The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Planning & Development Office leads the 5th Provincial Development Council Meeting, 1st for the quarter on March 13, 2018 at Macapagal Training Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod. Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo attended the meeting on behalf of Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo with Provincial Administrator, Brigida S. Tañgonan. Mayor Allan J. Lim of the Municipality of Lala chaired the meeting with the presence of Municipal Mayors and their Municipal Development Council Officers.

PPDO Head & PDC Secretary, Ms. Anecita R. Lendio, acknowledged the members and guests at the meeting as well as proclaimed the declaration of the quorum before presenting to the August Body the 2018 Supplemental Annual Invest Plan of the province and the Provincial List of Unfunded Priority Projects in the Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) Proposed for 2019 National Funding.

A guest speaker from GEO-SAFER MINDANAO PROGRAM, Mr. Daniel Nostrales of MSU-IIT, were recognized to discuss the mapped out areas of Lanao del Norte particularly the flood prone areas or within the danger zones of each municipalities. This research will also be considered as reference when the provincial or municipal government will enact a law prohibiting residents to build houses in hazardous areas.

A representative from Department of Public Works and Highways-1st District Engineering Office, Engr. Mustapha D. Deron, Assistant District Engineer informed the body of the different infrastructure projects. For the year 2018 there are 51 projects which include preventive maintenance, widening of permanent bridges, and local roads.

Ms. Florence C. Paler of the Department of Trade & Industry were also given opportunity to present the various programs initiated by the department in the province such as the Go Negosyo Centers and the trainings conducted to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to enhance business competency.

National Irrigation Agency, represented by Engr. Bito P. Zamora read the various Communal Irrigation System and other projects of the agency in Lanao del Norte. Engr. Zamora when asked by Mayor Lim of the actions taken by the agency with regards to the affected irrigation system around Kapatagan Valley due to typhoon Vinta, the Engr. clarified that their office has already submitted the project proposal for rehabilitation to the National Office. PIO-LDN