Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. reiterated his full support to the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) to ensure its successful implementation in Iloilo province. Defensor made the commitment during the World Bank Review Mission for the Visayas Cluster held at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center in Iloilo City on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI) conferred on Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. the Most Outstanding Governor award in its 2016 Gawad Parangal. The awarding was held during the 20th ALSWDOPI National Convention and General Assembly at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 where DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman was the guest of honor.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman congratulates Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. for being a Hall of Famer in the Gawad Parangal of the Association of Local Social Welfare Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI). Defensor received the Most Outstanding Governor award for a third consecutive year at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Also in photo are PSWDO chief Dr. Neneth Q. Pador (left) and Mrs. Cosette Defensor (right).
The 12 hospitals run by the Iloilo provincial government have brighter days ahead. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, who is also chief of the Hospital Management Office (HMO), said Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. has already given the green light for the hiring of additional medical personnel and upgrading of the bed capacity of the hospitals this year.
Iloilo province will turn 115 years old on Monday, April 11, 2016. The occasion marks the establishment of the civil government of Iloilo province in 1901 where Gen. Martin Delgado was appointed as the first provincial governor.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (2nd from left) presides the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting in behalf of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. at the Capitol Boardroom on Friday, April 8, 2016. PPOC tackled, among others, the preparations to ensure a peaceful, honest and orderly elections this coming May 9.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and his wife Cosette (4th & 5th from left), assisted by the provincial government department heads, cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the Agri-Trade Fair at the canopy of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol on Monday, April 11, 2016. The activity runs until Friday, April 15 as part of the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director Senior Supt. Roderick Augustus Alba and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. view the IPPO exhibit at the lobby of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol on Monday, April 11, 2016. The IPPO exhibit is part of the weeklong activities for the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration.
Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) chief Ildefonso Toledo (right) shows to Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and his wife Cosette one of the products on display at the Agri Trade Fair being held at the canopy of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol as part of the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration. The Agri Trade Fair which runs until Friday, April 15, features various products from local producers and a gardent show at the Capitol grounds.
Governor Arthur Defensor said he is suspending the implementation of the salary increase of provincial government employees as prescribed by Executive Order No. 201 issued by President Aquino because he finds it unfair. He said that after the May 9, 2016 elections, he will ask the new President to review the modified salary schedule because it gave huge increases to those who are already receiving high salaries while those with low salaries received minimum increase.