On November 6, 2017, Municipal Mayor Fatima Mangansan Mutia-Tomawis welcomes Governor Imelda “Angging” Qubranza-Dimaporo, 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo together with members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and DILG Provincial Director, Bruce A. Colao for the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the concreting of Kolambugan to Tangkal Provincial Road in the Municipality of Tangkal.
Mayor Tomawis expressed her gratitude to Governor Angging and Congressman Bobby for the continuous support they have provided to the municipality. “This concreting of road from the Municipality of Kolambugan to our Municipality of Tangkal demonstrates the continuous development projects of the province in partnership the Department of Interior and Local Government and with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and the Offices of the two Congressional Districts in which the residents will surely benefit from it.”
1st District Board Member, Mohammad Moamar “Jack” Maruhom cites the unity of the Muslims and Christians which is essential in sustaining the peace that would bring development and progress in the province. The Quibranza-Dimaporo family works hard for years to maintain the harmony between the two groups with the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Municipal Mayors and all concern stakeholders. “Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo made it a priority to unite the Maranaos and Christians in Lanao del Norte in order make way for the development to come in to the province when he was then the Governor,” said Board Member Maruhom.
DILG Provincial Director, Bruce A. Colao recognized the presence of Governor Angging and Congressman Bobby and the effort of Mayor Fatima Mangansa Mutia-Tomawis, Vice Mayor Dardagan Maliawao and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan for tirelessly working hard to begin this concreting project. Provincial Director Colao explains the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) for the year 2017. This project is undertaken by between the Australian Government and the Philippine Government called the Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF). The DILG represented on behalf of the Philippine Government. The project ended in 2014 but the benefits of the PRMF was decided by the Philippine Government lead by the League of Provincial Governors of the Philippines to continue. The House of Representatives as well decided to continue the funding under the General Appropriations Act and later on called “The Kalsada Program.”
Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo fought hard for the allotment in the General Appropriations Act and for Lanao del Norte and for 2017 the total appropriation 219 Million and for 2018 the province has 222 Million.
The 2nd District Congressman appeals to all the residents Tangkal to help maintain the peace and order of their municipality and to the whole province. When peace is sustain then development and progress follows. This road concreting is a sign that development is continuously progressing towards the Municipality of Tangkal, said the good Congressman.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo is proud to mention that we have a President that comes from Mindanao, “This is the time, this is the opportunity that we will grab all the developments for Mindanao and especially for Lanao del Norte.”
Governor Angging honestly told the people that the Provincial Government will have difficulty in maintaining this road (Kolambugan-Tangkal) and she ask and hopes that this road will be converted into a national highway through resolutions of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and with the support of the two Congressmen to hand over the maintenance to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
“We have to continue to work together and help each other; the Provincial Government is always ready to extend the support that you need. And I hope that no trouble will come to our peaceful and progressive province, let us keep our province safe and secured,” Governor Angging added.
The Governor is optimistic that livelihood projects initiated by the National Government will be realised and continue to prosper for the good of the people of the Municipality of Tangkal in partnership with Xavier Science Foundation, Inc. Governor Angging thanked Mayor Fatima Mangansa Mutia-Tomawis for the support she has shown to the Provincial Government in upholding the peace and order in her Municipality and continues to protect the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN