Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo chairs the 1st Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Provincial Development Council Meeting in Badelles Hall, Macapagal Training Center, Pigcarangan, Municipality of Tubod on July 30, 2019.

Security updates in the province were provided by the Armed Forces of the Philippines through Col Alex T. Aduca, Deputy Brigade Commander of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade on behalf of BGen James Ezra P Enriquez, and the Philippine National Police through P/LTC Nicomedes Olaivar representing P/Col Rene P. Solidarios, PNP Provincial Director.

Ms. Venus T. Oyao of the National Anti-Poverty Commission presented the 5-Year Development Program of the Commission which aims to Promote Integrated Resettlement Sites Development Framework, Improve the productive capacity of farmers and fisherfolks, Strengthen rural-urban agro-economic value chains-establishing and strengthening cooperatives, Enhance food security, Secure the health and general well-being of the poor communities.

The Officer-in-Charge and Campus Director of Philippine Science High School-Central Mindanao Campus, Mr. Franklin Salisid presented to the body regarding the scholarship program of the school and asked the Local Chief Executives to help disseminate information to their constituents on how one can avail the scholarship program. One of the requirements is that, a Grade 6 students must have a final grade of 85% or better in Science & Math or belong to upper 10% of his/her Grade 5 Class for SY 2018 – 2019 with certification from his/her Class Adviser or School Principal. For more information please go to…/student-applic…/application-for-nce.

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 10, Regional Director Mylah Faye B. Cariño, CESO III, discussed the strategic role of Lanao del Norte in Regional Development and in the Convergence Areas for Peace and Development (CAPDev) Program.

RD Cariño emphasized that in order for the government programs to be successfully implemented, local government officials must exhibit strong political will to implement what is necessary and that is good governance.

Department of the Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Bruce A. Colao, CESO V, endorsed to the Council the output of the Work Plan Based on the Workshop on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) at NHotel in Cagayan de Oro City on June 14-15, 2019. And the Joint Resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan of Kauswagan and Poona Piagapo concreting the proposed bridge and road concreting as priority peace and development projects.

Engr. Anecita R. Lendio, Acting PPDC, presented for endorsement the identified Priority Programs and Projects for Lanao del Norte based on the CAPDev Workshop last May 31, 2019 at Horizon Resort in Baroy, Lanao del Norte.

The Provincial Chief Executive in her closing statement expressed gratitude to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in providing safety and security assistance to all activities of the Provincial Government especially in the recently held celebration of the 60th Araw ng Lanao del Norte, and appealed to all Local Chief Executives to continue working together as one unit for the welfare of the constituents of Lanao del Norte in partnership with national line agencies and other stakeholders. PIO-LDN