Iligan City – The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte initiates an outreach program in line with the celebration of the 117th Anniversary of the Civil Service Month. Employees of the Provincial Government lead by Eugenie P. Pusing, Department Head of the Provincial Human Resource Management & Development Office (PHRMDO) visited the Home for the Aged at Barangay Canaway in this city on October 2, 2017.
The PHRMDO Head was emotional when expressing her gratitude to the Holy Creator for the smooth and safety travel from the Provincial Capitol to Iligan and His divine intervention in leading the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in choosing the Home for the Aged to culminate the observance of the Civil Service Month by bringing-in advance Christmas gifts for the elders sheltering in the place.
Mrs. Pusing was proud to cite that the activity was made possible through the kind heart of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo. The Governor immediately approved this outreach program without hesitation when she learned that the Provincial Government Employees will visit the Home for the Aged.
Governor Angging as always is giving priorities to the elders, as clearly shown in the Province of Lanao del Norte. During every Alagang IQD: Especial Mass Based Program (EMBP) – Bringing the Government Closer to the People which the Governor personally crafted, it caters to the needs of the people in the community particularly the senior citizens by conducting free medical check-ups and provided them free medicines and vitamins to name a few of the frontline services.
The team also brought Dr. Jennifer Lee, a physician together the nurses from the provincial hospital to check the physical conditions of the elders and handed free medicines as well as vitamins to them.
“On behalf of Governor Angging, we, the employees of the Provincial Government are happy that you have welcomed us in your place and giving us your time…please accept the gift from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through our Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo,” Mrs. Pusing addressing the elders and the Sisters present in the gathering.
Sister Susan Magallanes, Head of the Home for the Aged, thanked the employees for coming to their place and giving importance to the elders. The elders felt that there are people who still care for them. “Your visit here is a reminder of God’s love. I thanked all of you for giving us your time and your energy in sharing your blessings. I am sure that the Lord is happy for your deeds today.” Sister Magallanes also appealed to all to help pray for the continuous existence of the Home for the Aged for those elders who were abandoned by their families. PIO-LDN