The Provincial Governor of Lanao del Norte joins the conclusion of the weeklong commemoration of the Elderly Filipino Week at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium in the Municipality of Tubod on October 25, 2017.
Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo despite of her hectic schedules made time to attend this important gathering of the elderly of the province to show respect and affection. The theme: “Pagkilala sa Kakayahan, Ambag at Paglahok ng mga Nakakatanda sa Lipunan,” gives importance to the contributions of the Senior Citizens in the community.
The presence of Ms. Rosanna P. Akut, Social Welfare Officer II-Social Pension Unit, and Ms. Cristine Mae Magno, Provincial Head of Philhealth, made this event more meaningful. The Governor was proud to inform the Senior Citizens of how effective the processing of the Philhealth Programs today for the beneficiaries in Lanao del Norte.
Governor Angging expressed her gratitude to the personnel of the Municipal Social Workers and Development Office, “Congratulations and keep up the good work and I firmly believe that is because of the leadership of your Provincial Social Worker and Development Office, Annabelle S. Mendez.”
Ms. Rosanna P. Akut encouraged the Senior Citizens to reach the age of one hundred in order to receive the cash gift of One Hundred Thousand Pesos. Ms. Akut also observes how well organized the MSWDO and the PSWDO in Lanao del Norte is.
Mr. Rolando M. Mocorro, President of the Provincial Filipino Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines, thanked Governor Angging for being present in this culmination. According to Mr. Mocorro, the presence of the Governor brought joy and inspiration to them.
The activity was also highlighted with a dance contest participated by the elderly, where 14 participants dance to the song of despacito.
Governor Angging said that during her term as Representative of the 1st District, she keeps on asking the Department of Education to always remind the children of the Filipino values. In addition, Maranao Senior Citizens has joined in this activity which the Governor was glad to mention.
Next year’s celebration will be more exciting and fun. Additional programs shall be added to the activities like live band and singing contest the Governor said.
Governor Angging asked the Senior Citizens to remain vigilant in their community and help safeguard the future of the youth in this peaceful and progressive Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN