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Gov. Angging Dimaporo leads frontline-services to Pantar


PANTAR, Lanao del Norte — Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza Dimaporo led various frontliners of the provincial government to this town, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in an effort to bring the provincial government closer to the people.

Dubbed as Espesyal Mass-based Program (EMBP), Alagang IQD, which stand for the lady governor’s complete name “Imelda Quibranza Dimaporo,” the program tags the different services of the provincial government to visit the towns of Lanao del Norte and offer their services to the people, ranging from social work to education to health, among others.

“Nakita niyo naman masayang masaya ang mga constituents natin. Napakalaki ng pasasalamat ng mga taga-Pantar dahil yung mga kinakailangan ng mga taga-Pantar na puntahan sa probinsya, eh ang probinsya na ang pumunta dito. So, napakalaki na ng tulong na yun,” Pantar Mayor Mohammad Exchan G. Limbona said.

“Wala naman pong maraming concerns. Dito naman sa Pantar inaantay lang nating ang mga initiatives ng governor natin na si Gov. Angging (Dimaporo),” Mayor Limbona said when asked about the concerns of his townsfolk.

Gov. Dimaporo said, “This is the program wherein we are bringing the province closer to the people. At nakita na ninyo, we have with us the different departments and, including our partners the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) na naghatag pud ug ayuda, their services, also to the community.”

“This is the second. The first was in Tagoloan, and its very successful. Amu jud nah (services) gipaabot sa ilaha. Dili kinahanglan nga sila pa muduol nato. I guess, the next visit will be in the Second District of the province,” she said.

The same program will be held in all the 22 towns in the province, she assured.

“Of course, I am very thankful in spite of sa akong kaabang kaddong niaging piniliay — na ilahang igsuon, ilahang kadugo — but in spite of that because of the leadership of Mayor Exchan nidaug kita diri sa lungsod sa Pantar, and I am very thankful for that. Ug mao na gisuklian jud nato sila ug serbisyo nga kinasing-kasing kay ang among pagdala nga pamolitika dinhi sa Lanao del Norte dili man ang amoang personal interest kun dili alang sa kaayuhan sa katawhan,” Gov. Dimaporo said.

Prior to visiting Pantar, Gov. Dimaporo graced the distribution of corn seeds for farmer-beneficiaries affected by the El Nino phenomenon.

The program was an offshoot of then Gov. Khalid Dimaporo’s declaration, through the legislative branch, of some towns in the province to be in a state of calamity due to the wheather phenomenon.

“There were 14 municipalities affected, and na-download na sa province, and after the bidding (process), the seeds arrived yesterday (Nov. 10) and “we immediately released them to the beneficiaries,” Gov. Dimaporo said. (Cheng Ordonez/PIO-PLDN)


Zubiri, Dimaporo hold joint RDC, PDC consultation-meeting in Lanao del Norte

photo-zubiriTUBOD, Lanao de Norte — Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo hosted the conduct of the Joint Consultation-Meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Provincial Development Council of Lanao del Norte in the Formulation of the Regional Development Plan for 2017-2022, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 206, at the MCC Gymnasium, Sagadan, here.

RDC chairman and Bukidnon Governor Jose Zubiri Jr. presided over the joint consultation meeting alongside Lanao del Norte Gov. Quibranza-Dimaporo.

Zubiri said this is the second province he has held series of joint consultation-meetings region-wide. The first was held in Misamis Occidental province last Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Joining Governors Zubiri and Dimaporo were Lanao del Norte 1st District Representative Abdullah “Bobby” Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo, RDC vice chairperson and National Economic Development Authority, Regional Office 10 (NEDA 10) Regional Director Leon Dacanay, along with Executive Assistant IV Sittie Aminah Dimaporo, among others.

“What we did here is the first to happen. In the past, the RDC meetings are done once every three months; and, what really happened was the projects (submitted for approval) were actually from Manila and merely approved here in the local level. But, this time it’s different,” Zubiri said.

Zubiri said all the local concerns are culled and be taken up directly by the RDC and then to the Office of the President.

Zubiri has vowed to bring the consolidated concerns of all the five provinces in Northern Mindanao himself direct to President Rodrigo Duterte, even before he submits the same to the NEDA to make sure that he can tell Duterte that he has fulfilled his vow to bring the concerns of his region up for the President’s endorsement.

“We’ve been dreaming of this for quite some time. We wanted to, at least, be given our proper share in the income that is derived from our region. But, it was never, never done. It is only now that we have (the chance). God’s will that the president is from Mindanao,” Zubiri said, “and he promised to help us,” he added.

Governor Dimaporo, for her part, said the meeting was attended by most of the mayors in the province, board members and line agency officials who take part in consolidating the concerns of the province.

Gov. Dimaporo said President Duterte being a former local chief executive can easily understand the concerns of the local government units in the towns and provinces, even as she said that she strongly believes in the leadership of Gov. Zubiri, as chair of the RDC, in providing the avenue to resolved their concerns.

Gov. Dimaporo singled out the Panguil Bay Bridge as among the projects she wanted to see through. “It’s been long decades — the Panguil Bay Bridge. Dugay na nah. I was governor then. The FS (feasibility study) was submitted by Abdullah (Rep. Bobby Dimaporo) when he was governor.

And then, sa ako nga panahon (during my term) i was the one who lobbied for that. In fact, naa nay pondo (there is a fund for that), but naudlot lang ba (it was stymied). And, I am hoping, because (Public Works and Highway) Sec. Mark Villar — we had a meeting with the governors and he was our guest — and I followed it up with him. He told me naa jud pondo (there is really fund). The site man gud, wala pa siya na-identify. There are two (sites for the footbridge), pero wala pay decision (but there has been no decision yet as to which
of the two sites), said Gov. Dimaporo.

After the presentation of the provincial situation and challenges by Gov. Dimaporo, the participants proceeded with the simultaneous sectoral workshop and plenary/presentation of outputs. By CHENG ORDONEZ


Gov. Dimaporo mulls dev’t of Mt. Torong-Torong for tourism


THE Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte has set its eyes on Mount Torong-Torong as the next area for development due the potentials it has on tourism.

Mt. Torong-Torong is known for its grandeur, exemplified by the summit overlooking the Panguil Bay.

Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo said the mountain is a potential site for tourism development, including the putting up of a zip line and other tourist attractions.

Mt. Torong-Torong lies between the municipalities of Tubod and Kolambugan, encompassing, as well, a small portion of Magsaysay town. It has an estimated elevation of 2,500 to 3,000 feet above sea level.

Lanao del norte 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimaporo said Mt. Torong-Torong was already eyed on in the past as a tourism potential and for development with the help of surrounding

Gov. Dimaporo said people may anticipate that coming along with boosted tourism are more jobs and income-generating opportunities for the residents living near Mt. Torong-Torong. (PIO-PLDN)

GO Negosyo Centers set up in LDN towns

gonegosyoGO Negosyo Centers are gateways for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Lanao del Norte with a  promise for an easier access to Department of Trade and Industry’s answers to questions and

At least, two centers were opened in Lanao del Norte, particularly in the municipalities of Kapatagan and Lala, which were made possible through the help of the Department of Trade and Industry and the
office of Senator Bam Aquino.

These centers serve as a one-stop shops that offer advisory, business registration assistance, business information and advocacy.

Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director Linda Boniao said the location of the GO Negosyo Center in Kapatagan was strategically selected by local government officials since it is at the center of
the marketplace of the town.

Mayor Barry Baguio said the center was conceptualized by former Mayor Benjie Baguio and he carried it on, as he was supportive of te former local chief executive and his projects, even as he hopes to fully
utilize the center for the betterment of Kapatagan. (PIO-PGLDN)

Ms. Earth exposure seen to boost Lanao Norte tourism


Mount Torong-Torong, Lanao del Norte — The visit of the 10 of Ms. Earth candidates to this province will further promote the local tourism industry, even as it is perceived to boost peace and security in the area.

The candidates were here for two days to immerse themselves in the Filipino culture and see and experience the country’s beauty.

