Defensor issued an executive order recalling all vehicles owned by the Iloilo Provincial Government and cancelling all travel orders during the strike as contingency measure. He ordered that these vehicles must be put on standby in designated areas to serve capitol employees and for any other emergency needs. The vehicles of the Provincial Engineer’s Office and the General Services Office will be used to transport or pick-up employees who will report for duty. The designated pick-up points and assigned service vehicle that will operate from 7:00-7:30 AM are the following:
Provincial Engineer's Office
Mr. Wilfredo "Boy" Homicilliada, private sector co-chair of the Provincial Development Council, shows the plaque bearing the Posthumous Recognition bestowed by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. to former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-6 regional director Luis M. Molavin in recognition of his valuable support to the various programs of the province of Iloilo during his time given during the PDC meeting at Casa Real on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. At right is Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) chief Mario Nillos.
Four more provincial roads in Iloilo totaling 30.966 kilometers are up for rehabilitation under the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. disclosed during the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting on Tuesday (May 30, 2017) that the DILG already endorsed to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) the release of P413,885,031.05 for the implementation of the projects.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Iloilo chief Raul Lorilla (3rd from left) asked the help of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. for the transport of several heavy equipment of the Army's Engineering Brigade from Negros Occidental to Iloilo during a meeting at the Capitol boardroom on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The army's heavy equipment will be used for the clearing and paving of the 12-kilometer access road from Brgy.
Travelling from Concepcion town proper to Brgy. Nipa, where the 135-megawatt coal-fired power plant of Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) is located, is now convenient and comfortable. This as the concreting of the 5.437-kilometer road undertaken by the PCPC was already completed.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. with National Museum executive director (left) Jeremy Barnes and his staff inspect the ongoing works on the restoration and conversion of the old provincial jail into a Regional Museum on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The Regional Museum is expected to be finished by middle of this year.
Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary for Foreign Assisted Projects Office Sylvia Mallari (right) meets with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and the mayors of the municipalities where there are existing projects under the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP) II, namely, Bingawan, Lambunao, Dumangas, Barotac Viejo and San Rafael, during her visit to the Capitol on Monday, January 23, 2017. Also present in the meeting were Provincial Engineers Office (PEO) chief Engr. Gracianito Lucero, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and DAR regional director Gideon Umadhay, Jr.
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.
Residents of three upland barangays in Passi City, Iloilo – Alimono, Jaquimitan and Magdungao – will soon have easy access to potable water. Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. allotted P1.1 million for the construction of a potable water system in the area.
ILOILO – The rehabilitation and concreting of farm-to-market (FMR) road that will serve over 15,000 residents in remote barangays of Tigbauan has secured clearance from the Environmental Management Bureau-Region 6.
EMB-6 Regional Director Atty. Jonathan Bulos approved the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for Parara-Jamog FMR that will pass through Barangays Parara Norte, Parara Sur, Bagacay, Dorong-an, Buenavista, Bayuco, Binaliuan Mayor, Binaliuan Minor, Sermon, Dapdap, Taro, and Jamog, all in Tigbauan.