On April 27, 2018, Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo gladly met the participants and facilitators joining for the Muslim Youth’s Educational Tour at the Governor’s Conference Room in Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center. The said group will travel to Malaysia to deeply understand the contribution of the Muslim Culture to the country’s progress.

This Educational Tour was made possible through the collaborative effort of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Population Office and the 4th & 5th Mechanized Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The AFP is working seriously by conducting series of projects and programs with the help of the Provincial Population Office of the province to guide the youth towards a better and productive life by inculcating in them nationalism and patriotism, a way to combat violent extremism.

This activity aims to expose the youth group to a predominantly Muslim Society that is peaceful and progressive due to obedience of the law and good governance. The activity also aims to motivate the youth to be advocates of peace and harmony as well as to echo what they have learned in the educational tour to their respective communities.

20 youth composed of Muslims and Christians that comes from the different areas of the province will be travelling to Malaysia. The Armed forces of the Philippines is always in communication with the Office of the Provincial Governor. Governor Angging pro-actively supports and initiates programs and projects that will benefit the province especially in promoting peace and prosperity.

Through this Educational Tour the unity between the diverse societies of the province will help strengthened the relationship between the Muslims, Christians and Lumads. The Quibranza-Dimaporo initiative strongly behind the programs such as this that emphasizes in bringing unity to all the people of the province that would eventually lead to peace and development.

Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo together with 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo along with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members are ever committed to sustain the progress by sustaining peace and unity for the good of the people of Lanao del Norte “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN