Officials of state-owned CCC Highway Consultants of China make a courtesy call at the Governor's office on Wednesday (September 6, 2017) with Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (right) welcoming them. The group is in Iloilo to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the proposed bridge that would link Iloilo and Guimaras provinces. CCC Highway Consultants is a prestigious company that has built hundreds of major bridges and highways in China and in other parts of Asia, among which the recently completed 29.6 km. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao link project and the 36 km. Hangzhou Bay Bridge.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has ordered to grant P1-million reward to the confidential informant and arresting police team who led the successful operation against high profile criminal Richard Prevendido yesterday.
Pursuant to Executive Order 235, the reward will be taken from the province’s 2017 annual budget as part of its Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan.
ILOILO – The provincial government has donated two of its lots located in Barangay Bolong Oeste, Sta. Barbara for the proposed construction of regional offices of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has signed the memorandum of agreement and conditional deed of donations for Lots 505 and 502 in favor of PhilHealth and DOH during the recent visit of Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial here.
ILOILO – Twelve officials of Saemaul male leader’s association in different provinces and cities in South Korea arrived here on Tuesday to visit and assist the residents of Poblacion South East Zone in Lemery town in their Saemaul-inspired community project dubbed as “Bagong Bayanihan ng Barangay.”
In partnership with Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College and Philippine Saemaul Undong Center, the project is a recycling center that aims to manage the solid waste from four sitios (sub-villages) and to address the improper waste disposal in every household.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes all the delegates to the three-day Makina Expo 2017 organized by the Department of Agriculture which opened yesterday (September 7, 2017) at the Iloilo Convention Center in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The opening program was graced by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol (3rd from right), Senator Cynthia Villar (4th from right), Davao del Sur Rep. Mercedes Cagas (5th from right), and Negros Occidental 2nd District Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (2nd from right).
The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Iloilo Province was chosen as Grand Winner in the Regional Search for Best PESO - First Class Province Category conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The award was given during the 6th Regional Career Advocacy, Employment and Human Resource Congress at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which was received by Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and PESO chief Francisco Heler, Jr. (2nd and 3rd from right, respectively). Gov.
ILOILO – The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Iloilo Provincial Government was adjudged as the Regional Grand Winner in the Search for Best PESO in Western Visayas of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday, September 12.
PESO Iloilo, headed by Francisco Heler Jr., has been recognized as the region's best for three consecutive years - 2014, 2015 and 2016.
About 6,000 seedlings of indigenous trees such as kamagong, narra and jackfruit were planted by more than 2,000 volunteers in barangays Bongol and Balanac in Janiuay town last Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. The three planting activity is in celebration of the 18th Pyesta sa Kakahuyan which is a brainchild of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr.
Around 250 coaches and trainers attended the two-day Advanced Training and Accreditation for top priority sports conducted by the Iloilo Sports Development and Management Office (ISDMO) through the Center for Sports and Physical Fitness (CSPF) which started on Friday, September 22, 2017. The training conducted at the Iloilo National High School (INHS) centered on top priority sports, namely, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, swimming, tennis and volleyball.
Another dream road project is about to become reality in Batad, Iloilo.
Last Saturday, September 23, 2017, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. led the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of a 2.5-kilometer provincial road from the national highway to Brgy. Embarkadero in the said town.