As the weeklong celebration of 60th Araw ng Lanao del Norte is just a day away before the culmination, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the leadership of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo invited one of the biggest rock band in the country not to roll down the curtain but to give thanks to the people for their hard work, cooperation and dedication in the preservation of unity amongst each other in sustaining the peace that paves the way to prosperity.

On the evening of July 3, Mark Escueta, Nathan Azarcon, and Mike Elgar of the band Rivermaya came up on stage not just to meet but also to treat the youth of Lanao del Norte with their famous songs that are tattooed in the hearts and minds of the Filipinos.

The crowd sang along as they played the songs Kisapmata, Hinahanap-hanap Kita, Elise, Himala, Ulan, Liwanag sa Dilim, to name a few and played other OPM songs like VST & Company’s Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko, and Gary V’s Di Bale Nalang to make the crowd dance and groove to the beat.

The Governor and her friends could not stop but dance when Rivermaya unexpectedly played the VST & Company’s song.

It was truly a night to remember and share the experience with families and friends as the concert was free of charge. Not a single dime was asked to see the gig at the grandstand of the world-class sports complex of the Province of Lanao del Norte, the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex in Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod.

Before the show came to a close, Governor Angging was given a moment to express her heartfelt gratitude to the people of Lanao del Norte for believing in their leadership and to their commitment in leading the province to a better and brighter tomorrow for the betterment of the people and the province as a whole.

Immediately, right after the Concert, “Ilaw ng Lanao,” a fireworks display lights-up the evening sky after the count down led by the Governor.

Ilaw ng Lanao represents hope of the people of Lanao del Norte in attaining sustainable peace and development. PIO-LDN