The Provincial Chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas in partnership with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte together with the Department of Interior and Local Government assembled members of the 462 Barangays all over the province inside the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium for the 6th Provincial Barangay Congress with the theme, “Barangay Federation Gearing Towards Federalism, Safe and Drug Free Barangays” on September 6, 2017.
Genesis E. Tura, Ex-Officio Board Member and President of the Liga ng mga Barangay-Provincial Chapter welcome all Barangay Officials, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, special guests, officials of the Provincial Government led by Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo. Before suspending the Congress for resource person presentation, Board Member Tura expressed his gratitude to Governor Angging for the unwavering support she has given to all the barangay through the Provincial Chapter.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo was grateful to all barangay officials present in the event and especially mentioning the attendance of all President of the Association of Barangay Council representing each Municipality.
The presence of all ABC President of the 22 Municipalities is enough proof to show how united the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte is, said the Governor. “We will set aside our political differences, we will work hand in hand to make our province secure and free from any threats coming from the Maute terrorists or any insurgents, who are trying to bring in their alien ideologies that brings nothing but terror, hatred and destructions”.
For years the Province of Lanao del Norte remains peaceful due to the strong and firmed leadership of the Quibranza- Dimaporo. Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo, and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo has always been working sincerely to sustain the Peace and Order of the province with the support of the Municipal Mayors.
On stage, Governor Angging appealed to all Mayors who have different political affiliations to refrain from doing acts which discredits the leadership of the Quibranza-Dimaporo, instead all local chief executives should work with each other to protect the people of the province of Lanao del Norte.
Residents of the province have started to invest in their own municipalities, this has shown how confident and secure the constituents of Lanao del Norte. The trust of the people to their Municipal leaders made them decide to establish businesses in their community, said the Governor.
The resource persons of the 6th Provincial Barangay Congress are: Lt. Col. Jo-ar Acosta Herrera of the 1st Infantry Tabak Division who presented the topic “Marawi Crisis and Violent Extremism: What is to be done?; DILG 10 Regional Director, Arnel Agabe discussed the “MASA MASID and Effective Barangay Governance”; PDEA Provincial Director, Rodolfo S. De la Cerna talked about Dangerous Drug Board Regulation No. 3 and Barangay Clearing Program: Criteria, Roles, Tasks and Responsibilities” on behalf of Regional Director, Adrian Alvariño; Provincial Director of DILG, Bruce A. Colao, lectured on “Pederalismo: Rason, Hulagway ug mga Gimbuhaton”; Philippine Red Cross Provincial Administrator, Reynaldo D. Ruiz encouraged the participants of the Congress to avail the accident insurance of the organization, and Philhealth representative informing all who are present of the benefits to be availed by the members & beneficiaries, and in addition requested to the members of the league to continuously provide necessary assistance to attain the goal and vision of Philippine Health Insurance for the good of the Filipino people.
In the said Congress, Six barangays were given recognition by the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as they were considered drug free or drug cleared barangay, these are: Barangay Mago-ong of Linamon, Barangay Kawit Oriental of Kauswagan, Barangay Palao of Tubod, Barangay San Isidro, Barangay Kahayagan and Barangay Tipolo in Kapatagan. PIO-LDN