Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin M. Andanar was in the Province of Lanao del Norte and personally witnessed the mountain like formation of steamed crabs carefully prepared for the constituents to feast on in celebration of the 17th Alimango Festival and the 69th Founding Anniversary of the Municipality of Lala on March 22, 2018.

Alimango Festival is a way to give thanks to the nature’s bounty it provides to the people of Lala and the entire Province of Lanao del Norte, and the day to celebrate the hard work of its constituents in sustaining the industry to which the municipality is pleased to share.

Secretary Andanar was thankful to the Municipal Mayor of Lala, Allan J. Lim for the invitation for it is his first time to see hundreds of cooked crabs gathered in one setting and praised the people of Lanao del Norte for being united, disciplined, hospitable, peace loving and educated as what he had observed during the program held at the municipal grounds and while he was passing through the different municipalities of the province.

The Province of Lanao del Norte like any other provinces of the country holds festivities which celebrate culture, tradition and the ways of life of its people that opens the door of understanding and acceptance to each other’s differences.

According to the Secretary, the Presidential Communications Operations Office is vital in boosting the promotion of the tourism industry. All of its line agencies will help promote tourism as well as the tourist spots in the Philippines. In Mindanao, Secretary Andanar assures that he will give priority to the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.”

The PCOO Secretary encouraged the media present in the press conference held at Valley View Hotel to continue criticize the government in a constructive manner and also help disseminate positive information to the public.

Right after the program held at the municipal grounds, Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo joined with Secretary Andanar, Mayor Lim and Usec. Harold Clavite in the press conference, where the Provincial Chief Executive sincerely expressed her gratitude to the Secretary for acknowledging the effort of the Provincial Government in sustaining unity for peace and development and its support to local festivities to promote tourism in the Province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN