Lanao del Sur celebrates 53rd founding anniversary


Lanao Sur Governor Mamintal Alonto "Bombit" Adiong 
during his State of the Province Address,  call for unity
 and support his campaigned tag as “One finger print, one
vote, one person” in the coming Re-registration on July
 9-18 for peace, development and better Lanao del Sur
(By Jong Cadion Frontline Mindanao Onli
Because of this, the province organized cultural shows such as Kolintang, Kasipasa Manggis, Kasipasa Abun, Kambayoka, Kasayawsa Singkil, and Kanggarotaya.

Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. said the month-long celebration last year was shortened to eight days this year 53rd Araw ng Lanao del Sur. The celebration was opened with a sports festival last June 26.

DILG Sec. Jess Robredo graced the culmination of 53rd
Founding Anniversary celebration of Lanao del Sur. He
told the people the importance of unity in our campaign
“One registration, One Vote, One person” especially
during the coming re-registration of all voters in the
ARMM on July 9-18, 2012  (Photo by Jong Cadion
 Frontline Mindanao Online)
“This year’s anniversary is significant, not only because of the line-up of events, but also because of the massive participation of the people,” said Adiong.

 A cultural street dance presented by the Department of Education here with their colorful costumes highlighted a parade during the culmination day.

The presentation is considered a remake of the fiesta tradition that was last done almost 53 years ago.

There was also scheduled event of contest on literary and art, essay writing and poster making on July 2.

Gov. Bombit Adiong with his First Lady Hadja Raifa R.
Adiong (center) and ARMM OIC Gov. Mujuiv Hataman
during the opening and cutting of ribbon of Agro-Industrial
And Trade Fair at Capitol Complex in Marawi City. Also at
the photo (wearing yellow at the back of the first lady) is
Vice-Governor Arsad Marohombsar,(Photo by Jong Cadion
Frontline MINDANAO Online)
In support to the occasion, line agencies initiated mass registration of live birth, medical service, free legal assistance, application of business permits, among others as part of the anniversary celebration events.

Non-government organizations have also given their support in the celebration. 

Another sought-after activity is the concert featuring FREESTYLE in the capitol ground on July 1 which showed Filipino with a rare singing talent.

In a speech, Adiong had expressed appreciation over the support of the people that brought the success of the occasion.

The Governor also showed appreciation on the efforts of the security force in maintaining peace and order. 

Meanwhile, Adiong reiterated his call to support the re-registration for a new voter’s list in Autonomous Region in Muslims Mindanao. "Let us be united and supports our campaign of One fingerprint, One vote, One person for better Lanao del Sur", Adiong said.

He said the general voters’ registration activity implemented by the Comelec is address to ensure a legitimate listing of the ARMM voters.

The Comelec is expecting the number of registered ARMM voters to go down from the previous 1.7 million to 1.5 million after the new general registration.