Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo formally opens the yearly Paskuhan sa Lanao del Norte, where the Grand Opening of Christmas Lights and Fireworks Display highlighted the activity, held on the grounds of the Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center (Provincial Capitol), Pigcarangan, Tubod on December 6, 2019.

Employees of the Provincial Government, families, friends, residents and visitors have gathered in front of the Capitol to wait for the official declaration of the start of Paskuhan sa Lanao del Norte.

Governor Angging recognizes and appreciates the efforts of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in keeping the people and the province safe and secure.

Also in attendance are 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo; Vice-Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay, and the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan; PNP Provincial Director, Police Colonel Rene P. Solidarios; Kolambugan Municipal Mayor Lorenzo V. Mañigos, Lala Municipal Mayor Angel L. Yap, and representatives of other Municipalities, with the Provincial Administrator Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo and former 2nd District Representative Aliah Quibranza Dimaporo, and officers of the AFP.

A Hip-hop dance competition was held early on to kicked-off the activity and followed by the Unity Dance of the provincial government employees and friends.

Congressman Abdullah emphasized how unity can make a difference. Despite the diverse culture in Lanao del Norte, it sustains the peace and harmonious relationship between the Muslims and the Christians that is founded on respect and acceptance of each other’s beliefs or ways of life.

Paskuhan sa Lanao del Norte is just one of the many activities that the Provincial Government is annually celebrating, this is to demonstrate how united the Muslims and the Christians are in the province and accepted each other’s differences.

Vice-Governor Atay before ending her welcome message expressed her gratitude to Governor Angging and to 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, and Congressman Abdullah for continuously finding and initiating programs, projects, and activities that are beneficial to the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN