The weekend cycling tour of Lanao del Norte was successfully held from July 13 to 14, 2019, in the 1st District and 2nd District, respectively.

1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo joins with Provincial Administrator Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo, and Sultan Naga Dimaporo Vice Mayor Ulwan Dimaporo on the first day to support the latest endeavor of the Provincial Government in promoting sports tourismas well as introducing Lanao del Norte to the visiting athletes from Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Bohol, and nearby cities and provinces.

The two-day tour dubbed as Púpasyo LANORTE: Tour of Lanao del Norte, the first-ever cycling tour in the province, covers a total of 300 kilometers from Mindanao Civic Center to Barangay Piraka, Sultan Naga Dimaporo and back to MCC passing the Municipalities of Sapad and Salvador on day one. And on the second day, from MCC to the Municipality of Balo-i via Bacolod to Munai then down to Kauswagan straight to Linamon and up to Balo-i passing the Municipality of Matungao before heading back to MCC, Tubod.

Púpasyo is a Maranao word which means tour, is the initiative of Ms. Sittie Aminah, a way to show the beauty of Lanao del Norte and how peaceful it is, opposite to what is usually projected on television or in other media platforms.

With its world-class sports facility, the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex located in Barangay Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod, is capable in hosting major sports events like Motocross, Mountain Bike Downhill, Track & Field, Football, Basketball, Swimming, to name a few.

The annual LANORTEMAN Triathlon-three leg series is one of the major activities of the Provincial Government that seeks to promote sports tourism and build a friendly relationship with other triathletes in the country.

Right after the tour on the second day, Governor’s Night was prepared by the Provincial Government to treat the athletes to a special dinner in giving thanks to their participation.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte thanked the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines for providing safety and security assistance to the athletes. The Philippine Red Cross for medical assistance, Land Transportation Office for coordinating with the Bus Companies, and other groups of public transportations, KARANCHO in helping managing the traffic flow, and other individuals and groups for the success of the two-day activity.

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo always supports the initiative of Ms. Sittie Aminah in organizing sports activities that help promotes Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN