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Governor Angging Active in Handing Over Various Projects

Governor Angging Active in Handing Over Various Projects.

The various projects of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo for the Land of Beauty and Bounty never seem to slow down. School buildings, Barangay Session Hall, Barangay Multipurpose Buildings, Evacuation Centers and the list goes on. Some of these projects started when the lady Governor was then the 1st District Representative of Lanao del Norte and she continue to deliver her promises up to this very moment. Projects such as these were given priority by Governor Angging to ensure fast and efficient public services are made available to the constituents of Lanao del Norte. This is true with the two Congressional Districts of the province. 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo coordinates with the Provincial Government to push forward all development projects that would certainly benefit the people.

For the past weeks Governor Angging is active in handing over these projects to intended recipients. In the municipality of Tubod, Barangay San Antonio Chairman Ruben Sevilla is grateful to the Governor when San Antonio received the new Barangay Session Hall, the chairman could not thank enough the sincerity and dedication of Governor Angging. According to the chairman, the new session hall will not only serve as the center of the barangay but also the landmark of good public service.

Two classrooms were also handed over by Governor Angging to Barangay Masibay of Nunungan. Hadja Bae Sittie Aminah Bayao, Barangay Chairperson of Masibay was glad to accept these two elementary classrooms in the presence of Nunungan Municipal Mayor Marcos Mamay. The Governor also revealed that soon a high school annex will rise in Barangay Masibay for the students of the barangay and nearby areas.

In addition, Barangay Santo Niño and Barangay Pualas of Tubod formally accepted the Multi-Purpose Hall and Barangay Office, respectively. Governor Angging delivered her promise to the barangays who are committed in serving its residents. The Provincial Governor sees how important are these facilities in performing their duties as servants of the people.

The continuous drive of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo along with 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo in serving the people of Lanao del Norte is seen all throughout the province of Lanao del Norte. Unity, understanding and respect are the core values that the people lived for years in maintaining the peace and order and further advance the development and progress of the peaceful province of Lanao del Norte. PIO-LDN

Lanao del Norte named Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

Lanao del Norte named Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Cagayan de Oro City – On August 10, 2017, The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of the Province of Lanao del Norte proudly received the First Place Award in the National Disaster Resiliency Month-Culmination of Gawad Kalasag Awarding Ceremony held in the city. The Province won the 2nd Class Provincial Level for Region 10 against the Provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental and Oriental. The relentless effort of the PDRRMO-Lanao del Norte paid off as they were recognized for their dedication and their professionalism in keeping Lanao del Norte ever ready when disaster or calamity strikes.

The governance of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo prepares Lanao del Norte by integrating all emergency response units of all municipalities through series of emergency response trainings. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office conducted these trainings available to all members of the community.

Men from PDRRMO coordinate with the members of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to empower the men and women of each community by imparting them with enough knowledge and skills in order for them to respond to any emergency situation within their community.

The exemplary performance of PDRRMO-Lanao del Norte in implementing the DRRM-CCA programs in the province for the year 2016 which covers the four thematic areas (Kamalayan sa Kahandaan, Katumbas ay Kaligtasan). The Office is proactively advancing the capacity and awareness to impending threat of calamity by staging trainings on rescue and emergency response in continuous cooperation and collaboration with the local government units of the province. For being proactive, the province becomes safer by strengthening the commitment in ensuring the reduction of disaster risk in the communities.

The resiliency of the people of the province to withstand or recover quickly from any disaster or calamity made easy because of the unity of the residents of the Province of Lanao del Norte and the strong leadership of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

The award was handed over by Chairperson Liza R. Mazo, Regional Director, OCDRO-10 and represented by the men and women of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, headed by OIC, Ramelito B. Tubongbanua with his staff; Roy Joseph N. Secuya, Jeanette D. Calimpusan, Arvin Q. Antonio, Doroteo P. Andrin IV, Charlie G. Gabawa, Arwin D. Miquiabas, Prince Heddi L. Obdina, and Julian S. Ramirez in Mallberry Suites Business Hotel. PIO-LDN

Barangay San Antonio Grateful to Governor Angging

Barangay San Antonio Grateful to Governor Angging.

Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo spearheaded the ribbon cutting for the Turn-over Ceremony of the Evacuation Center in Barangay San Antonio in the Municipality of Tubod. On August 10, 2017, Barangay Captain Ruben Sevilla and Barangay Kagawad Dionisia Buhisan along with other barangay officials assembled to mark this important event.

