KAUSWAGAN, Lanao del Norte – During the Executive Forum on Peace, Development, and Good Governance meeting facilitated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), eight (8)Municipalities received a marker given by the Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council. This is a form of recognition for their exemplary efforts in successfully being declared as a Drug-Cleared Municipality as certified by the Regional Oversight Committee on Dangerous Drugs (ROCDD) and verified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) – X. These Municipalities were Linamon, Matungao, Magsaysay, Nunungan, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Tangcal, Kolambugan, and Pantao Ragat.
 
At the meeting, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo also announced that these municipalities would receive a cash incentive amounting to Php 30,000, which they could claim at the Provincial Treasurer’s Office.
“I congratulate and thank you for all your actions and support to make your respective communities drug-free. But, I am appealing that these measures must continue even without evaluations. Sustainability is essential for progress and development”, Governor Dimaporo said.
 
Meanwhile, the DILG, through Provincial Director Bruce Colao, also gave certificates to those Municipalities, including the Provincial Government, included for the 2021 Good Financial Housekeeping Passer for the year 2021. Ms. Mary Jean Quibranza, the Cluster Head Officer of LDN-DILG, reminded the Local Chief Executives of their Gender and Development Plan for 2023, due on March 31, 2022.
 
“We need to be more responsible in passing our requirements and documents in exact time. It is good to hear that you got recognized because you comply,” Ms. Quibranza stated.
 
The executive forum was conducted to intensify the common goal of each Local Government Unit towards achieving and sustaining peace, development, and Good Local Governance in the province.
 
“Good governance is integral in sustaining peace if only achieved locally and nationally. Hence, this meeting is timely and crucial to enhance our cooperative division towards long-lasting peace for our respective communities,” Mayor Barry Baguio of Kapatagan, the LDN-LMP President, said.
 
13 out of 22 Local Executives joined the meeting held last February 15, 2022 at Seaside Spectrum in Kauswagan. PIO-LDN