The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte greatly considers the importance of bringing back the vibrant local economy after months of lockdown, with this through the Provincial Cooperative Office, a two (2) day Workshop cum Assessment was organized to reassess and evaluate the status of Producer Cooperatives, such as farmers’ cooperatives growing crops, weavers, and the likes that undertakes joint production whether agricultural or industrial.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member Honorable Reinario B. Bihag, the Chairman Committee on Agriculture and Cooperatives, on behalf of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo, thanked the participants for attending the activity solely organized to provide and introduce methods and marketing strategies in promoting and selling products and services not only here in the province, but throughout the region and the country, one by taking advantage of the power of the internet by using social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram.

Honorable Bihag also extends his appreciation to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry for facilitating the activity and by responding to all request made by the Provincial Government, and as esteemed partners in addressing issues, concerns, and the needs of the people, including Producer Cooperatives, especially at these trying times.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte under the leadership of Governor Angging incessantly addresses issues and concerns not only in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 for the safety and health of the general public but initiating measures that will gradually bring the local economy back to its previous state, while embracing the new normal, one of the vital points in the recovery plan of the Provincial Government.

Ms. Minda V. Regis, the Provincial Cooperative Officer, assures the participants that the Provincial Government will extend all necessary assistance to their cooperatives, which Mr. John Clifford Fernan of DTI, shared the same thoughts and guarantees that DTI remains committed of helping local producers and businesses to survive this current health crisis.

Through the leadership of Governor Angging and the unwavering support of 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, and the Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan chaired by Vice Governor Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ N. Atay, the Provincial Government despite the challenges at hand is continuously delivering efficient and effective government services to the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.”

The activity was held at Macapagal Training Center, Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center compound, Pigcarangan, Tubod, from September 15 to 16, 2020. PIO-LDN