Barangay Chairman Ruben Sevilla welcomed Governor Angging and expressed his thanks for the 2 million peso evacuation center for the people of the barangay. The Chairman also stated that this was not the only time that the Governor showed her concern as public servant. Barangay San Antonio has also received one important project, the Barangay Session Hall. The Chairman was grateful and glad that with these projects can better serve the people of the barangay.

According to Barangay Kagawad Buhisan, as Governor Angging visited the evacuation center, she noticed that the old Session Hall is already dilapidated and the good Governor with no hesitation offered them paint to make it look new and if there are excess paints use it for the Senior Citizen and Women’s Organization Building. “Papintalan nato aron mahimo na pod siyang bag-o atong pung ipa-repair ang mga guba-guba daghan kaayog salamat Ma’am Angging”, said Barangay Kagawad Dionisia Buhisan

Kagawad Buhisan also took the chance to announce that there will be a lecture and symposium regarding on illegal drugs to be held in the center this coming Saturday. This event is in line with Oplan Sagip Kapatid Program lead by the Municipal Police of Tubod. The people of Barangay San Antonio are thankful to Governor Angging for the attention she has given by providing them the essential facilities for them to use.

 In the words of Governor Angging, “Bahin dinhi sa atoa, sa atong pinanggang lungsod ako nalipay ko nga dinhi sa atong lungsod saTubod bisan paman nga naay mga ginagmay mga petty crimes pero nag malamboon na ang atong Lungsod sa Tubod”.

Governor Angging also shared to the people that the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte shares the same vision with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in bringing prosperity to the people by maintaining peace and order. And, this can be achieved through unity, cooperation and understanding of all residents of the Province of Lanao del Norte, where Muslims and Christians Peacefully Coexist. PIO-LDN

Governor Angging delivers her promise to Barangay Pualas

Governor Angging delivers her promise to Barangay Pualas.

As part of the continuous initiative programs of the Quibranza-Dimaporo, then 1st District Representative and now Governor of the Province of Lanao del Norte, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo made true to her promises of providing the barangays with decent facilities that will be used by the local officials in performing their duties. During her term as Congresswoman, Governor Angging pledged to construct Offices and Multi-Purpose Hall to all the Barangays. One of the barangays who benefited from it is Barangay Pualas. On August 7, 2017 during the ribbon cutting and turn-over ceremony, Barangay Chairman Ruel E. Lozano stated his appreciation to the kindness and sincerity of Governor Angging in his welcome address.

“Pasalamat ta ug dako sa gihatag ni kanhi Congresswoman ug karon Gobernador sa probinsya sa Lanao del Norte nga si Ma’am Angging Quibranza-Dimaporo sa pag hatag ani atong opisina dinhi sa Barangay Pualas pinaagi ni Mayor Leoncio Bagul nga kanhi ABC President dinhi sa Munisipyo sa Tubod” (We are thankful to then Congresswoman and now Provincial Governor of Lanao del Norte, Ma’am Angging Quibranza-Dimaporo for giving us this Office here in Barangay Pualas through Mayor Leoncio Bagul former ABC President of the Municipality of Tubod).

The Chairman narrated the moment when he heard that Congresswoman Angging included Barangay Pualas in her projects; he said that it was a happy moment for himself as a newly elected and first time barangay captain for having such a big project. As first time barangay chairman he has not yet proven himself worthy to the Dimaporo family and for including his barangay it is a great honour and a privilege. The chairman was also proud to mention that the Dimaporo never loss in every election in Barangay Pualas. The residents of Barangay Pualas continue to trust and support the leadership of Governor Angging, 2nd District Congressman Abdullah and 1st District Congressman Khalid. This building will stand as one of the legacies of the Quibranza-Dimaporo in our barangay, said Chairman Lozano.

Former ABC President and current Mayor of the Municipality of Tubod, Mayor Leoncio C. Bagul is grateful to Governor Angging who was not available at that time to grace the event.“Bisan wala siya (Governor Angging) ang iyahang kasing-kasing ug huna-huna nia dinhi. Kay tug-anan lang ta mo sa tinoud ang kining Pualas usa ni sa pinangga giud nga barangay ni Ma’am Angging” (Though Governor Angging is not here personally but her heart and mind is here, I will tell you honestly, Pualas is one of the favourite barangays of Ma’am Angging) said the Mayor.

