In support with the national government’s goal of giving importance to isolated communities, the Department of the Interior and Local Government in the Province of Lanao del Norte spearheaded the Joint Flag Raising Ceremony together with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, the Municipal Government of Munai, the Barangay Government of Lininding, the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and other national government agencies held at the Barangay Hall on November 11, 2019.

DILG Provincial Director Bruce A. Colao explains the reason behind the activity is to demonstrate the sincerity of the national government under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to bring the services of the government closer to the people by starting with the Barangay Government to function efficiently and initiate plans and programs that are beneficial to the residents of Lininding that are aligned to the development plans of the Municipal Government.

The activity also shows the willingness of the different national agencies and the provincial government, and the security sector, the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to work side by side with the Municipal Government of Munai headed by Honorable Mayor Racma D. Andamama, the Sangguniang Bayan presided by Honorable Vice Mayor Abdulazis A. Batingolo, and the Barangay Chairman of Lininding, Honorable Allan B. Ali to address issues and concerns in the community in order to promote unity and sustain peace and development.

“There is no development when there is no peace, and if there is no peace, there will be no development. Peace and Development must come together, and the people’s participation is essential in order to attain such goal for the good of the community and for the betterment of the youth and most importantly as one people living under one flag,” explains PD Colao. And added, “That the National Government could not promise anything, but we will do whatever we can that everything we saw here will be reported to the National Government so that this will be prioritized.”

Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo and the two Congressional District Offices of 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, and the Father of Peace and Development, 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo along with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ N. Atay, strongly support all endeavors that promote and strengthens unity between Muslim and Christian residents of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN