ILOILO - One hundred forty-eight key sports officials from the academe and government convened on September 29-30 to assess the effectiveness of the province’s existing sports programs. The two-day seminar-workshop in Iloilo National High School Conference Hall is organized by Center for Sports and Physical Fitness Executive Director Raymundo Lapating in preparation for the full implementation of a more competitive sports program for the youth of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.
ILOILO — Government and civic leaders who attended a benchmarking trip to South Korea were inspired by Saemaul Undong and committed to contribute in the effort of making this province a “safer and happier place to live in”. The benchmarking trip organized by Yeungnam University and Enderun Colleges in South Korea was held from September 12-19 alongside with the 2nd Global Saemaul Undong Forum on September 15-16 in Gyeongju
Maasin Mayor Mariano Malones receives a desktop computer from Third District congressman Arthur R. Defensor, Jr. to be used for the Municipal Agricultural Information System (MAIS) project of the province of Iloilo. All the nine municipalities of the Third District under the Integrated Central Iloilo Alliance for Economic Development (ICIAED) received the computer donation from Congressman Defensor last Sept. 24, 2015. Also in photo are ICIAED convenors (from right) former mayors Suzette Mamon and Lydia Grabato.
ILOILO — Three fishermen from Barangay Buenavista in the coastal town of Carles were charged of dynamite fishing by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force led by PO3 Philip Gañoso.Docketed as criminal case number 3979, the complaint for violation of Paragraph 1 and 4 of Section 88 of Republic Act 8500 otherwise known as The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 has been filed against them before the 3rd Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Balasan.
ILOILO — The petition for writ of kalikasan with prayer for temporary protection order that could prevent or delay the construction of P11.2-billion water reservoir in Jalaur River has been dismissed by the Court of Appeals due to lack of merit. The decision dismissing the plea was ordered by Associate Justice Rosemari Carandang and concurred by Associate Justices Marlene Gonzales-Sison and Edwin Sorongon on September 16 and made public on September 23.
ILOILO - The leadership of Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has achieved another milestone this year after it bagged the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance in an awarding held at Casa Real on Wednesday. The governor along with the chief executives of Passi City, Miagao, Banate, Concepcion and Lemery were conferred with the Seal that was conceptualized as performance management tool by late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo in 2012.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. together with the department heads of the Iloilo provincial government and the officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) pose for posterity after receiving the Seal of Good Local Governance and the P7 million Performance Challenge Fund in the awarding ceremony organized by the DILG at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. meets with the provincial government's ten PWD (persons with disabilities) scholars on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A program of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Dr. Neneth Pador, the PWD scholars are entitled to financial assistance of P28,000 each academic year.
ILOILO - The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force headed by PO3 Charlie Asturias has filed criminal charges against ten individuals who were using improvised dynamites to catch fish off the coast of Concepcion and Carles.