September 14, 2021 – To sustain the peace and order in the Province, together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Arm Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte spearheaded by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo, conducted a Convergence Conference for the Camp Bilal Transformation Joint Task Force through a blended platform.
 
The meeting was also joined by the two active Congressional offices, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo of the 1st District and the father of peace and development, Congressman Abdullah D. Dimaporo of the 2nd District along with DILG-LDN Provincial Director Bruce Colao, Col. Rey Alemania, the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Mechanized Brigade and LtCol. Julius Librada, Commander of the 5th Mechanized Battalion at the Governor’s Conference Room, Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod.
 
As the key facilitator of the said conference, the DILG, through PD Bruce Colao, presented the Framework on the Harmonization and Convergence Approach on the MILF Camp Transformation and Community Development. In relation to this, Col. Alemania also provided updates regarding the status and other strategic processes to implement the said plan.
 
“This Framework is a good start to ensure the development of various Barangays within the area. With this, there is a need also for us to seek further support from other concerned national line agencies to make the integration more successful.” Congressman Khalid said.
 
Governor Angging also informs the group that currently, despite the risk posed by the COVID 19 pandemic, the Provincial Government and other agencies such as DOLE are making ways to extend programs and support to Camp Bilal gradually.
 
“These measures are crucial in maintaining peace and order in the Province. We must not give them funds, but we need to establish a source of food for them and train them how important capital is in developing a business,” said Congressman Abdullah.
 
The meeting became more significant for it was attended by the Ministry’s Deputy Minister on Public Works and Highways of BARMM Engr. Abdul Moamit Tomawis, Mayor Racma Andamama of Munai, Mayor Maminta S. Dimakuta of Tagoloan, Mayor Hadja Fatima M. Tomawis of Tangcal along with the representative from Pakigdait, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators (MPDCs) & DILG Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) of Tangcal, Munai and Tagoloan through an online platform.
 
This convergence conference is relative to the PPOC Resolution No.4, series of 2021 that seeks to harmonize the MILF Community with the Local Government Unit Development Plans. The Framework will be further endorsed to the Council to intensify and strengthen the processes needed to accomplish the said development plan to provide immediate help to all the communities in the Province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN