The Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo’s Internally Displaced Persons sheltered at the Municipal Gym received food packs and gift items from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte. Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and Treasurer’s Association Lanao del Norte Chapter through the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office handed out relief goods on August 16, 2017 with the support of SND’s MDRRMO Ms. Jennifer Senerpida.
IDPs have shown resiliency in facing the hardships they are going through for almost three months where they live in makeshift quarters covered by tarpaulins to have a little privacy. The unwavering assistance of the local government units and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in coordination with different non-government organizations and national government agencies gives hope to the displaced persons sheltering in the province.
IDPs were thankful to various organizations who have never faltered to extend their help. Like, the Mindanao Development Authority, whose staffs distributed pails to each evacuees which is filled with hygiene kit, a pair of slippers, banig, two towels, two blankets, various clothes and underwear for women. These items are essentials in maintaining ones personal hygiene and could prevent sickness and skin diseases.
The Treasurer’s Association Lanao del Norte Chapter led by Mercelita A. Baran also took their time packing relief goods to share to the IDPs in SND. Each pack contains two kilos of rice, two cans of sardines and four noodles. The PGLDN welcomes organizations who are willing to help the IDPs sheltering in Lanao del Norte.
Through the effort of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, the IDPs have felt the warmth and the hospitality offered by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte from the Provincial Level down to the Barangay level. The unity of the different local government units in the province made the relief operations easy and well coordinated in providing assistance to the IDPs.
The people of Lanao del Norte is one with the victims of the conflict in Marawi City that started last May 23, 2017. Municipalities in the province continue to accept IDPs who are searching for a peaceful and conflict free locale like the Province of Lanao del Norte.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo encouraged IDPs to take time to see and observe the unity, respect and understanding of the residents of the province that propels the fast growing development projects of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty”. PIO-LDN