On September 16, 2017, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Region 10 together with the initiatives of the 1st District and 2nd District of the province inaugurates the distribution of fibreglass boats to fisherfolk-beneficiaries of the F/B PAGBABAGO Fiberglass Boats at Maranding Annex 1 in the Municipality of Kapatagan.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo expressed her gratitude to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his unwavering support to all projects that helps alleviate the economic status of the citizens and to Secretary Manny Piñol of the Department of Agriculture as well to BFAR Region 10 Director Asuncion J. Maputol. Governor Angging also thanked Undersecretary for Fisheries and Concurrent BFAR National Director, Commodore Eduardo B. Gongona for his presence in this remarkable feat for the people of Lanao del Norte. Even the Commodore was still a director; he remembers 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo was constantly knocking the doors of their department to allocate livelihood projects such as this in the Province of Lanao del Norte.
“Thank you Commodore Gongona for coming here in our province. I am happy that you will witness the turn-over ceremony of these fibreglass boats and personally see the fishermen as recipients of this project which they can use for their livelihood,” the Governor said. “Please take care of this fibreglass boats that will be given to you. This can be your tool for you to provide food for your family,” she added.
The people of the Province of Lanao del Norte waited for a project such as this and finally with the perseverance of Congressman Bobby and 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo the Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Region 10 started to implement the program of Fiberglass Boats dubbed as F/B Pagbabago.
The recipients of this project were encouraged to make their own boat with the supervision and guidance of the men from BFAR and staffs of the 2nd Congressional District. The three leaders of Lanao del Norte; Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo, 1st District Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo are working as one to bring-in various developmental projects for the good of the people of Lanao del Norte. The unity of the Muslims and Christians in the Land of Beauty and Bounty propels the province towards prosperity. The Inclusive Growth Plan crafted by the leaders will create livelihood programs by partnering with different agencies of the national government to bring in various projects and activities for the constituents of Lanao del Norte.
“Three leaders in one leadership is the force behind the Inclusive Growth Plan. All that we do in the Inclusive Growth Plan is for the good of all the people our province. We worked hand in hand together with the Municipal Mayors to achieve prosperity and unity among the residents of Lanao del Norte,” Congressman Abdullah said.
One of the recipients expressed his happiness for being considered as one of the beneficiaries of this project. He said that the fibreglass boat is a big help for him and to his family. He promised to take care of this fibreglass boat so that he can use it to catch fish. He has no other means of livelihood except fishing. He thanked the provincial leaders for always initiating programs that gives hope to the less fortunate residents of Lanao del Norte.
According to the Usec Eduardo Gongona, “Secretary Manny Piñol have asked me to come and join this turn-over ceremony for me to personally see and report to him that his program in giving fibreglass boats and also report to him other government interventions needed by your province.”
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Secretary Piñol want our marginalized fishermen and farmers to become prosperous in their field in partnership with the local government units in the area. The goal of the national government is to support the farmers and fishermen to become productive in producing the basic commodities for the nation. PIO-LDN