Provincial government officials and employees harvest the vegetables at the Provincial Capitol rooftop, specifically at the viewing deck of Board Member Valentine Serag's office, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Vice Gov. Christine Garin led the inauguration of the urban garden which was initiated by Serag, being the chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on agriculture, in coordination with the Provincial Agriculture Office.
Provincial Agriculture Office
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. assured full support to the cacao farmers in the province amid renewed interest in the development of the cacao industry. Defensor made the assurance during the opening of the two-day CacaoLink-Visayas organized by the Philippine Cacao Industry Council in cooperation with the Region VI Cacao Industry Council and in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DTI) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes all the delegates to the three-day Makina Expo 2017 organized by the Department of Agriculture which opened yesterday (September 7, 2017) at the Iloilo Convention Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The opening program was graced by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol (3rd from right), Senator Cynthia Villar (4th from right), Davao del Sur Rep. Mercedes Cagas (5th from right), and Negros Occidental 2nd District Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (2nd from right).
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. distributed checks to three farmers associations that are beneficiaries of the livelihood component (I REAP) of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The beneficiaries are: Barangay Matag-ub Sitio Kinambud Farmers Association for their piglet production and marketing enterprise in in Brgy. Matag-ub, Janiuay (P185,640), Inagdangan Norte and Sur Farmers Association for their goat production in Brgy.
ILOILO – Fifteen fishermen from Negros Occidental were caught using the forbidden trawlboat, a modified Danish seine, in marine waters off Baliguian Is., in Brgy.,Malangabang, Concepcion, Iloilo over the weekend.
PO3 Philip Cañoso of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force reported on Monday that the fishermen were led by their 42-year-old captain Jill Rinquijo, a resident of Brgy. Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental.