TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Some ten (10) families from Barangay Poblacion, Kapatagan affected by a fire on December 24, 2021, received Php20,000 cash assistance from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte.
 
Annabelle Mendez, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, distributed the checks to the fire victims and said, “Kahibalo mi na mga negosyante mo. On behalf sa atoang Governor, gamay rana siya pero makatabang ni sa inyong panginabuhi. Life must go on!”
(We know that you’re business people. On behalf of our Governor, it’s a small amount, but it can already help you in your livelihood. Life must go on!)
 
Luckily, no injuries were reported during the fire that broke out a day before Christmas.
 
Norhata Ansar, 35, one of the victims and recipient of the cash assistance, said, “Pasalamat ragyud mi kay walay nasakitan sa akong pamilya sa sunog. Kaning gihatag sa province, dako nani nga tabang para maka sugod og balik, maka puhunan balik kay back to zero gyud mi.”
 
(We are so thankful that no one in my family was hurt by the fire. This assistance provided by the province is a big help to be able to start again and be able to invest back because we are really back to zero.)
The distribution of checks was conducted at the Arsenio A Quibranza Building lobby, Provincial Capitol, Pigcarangan, Tubod town. PIO-LDN