In its drive to achieve prosperity and equity for the people of “The Land of Beauty and Bounty,” Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo never ceases to initiate programs that will help uplift the lives of the residents with the unwavering support of the two District Congressmen, 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative, Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo.

On August 16, 2018, through the Provincial Agriculture Office, Governor Angging leads the celebration in handing over livelihood projects to four (4) RICs and one (1) 4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, Health) Club. The ceremony was held at the Farmer’s Learning Center within the compound of PAO in Pigcarangan, Tubod.

The Provincial Chief Executive was pleased to meet the recipients of the livelihood projects all from Tubod Municipality: Salabat and Turmeric Processing and Marketing of RIC Poblacion Livelihood Association, Banana Vinegar Production Processing and Marketing of Camp 5 RIC Association, Banana Chips Production and Meat Processing and Marketing of RIC Taguranao Livelihood Association, Chicken Production (Originally Grown) of Pualas RIC and the Vegetable Production (Originally Grown) of 4-H Club of Barangay Pin-pin. The Governor as well recognized the efforts of Provincial Agriculturist Letecia G. Ditucalan and staff of PAO, and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Honorable Reinario Bihag for making these projects a reality, and the support of the local government units.

“This is our commitment, to always find ways in creating livelihood programs that best serves the interest of the people of Lanao del Norte,” said the Governor. The constant increase of the province’ development is due to the unity of the people in spite of cultural differences that is essential in sustaining peace and order. “We could not do this alone without your support and trust to our leadership. Thank you,” added Governor Angging.

Aside from handing over livelihood projects, ten (10) municipalities also received equipments needed for the rehabilitation of fish sanctuaries. The municipalities are: Linamon, Kauswagan, Bacolod, Maigo, Kolambugan, Tubod, Baroy, Lala, Kapatagan and Sultan Naga Dimaporo.

Governor Angging emphasized the importance of protecting these fish sanctuaries and the waters of Lanao del Norte, where most residents relies on. The Provincial Government and the two Congressional Districts are actively working with national government agencies like the Department of Agriculture and its line agencies not only in finding ways to regulate and protect the environment but also providing them livelihood projects.

On the other hand, officers of MCOCO (Malingao Community Services Multipurpose Cooperative) was happy to received their own brand new delivery truck from the Philippine Rural Development Project I-REAP component jointly funded by PRDP, Department of Agriculture and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte.

Governor Angging personally handed the key to MCOCO President, Lita Bernido who was grateful to the Provincial Government for the steady support given to their cooperative. “The creation of MCOCO provided livelihood to the people of Malingao. With this we are thankful to the leadership of the Quibranza-Dimaporo for their untiring support in making the lives of the people in our community better.”

PAO Officer Ditucalan encouraged other livelihood associations of the province to submit proposals of livelihood projects at their office and expressed willingness to provide assistance to them. PIO-LDN