The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte headed by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo recently turned-over Assistance for the Rehabilitation and Management of Fish Sanctuaries under Fishery Resources Management and Development to ten (10) beneficiaries from the different municipalities in Lanao Del Norte.
 
With a total project cost of Php802,500 , the turn-over ceremony was organized by the Provincial Agricultures Office spearheaded by Ms. Letecia Ditucalan and it was attended by various Municipal Agriculture Officers and representatives from Baroy, Lala, Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND), Bacolod, Kauswagan, Kolambugan, Maigo, and Kapatagan. To collectively and formally accept the materials, the beneficiating Association’s Chairman, Secretaries and treasurers were also present in the ceremony.
 
Governor Angging genuinely appreciates the efforts of the Provincial Agriculture’s Office through the initiative of Ms. Letecia Ditucalan and the constant support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan chaired by Vice Governor Maria Cristy Atay, in proactively executing different programs for the Fish Sanctuaries in the province.
 
Additionally, Governor Annging asked the help of every association to be more responsible with the materials entrusted to them while taking good care with our ocean and sincerely appealed to everyone to still follow standard health protocols to keep themselves and their family safe from the unseen enemy, the COVID-19.
 
“The main means of livelihood in our province is from agriculture and fishing. However, it is sad to say that nowadays, our oceans are getting shallower compared to before due to soil erosions and irresponsible garbage disposal of many people. Our sea became more polluted which is very alarming, for it may affect our food consumption in the future and even our health. With that, we need to work all together to protect our environment and our source of living”, Governor Angging said.
 
As the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Hon. Reinario Bihag was also present in the remarkable event wherein he encourages all the fishing associations to constantly support all the activities of the Provincial Government and to be more accountable in managing their organization to sustain and achieve success.
 
Moreover, Ms. Ditucalan also challenged all the fishermen in her message stating that through the help of the government in renovating the fish sanctuaries, they can exponentially increase the supply of fishes 5 times in the province to meet the demand of every individual in the future. In line with that, she also extends her sincere gratitude to the incessant support of the PGLDN through Governor Angging together with the two active District Representatives, Congressman Mohalid Khalid Q. Dimaporo of the 1st district and Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo, the father of the province and the Congressman of the 2nd District of Lanao del Norte.
 
PGLDN turned-over eight (8) fishing materials to the 10 fisherfolks association namely the (1) Pandanan Talaba Fisherfolks Association of SND, (2) Darumawang Bucana of Lala, (3) Binuni Tagolinaw Fisherfolks Association of Bacolod, (4) MFARMC of Maigo, (5) Samahang Mananaggat ng Kulasihan ng Maigo, (6) Hukbong Mandaragat ng Riverside Association of Kolambugan, (7) Fisherfolks Stakeholders Association from Raw-an Point Baroy, (8) Barangay Poblacion of Kauswagan, (9) Bangaan Fisherfolks Association of SND and lastly (10) the Lapinig Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Kapatagan.
 
The sectors were very grateful for the materials and assistance given by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte. Governor Angging assures the fisherfolks association for the continuous support of the PGLDN to sustain the development of all people in the province.
 
“Despite the challenges and difficulties brought by this pandemic, our cooperation and teamwork are very important. If we work all together, we will not experience hunger”, Governor Angging added. PIO-LDN