Police Chief Supt. Jose L. Gentiles (right), the new regional director of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6), pays Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call right after the turn-over ceremony at Camp Delgado on Monday, July 4, 2016. Also in photo are Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and Iloilo Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Augustus Roderick Alba (partly hidden).
Representative Oscar Richard Garin takes his oath of office as second-termer congressman of the First District of Iloilo from the barangay captains of 17 villages in the First District where he got 100 percent votes last May 9, 2016 election. Holding the bible is his daughter Rica Jane. Garin promised to bring more projects to help alleviate the lives of the poor in his district.
ILOILO – The provincial government grants scholarship to 22 students, 11 of which are indigenous peoples (IPs), to take up a two-year course in midwifery in New Lucena Polytechnic State College.
The scholarship is tailored-fit to Iloilo’s growing demand for midwives, especially in villages located in geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in Calinog, Barotac Viejo, Janiuay and San Joaquin.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is again recognized as the “champion of the environment” following the success of his flagship program that aims to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in this agricultural province.
Outgoing Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje recognized Defensor anew as recipient of Kalikasan Award due to his “dauntless commitment to champion environmental governance, protection and rehabilitation thru his Action for Regreening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (ART for CCA) Program”.
ILOILO – Drought-stricken farmers in this province, who are not covered by any insurance, will avail first of certified seeds assistance from the Department of Agriculture starting July 5.
Farmers who are included in the submitted damage reports may also avail of the assistance provided that there are still available buffer stocks after the priority beneficiaries are catered.
Provincial Agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo said Iloilo is expecting over 10,000 bags of certified seeds from DA’s regional office to help farmers affected by El Niño phenomenon.
ILOILO – The provincial government is slated to release the first 100 units of jetmatic pumps by next week after the final validation of beneficiaries, according to Engr. Rene Margarico of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
“The supplier has so far delivered to us 100 units of jetmatic pumps and we will release these by next week,” confirmed Margarico after his meeting with Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias on Monday.
Top Most, the supplier, is also expected to deliver the remaining 270 jetmatic pumps within the week.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (5th & 4th from right) pose with the officers of Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo (RCMI) during the turn-over of 10 movable hospital beds at the Capitol lobby on Monday, July 11, 2016. RCMI donated the hospital beds which will be used by select district hospitals in the province.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. speaks before the local chief executives of the province of Iloilo who attended a briefing and orientation conducted by the Regional Development Council (RDC) and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) at the Casa Real on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Third District Board Member Lorenz Defensor delivers his inaugural address during the Sangguniang Panlalawigan regular session presided by Vice Governor Christine Garin on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
The Iloilo Physical Fitness and Sports Development Council (IPFSDC) headed by retired schools superintendent Dr. Raymundo Lapating (3rd from left) conducted a meeting at the Capitol boardroom on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to tackle preparations for the upcoming sports events in the province of Iloilo.