During her term as the 1st District Representative, Governor Angging focused on constructing buildings and multi-purpose halls. These buildings and multi-purpose halls will be used by the people and the local officials especially when there is a gathering or special event happening in the barangay.

Mayor Leoncio C. Bagul was proud to mention that Governor Angging has so many projects for all the barangays. The dedication and sincerity of Governor Angging in serving the people are visible through the various projects implemented by her administration in partnership with the two Congressional Districts of Lanao del Norte in Bringing the Government Closer to the People. PIO-LDN

Barangay Santo Niño Thankful to Governor Angging

Barangay Santo Niño Thankful to Governor Angging.

Officials of Barangay Santo Niño formally received the Multi-Purpose Hall in a ceremony held on August 8, 2017. The Provincial Governor’s Office-Community Affairs Division (PGO-CAD) facilitated the ribbon cutting and turn-over ceremony in coordination with Barangay Captain Paul Aguinid, Tubod ABC President, Barangay Captain Ryan Cabus and Barangay Councilor Helen C. Alguso. This Multi-Purpose Hall was created during the term of 1st District Representative and now Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

Association of Barangay Captains-President Ryan Cabus, on behalf of the residents of Barangay Santo Niño expressed his gratitude to Governor Angging for the continuous support in granting this important structure. The Multi-Purpose Hall as its name suggests will host number of events or activities of the barangay. According to ABC President Ryan Cabus the presence of other barangay captains in the activity confirms unity and solidarity to the administration of Governor Angging.

“Dako akong pasalamat sa nakita nato nga maayong pamaagi sa ato-ang lider sa probinsya nga si Governor Angging sa paghan-ay sa mga proyekto nga ipang-hatag niya sa mga ka-barangayan, nga walay mga kasakit nga gikan sa dughan sa mga lider sa barangay tungod kay kami tanan ga-tagsa2x ug pasabot nga karong panahuna ang ato-ang angay’ng hatagan ug pagtagad kaning mga barangaya, sa boot pasabot sugod palang sa pagsugod sa pag-mugna ni ini nga proyekto nakabalo na ang tanan nga ang Barangay Santo Niño (formerly Barangay Masulon) garantiyahan ug maong dako nga Multi-Purpose Hall tungod kay gikinahanglan sa katawhan sa taga Masulon”, said ABC President Ryan Cabus.

PGO-CAD Head, Lyndon G. Calica attended the activity on behalf of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, who was in a very important meeting at that time. The Governor through Lyndon Calica sent her warm greetings to the people of Barangay Santo Niño and to all its officials for the unwavering support to all the programs of the Quibranza-Dimaporo. The people was also delighted when they heard from the head of PGO-CAD that concreting of the access road from Malingaw up to their Barangay is currently taking place, this is for the convenience of all residents.

Dako kayo ang pasalamat ni Ma’am Angging sa inyohang suporta sa inyohang pagpaningkamot nga ang mga programa sa ilahang pag-pangatungdanan suportado sa katawhan, kining gi-turn-over karon usa kini ka Multi-Purpose Building daghan magamit pwede nga evacuation center, pwede siya nga gymnasium, pwede siya meetinganan sa mga programa ug uban pang mga kalihokan para sa mga taga barangay Sto. Niño”, Calica said.

Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and her army of gallant public servants of the Provincial Governor’s Office-Community Affairs Division, work tirelessly to serve the constituents of the province by “Bringing the Government Closer to the People”. The Governor made it clear to all provincial employees that serving the people will be the utmost priority of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte.

The unity, understanding and cooperation of all residents will bring the province forward towards development and progress where peace and order are essentials in achieving prosperity for the entire province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN

Fisherfolks of Lanao del Norte receives BFAR 10 various Fishery Livelihood Projects

Fisherfolks of Lanao del Norte receives BFAR 10 various Fishery Livelihood Projects.

The economy of the Province of Lanao del Norte relies mostly on its agriculture and fishing industry. With this God given gift, the provincial and the municipal leaders are in constant collaboration with the national government agencies to sustain the abundance of these products for the benefit of the people of the province and the surrounding cities and provinces. The Department of Agriculture plays a vital role in keeping these products available at all times. The technology and the expertise they impart to the local farmers are essential in sustaining the bounty that the province enjoyed for years. One of its Bureaus which help maintain the fishing industry is the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or BFAR. BFAR Region 10 and through the initiative of 2nd District Representative of Lanao del Norte, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo, implemented various fishery livelihood projects for the fisherfolks of the province. On August 7, 2017 at Barangay Pacita in the Municipality of Lala, BFAR 10 Regional Director Asuncion J. Maputol was thankful to the leaders of the local government units for the support extended to the bureau; the Municipal Mayors, the two District Congressmen and especially to Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo.

