July 1, 2019 
Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall 
Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center 
Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte.

Let me begin this historic inaugural message by thanking our Almighty for the opportunity to serve the people of Lanao del Norte for the next three years. I consider this historic since it coincides with the 60th Celebration of the Province’s founding anniversary.

My first term was met with major challenges. Two catastrophic events happened in 2017 in a span of seven (7) months: The Marawi Siege in May and the Typhoon Vinta in December. While there are still issues that remain to be addressed, I firmly believe that we handled those challenges with flying colors through hard work and concerted efforts by all stakeholders.

Today marks the beginning of my 2nd term as the Provincial Governor. As an elected official, I have sworn to serve the interest as well as protect the security of the people of Lanao del Norte. In doing this, I appeal to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, I need not only your support but your firm commitment by providing the enabling ordinances to fast track the implementation of programs, projects, and activities of my administration, an opportunity for us working together and continue traversing the road of peace and development and steadily creating a community where the inhabitants are culturally diverse but are united as one people having a common goal.

My second term shall continue the programs that I have started three years earlier. Sustainable Agriculture, Vibrant Tourism, Better Health Outcomes, and Sustainable Peace. These are anchored on a four (4) point agenda within the Inclusive Growth Development Framework.

Though things may not go as perfectly planned, together we can find ways to deliver the basic socio-economic services to our constituents whom we promised to serve.

Honorable Vice-Governor Atay, the incoming and reelected members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Department heads, I look forward to your commitment by embarking on a journey with me towards a better and brighter tomorrow for the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.”

Thank you.

Mabuhay ang Lanao del Norte!

God bless us all.