Governor Angging launches IQD F1K in Lanao del Norte

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo together with Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Honorable Abdul Harris Ali, the Committee Chairman on Health, and Dr. Melania A. Untao, the Provincial Health Officer in coordination with the Municipal Health Offices of the Municipalities of Magsaysay, Baroy, and Tubod unveils the Infant Quality Development First 1000 Days (IQD F1K) for LAMBAT (Lanao del Norte Magsaysay Baroy Tubod) Inter Local Health Zone at the Cultural Center, Municipality of Tubod on November 22, 2019.

Governor Angging emphasized the essential result of the first 1000 days when parents diligently follow the correct ways or steps of the program for the benefit of the child from conception up to its second year.

Stunting is one physical manifestation of malnutrition that is visible to a child, though there are other reasons of having such appearance, malnutrition is identified as one of the primary causes, and the other manifestation due to malnutrition which cannot be seen through physical appearance is the intelligence quotient (IQ) of a child. A malnourished child has a greater tendency of having low intelligence quotient which affects his comprehension, and logical reasoning abilities compared to a child who has received the correct and proper nutrition.

Governor Angging in her message said, “We parents always think what is best for our child, and this is the right occasion to begin by attentively listening and understanding the presentation that is to be discussed by each of the speakers, and religiously follow the steps of the program until the child reaches the age of two years old,” and added that “Soon to be parents, please do not take this program for granted for this is a journey that does not only concerns you, do understand that you are carrying a bigger responsibility, a life that soon will be out in this world and join our society and form an essential part of your family and your life.”

One of the speakers, Municipal Health Officer of Tubod, Dr. Maria Filipina Camins, discussed the importance of breastfeeding and the benefit it provides for the growth and development of a child. Other Municipal Health who are present are Dr. Wiljelyn Bual Abamonga from Baroy and participated by Dr. Sophia Omar, Municipal Health Officer of the Municipality of Munai.

Tubod Municipal Mayor, Honorable Leoncio C. Bagol was represented by Sangguniang Bayan Member, Honorable Virgilia ‘Amay’ S. Samaniego, and Magsaysay Municipal Mayor, Honorable Haron D. Omar Sr. was represented by Honorable Vice Mayor Wilson S. Erediano, and Sangguniang Bayan Member of the Municipality of Maigo, Honorable Julius S. Frago was present to show support to the program of the provincial government under the leadership of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo.

More than a hundred pregnant women from the Municipalities of Magsaysay, Baroy, and Tubod attended the activity together with the Nutrition Action Officers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars.

Governor Angging and the two Congressional District Representatives, 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, and 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo continuously find ways to implement programs, projects, and activities that benefit the people of Lanao del Norte in partnership and collaboration with national government agencies, and other stakeholders. PIO-LDN