Dimaporo hands 19 multi-cabs to barangays
by Breezy C. Jimenez
Tubod, Lanao del Norte (8 October) -- Under the Quibranza-Dimaporo initiative and Kabaranggayan Sigurado Program of Governor Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo, 19 multi-purpose cabs or vehicles have been handed over by the younger Dimaporo and former Governor Imelda "Angging" Quibranza-Dimaporo on October 1 at the Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) Media Lounge, this town.
The recipient barangays composed a part of the municipalities of Kolambugan, Bacolod and Kauswagan, all in the province.
In Kolambugan town, multi-cabs are handed over to the Barangay Captains of barangays Small Banisilon, Pantaon, Bubong, Lumbac, Pantar, Sucodan, Palao, San Roque and Matampay.
Meanwhile in Kauswagan town, barangays Cayontor, Baraason, Delabayan, Paiton and Tingin-tingin received the vehicles.
For Bacolod, five 95) multi-cabs have been given to barangays Pagayawan, Punod, Babalaya Townsite, Demarao and Delabayan West during said turn-over ceremony.
In his message, Governor Dimaporo reminded the Barangay Chairmen to use the vehicles in a manner that will benefit their respective barangays and not for their own convenience and welfare.
He added that should any term or condition as stated in the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is breached, the errant Barangay Captain may be directed to return the vehicle to the provincial government and be subjected to proper administrative proceedings.
"Malaki ang maitutulong ng mga multi-cabs. Pwede itong gamitin as transportation during meetings, for local produce to reach the markets, for Civilian Volunterr Organization (CVOs) when conducting surveillance operations, and such other activities na makabenepisyo ang mga katawhan sa barangay," said Dimaporo.
He further declared that reasonable fees and charges for its use may be collected as long as there are corresponding resolutions and / or agreement by the council and residents that sanctions the same because it is one way of generating income which will be used for the maintenance of the multi-cab.
Provincial Community Affairs and Information Officer Lyndon G. Calica adhered that the granting of these vehicles has an accompanying responsibility and obligation.
Barangay Chairmen are accountable both to the residents of their corresponding communities and to the Provincial Government as well should they make use of these other than for it has been intended such as profiteering activities or using it exclusively for his own benefit.
In the same juncture, former Governor Imelda "Angging" Quibranza-Dimaporo told the Barangay Councils present that this project has been started by Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo's administration then hers and finally put into full implementation by their son's term of office.
She reminded them that the Dimaporo family have exerted so much effort for the welfare of the residents of Lanao del Norte, hence, these multi-cabs must justify the vision they have for herein province.
In addition, she promised that there are still projects and programs which are yet to be implemented in the province as long as the residents cooperate and do their part as well.
Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) ensued after the short program thereafter the turn-over of registrations and keys to the recipients. (PIO Lanao del Norte) [top]