The Miss Earth candidates who visited Lanao del Norte were Maja Ana Strnad of Slovenia; Janelle Nicholas, New Zealand; Tatiana Ovcinicova, Moldova; Rashini Khati, Nepal; Carole Kahwagi, Lebanon; Denice Frigo, Italy; Maria Rosta, Cyprus; Ambereen Yasmine, Mauritius; Dimanthi Edirirathne and Natali Rantisi of Palestine.

Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo said the visit of the Ms. Earth 2016 beauties coincides with the thrust of the province which packaged itself as “The Land of Bounty and Beauty.”

“We are honored by Ms. Earth 2016 candidates who took the time out to visit us. I hope that this is just the start of putting Lanao del Norte on the map as a prime tourist destination,” Dimaporo said.

She said the visit will help Lanao del Norte shed off the tag of being a conflict-ridden area, because of incidents of fighting in the past.

The province, she added, has many tourist spots that it can be proud of.

During their two-day stay here, the candidates dropped by some of the province’s interesting sites such as Tinago Falls and helped local government officials plant trees in Mt. Torong-Torong.

The ladies also joined the coastal clean-up in the town of Sultan Naga Dimaporo.

Other Miss Earth 2016 candidates visited Davao City, where the coronation will take place, and Iligan, among other areas in Mindanao.

Dimaporo said Lanao del Norte is aiming to be a regular venue of PBA games in Mindanao.

Lanao del Norte also boasts of being the “Motocross Capital of the Philippines” for hosting a number of motocross events in the past. – by Camcer Ordonez Imam

Gov. Angging Dimaporo relaunches personalized mass-based program


TUBOD, Lanao del Norte — Alagang IQD Especial Mass Based Program (EMBP), with the theme “Bringing the Government Closer to the People,” is back with the re-launching of the personalized-program by Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, held on October 13, 2016, at theMunicipality of Tagoloan, this province.

The lady governor was assisted by Tagoloan Mayor Maminta “Mighty” S. Dimakuta along with the officials and staff of the various offices of the Provincial Government, such as the Provincial Engineering Office, Provincial Information Office, Provincial Community Affair’s Office, Armed Forces of The Philippines / Philippine National Police, Provincial Health Office, Provincial Agriculture’s Office, Provincial Social Welfare & Development Office, Provincial Population Office, Provincial Veterinary Office and Provincial Environment & Natural Recourses Office.

Alagang IQD EMBP aims to provide health management, social services, technology demonstration, technical advice, quality seeds, animal health medication and medical-dental check-ups to the province’s constituents.

At the launching program, Gov. Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo emphasized that Alagang IQD EMBP is here and the provincial government’s way of bringing the much needed services of the government to the people holistically, hence, the participation of various government agencies in the program.

Local, provincial and national government agencies bound themselves to deliver the services through the Alagang IQD EMBP, even as demonstrations, symposium and other services occupied the day of the constituents during the re-launching of the mass-based program. (PIO-PLDN)

PNP, Barangay Council launch ‘Marandinganos Ayaw sa Droga’


MARANDING, Lanao del Norte — Officials and staff of the Lanao del Norte Police Provincial Office (PPO) have been fulfilling their duties running after drug users and dealers in this province with high morale, following the support given by the Barangay Maranding through the “Marandinganos Ayaw sa Droga,” recently.

Marandinganos Ayaw sa Droga or MAD is an anti-drug advocacy and addiction recovery program of Barangay Maranding in Lala, Lanao del Norte.

MAD was launched by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Barangay Council of Maranding to provide assistance to drug users who surrendered through Tok-Hang (portmanteau for Cebuano words, toktok (knock) and hangyo (persuade) program of the PNP.

Maranding Barangay Chairman Myrna Yap Undag and the barangay council launched the project in line with the new administration’s project “Double Barrel” and “Oplan Tokhang”  to rid the country of illegal
drugs trade and improve the lives of those influenced by illegal drugs.

Board member Cesar “Poloy” Yap Jr. Informed those who surrendered during the launching of the event, last August 11, to take the recovery program seriously and cooperate with the authorities towards their full recovery, even as they asked them to vow never to engage in illegal drugs again. Public security and law enforcement has been in the forefront of the Duterte’s administration program against criminality, threatening all illegal-drugs-related personality to stop their activities or there face the full force of the government. (PIO-PLDN)