Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomed the key officers of Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) led by Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba who made a New Year’s call at his office on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Defensor stressed that he is satisfied with Tayaba’s performance as IPPO chief.
Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel from Iloilo province headed by Provincial Fire Marshall Supt. Lester Kenneth Gimotea (3rd from left facing the camera) conduct their traditional New Year's Call with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. at the Governor's Boardroom on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Gov. Defensor vowed to help the BFP particularly in acquiring new firetrucks and in securing locations for new fire stations in the municipalities. Also joining the governor in welcoming the BFP personnel is Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (left).
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. graced the inauguration of the Metro Iloilo Water District’s (MIWD) pipeline expansion project from Brgy. Ungka II, Pavia to Brgy. Hibao-an Norte, Mandurriao, Iloilo City on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
A simple ceremony was held in front of Centro Verde subdivision in Brgy. Ungka II, Pavia attended by the officials of MIWD led by the chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Teodoro Robles, its project partner Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation (MIBWSC), and other local officials.
For three consecutive years, the Day Care Center of Brgy. Sipitan-Badiang in Guimbal, Iloilo was awarded the Best Early Learning Center – Rural Category in the Gawad Kalasag, thus elevating it to the award-giving body’s Hall of Fame.
On Thursday (December 21, 2017), Barangay Captain Agustin Nepuncio with the Day Care personnel and children went to the office of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. to present to him the trophies they had won. Gov. Defensor congratulated the group for consistently winning the award.
loilo province again received the highest recognition in the Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 6. It was conferred the Plaque of Sustainability “for having exemplified commitment in raising the standards for accountability, transparency, and quality service delivery thereby pursuing the ideals of Excellence in Local Governance.”
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. released a total of P44,111,815.24 in financial assistance to schools and various barangay projects in the province on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The financial assistance to schools came from the Provincial School Board (PSB) funds which amounted to P38,083,815.24. The amount went to 96 elementary and secondary schools scattered in 27 municipalities.
One hundred and six (106) local companies, 8 bpos, and 33 recruitment agencies showed up during the event offering a combined 14,000 job vacancies and job orders to 1,397 male and 1,560 female jobseekers for a total of 2,957. One hundred amd ten (110) applicants were hired on the spot (HOTS) mostly for local BPOs, malls, hospitals, and real estate companies, including 21 successful applicants to be deployed overseas.
Another farm to market road is up for concreting in the province of Iloilo, this time in the municipality of Dueñas. The groundbreaking of Tinocuan-Maribuyong farm to market road held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, signals the start of the road construction.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. led the groundbreaking ceremony in Brgy. Tinocuan, Dueñas with Department of Agriculture (DA) regional director Remelyn Recoter, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Mayor Mamerto Pelopero III and other local officials.