April 1, 2020. The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the leadership of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo initiates by extending assistance to the residents of Barangay Malingao, Municipality of Tubod, after the barangay was declared on total lockdown as a preventive measure to ensure the safety and health of the people due to recent case involving a resident that was confirmed COVID-19 positive last March 29.

On behalf of Governor Angging, Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo, the IMT Deputy Responsible Officer and Provincial Administrator, actively led the distribution of goods right on the doorsteps of each household, simple but important act to sincerely practice social or physical distancing.

Ms. Sittie Aminah, despite the risk, personally supervised the distribution of the goods and handed them to each household together with the members of the Incident Management Team, Malingao Barangay Chairman Leofred Ramonsito Bagol and the dedicated members of Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERTs), the frontliners of Barangay Malingao.

Governor Angging sees the need for the Provincial Government to respond by giving relief goods to the residents and help the Municipal Government of Tubod in its effort to provide the residents of Malingao basic goods for them to stay at home and to discourage the movement of people and follow the strict implementation of the total lockdown.

The lockdown was declared right after the Department of Health Region 10 confirmed the result of a COVID-19 positive patient from Barangay Malingao, right there and then, Municipal Mayor Leoncio C. Bagol, immediately placed the entire barangay on total lockdown to keep safe the residents and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and appealed to all residents not to leave their houses.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte continuously called all the constituents to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously by religiously practicing and observing the recommendations of the Department of Health, such as the proper way of handwashing, frequent use of alcohol or sanitizer, physical or social distancing, the correct way to cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoiding crowded places, wearing face mask, and staying at home, to name a few.