On August 25, 2020, Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo officially led the turnover ceremony of six (6) Patient Transport Vehicles to the Chief of Provincial Hospitals of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte Provincial Hospital in Baroy, Kolambugan, Kauswagan, and Balo-i, held in front of Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center.

These 6 Patient Transport Vehicles was made possible through the Provincial Health Office under the supervision of Dr. Teresa Reponte by actively availing the program of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.

Through constant communication and a good working relationship with PCSO Northern Mindanao in the person of Ms. Divine Salvacion, the Province of Lanao del Norte is grateful to be a recipient of these patient transport vehicles.

The vehicles can be used immediately by our Provincial Hospitals, compared to an ambulance that further needs licenses and other equipment.

It was on July 15, 2020, PCSO Northern Mindanao informed Dr. Reponte of the availability of the vehicles and instantaneously relayed the information to the Governor, and ordered the Provincial Legal Office to prepare necessary documents to comply with the requirements of the PCSO and with the active support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan by passing a Resolution to support the endeavor of the Provincial Health Office, and all pertinent documents were submitted to the PCSO National Office through the advice of PCSO Northern Mindanao.

And on July 31, 2020, the documents were seamlessly submitted and days later received confirmation from PCSO National Office that the vehicles are now ready for pick-up at Nissan, and thanks to the Office Staff of 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo for facilitating the transport of these vehicles to the province.

These transport vehicles are essential to the Provincial Hospitals in their day to day operations and will greatly benefit the constituents of the Province of Lanao del Norte.

Governor Angging expressed her gratitude to PCSO Vice-Chairperson & General Manager ROYINA MARZA-GARMA for including the Province of Lanao del Norte as one of the recipients. These additional vehicles will be helpful in the implementation of Universal Health Care as one of the pilot provinces in the country.

Moreover, Governor Angging sincerely thanked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his unwavering support to the programs of the Provincial Government, especially in improving the health care services, as well as to Senator Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go for actively responding to the request of the Provincial Chief Executive.

Governor Angging reminded the Chief of Provincial Hospitals to take care of this significant assistance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and to demonstrated that all assistance extended by the Agencies of the National Government are taken cared-of and above all, it will efficiently and effectively serve its purpose.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and the two Congressional District Offices of 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and the father of peace and development, 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, are continuously finding ways to deliver quality services and improve the lives of the constituents of the Province of Lanao del Norte in partnership and coordination with the National Government Agencies and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations in the region. PIO-LDN