The People of the Municipality of Magsaysay concluded its weeklong celebration of its town fiesta on May 23, 2017. Fireworks were set to welcome the guests and for the people to enjoy by starting the day with a bang, a triple celebration of its 52nd Foundation Day, 21st Araw ng Magsaysay and the 18th Nyogan Festival. Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza-Dimaporo joined the celebration on behalf of our Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, where she shared an inspiring message to the people the importance of working together in achieving peace and unity for the development of the whole province of Lanao del Norte.
“Thankfully to our leaders running this Municipality, we can see everybody working together and it is in-line also sa atong mga leaders sa Provincial level, that is why we work closely with our Municipal Mayors because we see the same vision that they see when it comes to peace progress and unity in the Province of Lanao del Norte”, Ms. Sittie Aminah said during her speech.
Days ago, on May 19, 2017, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo personally delivered the frontline services of the Provincial Government through Alagang Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo: Especial Mass Based Program to the people of Magsaysay and was received warmly by Mayor Azisah Omar. The free basic services were availed by the people such as medical and dental check-up, distribution of tree saplings to farmers, and vaccination of domesticated animals to name a few. “Bringing the Government Closer to the People” is the maxim that drives the Provincial Government to continuously serve the people of the province.
One of the highlights of the celebration is The Nyogan Festival; this event is celebrated every 23rd of May each year. This festival was first celebrated in the year 1997 with the following objectives of Promoting the Potentiality of the Municipality in Coconut Production; Promoting and Developing the Coconut Industry for Tourism; Establishing the Municipality’s Identity from that of other Municipalities within and outside the Province of Lanao del Norte; and Promoting Peace and Unity of God-loving people in spite of cultural diversities.
In this annual festivity, the Municipality of Magsaysay organize a competition where participants will flaunt indigenous colourful costumes made of coconut (nyog) and dances their way in front of the guests and residents in giving thanks for the year’s bountiful harvest. Other scheduled activities in this weeklong celebration is the Boxing Match, the Off Road 4×4, Motocross, Trade Fares and the much anticipated Miss Magsaysay.
Vice Mayor Wilson Patarlas was grateful to Mayor Azisah Omar for her leadership that made the festivity a success and continued to express his gratitude to Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo through Ms. Sittie Aminah for the support extended to the local government of the Municipality of Magsaysay. PIO-LDN