Thousands of members of the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers from the municipalities assembled inside the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium on May 10, 2018. This yearly celebration is to acknowledge and recognize the important contribution of the provincial volunteers in providing assistance to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in implementing the programs like the Nutritional Health program of the Department of Health through the Provincial Health Office as well as partners of the door to door information campaign of Family Planning of the Population Commission through the Provincial Population Office.
Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed her sincerest gratitude to the members of the PVHW present in the gathering for their dedication and commitment in serving the people of the community.
According to the Provincial Governor the PVHW are the eyes and ears of the provincial government for they are from the communities and they have the first hand information of the problems and situations of their barangay, and through the PVWH these problems can be addressed immedia tely.
Also present in the assembly are 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo and 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo.
Congressman Bobby encouraged the members of the PVHW to be role models in the programs that they are implementing. It is not convincing or believable if a PVHW member speaks about good health practices when he or she personally does the different. The 2nd District Congressman also added that in order to fully execute the programs of the government, a PVHW must be healthy and active.
While, 1st District Congressman Khalid speaks about the reason behind why the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers was created due to the fact that when he was then the Provincial Governor, he saw that it was necessary to have permanent volunteer health workers in the barangays for the continuous implementation of the health programs of the provincial government.
The important contribution of the PVHW in the province is always been appreciated by the Provincial Officers including the elected members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice-Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, who spoke before the Congress that the Spirit of Volunteerism is very active and alive in the Province of Lanao del Norte.
Board Member Harris U. Ali, Committee Chairman for Health in his closing message, expressed support to the programs of Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo and guarantees that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is fully behind the initiatives of the Provincial Chief Executive for the good of the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN