Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. delivers a message for provincial government employees during the first flag-raising ceremony for the year 2016 on Monday, Jan. 4. He challenged the provincial government employees to sustain the good work and aim for more achievements this year.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (center) visited the newly renovated Rep. Pedro Trono Memorial District Hospital (RPTMDH) in Guimbal, Iloilo on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2015 to check on its facilities and personnel and also to greet the medical volunteers from Marian Rose Foundation who are conducting a four-day OB-Gyn surgical mission in the said hospital. RPTMDH is led by its hospital chief Dr. Rafael Sabando (left).
With the upcoming national and local elections in May this year, Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. reminded the men and women of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) not to engage in political activities and not allow themselves to be used by politicians. The governor made the directive during the traditional New Year’s call of the IPPO officers now led by its new provincial director Senior Supt. Roderick Augustus Alba and the 43 chiefs of police in the province at the Capitol boardroom on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. lauded the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) for a successful operation against illegal drugs recently which led to the seizure of a kilo of shabu worth P6 million.
IPPO’s Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (PAIDSOTG) headed by Senior Insp. John Ryan Doceo conducted a buy-bust operation against two suspected “drug couriers” last Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Brgy. Tiolas, San Joaquin, Iloilo.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (left) congratulates the Philippine Saemaul Undong on their second Foundation Anniversary during a simple program at Casa Real on Monday, January 11, 2016. Defensor is a staunch supporter of the Saemaul Undong movement which propelled the growth and development of South Korea in the 70's. Saemaul Undong, which means New Village Movement, has several community projects in the province of Iloilo.
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Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. asked the mayors of 42 municipalities and one component city in the province to help the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in its campaign for voluntary blood donation.
Defensor made the appeal after learning that the PRC has a limited supply of blood units in its blood bank due to lack of blood donors. Dr. Dennis Roy Pasadilla of the PRC-Iloilo Chapter, who appeared before the meeting of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Iloilo Chapter at the Capitol on Tuesday (January 12) revealed that the province of Iloilo registered only 4,395 blood donors in 2015 which is way below their target of 19,441 blood donors
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. shares a light moment with Consul General Lee Kiseog of the Republic of Korea who paid him a courtesy visit on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (2nd from left) tours the nine Philippine Ambassadors to Europe at the Casa Real de Iloilo after their courtesy call yesterday, Jan. 14, 2016. The delegation accompanied by Office of European Affairs Asst. Sec. Ma. Cleofe R. Natividad (3rd from right) are having their two-day appreciation tour of the city and province of Iloilo.
Residents of barangays Loong and Barangay Nipa in Concepcion, Iloilo will soon heave a sigh of relief as the provincial road passing through their barangay will soon be concretized.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) president and chief executive officer Roel Castro, Concepcion Mayor Milliard Villanueva and other local officials led the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of the provincial road from poblacion Concepcion to Sitio Puntales, Brgy. Nipa on Friday, January 15, 2016.
Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) president and chief executive officer Roel Castro updates Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. about the ongoing construction of the 135MW coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo on Friday, January 15, 2016, shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of the 4.2 kilometer provincial road going to the power plant.