Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. turns over a computer set with printer for the San Miguel Municipal Police Station to its chief of police Insp. Francis Albert Fortunado (2nd from left) on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
ILOILO – After a number of renovations and expansions, the 12 hospitals managed by the provincial government are becoming economically viable and some are even step closer to being sustainable.
From P261-million in 2015, the hospitals registered a new record of P281-million excess income over their personal service requirements and unutilized cash advances in 2016, according to the Hospital Management Office.
ILOILO – The Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas will provide the provincial government with 16,344 vials of anti-rabies vaccines worth P9.8-million this week.
Provincial Veterinarian Silvino Teodosio Jr. said the vaccines are enough to immunize 70% of 252,000 (as of 2015) registered dog population in 43 local government units in Iloilo this summer.
The assistance from the national government comes after the completion of the Rabies-Free Visayas Islands Project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2015.
ILOILO – To understand how the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) works, the provincial government launches its core services on Thursday, March 30 in the Grand Tower Suites.
The launching of PESO services will be attended by 134 participants (i.e. human resource representatives & top executives) from 130 companies based in local and overseas.
ILOILO – Fifteen fishermen without permit to operate have been arrested in Concepcion and Carles, according to reports from the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force.
SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes said the arrested fishermen paid compromise fines ranging from P2,500 to P5,000 each depending on the type of violation.
Panes said the fishermen were using round haul/siene, squid trawl and shrimp trawl when they were caught fishing within the municipal waters of both towns.
ILOILO – The provincial government enlists 40 of its scholars in the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) giving them the chance to earn extra income during school breaks.
Those enrolled in state universities and colleges in Iloilo City will be placed in select offices at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol while those in the province will be assigned in their respective municipalities or in the nearest district hospitals.