In support of the national actions in eradicating the scourge of communists groups in the country, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte (PGLDN), spearheaded by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo, together with the key officials of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) including various Municipal Mayors and the Provincial DILG office gathered through an online platform for the Provincial Task Force Levelling Session.
 
The leveling session mainly aims to further spread factual information concerning the background and history of the insurgency of the local communist group in the region in line with Executive Order No. 70 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for a ‘Whole-of-Nation Approach”.
 
One of the essential points presented during the meeting was the Orientation for Parents, Teachers, and Civil Servants on CPP – NDF- NPA in recruiting the youths/children. Furthermore, several programs were also presented in the session by the Region X DILG, in which the Retooled Community Support Program was included.
 
As the Chairperson of the Provincial Taskforce on ELCAC, Governor Angging, in her welcome address, extended her gratitude to the support of the National Government and all related agencies in sustaining peace and development in the country, specifically in the province of Lanao del Norte.
 
“As a local government unit, we strive to contribute to the intents of EO 70. Being at the frontline, the LGUs indeed play a vital role in the Whole-of-Nation Approach of President Duterte to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace.” Governor Angging said.
 
Moreover, the DILG-X Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe expressed his appreciation to all the Local Government Units in Lanao del Norte and encouraged to intensify the collaborative efforts with the National Government and to ensure to empower efficient public service to address the insurgency of CPP – NDF- NPA especially amid the health crisis brought by the pandemic.
 
Governor Angging presented the ELCAC updates, including the accomplishments and concerns raised during the PPOC. The active Chairperson of the Provincial Taskforce on ELCAC also points out the established Situational Awareness and Knowledge Management as well as the Peace Law Enforcement and Development Support and the Livelihood and Poverty Programs in the province of Lanao del Norte to alleviate the lives and to deliver equitable services to the people.
 
Governor Angging was joined by Col. Rey Alemania, Maj. Rolly Jesson Melendrez and Ms. Annecita Lendio of the Provincial Planning and Development Office at the Governor’s Conference Room, Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan Tubod. PIO-LDN