Thousands of women representing the various Women’s group from fifteen (15) municipalities assembled to conclude the month-long celebration of Women’s Month held at the Gymnasium of Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex in Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod.

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo led the day’s activity where she expressed her sincerest appreciation to the women’s organization from the Municipalities of Tubod, Baroy, Magsaysay, Lala, Sapad, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Kolambugan, Maigo, Bacolod, Kauswagan, Linamon, Matungao, Balo-i, Tagoloan, and Nunungan in joining the annual recognition of the importance of the role of women in nation building.

“I urged all of you to take part and be involve in issues that concerns our lives beginning from our barangays. We will not just be passive because we are women. We have to be more conscious of what is going on in our society, because this is not only for our own good but for the good of our family especially our children.”

2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo reminds the parents of how important the children are in our society. He encouraged the mothers to teach their children at the early age the right values to be responsible citizens in the future. Children that are respectful, caring and God fearing will build a strong nation. “The character of the person defines who he is, and it is our responsibility that at their young age we parents must instill good moral and right conduct to them.”

In giving importance to the contribution of women in the development of the province, 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo proudly recognized the leadership of Governor Angging as one of the icons of an empowered woman in the country, and thanked Congressman Bobby for standing beside the Provincial Governor to all of her decision for the good of the people of Lanao del Norte.

Also present in the culmination and to show support to the Women’s of the province, Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, Board Members Honorable Grecille Matalines, Honorable Marivic Ramos, Honorable Tawantawan Cauntongan, Honorable Harris Ali, Honorable Jack Maruhom, Honorable Reinario Bihag and the upcoming Board Members, Honorable Mayor Allan J. Lim, Atty. Eleuterio Obial Jr., Achmad Taha, Maida Tawantawan and Rima C. Ladlad.

To continue the annual habit, gift items were distributed through raffle draw to give thanks to the women for their participation and in making the event successful.

The Women’s Month culmination was organized by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Ms. Annabelle S. Mendez in partnership with the Provincial Cooperative Office, Provincial Population Office, Provincial Internal Audit Office, Provincial Legal Office, Provincial Budget Office, Provincial General Services Office, and the Provincial Treasurer’s Office, and in partnership with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices. PIO-LDN