Mayor Allan J. Lim of the Municipality of Lala is grateful that the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources decided to build their Regional Training Center in the municipality. The Mayor expressed his concern on the current situation of Panguil Bay which is the fishing ground of the people of Lala, Kapatagan, Baroy, and Tangub. Panguil Bay’s aquatic ecosystem is slowly deteriorating due to malpractices of some fishermen. Before, the province can supply good quality of marine products like crabs, shrimps, tilapia and bangus to other places unlike today the quality differs from the past. According to Mayor Lim, Fishermen must disciplined themselves and prevent any abuses that eventually may cause our own suffering. “We should not only think of today but also the future of our children and our grand children”.

The cooperation of all fishermen is imperative to the success of the programs of the government. The government provided you all the things necessary for you to have a decent livelihood. The Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources’ aid will be useless if you do not help yourselves said the Mayor. He also appealed to BFAR Director Maputol to include in their programs the rehabilitation of Panguil Bay and the dredging of Pacita River to create access to fisherfolks in bringing their fresh catch directly to the fish landing area. Dredging is needed, in times of low tide the river is too shallow that the fishermen could not pass.

Regional Director Asuncion J. Maputol was proud to hand-over the various fishery livelihood projects to all beneficiaries of the eleven coastal municipalities through their local government units. Director Maputol said “These various fishery livelihood projects demonstrate the commitment of the government in helping you to have a better life”. The local government units helped out in the implementation of the projects. The Department of Social Welfare and Development assisted in the identification of the beneficiaries who are members of 4Ps and are considered poorest of the poor. Director Maputol reiterates the concern of Mayor Lim that fishermen should be responsible enough in taking care of Panguil Bay and cites that illegal fishing is now punishable by imprisonment with penalty.

The 300 fibreglass fishing boats allocated to the province are divided equally for the two Congressional Districts of Lanao del Norte. 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo and 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo humbly requested the Bureau to grant the province with much number of fibreglass fishing boats. Lanao del Norte has long coastline that runs from the Municipality of Linamon down to the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo which embraces Iligan Bay, Panguil Bay and Pagadian Bay.

These fibreglass fishing boats are unsinkable due to its light weight but tough materials and also environment friendly; environment friendly in a sense that no tree has been cut down to produce this fishing vessel. This boat will last for years if properly cared said Director Maputol.

Each boat has to have two owners to discourage selling of the unit, the motor and the nets. 9 units of these fibreglass boats cost P758, 000.00. For the dug-out type fibreglass boat without the balancer or “katig” it has only one owner. This dug-out type boat is practicable for seaweed growing municipalities like Kolambugan and Tubod. BFAR also provides 2 Chest Freezers & 8 Fish Stalls and a fish drying area within the Community Fish Landing Center.

Mayor Joselito Miquiabas of Bacolod, Mayor Lorenzo Maniegos of Kolambugan, Mayor Barry Baguio of Kapatagan joined Mayor Allan J. Lim in the turn-over ceremony together with the representatives of other Municipal Mayors. Frank Bihod represented the Office of Congressman Bobby and the Provincial Government is represented by Letecia Ditucalan, head of the Provincial Agriculturist Office.

Director Asuncion J. Maputol calls for cooperation and assistance in managing the waters which provides the food we need. “I hope that there is no more illegal fishing in our sea waters”. BFAR is the agency of the government that manage the fishing industry. “The government helped us, and we should help ourselves to sustain our livelihood and let us work together for everyone’s improvement and success” said Director Maputol.

These projects are part of the various sustainable livelihood programs of the Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiative through the Inclusive Growth Plan (IGP) in continuous partnership with different instrumentalities of the National Government for the good of the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN

The different fishery livelihood projects that were given by the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources to the Province of Lanao del Norte through the Municipalities are:


FB Pagbabago (Fiberglass Boats)

  • Kolambugan / Lala / Kapatagan / Sultan Naga Dimaporo

Technology Demonstration

  • Lala (Intergrated Farming Technology) / Linamon (Tilapia Culture) / Balo-i (Freshwater Pen) / Kauswagan (Freshwater Shrimp Culture) / Poona Piagapo (Freshwater Shrimp Culture)

Shellfish Project

  • Kauswagan / Bacolod / Lala / Kapatagan / Sultan Naga Dimaporo

Seaweeds Propagules and Farm Implements

  • Tubod / Kolambugan

Fiberglass Dug-out Boats

  • Tubod / Kolambugan

Chest Freezers and Fish Stalls

  • Linamon / Kauswagan / Maigo / Kolambugan / Lala / Kapatagan

PGLDN installs new Chief of Provincial Hospital for Baroy, Kolambugan and Kauswagan

PGLDN installs new Chief of Provincial Hospital for Baroy, Kolambugan and Kauswagan.

On August 2, 2017, three Doctors were named as the new head of the three Provincial Hospitals in Lanao del Norte; Dr. Remedios Fernandez from the Provincial Hospital of the Municipality of Kauswagan is now the Chief Doctor of the Municipality of Baroy; Dr. Shorayah A. Tucal, from Kolambugan has been transferred to the Municipality of Kauswagan; and Dr. Demetrio U. Opamen is the recent head of the Provincial Hospital in Kolambugan.

This transfer and new appointment has been approved by Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging“ Quibranza-Dimaporo through the Personnel Selection Board of the province. Members of the Board were present during the turn-over ceremony held in each provincial hospital.

2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo congratulated all personnel present in the ceremonies for their dedication in maintaining the cleanliness of their hospital aside from taking care of the patients.

Congressman Bobby emphasized that employee who has a good standing record will surely be noticed by their superior. An employee does not only go to work because he has to but goes to work because he loves to, especially working in the government as public servants; where ever you may be, continue the good working relation with your co-workers, superiors and to the people whom we are serving. The head of every department, office and agency should see to it that unity among employees is always intact in order to maintain the good performance in serving the constituents of the province added the Congressman.

Dr. Remedios Fernandez is thankful for the warm welcome she has received from the personnel of Baroy Provincial Hospital. “As your new Chief if you have any concern or problems please do not hesitate to tell me”. In leading the hospital towards the objective, the Doctor said, “I believe that anybody of us is important, for us to achieve our goal, we need teamwork and I expect that from every one of you”.

The new Chief of Kauswagan Provincial Hospital expressed her gratitude to the employees. Dr. Shoraya A. Tucal is positive that concerns shall be addressed when teamwork and cooperation will reign among all employees.

Dr. Demetrio U, Opamen, newly appointed Chief of the Provincial Hospital of Kolambugan see to it that there will be changes for good. “The only permanent in this world is change” said Dr. Opamen by adapting to the new system in providing medical care to the people of Kolambugan and nearby areas. The Doctor calls for harmony and cooperation to attain this goal. “If there are any resistors to the changes, we will manage them”, he said.

Provincial Health Office head Dr. Melania Untao cites the importance of human resource; No matter what we do to beautify our hospitals and improve its health facilities but when there is something wrong in the management in its interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship then all will be useless. Let us put in mind that our goal is towards providing quality health care services to the people of Lanao del Norte.

Eugenie Pusing head of the Provincial Human Resource Management and Development Office discussed the managerial duties of the head doctor: 1. Manage hospital operations and make decisions on hospital operation issues and concern; 2. Formulate operational plans and policies to meet standard hospital performance and achieve economic targets; and 3. Provide direction, motivation, performance standard, appropriate disciplinary actions, recognition and competency enhancement program for hospital personnel.

Provincial Resource Management Center as financial manager of the provincial government, expressed its commitment to provide assistance to all Provincial Hospital. To ensure availability of medicines at all times, Gemma A. Harun head of PRMC appeals to the staff overseeing the stocks to dutifully monitor the supplies and should purchase in advance.

“We are not after the profit but we are after the quality of service. We also like that the Provincial Government can provide sustainability of our medicines”, said Harun.

According to Brigida Tañgonan, Provincial Administrator, the Provincial Capitol is the support system in providing basic services which is the health services that is very vital to our communities. We dedicate ourselves to provide medical services to all residents of Lanao del Norte particularly to marginal families, and marginal members of the population said Brigida Tañgonan, Provincial Administrator.

The health care system of the Province of Lanao del Norte is second to none in providing medical services to its people. It started during the last term of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo when she accepted beneficiaries who are indigents. With her kind and merciful heart these indigents benefitted the medical services for free and to this very moment the Provincial Government continuously provides the essential basic services for the people of Lanao del Norte.

