Members of the Provincial Development Council in the Province of Lanao del Norte convenes for the 2nd Council Meeting for 2020 and the 14th under the term of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo at Macapagal Training Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod on July 8, 2020.

Governor Angging in her opening statement sincerely thanked the Municipal Mayors for the continuous support extended to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, as esteemed partners in sustaining the common goal, that is to protect the health and security of the constituents against the threat posed by COVID-19, as well as actively initiating and implementing strategic measures through the Executive Orders of the Provincial Government in accordance with the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and health protocols established by the Department of Health.

The agenda of the 2nd Council Meeting is to present to the members the Supplemental Annual Investment Program No. 2 re: Bayanihan Grant to Provinces, the Supplemental Annual Investment Program No. 3 (Sourced out from the General Fund), and the Realignment of 20% Development Fund Balances.

The Provincial Chief Executive said that due to the pandemic, the Provincial Government has to utilize some of the funds allocated to other projects, programs, and activities that are not necessary to be implemented for the time being in order to address issues and concerns that need immediate actions in sustaining the fight against COVID-19.

For the Bayanihan Grant to Provinces approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, which gave a one-half (1/2) of the one month FY 2020 Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte diligently used the said grant to finance and procure the following: Personal Protective Equipment; Reagents and Kits for COVID-19 Testing; Medicines and Vitamins; Hospital and Medical Supplies; Repair of Old Kapatagan Provincial Hospital (Isolation Facility); Food for Medical Personnel at the Isolation Facility; Construction of Quarantine Facility at Mindanao Civic Center Stadium; Procurement of Hospital, and Medical and Laboratory Equipment.

Governor Angging was happy to see the presence of the Municipal Mayors of Kolambugan, Baroy, Magsaysay, Tagoloan, Lala, and Tubod, to personally hear and expressed their approval to the actions initiated by the Provincial Government based on the report of the Council’s Secretary Engr. Anecita R. Lendio.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the leadership of Governor Angging has established measures in managing the COVID-19 health crisis, and one of which is the active coordination with the Municipal Government Units in the province. PIO-LDN