ILOILO - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is awarding this province with P7-million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for getting last year’s Seal of Good Housekeeping. The subsidy will be released upon the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Governor Arthur Defensor Sr and DILG Regional Director Anthony Nuyda later this month.
ILOILO - The absence of search and rescue (SAR) equipment in municipalities prone to natural disasters like tropical cyclones remains a problem here, according to the Iloilo Provincial Police Office. Based on their experience, Police Provincial Director Cornelio Salinas revealed that most of the municipalities in Iloilo lack the capabilities and equipment in search and rescue operations.
ILOILO - Retired schools division superintendent Dr. Raymundo Lapating has been appointed by Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. as the province’s sports development coordinator effective this July.
ILOILO - Homeless survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) will soon get the keys to their calamity-resistant houses in Barangay Bacjauan Sur, Concepcion. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said SM Cares, the charitable arm of retail giant SM, will turn over their 200 newly constructed houses to the typhoon survivors on August 4.
PASSI CITY, Iloilo — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Governor Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. are leading the groundbreaking ceremony here today (July 21) for the country’s biggest and longest farm-to-market road project in the Visayas. The laying of time capsule for the rehabilitation of 28-kilometer Imbang Grande-Tagubong-Gemumua Agahon-Agtabo road in Passi City is a project under the Philippine Rural Development Program.
ILOILO — Over P10.01-million worth of financial assistance from its 20% Internal Revenue Allotment has been released by the provincial government for the construction of various community development projects in 24 towns here.
ILOILO — Ten persons with disabilities (PWDs) received their school allowances following the signing of their scholarship contract with the provincial government here recently. Each scholar got a monthly allowance of P2,500, an annual uniform allowance of P1,000 and bi-semester book allowance of P1,000.
The Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) remains to be a priority project of the Aquino Administration in Western Visayas. On his latest State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Benigno Aquino III once again included JRMP II in the roster of infrastructure projects his administration championed. Other projects mentioned include Lulutan Bridge in Isabela, Balog-Balog Multi-Purpose Project Phase 2 in Tarlac and Basilan Circumferential Road in Basilan among many others.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. assisted by Vice Gov. Raul Tupas, and Board Members Manny Gallar and Nielo Tupas distribute the checks totaling P8.5 million for various projects in the province in a ceremonial turnover held at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
Canada's First Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Ms. Genevieve Asselin and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. unveil the marker of the Iloilo Negosyo Center which was launched on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Casa Real de Iloilo in the presence of (from left) Dept. of Trade and Industry regional director Engr. Wilhelm Malones, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Dept. of Interior and Local Government asst. regional director Margie Biligan, and LGSP-LED field director Francis Gentoral. Iloilo Negosyo Center is a one-stop shop for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises and investors in Iloilo province.