Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. released a total of P44,111,815.24 in financial assistance to schools and various barangay projects in the province on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The financial assistance to schools came from the Provincial School Board (PSB) funds which amounted to P38,083,815.24. The amount went to 96 elementary and secondary schools scattered in 27 municipalities.
One hundred and six (106) local companies, 8 bpos, and 33 recruitment agencies showed up during the event offering a combined 14,000 job vacancies and job orders to 1,397 male and 1,560 female jobseekers for a total of 2,957. One hundred amd ten (110) applicants were hired on the spot (HOTS) mostly for local BPOs, malls, hospitals, and real estate companies, including 21 successful applicants to be deployed overseas.
Another farm to market road is up for concreting in the province of Iloilo, this time in the municipality of Dueñas. The groundbreaking of Tinocuan-Maribuyong farm to market road held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, signals the start of the road construction.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. led the groundbreaking ceremony in Brgy. Tinocuan, Dueñas with Department of Agriculture (DA) regional director Remelyn Recoter, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Mayor Mamerto Pelopero III and other local officials.
The Provincial Treasury and Assessment offices of Iloilo province bagged the major awards in the 4th Quarter Conference-Workshop and Year-End General Assembly of the Regional Association of Treasurers and Assessors in Region VI (Regata VI) in collaboration with the Bureau of Local Government Finance Regional Office VI (BLGF VI) held at Sampaguita Gardens, New Washington, Aklan last December 6, 2017.
Iloilo province received three more ambulances from Medipeace, a non-government organization from South Korea, on
ILOILO – Medipeace, a global healthcare non-government organization based in South Korea, has completed its donation of ambulances for 12 district hospitals here.
Medipeace President Dong Youb Suh and Representative Hyemi Kim turned over the key of the last three ambulances for Iloilo during the flag-raising raising ceremony held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol parking area on December 11.
By Fatima Jane Villarias
ILOILO – In gratitude of their dedication to service, over 5,000 volunteer workers here have started to receive their cash gift from the provincial government over the weekend.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. authorized the release of the cash gift amounting to P56.1-million through Executive Order 380 issued on December 4, 2017.
Receiving P4,000 each, the volunteer workers are composed of Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Service Point Officers, Day Care Workers, and Barangay Nutrition Scholars in 1, 721 villages in the province.
The awarding ceremony, which gave recognition to local government units (LGU) and key players in the implementation of nutrition programs, was held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Casa Real de Iloilo.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., who chairs the PNC, led the giving of plaques, certificates and cash incentives to the lucky awardees.
The municipality of Concepcion and the City of Passi won first runner up and second runner up, respectively.