On October 17, 2017, Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo participated in the commemoration of the 31st Sagingan Festival held at the Peoples Park in the Municipality of Tubod. This festival is one of the three festivities simultaneously celebrated in the weeklong merry making together with the 71st Araw ng Tubod and 61st Annual Town Fiesta.
Governor Angging was delighted to see how well organized the presentation of each participants and the creativity they possess in using indigenous materials as clearly shown in their costumes. The Governor thanked the people of the municipality for the support they provide to their Municipal Mayor, Leoncio Bagol. As well, Governor Angging mentioned the significant presence of Provincial Director Bruce Colao of the Department of Interior and Local Government and Department of Tourism Assistant Regional Director for Region 10, Decius “Yoyong” Esmedalla, on behalf of Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo of the Department of Tourism.
Lt. Col. Ericson V. Rosana of the 15th Infantry Battalion was also recognized by the Governor in their continuous effort in protecting the peaceful Province of Lanao del Norte and as partner in every Alagang IQD:Especial Mass Based Program (EMBP)-Bringing the Government Closer to the People. The teachers of the different schools and the parents, who are constantly behind their children’s activities, were deeply acknowledged by Governor Angging.
“The unity of the constituents of Lanao del Norte can be seen in every municipality of the province especially when celebrating a festival like this Sagingan Festival. The respect of one’s culture, tradition and religion is profoundly valued by all residents who have peacefully coexisted for years, as well for the advancement of the province’ development & progress while preserving our cultural heritage which made us unique and different from any other provinces of the country,” Governor Angging proudly stressed in her message.
Mayor Leoncio Bagol, expressed his gratitude to the Governor for her unwavering determination in continuously building a better and progressive Province of Lanao del Norte. “I am thankful to Governor Angging for her support to all development projects in our municipality and to other municipalities of the province. Her presence at this very moment is a clear proof that she cares for us and she likes to be with us…Let us continue to work together for the betterment of our municipality and carry on the activities initiated by the late Mayor Nelieta “Nenen” Quibranza-Noval for the good of the residents of the Municipality of Tubod.”
Provincial Director Colao of DILG, urged the Barangay Chairmen to stand united with the local government unit by helping in pushing forward the development projects and programs for the residents of the Municipality of Tubod.
DOT-R10, Assistant Regional Director Esmedalla, proudly mentioned that Sagingan Festival in one of the longest running festivals in the country today, and was happy to see that that people of Tubod preserves the culture by regularly celebrating the festival every year together with its Foundation Day and Town Fiesta. PIO-LDN