As the Chairperson of the four councils, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo leads the joint meetings of the Provincial Development Council (PDC), Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Provincial Anti-Illegal Drug Abuse Council (PADAC), and Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) held virtually on November 23, 2021.
The Provincial Chief Executive commends the efforts and hard work of all members of the four councils in sustaining peace and order in the province. “After years of considerable hardships and tremendous effort, we can say that we have successfully maintained the peace and order of our province and performed our respective duties. However, there are some tasks that we have committed ourselves addressing that will take more time to complete. ” Governor Dimaporo said.
Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo took the opportunity to convey his thanks to all who greeted him on his birthday. In his message Cong. Dimaporo also reminded everyone of the importance of having such a gathering to emphasize the importance of Vision 2040. “With this, we should create innovative plans on alleviating poverty within our constituents,” Cong. Dimaporo added.
The 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, led by Col. Rey Alemania Jr., deliberated the security updates in the province and cited different assessments from their field operation. Various groups and names were mentioned, which lay in some hinterland municipalities in the area, and stated, “We will continue to conduct Focus Military operation at the hinterland of the province to prevent the encroachment of DI-MG in the AOR.”
As to the report of the PNP – LDN through its Operation Officer, PLtCol Rodolfo Dongiapon, the crime incidents in the province remained very low, which can be manifested in the group’s campaign against illegal drugs. Mr. Davidson Aranton of PDEA also presented the increasing number of drug-free barangays in the barangays. As of October 25, out of 461 barangays, there are 77.02% were declared cleared.
“We are thankful for the support of every LGUs and the Provincial Government; we have assessed and declared many newly drug-free barangays in the province. ” Mr. Aranton answered.
The meeting also paved the way to discuss further the devolution transition plan for implementing the Mandanas-Garcia ruling next year to foster the alignment of priorities and complementation of resources. In line with this, the breakdown of Investment of Fund source (35% External, 65% General) and the investment of every sector for CY 2022, which is 48% Economic services, 27% General Services, and 25% for Social Services.
The council also had the opportunity to discuss the issue regarding the illegal sale of petroleum to communities.
“This issue mostly concerns the DOE, with the LPCC, they have also authorized the Municipal Treasurer for this. But, with the PENRO, we will also conduct an investigation on our part to address the issue”. Ms. Maria Lourdes Tiongco of DTI stated.
To address the issue concerning the Liangan-Lipatan River Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve (LLRMSFR) issue, the newly appointed PENRO, Mr. Samer Ambola, discusses the salient features and importance of the LLRMSFR.PENRO’s presentation also involves different ideas on preserving and protecting the said river’s marine life, which can be a strong potential for another tourism spot in the province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN