Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo graced the opening of a world class tourism destination, the Jardin de Rachma and Eco-Tourism Park held recently in barangay Poblacion, Magsaysay town.
The event was attended by various officials of the Municipality of Magsaysay headed by Municipal Mayor Hon. Haron D. Omar, Sr., Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Provincial Director, Dir. Bruce A. Colao, Vice Governor Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ N. Atay, OIC- Provincial Tourism Officer, Alerma Grace Yorong, and the former Provincial Administrator, Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo.
Governor Dimaporo also turned over the Magsaysay Tourism Multi-Purpose Hall with the presence of multi-stakeholders.
Director Colao, in his message, lauded Gov. Angging for her hard work and dedication in tirelessly serving the people of Lanao del Norte. He also commented that even amidst the pandemic, with the outstanding leadership of Municipal Mayor Omar, Magsaysay thrived and transformed into a beautiful tourist destination that is worthy of being accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
“There will be a lot of development to expect in Magsaysay as we develop agro-tourism.”, Dir. Colao said. Furthermore, Governor Angging talked about how impressive Magsaysay is, including the people and the leaders. According to her, Jardin de Rachma served as the bridge in changing the people’s image of Magsaysay and breaking the perception that Muslim communities of Lanao del Norte are not safe.
The active Governor also reminded that even if tourist destinations are now open and more people are visiting, everything is not back to normal yet, encouraging everyone especially the Local Chief Executives to implement measures that are in line with the guidelines of the National Task Force and the health protocols of the DOH.
Mayor Omar is grateful to Gov. Angging for making Magsaysay a Pilot Municipality for Farm Tourism. The municipal leader showed future development plans of the place and promised his dedication in making the vision of Jardin de Rachma & Eco-Tourism Park possible with the help of his officials and constituents.
During the activity, the Municipality of Magsaysay officials gave Governor Angging a cake and a flower bouquet as advance gifts for her upcoming birthday her support in boosting the tourism of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN