On October 5, 2017, Youth leaders who have come from the nearby areas of Lanao del Norte started to assemble in the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex in the Municipality of Tubod to participate the 5 day activity for the 3rd Regional Youth Leadership Summit. The program aims to inculcate in the minds and hearts of these young leaders the values necessary in building better and brighter future.
Lt. Col. Jo-Ar A. Herrera told the young leaders on Friday (October 6) that the society needs the youth today and not tomorrow. With the theme, “Youth of Today, Our Partner for a Positive Activism,” is essential in sustaining the peace and prosperity in our community. The youth sector is full of ambitions and ideas, and the government and its agencies must work together to divert this into a positive outlook for a better society.
During the culmination ceremony on October 9, 2017, Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo congratulates the young leaders as graduates of the 3rd Regional Youth Leadership Summit.
Governor Angging thanked the 2nd and the 5th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Philippines not only to secure the province but being partners in every Alagang IQD: Especial Mass Based Program in providing the basic services to the people of Lanao del Norte by Bringing the Government Closer to them.
The Provincial Governor was grateful to the 1st Infantry TABAK Division for initiating the Youth Leadership Summit. The participation of the youth in nation building is enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. “The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism; and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.”
According to Governor Angging, “The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte is doing its own little way in preserving and protecting the interests of the youth by promoting sports and other essential activities that would foster unity among all residents of the province. One of these activities is the annual LANORTEMAN, a three leg triathlon series, where young local triathletes around the province participate together with other triathletes from other provinces and regions.”
The leadership of the Quibranza-Dimaporo give importance to the youth sector. Through this concern, the Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex was built to cater to the activities of the province especially in promoting sports and other assembly for the youth of Lanao del Norte.
Brigadier General Roseller G. Murillo, Commander of the 1st Infantry TABAK Division, explains to the youth leaders that you are the hope of a better future, “We don’t want to wake up in the morning running for our lives because there is a fire fight in the area. We too, as soldiers we don’t want this to happen.” The Philippine Government is initiating Anti-Terrorism Program to end radicalization and extremism for a better and peaceful society. Anti-Terrorism is a collective effort of the whole community. PIO-LDN