TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Sangguniang Bayan members from the different municipalities of Lanao del Norte convened for the Provincial Councilors League (PCL) General Assembly, Thursday April 21, 2022, at the Mindanao Civic Center Gym, Sagadan, Tubod.
With the theme “PCL, magkaisa sama-sama labanan ang pandemya (COVID-19)”, the event was made possible through the efforts of the PCL-LDN officers headed by Provincial Federation President Board Member Gilbert ‘Dodo’ Lacida Jr. and the office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Present during the event were Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo, 1st District Representative Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, former Provincial Administrator Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo, Vice Governor Maria Christina ‘Cristy’ Atay, and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members and aspirants.
BM Lacida, in his speech, emphasized the importance of the councilors in policymaking and serving the general public, especially amidst the pandemic, and said, “It is through teamwork, honesty, and compassion that we have accomplished this much.”
Governor Dimaporo congratulated all the councilors for the job well done and reminded them of their duties and responsibilities as members of the legislative body.
“Let us pray that your next PCL president will surpass the capabilities of BM Lacida and make an even greater work,” Governor Dimaporo said.
PCL National Chairman Danilo C. Dayanghirang sent a video message of well-wishes to the councilors, while PCL Northern Mindanao Vice Chairman Eduardo C. Cebedo personally graced the event and talked about the benefits of good standing councilors as members of the PCL.
The event was also a great opportunity to award the ‘graduating’ members who completed their three (3) terms or nine (9) years of service as councilors.
As a parting message, DILG-LDN Provincial Director Bruce Colao, CESO V spoke to encourage all reelectionists to work hard, and said, “As members of the Sanggunian, may you always provide dedicated and competent service in light of the Mandanas-Garcia Ruling implementation in 2022 to ensure that the required plans of the LGUs are accomplished.” PIO-LDN