Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo personally thanked the representatives of different schools in the province for the successful hosting of 2019 Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Meet held at the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex, Sagadan, Tubod last December 8 to 12.

“Let me express my sincerest gratitude to the billeting schools for the hospitality extended to our visiting athletes, and delegates from the different School Divisions of Region 10,” Governor Angging said in her opening statement.

It was in 2012 where the Province of Lanao del Norte last hosted the NMRAA Meet, and in January 3 of this year, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic Act 11181, “AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LANAO DEL NORTE SPORTS TRAINING CENTER TO BE LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TUBOD, PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.”

House Bill No. 6129 was originally filed by Governor Angging during her term as 1st District Representative and was refiled by now 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo. HB No. 6129 before it was signed into law, went through a Senate hearing under the Committee of Senator Emmanuel Manny D. Pacquiao. At the hearing, Governor Angging presented the background of MCC Sports Complex, its purpose and the amenities available and successfully convinced the Senate Sports Committee Chairman at that time to enact the bill into law.

Governor Angging, 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, and the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Governor Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ N. Atay, strongly supports the promotion of sports tourism in the province, one way of bridging the gap of cultural differences in the region and in the country.

Schools representatives who are present during the Turn-over of Financial Assistance, Various Equipment, and Books under the Provincial Special Education Fund (SEF), 2019, agrees with Governor Angging and expressed their full support should the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte will bid for the 2023 Palarong Pambansa.

The list of the Schools/Municipalities that received assistance under the Provincial SEF 2019: Laptop with accessories-Lala NHS, LDN Prov. Sci. HS, Pantar NHS, Lala Proper IS, Salvador NHS, LNNCHS, Teofila Quibranza NHS, Diego H. Patigayon NHS, Marcela Mabanta NHS, Maigo NHS, Kapatagan NHS, OHSP Coordinator, Geronima Cabrera NHS, Placida Mequiabas NHS, Linamon NHS, Kapatagan, Lala, Munai, Magsaysay, Tangcal, Lala, Baroy, Bacolod, Pantar, Kolambugan, Balo-i, and Maigo. P50,000.00 for School Building Program-Kauswagan ES, SND; Robocon ES, Bel-is ES, Saavedra ES, Somiorang Primary School, Matampay Bucana ES, Pinpin ES, Bacolod Central IS, Masibay HS Annex, Antonio Lim Sr. ES, Pedro B. Liwanag Memorial School ES, Lala Proper IS, Bansarvil NHS, Matampay IS, Patudan ES, Teofilo Morales Sr. Memorial ES, Panoloon NHS, and for construction materials-Lanipao Central School. Big Books for Learning Resource Management and Development System, and Various equipment for Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (Riso Machine with ink, Printers with ink, Graphic Tablet, Laptop Acer, Heavy, Duty Comb Ring Binding Machine, 10 Boxes Comb Binding Ring, 75 Boxes Long Bond Paper, 80 Boxes A4 Bond Paper and 50 reams A3 Bond Paper.

On behalf of Schools Division Superintendent Edilberto L. Oplenaria, Ms. Connie A. Emborong, EPS/LRMDS Manager, thanked the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte for the continuous assistance extended to Department of Education in the province through the kindness and active support of Governor Angging, the two District Representatives, 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, and the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan chaired by Vice Governor Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ N. Atay.

The turnover was held in Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod, on December 18, 2019. PIO-LDN