The Especial Mass Based Program moves around the Province for the whole year to visit the barangays in every municipality to deliver first-hand the basic front line services of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte. Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo led the way towards Barangay Baning in the Municipality of Sapad on August 24, 2017.
The challenging road never stopped the ever serving Governor to deliver personally the various services that the Departments and Offices of the Provincial Government has to offer in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.
Governor Angging personally extended her gratitude to Municipal Mayor Paruk Asis, to Vice-Mayor Rudy Rick B. Patalinghug, the Members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, to Barangay Chairwoman Lily Taurac, and to the Principal and fellow teachers of Baning Elementary School, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for the unwavering support to the Especial Mass Based Program: Alagang Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo, “Bringing the Government Closer to the People”.
In the words of the Provincial Governor, “Kinahanglan kami ang mo-dool sa katawhan, dili ang katawhan ang mo kanaug didto sa centro” (It is us [the PGLDN] who must come to the people and not them)”. This is the main reason why the program was crafted by Governor Angging. The Governor wants the Provincial Government a consistent institution that will continuously live with its purpose of serving the basic necessities that the residents needs.
Mayor Paruk Asis thanked Governor Angging for the precious time she has given to the people of Barangay Baning. Her mere presence is enough proof that she is true to deliver the promises she has made not only in times of election but throughout her time as public servant. Vice Mayor Rudy Rick B. Patalinghug could not agree more to the message of Mayor Asis. “Tinoud kanunay giud nag serbisyo si Governor Angging dili lang sa lungsod sa Sapad kundili dinhi pud sa Barangay Baning” (Governor Angging is consistent in serving not only the Municipality of Sapad but also here in Barangay Baning).
The men from the 15th Infantry Battalion headed by Lt. Morales and the 2nd Mechanized Brigade lead by Captain Ericson Balanga of the Armed Forces of the Philippines continuously work hand in hand with the Provincial Government by providing free circumcision and haircut to the constituents. While, the Philippine National Police of the province did not only secure the vicinity of the program but as well shared in by distributing free slippers to the children of Barangay Baning, this was supervised by Police Chief Inspector Cheryll Balderama.
The Departments and Offices of the Provincial Government like the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) administered vaccines to all farm animals that aid the farmers in tilling their fields. The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) handed out seedlings of cacao and falcata to name a few. The Provincial Health Office (PHO) conducted medical and dental check-up including tooth extraction. Medicines were also given to residents upon presenting the prescription given by the doctors on the ground. In addition, Multivitamins were given to babies and children of the barangay.
Other Departments and Offices of the Provincial Government that have lent their hands in the success of the program are; Provincial Agriculturist Office (PAO), Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO), Provincial Community Affairs Office (PCAO), Provincial Population Office (PPO), Provincial Information Office (PIO), and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporarion (PCIC).
Governor Angging furthermore added that 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo is now focused in concreting the road from the Municipality of Sapad to the Municipality of Nunungan. This road will then continue to connect the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND). It will be then considered a circumferential road. Before, the said road is part of the provincial road until the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Lanao del Norte passed a resolution requesting the Office of the 2nd Congressional District to convert into a national road. Through the effort of Congressman Abdullah the road is now under the Department of Public Works and Highways. The same endeavour is now on-going in the Municipality of Magsaysay where concreting of road will link it to the Municipality of Tangcal.
“We believe that if our roads are concreted, it will be a great factor that could help boost the delivery of the products of our local farmers from the up lands down to the lowlands like to the Municipality of Kapatagan and Maranding or where it favours the farmers”, said Governor Angging.
Congressman Abdullah and 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo are working tirelessly to make sure that the Province of Lanao del Norte will have its fair share from the General Appropriation Fund for the implementation and continuation of various development projects and programs in the province.
The Municipality of Nunungan will now be regarded as the pilot municipality where most development projects for the province of Lanao del Norte will be given. The Municipality of Sapad will benefit from this recent development for it is adjacent to the Municipality of Nunungan and it shares the same road going to the Municipality of Kapatagan.
Governor Angging stressed that the unity amongst the residents of Lanao del Norte is the key factor that brought the province where it is now. The prosperity and development that the people now enjoys is the fruit of the decades of hard work and relentless cooperation, collaboration and coordination between the Provincial Government, the two Congressional Districts, the Municipal Mayors, Barangay Captains, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and most of all the contribution of the constituents of the Province of Lanao del Norte.
The Provincial Governor appealed to the residents of Barangay Baning to be always vigilant and never allow any group or individuals to enter in their community and could freely recruit residents to join with their terroristic acts. “Please do not be deceived by their false promises, for we will be the one who will suffer at the end”.
The Province of Lanao del Norte is a peaceful place; let us continue by working together in keeping the Peace and Order secured as always. Let us continue to fight against these lawless elements that do nothing but only to destroy our peaceful community. The community that we grew up with and where our family lives and where we rely for our living. Let us protect our children for they will be the one who will suffer the most when we do nothing to defend our community from these extremism whose ideologies are inhuman, the Governor said. PIO-LDN