Series of projects has kept the Province of Lanao del Norte on the move towards development by delivering various projects to its people in partnership with National Government Agencies and international partners. On November 14, the Provincial Government handed over project in Barangay Palao in the Municipality of Tubod and on the next day, Mass Ground Breaking of priority projects to 10 Barangays in the Municipality of Kolambugan, a joint venture of PGLDN, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the KALAHI-CIDSS Program, Asian Development Bank, The World Bank and the Local Government Units.
In Barangay Palao, a 300 meter concreted farm to market road has been handed over to the Barangay Council by the Provincial Engineer’s Office in the presence of Municipal Officials headed by Municipal Administrator, Carmelito Maglipac, Jr and Municipal Councilor, Virgilia Samaniego. The ceremony was held in Palao Elementary School on November 14, 2017.
Head of the Provincial Engineer’s Office, Engr. Marietta L. Borillo spearheads the ceremony in Barangay Palao on behalf of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, who is in Manila to attend important meetings for the benefit of the province.
Engr. Borillo was proud and happy to turn over the concreted road to Barangay Captain Danilo Limbaga. The paved road will link other isolated barangays to the main road and could help fast track the exchange of goods and services within the municipality. Moreover, the students of Palao Elementary School can now access their school worry free even during rainy days.
Barangay Captain Danilo Limbaga expressed his gratitude to Governor Angging and to the DSWD for the implementation of the KALAHI-CIDSS projects in his barangay. “This concreted road will not only serve the students of Palao Elementary School but as well it will help ease the farmers’ burden in the upper barangays in transporting their farm products down to the municipal center,” said Chairman Limbaga.
On the following day November 15, 2017, Engr. Borillo with Provincial Board Member Ex-Officio and PCL President of Lanao del Norte, Setty Deamila “Jam” Macarambon led the Mass Ground Breaking Ceremony for the priority projects of 10 Barangays in the Municipality of Kolambugan held at Barangay Tabigue Multipurpose Covered Court. Barangay Captain of Tabigue, Alberto Molina in his welcome message expressed his sincerest appreciation to the projects given to the 10 Barangays of Kolambugan. Speaking in behalf of other Barangay Captains, Chairman Molina is confident that these projects will be done on time to serve the residents of each barangays. “These projects will surely benefit the constituents and with that they will definitely take care of it.”
The 10 Barangays and their corresponding projects are: Construction of 40 L.M. Seawall with Elevated Foot Path for Barangay Tabigue; Concreting of 275 meter Farm to Market Road for Barangay Bubong; Construction of Solar Drier for Barangay Pagalungan; Installation of 9 units of Solar Streetlight for Barangay Caromatan; Concreting of 550 meter Access Road for Barangay Baybay; Concreting of 305 meter Farm to Market Road for Barangay Inudaran; Construction of 2 units and 2 doors Elementary School Building for Barangay Mukas; Concreting of 210 meter Farm to Market Road for Barangay Lumbac; Construction of Potable Water System Level 2 Solar Pump driven for Barangay San Roque; Installation of 9 units of Solar Streetlight for Barangay Pantar.
Board Member Jam Macarambon congratulates the Municipality of Kolambugan and thanked the KALAHI-CIDSS and PGLDN for the unwavering support. “Congratulations to the Municipality of Kolambugan, especially to the 10 barangays and sa tanan 26 barangays naka tilaw na jud sa KALAHI-CIDSS program wala nay nabilin.”
Engr. Jos O. Ebdalin representing DSWD Regional Director Nestor B. Ramos shared his message to the people of Kolambugan “Ang kanang mga proyekto is dili namo na ma-angkon kun dili para na sa inyo, katawhan, mao nang nagpasalamat kayo mi ang tanan nag cooperar luyo sa mga lisod ug problema ug naabot pud ang mga pangandoy sa matag-barangay nga gipangayo.”
This important event was also attended by members of the Sangguninag Bayan of Kolambugan, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Barangay Council of Priority Barangays, Municipal Coordinating Team, Area Coordinating Team and the Provincial Governor’s Office-Community Affairs Division. PIO-LDN