Governors Arthur Defensor Sr. of Iloilo and Alfredo Marañon of Negros Occidental want the Visayan Sea declared a marine reserve to further protect and preserve it. The two governors met on June 1, 2016 with Director Remia Aparri of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to discuss possible moves leading to the declaration.
ILOILO – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has committed to deploy one of its monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) ships to intensify the enforcement of laws protecting the Visayan Sea.
BFAR Western Visayas Regional Director Remia Aparri made the commitment during the recently-concluded 7th Governor’s Summit on the Alliance of Provinces for the Protection of Visayan Sea hosted by Iloilo Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr.
ILOILO – Three local construction firms are vying for the concreting of 4.4-kilometer Poblacion-Bacay Road in Dumangas during its recent public bidding in Iloilo Provincial Capitol.
Of the three, G. Uy Construction submitted the lowest bid of P6,775,500, followed by MarchPhil Construction (P6,801,272) and J EG Construction Firm Corp. (P6,821,292).
The lowest bidder will undergo a post-qualification evaluation this week to determine if it met the requirements under the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Farmers in Barotac Viejo and Banate will soon have an efficient irrigation system which could eventually improve their agricultural production. Engr. Florencio Colorado of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) yesterday (June 8, 2016) briefed Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. about the status of the ongoing construction of the P993 million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP).
ILOILO – Due to his exemplary achievements in public governance, Junior Chamber International (JCI) - Regatta named Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. as this year’s Pinoy Icon Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service.
Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. received the Pinoy Icon 2016 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service from the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Regatta during the commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2016 at SM City Iloilo.
The first-ever full length Hiligaynon film titled Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako (I am Thirsty, I am Hungry) will be shown in Iloilo City on July 1, 2016 after a surviving copy was successfully restored in France. As part of the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016, the movie that was directed by Quirino “Quin” Baterna and Leonardo Q. Belen will have its premiere at the Cinematheque Iloilo on Solis Street.
ILOILO – “While we believe that we are winning the war against illegal drugs, victory has yet to come. There are so many things to do. Our problem with illegal drugs remains humongous.”
This was the concern Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. raised during his speech before the law enforces who gathered to celebrate the 14th foundation anniversary of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Casa Real de Iloilo on June 15.
The twenty-two midwifery scholars of the Iloilo provincial government pay Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the incoming municipal officials of the Municipality of San Dionisio led by Mayor Larry Villanueva, Vice Mayor Darwin Bajada and Sangguniang Bayan members Cash Jacomina, Tessie Villanueva, Danny Villanueva, Roger Lopez, Lerma Lopez and Adonis Lumawag at Governor's Office on Thursday, June 16, 2016.