Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo joins the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Provincial Consultative Assembly at Horizons Resort and Splash Away Waterpark in the Municipality of Baroy, on December 6, 2019

Under Republic Act No. 8425, or the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act of 1998 and its implementing rules and regulations, NAPC is mandated to institutionalize the effective and meaningful participation of the basic sectors in the planning, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation of poverty-reduction programs at all levels of governance from local to national.

In line with the mandate, NAPC organized a Provincial Consultative Assembly together with the Basic Sectors and Civil Society Organizations in the province. The objectives of the assembly are 1) orient the Basic Sectors and Civil Society Organizations (BS / CSO) about NAPC as the oversight agency for poverty reduction, including its current directions geared towards helping the Administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to achieve its aspiration of reducing poverty in the country from 21.6% to 14%; 2) discuss the roles and functions of the Provincial Consultative Body (PCB); and 3) conduct election to create the Provincial Consultative Bodies as mechanism of localizing to sectoral agenda.

In her message, Governor Angging emphasized the importance of working together as one unit in contributing to reduce poverty in the province through the Provincial Consultative Body.

And added that, Mindanaons should feel lucky that the President of the Republic of the Philippines comes from the Land of Promise, and even the Secretary of NAPC, Atty. Noel K. Felongco also hails from the island and said that there is no reason that the programs of NAPC presented by Ms. Venus T. Oyao, Region 10 Focal Person, will not be given priority.

The Provincial Chief Executive also said that as elected officials, they are only instruments of the government to create, initiate, and implement programs that are beneficial to the people. The continuous programs of the Provincial Government and the two Congressional District Offices of 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo in attaining sustainable peace and development by first strengthening unity between the Muslims and the Christians paves the way for development to which the residents of Lanao del Norte are enjoying today.

Governor Angging thanked the officers and personnel of the National Anti-Poverty Commission for initiating the activity in Lanao del Norte and by reaching out to the basic sectors and civil society organizations to be part of achieving the goal of reducing poverty in the country by starting in the provinces. PIO-LDN