Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo is an economist, agriculturist,
businessman, and the 7th Governor of the Province of Lanao
on the 16th of February 1980 in San Juan, Metro Manila, Governor
Dimaporo is the eldest of Abdullah Dimaporo & Imelda Quibranza’s
five children. He completed high school in Brent International
School Baguio and was convinced by his father to study Economics
in the United States. In 2002 he attained his Bachelor’s
Degree in Development Economics, but continued into a competitive
Graduate Studies program. He graduated in 2003 with a Masters
Degree in International Development Economics at the University
of San Francisco in California, USA. The recognition he received
in the program earned him a place in the National Dean’s
List and was advised by his professor to continue into a Doctoral
Program. He continued as PhD candidate at Texas A&M University,
considering that it ranked as a leader in Agricultural Economics.
However, he was called back to the Philippines by the family.
Upon his return to the Philippines he engaged in several business
organizations in the field of agribusiness and finance. As
head of Muslim Diversified Agriculture and A&A Ranches
he envisioned Lanao del Norte to compete against the durian
production of Davao and become the largest source of halal
meat in the Philippines. This prompted the development work
for the Dimaporo Durian Plantation and increase in breeding
stock of the A&A Herds.
In 2005 he joined Lanao Foundation as the Vice President of
the Dairy Division. Lanao Foundation aspired to transform
Lanao del Norte into the dairy capital of the Philippines.
Under his leadership the foundation imported a base herd of
1,000 dairy cattle crossbred for the tropics. These animals
are maintained in 600-hectare dairy farms, Sultan Naga Dimaporo.
His collaboration with Land-O-Lakes Foundation and the USDA
Food for Progress Program brought in millions for a milk feeding
program and development assistance for Lanao Foundation.
His experience in finance started in 2005 when he was given
the Chairmanship of GSIS Family Savings Bank. Before his term
as chairman, the bank lost millions annually. With a new chairman
and president, in his person, the bank quickly turned and
gained around 10 million pesos in revenue the first year,
reaching more than 30 million the following year. To date,
the bank is working to infuse 3 billion of fresh capital from
an interested third party investor.
Dimaporo decided to run in the 2007 elections in order to
ensure the delivery of Lanao del Norte’s Vision 2020,
for Lanao del Norte to become a globally competitive agro–industrial
community of God–loving, ecology conscious, culturally
diverse people working together in peace and harmony to achieve
equity and prosperity by the year 2020. His thrust to attain
Vision 2020 is embodied in his tripartite agenda: Social Programs,
Livelihood, and Infrastructure. Essentially, develop and protect
the people; provide them with jobs and livelihood; and deliver
the basic needs – road access, potable water, and electricity.