Iloilo Provincial Government website

January 2015

Ulian Bags Guv’s Prize on Blue Waters

Create: 01/22/2015 - 18:57

ILOILO – For the second time, the Ulian Watershed in Lambunao town won the coveted Governor’s Prize on Blue Waters, an award for the most sustainable and well-managed watershed. The Ulian Watershed proved that it has the most effective council in terms of using the ridge to reef and ecosystem-based approach in implementing the integrated water resource management. The members of the Ulian Watershed Management Council received the award during a ceremony held in the Conference Hall of Provincial Capitol on Wednesday.

Guv Urged Employees To Be Better This 2015

Create: 01/05/2015 - 12:54
ILOILO – As he continuously raised the bar of excellence in local governance, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. expects the provincial government employees here to imbibe the principles of real “reform and change” at all time.
“Our mantra does not only mean that we must uphold to our obsession for absolute integrity and honesty. But I am referring to reform and change in the heart of the individual officials and employees,” the chief executive said during the Capitol’s first flag raising ceremony this 2015.

Italy Pours P26M Post-Yolanda Aid in Iloilo

Create: 01/24/2015 - 11:09

ILOILO – Although it’s been over a year since the monster storm, Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno committed to work with Governor Arthur Defensor to ensure the province’s full recovery. Roscigno and Defensor signed a memorandum of agreement on the implementation of P26-million integrated emergency initiative for the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda here on Saturday. It is in addition to Italy’s P53-million donation to the Philippines as part of their bilateral cooperation and support to strategic response plan to Yolanda-stricken provinces.


Ilonggas With Cancer, Tumors Get Free Surgery

Create: 01/06/2015 - 15:46
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (left) looks at the examination being done by a volunteer doctor on one female patient during the medical mission conducted by Marian Rose Foundation at Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo
ILOILO – In line with its thrust to help the poor, doctors and nurses from Life is Great (LIG) Global Foundation and its sister charity Marian Rose World Foundation (MRWF) are holding a four-day surgical and medical mission for women with cervical and breast cancer here. The mission, which will benefit 34 select women from different areas in the region, started on Tuesday (January 6) in Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Barangay Rumbang, Pototan town

Passi City to be the center of operation of PRC in Panay

Create: 01/08/2015 - 11:21
Groundbreaking of the  PRC's Regional Logistics and Training Center in Brgy. Sablogon, Passi City
ILOILO – Passi City, the province’s sole component city, has been chosen by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to be in the fore front of saving in lives in times of conflict and disaster in Panay Island. PRC, with the support of Korean Red Cross, will build its Regional Logistics and Training Center in a 1.5-hectare lot in Barangay Sablogon, a government-owned property situated half a kilometer away from Passi City Hall. 

Bangladesh is to explore Iloilo’s potentials

Create: 01/08/2015 - 11:31
ILOILO – A group of businessmen from Bangladesh are set to visit the city and province of Iloilo on January 19 to explore possible ties and business ventures, according to Bangladesh Ambassador to the Philippines John Gomes. “We have a business delegation coming, very high-powered business delegation. They will explore the possibility of having trade relations with Iloilo since I heard that economically, it is doing very good,” announced Gomes during his courtesy visit to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Thursday (January 8). 
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Indigents urged to use health insurance

Create: 01/13/2015 - 16:34

ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is encouraging all who have been enrolled in Philippine Health Insurance Corp., especially the sponsored poor, to maximize the use of their health insurance benefits. This developed following reports that only 5.61 percent of 378,312 enrollees under the National Household Targeting System and Local Government Unit Sponsored Program availed their insurance. 

Defensor Cites Top 10 Municipal Assessors

Create: 01/09/2015 - 15:20
Top Ten Iloilo Assessors

Elnora Tabugo, municipal assessor of Tubungan, Iloilo, receives her plaque of recognition as the Most Outstanding Municipal Assessor in the province of Iloilo from Governor Arthur Defensor and Provincial Assessor Engr. Rodante Gupiteo during the awarding ceremony at the Provincial Capitol on Friday, January 9, 2015.  Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. awarded the top ten most outstanding Municipal Assessors in the province last Friday, January 9, 2015.

48 trawl fishers nabbed

Create: 01/21/2015 - 09:16

ILOILO – Forty-eight fishermen onboard 14 motorboats were apprehended for illegal fishing off Tagubanhan Island in Barangay Bagongon, Concepcion on Monday night. The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force reported that the said fishermen were using active gears in catching shrimp and squid, an act prohibited under Municipal Ordinance No. 01 in 2008. The ordinance banning the use of active gears in municipal waters was passed in support to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ Fisheries Administrative Order 201.

Safe Water For 50,000 People Made Possible

Create: 01/15/2015 - 09:06
Water Missions International Vice President of Operations Seth Womble during his courtesy call to  Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.

ILOILO – Water Missions International, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, has provided this province with water filtration and purification systems benefiting over 50,000 people in ten municipalities. Vice President of Operations Seth Womble said the water purification systems were installed to provide clean and safe water to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Bingawan, Batad, Ajuy, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Lemery, Estancia, Balasan and Carles.