Lyndon Calica, head of the Provincial Information Office acknowledged Dr. Remedios Fernandez of her dedication in providing assistance to those who are in need. Dr. Fernandez one of the most proactive Chief of hospital, proactive because she immediately acts on the situation without any hesitation just to ease your worries cites Calica.

On addressing the Chiefs of hospitals of their new work place, Lyndon Calica picked a quote for them to ponder, “What matters isn’t being applauded when you arrive – for that is common – but being missed when you leave”.

Governor Angging welcomes the changes in installing new Chief of each three hospitals. The Provincial Governor reminded all employees of the hospital to be sensitive in handling the patients specially the less fortunate. “As public servants, we should not discriminate anyone, regardless of their economic, religious and ethnicity. We should serve the people heartily; everybody deserves to be treated nicely”.

Governor Angging encouraged all employees as public servants to work harmoniously as a team and must support their Chief in providing medical services to the people of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN

2nd TUPAD Orientation for 925 beneficiaries

2nd TUPAD Orientation for 925 beneficiaries.

Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative resumes its program of providing assistance to displaced/disadvantaged workers in the Province of Lanao del Norte. On July 29, 2017, an orientation was held inside Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium for the 925 beneficiaries of the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Displaced/Disadvantaged (TUPAD) workers in continuous partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment-Region X through Provincial Director Remegio Cabañog.

TUPAD or Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced workers is a community-based packaged of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed and seasonal workers, for a minimum period of 10 days, but not to exceed the maximum number of 30 days, depending on the nature of work to be performed. Those who were laid off or terminated as a result of permanent closure of an establishment; and those who were self-employed and have lost their livelihoods (including farmers and fishermen) because of natural or man-made disasters are given priority by this program.

PD Cabañog said “TUPAD is a community based project to give emergency employment sa atong mga informal sector. When it comes to the development of labor in Lanao del Norte we do not let any boundaries divide us ma 1st district man o ma 2nd district man our initiative is para sa kaayuhan sa katawhan diri sa Lanao del Norte. Ang 2nd Congressional District when it comes to government programs and projects will keep pushing para sa atong komunidad sa Lanao del Norte”.

These 925 beneficiaries are members of one of the eight associations from the six municipalities of Magsaysay, Sapad, Tubod, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lala and Kapatagan.

The associations are named with corresponding members:

  • Banana Grower’s Association of Tubod, 25
  • Y4D Lala & Kapatagan, 80
  • OFW Families and Relatives, 103
  • Sari-sari Store Women’s Association, 99
  • Maranding Drug Surrenderee, 200
  • Father Gallenzoga’s Benefeciaries, 50
  • HomeFarming, 155
  • Sea-Dwellers, 213

Senior Labor and Employment Officer Criste P. Perfecto gave the orientation to the beneficiaries on how will they receive their pay, what will their jobs be and what are their benefits while under the TUPAD program. Workers safety and leniency of the work are given priorities to this program.

Congressman Bobby reminds participants that unity, cooperation and understanding are essentials in making the community progressive and prosperous. “Ang kinahanglan sa Peace and Order kay ang atong panag-hiusa. Kanang salapi nga inyong makuha para sa kada pamilya kay para pud na sa lalawigan, sa inyong panginabuhi pag-sabotsabot mo. Gamiton sa insakto ang kwarta nga inyong madawat aron dili masayang, dili lang kini ang mahatag sa gobyerno daghan pa kung mag kahi-usa lang tang tanan para sa kaayuhan sa atong probinsya ug sa atong nasud kay andam mo tabang ang atong president na si Duterte”.

 The Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiative persistently provides assistance to the constituents of Lanao del Norte particularly those who are in need by availing the various programs like TUPAD. This program help beneficiaries ease the burden of their day to day expenses and prepare them for the future job hiring opportunities. PIO-LDN

PHO handles Mass Drug Administration in Kapatagan

PHO handles Mass Drug Administration in Kapatagan.

On July 24, 2017, PHO conducted Mass Drug Administration in Kapatagan East Central School. Dr. Melania A. Untao joined by Vice Governor Maria Cristina N. Atay on behalf of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, this activity is to combat parasitic diseases by giving treatment to grade 1 students in line with the Department of Health campaign “Oplan Goodbye Bulate”.

The drugs that were administered to these children are vaccines to prevent measles and protection against Tetanus and Diphtheria. Children are vulnerable to these types of diseases through this program it aids on assuring the well-being and healthy condition of the youth by preventing malnutrition which the School Principal, Raquel J. Dela Peña, ED.D positively agreed.

432 children were also administered with 400 mg of Albendazole, a medication that targets and destroy young parasitic worms and its eggs and 50 mg of Diethycarbamazine Citrate, a treatment for Filiarasis that can cause fever and swelling in the area of the body where the worms are present. These medications are given for free and at the same occasion, parents were encouraged to regularly visit the health center in their area for proper monitoring and administering of the medicines to their children 2 years old and above.

Before taking the medicines doctors and nurses asked the parents, teachers and the children if they have already eaten; for these medicines can cause stomach pain when the stomach is empty. Parents were assured by the medical experts not to worry when such problem occurs for it will be gone after few minutes.

The Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiative is always in line with all the national government’s program in providing the basic services to the people of the province of Lanao del Norte. Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo sees to it that the people of the province receive all the necessary care; giving importance to the youth, elderly and the PWDs. The Especial Mass Based Program was created by Governor Angging to address all these issues by Bringing the Government Closer to the People. Ending malnutrition in the province is one of the utmost concerns of the provincial government. PIO-LDN

Lanao del Norte Concludes Nutrition Month

Lanao del Norte Concludes Nutrition Month.

DXNE 94.3 Radyo Kalamboan, the Provincial Health Office and the Department Of Health supported series of activities in Lanao del Norte for the observance of the Nutrition Month. On July 27, Barangay Esperanza of Bacolod, July 28 in Pigcarangan Elementary School of Tubod and in Baroy Tourism Plaza, and on July 31 in Baroy Central Elementary School. These series of activities culminates the month long celebration of Presidential Decree 491, or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines, signed on June 25, 1974.

This year’s theme, “Healthy Diet, Gawing Habit for Life” it aims to promote healthy and nutritious foods to individuals particularly to children for attaining maximum brain power performance and increase body stamina for day to day activities. Food is essential for our body to function. It gives us the energy and nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active, to move, work, play, think and learn. And at the same time it provides information on overweight reduction, obesity and prevention of acquiring communicable diseases.

In Esperanza the celebration of the nutrition month was made through booth display contest, Quiz Bee competition intended for the students of Esperanza Elementary School and Cooking Match for its seven zones. Barangay Captain Valeriano S. Clapano expressed his gratitude to the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte especially to Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza Dimaporo. “Dako kaayo mi ug pasalamat ni Governor Angging Dimaporo gumikan sa makanunayong pagsuporta sa mga panginahanglanon namo diri sa among tagsa-tagsa ka barangay”, Barangay Captain Clapano said.

School Principal of Pigcarangan Elementary, Dr. Socorro Pegalan,II, encouraged students to stay fit by consuming healthy foods to achieve healthy body and mind. The school organized competitions such as Batasinero (Batang-Kusinero), Team Cooking Contest, Food Display and Nutri-Jingle singing contest. The personnel from the Provincial Health Office taught the pupils on how to properly wash their hands before they began to consume any food.

Nutrition Month in Baroy was held in its Tourism Plaza where eight barangays participated on its Jingle Contest; these barangays are Salong, Lindongan, Poblacion, Lower Sagadan, Bag-ong Dawis, Princessa, Manan-ao and Dalama. Baby Crawling Contest was also arranged for the said event. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Melania Untao shared that we should not only consume Go, Grow and Glow foods but we should Garden as well from 3G to 4G (Go, Grow, Glow and Garden).

Grains are GO foods, they help you run, jump and play all day; Fruits and Vegetables are GLOW foods, they help you have shiny hair and sparkly eyes; Dairy and Protein are GROW foods, they help you grow big and strong. Backyard gardening was also endorsed by the PHO for the people to practice for this does not only save you money but also providing you clean and fresh vegetables that is straight from your garden.

In Baroy Central Elementary School various activities have been initiated for the culmination of the Nutrition Month like Slogan Contest, Poster Making, Essay Writing, A-1 Child, Cooking Contest, and Jingle Contest.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and the two Congressional Districts of the province has long been supportive of this program, promoting healthy lifestyle and nutritious foods for the residents of the province. During the celebration of the 58th Araw ng Lanao del Norte, Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo formulated the slogan: “Lanao del Norte: Hulagway sa Himsug nga Katawhan og Malinawong Katilingban”. PIO-LDN