsibilities of a specific business process to a third-party service provider such as Call centers, Online education and many more.

These new changes will not only create jobs in the province but will also boost its economy as well, 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo plans to put up a Training Center with full support of our Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo in one of the function halls of MCC Grandstand along with ten high-end laptops donated by the DICT.

The DICT assessed the trainees during and after the training if they are capable in handling future training programs regarding in their field of work or from a number of programs already prepared within the DICT website.

Regional Director Mindanao Cluster 2 Evamay Dela Rosa led the trainings on Digital Literacy and Virtual Assistance and how BPOs have affected and improved the lives of the Filipino citizens positively she also introduced the national project “Juan, Konek!” where the national government plans to install wifi-hotspots all throughout the country.

Currently we are in the Information age and Information Technology has made businesses cost effective and online 24/7 with all these new changes in mind great number of possibilities will arise and the PGLDN isn’t going to be left behind in terms of adapting these new changes but instead we embrace it and extend it to the people. PIO-LDN


Relentless Hotshots dominates the Batang Pier

Relentless Hotshots dominates the Batang Pier

TUBOD – Star Hotshots went all out and won the game as they pound Global Port Batang Pier into submission with a leading score of 103 – 77, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup held at the Land of Beauty and Bounty’s famous Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Tubod Lanao de Norte.

Tony Mitchell led his team and barged to victory with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks along with Jio Jalalon’s 15 points and 6 rebounds while Batang Pier’s import Sean Williams did his best and carry the game with 20 points and 14 rebounds.

The Star Hotshots had a rough start tailing the Batang Piers with six points (15-21) in the first quarter but they eventually caught up at the end of the first half leading the scoreboard with three points.

The crowd favorite Terrence Romeo already has a very tough beginning of the season for he missed his first game due to his health issue and now losing this game with a mediocre point performance of 13 compared to his season average of 28.

Coach Chito Victolero of Star Hotshots never showed lax in the game as he keeps on the pressure and the aggressiveness of his players even though their team is leading with more than 20 points during the last minutes of the game.

Prior to the match-up both teams initiated a feeding program at the MCC Hotel Gazebo led by the PBA Commissioner Chito Navares for the children of Lanao del Norte to show the team’s camaraderie outside the basketball court as they share their blessings and inspire the children in pursuit of their dreams.

The Star Hotshots now stand shoulder to shoulder with Rain Or Shine as they tie-up in rankings for second place and same as Alaska ACES with a 2 wins and 0 loses, will the Star Hotshots continue this onslaught? Or will they be stopped by NLEX Road Warriors this coming March 31, 2017. PIO-LDN




After last year’s Special Training for Employment Program (STEPS) the beneficiaries who participated in the curriculum has now graduated last Thursday March 23, 2017 through the help of the Office of the 1st District Congressman and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

With the help of Mindanao State University – Maigo School of Arts and Trades the trainees of the program learned the art of dress making TESDA will provide them with equivalent toolkits; this program was budgeted with the amount of 52,000 pesos.

Director Tarhata S. Mapandi TESDA LN Provincial Office is the special guest during their culmination activity.

The program has enabled the 15 beneficiaries an increase of 63% in the chances of employment their rate alone with the help of TESDA these individuals will now receive their allowance from the program which is 60 pesos per day for 33 days which they may use as a seed capital to start their livelihood undertakings.

During the event the office of the 1st District was represented by Board Member Jackmar Maruhom as Hon. Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo was on a busy schedule for this event.

One of the essences of the STEPS program is to promote employment and to addresses the specific needs of the community specifically in the ways of entrepreneurship, self-employment and service oriented activities.

STEP program opens a great number of opportunities to indigent families that experience poverty, this training aims to reduce poverty and boosting up the local economy at a slow pace.

Soon enough the graduates of the program will open up micro-businesses that would help them rise from the deprivation of essential goods in life. PIO-LDN


Panagtagbo sa Kalinaw and Press Conference with Sec. Dureza and Usec. Camara

Panagtagbo sa Kalinaw and Press Conference with Sec. Dureza and Usec. Camara

Throughout its history Lanao del Norte has been the subject of discord and turmoil but never has it been as peaceful and as progressive in the last few decades, the unification of the Quibranza and the Dimaopro family started it all but minor skirmishes still exist today though only from the rebel groups that hide within mountain areas of the province that are against the current government.

People today may think that the diversity of the people in the province is a stumbling block for progress but not here in Lanao del Norte, it is a reminder that we may never repeat the past and that the unity of the people is the backbone of the land’s progressive image and the bounties it can offer.

March is celebrated as the Lanao Month of Peace it is to enliven the duty to continue the peace and order in the province, this year Secretary Jesus head of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and Undersecretary Philip Camara from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources visited the province to participate in the “Panagtagbo sa Kalinaw” or Convergence For Peace.

After the formalities Secretary Dureza held a Press Conference and clarified the questions by the media and emphasized their importance in informing the general public, the OPAPP is very open to the media to gain trust from the people.

Undersecretary Philip Camara emphasized the projects of the DENR in Lanao del Norte to combat deforestation is to plant 30,000 hectares of bamboos  and 5000 hectares for the mangroves. Governor Angging is very glad that the DENR is giving focus now in Mindanao.

The latest update from the OPAPP is the meeting in Malaysia regarding the engagements with the Bangsamoro Transition Comission to craft a new bill that will replace the BBL for it didn’t pass in the congress and that the Malaysians will continue to support as special advisors not as Facilitators anymore.

Regarding on the relationship of the New People’s Army and the national government, the NPA wishes to call back the unilateral ceasefire but before they would do it they must contact and control their ground commanders to avoid any incidents in the future, the next meeting of the government with the NPA would be on the Netherlands during April 2 up to April 6. PIO-LDN


Vice President Leni Robredo’s Angat-Buhay Program reaches Tangcal.

Vice President Leni Robredo’s Angat-Buhay Program reaches Tangcal.

One of the most prominent problems of our country is that poverty is widespread and we Filipinos know the struggle and the hardships that poverty brings, Poverty incidence among Filipinos in 2015 was estimated at 21.6 percent.  During the same period in 2012, poverty incidence among Filipinos was recorded at 25.2 percent.

Though it has decreased slowly poverty is always a hindrance towards progress as it bars children with potential from education, it weakens workers, the backbone of industrialization, causes many women to be disenfranchised and it ends lives that can be saved in hospitals.

With all these in mind, our Vice President Leni Robredo has been keen and has set her eyes in ending poverty and raising the quality of life of every Filipino family. The Vice President had initiated the Angat Buhay: Partnerships against Poverty.

Angat Buhay Program has initially selected 50 local government units from all over the country and will be partnered with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and private corporations that can help them fund projects such as for infrastructure, housing, disaster management, livelihood and education.

Vice President Leni Robredo has brought Angat Buhay to Tangcal as this program can only be brought to its maximum potential if the leadership of the place is most empowering and efficient. Tangcal has proven to be as such for in the past few years as peace and order has been enforced in the area.

 Now Tangcal is in good hands the Vice President has brought partners that will help the municipality to progress such as Nestle Philippines to promise Cocoa and Coffee plantations and to hire the farmers in Tangcal to tend the plantations.

The Staff of the Mayor in partnership with Xavier University plans to conduct studies to maximize the farm area and to further help the people of Tangcal.

“Kami pong nasa gobyernong national mas nararamdaman namin ang kailangan nyo kung kami mismo ang bababa dito kesa kung nababasa namin sa papel yung kahilingan nyo: nung papunta kami ditto habang nasa helicopter kami napakaganda ng Tangcal” – Vice President Leni Robredo. PIO-LDN