Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo graced the finale of the weeklong triple celebration of the 71st Araw ng Tubod, 31st Sagingan Festival and the 61st Annual Town Fiesta with the theme, “New Vision, New Direction. Together Let Us Make a Difference,” at the People’s Park on October 19, 2017.
Governor Angging was happy to mention the inclusion of the Drum and Lyre Competition in the activities of this triple celebration. The Drum and Lyre Corps originated in the Philippines and was strongly promoted during the time of former first lady Amelita “Ming” Ramos. Governor Angging then incorporated this Drum and Lyre Competition with other activities of the Provincial Government at that time and on the 58th celebration of Araw ng Lanao del Norte, this Drum and Lyre competition has been rekindled in the football field of Mindanao Civic Center.
The support of the teachers especially the parents pushed the students to become more focused in perfecting their craft in handling the instruments and mastery of movements in synchronizing with the tune as they marched along.
“I salute the parents who are always behind their children’s activities like this Drum and Lyre Competition and it also help encourage the importance of family bonding. I know that the parents are the ones who are more excited compared to their children, to the teachers who continuously guide these students to become what they are right now needs a lot of effort…I thank you and please continue what you are doing…it will be your legacy,” expressed the Governor.
The parents were also reminded by the Governor to be vigilant and always on guard to the whereabouts of their children. The youth are the most vulnerable sector in our society. “We as parents, we should always give time to listen and talk to our children. Parents should be sensitive enough to the feelings of our children. Inculcate in their minds and hearts the correct family values. The terrorist exploits the youth sector as what happened in Marawi,” adds the Governor.
Municipal Mayor of Tubod, Leoncio Bagol expressed his sincere gratitude to Governor Angging and 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and to 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo (Who was not present at the moment to attend other important matters) for their continuous implementation of various development programs and projects not only for the residents of the Municipality of Tubod but to the whole constituents of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN