Sagadan, Tubod Lanao del Norte – Provincial Women’s Culmination Month was held in Mindanao Civic Centre Gymnasium on March 31, 2017 were more than 2,000 members of the Local Women’s association that spreads throughout the province have gathered in one place for this momentous event for the purpose of empowering women and imparting the laws that protects them.
Present at the event were Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo along with Board Member Grecille Matalines and PSWDO head Annabelle S. Mendez.
Hon. Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo lead the culmination; the Governor praised all the women of the province and give importance to their achievements and the impact they brought to societies and how gender equality and feminism breaks the barrier of stereotyping and brought awareness of the injustices experienced by women and children from the hands of men who thinks of them as weak and unreliable. Governor Angging made it a point that women should know their rights and be knowledgeable enough of the laws that protects them.
“I hope na kitang mga kababa-inhan sa akong ginaingon when we go back to our local communities, to our own barangay we have to do something that is beneficial, I am sure nga naa moy nakat-unan”, the Governor said on her speech.
The Lady Governor also mentioned about climate change of how this global phenomenon has affected our province that brought tremendous rain resulting to unusual flooding in some low lying areas last March 9, where there and then, the Governor moved to instruct all concerned agencies to give priorities and attend to the needs of the people, especially the deeply affected areas where hundreds of constituents where displaced.
1st District Representative Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed his happiness to the women of Lanao del Norte who stood by with the theme “Make Change Work for Women”. The good Congressman even encourages them to join and avail programs of the government that implements sustainable livelihood programs by registering themselves to agencies like DSWD, DOA and TESDA. Congressman Khalid even mentioned to institutionalize the 4P’s program for the future generations to come.
The women of the province is essential in preserving peace and order in the land, they are the natural peace-makers like all mothers do, avoiding conflict and maintaining order in their respective communities. This was emphasized by the father of the province, 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimakuta-Dimaporo, in his words he said, “Women has great influence in preserving peace and order” and continued to say that “ Women deserves respect and love, they are the role models that we men must look up to”. PIO-LDN