ILOILO – Seventy-nine percent of the 335 fishermen who lost their livelihood after Super Typhoon Yolanda have been paid for the labor they provided in building their motorboats.These fishermen from Ajuy (35), Anilao (15), Banate (35), Barotac Viejo (30), Carles (100), Estancia (30) and San Dionisio (20) were beneficiaries of Adopt-A-Fisherman Program.
ILOILO – Three groups of fishermen from Victorias City, Negros Occidental were arrested for illegal fishing here over the weekend. Led by P03 Charlie Asturias, the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force intercepted the fishermen 2.6-kilometers from Anhawan Island in Ajuy.
ILOILO – After the project is proven effective, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has decided to establish a school-based multipurpose teen center in a massive scale this year. The governor has approved the release of P6.5-million for the creation of new teen centers in 21 public schools, including those that are in the island-barangays.
ILOILO – The provincial government here will be accepting more scholars for the upcoming school year 2015-2016 to help poor yet deserving students earn a degree in college. Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has ordered that the number of scholars be increased from seven to ten per district making it 50 in total.
The ceremonial toss to officially start the opening of the First Gov. Arthur Defensor Under 21 Basketball Tournament led by Vice Governor Raul Tupas (3rd from left). ECGARCIA/ CAPITOL NEWSThe First Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. Under 21 Basketball Tournament opened last Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Leganes covered gym in Leganes, Iloilo.
ILOILO – The provincial government here is reiterating its call to all the chief executives and agencies concerned to be active in clearing the Visayan Sea of illegal fishers.
ILOILO – Ninety representatives of community-based small water service providers (CBWSP) will gather here for two days to look for long-term solutions to perennial problem of the province – lack of reliable water supply. The 1St Iloilo Water Summit, which opened today (May 26) in Eon Centennial Hotel, revolved on the theme “Tubig Kabuhi, Amligan, Tipigan para sa Tayoyun nga Kauswagan” (Water is Life, Protect, Conserve for Sustainable Development).
Iloilo City – Support for the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) widens and continues to increase.This, with the success of the recent forum initiated by the project proponent, National
Irrigation Administration (NIA). Indigenous Peoples (IPs), farmers, Irrigators Associations (IAs), Non-Government Organizations and Government Agencies here gathered May 21, 2015,for said forum.
The Iloilo Provincial Annual Profile contains updated data and information gathered from different line agencies and various provincial government offices. This publication will guide development planners, policy makers, researchers and potential investors on the present socio-economic situation of the province as well as potential investment opportunities.