The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) received another commendation for their successful implementation of anti-illegal fishing campaign, this time from the environmental movement Pasalamat sa Katauhan with endorsement from the United Nations (UN) – Environment. The commendation was presented to them by environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa, Jr. last Saturday, July 22, 2017, during the Visayan Sea Governors Meeting in Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo.
The provinces of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu and Masbate have renewed their commitment for the conservation, protection and restoration of the Visayan Sea.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III’s representative, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) director Eduardo Gongona signed the covenant of commitment and cooperation during their meeting in Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo on Saturday (July 22, 2017). Masbate Governor Antonio Kho was absent in the meeting.
"Our hospitals were built for the poor and not for the rich, therefore, you must attend to the poor first," Defensor said during the inauguration of an annex building at the Ramon Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas, Iloilo on July 19, 2017.
"Let us take care of the poor. Never mind the rich, they can take care of themselves," the governor stressed before doctors, nurses and other hospital workers.
ILOILO – Fifteen fishermen from Negros Occidental were caught using the forbidden trawlboat, a modified Danish seine, in marine waters off Baliguian Is., in Brgy.,Malangabang, Concepcion, Iloilo over the weekend.
PO3 Philip Cañoso of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force reported on Monday that the fishermen were led by their 42-year-old captain Jill Rinquijo, a resident of Brgy. Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inaugurated the newly rehabilitated gymnasium and stage in Ardemil National High School (ANHS) in Sara, Iloilo yesterday (July 18, 2017). He went to Brgy. Ardemil, a mountainous barangay in Sara, Iloilo, despite the rainy weather to personally turn over the projects funded by the provincial government.
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing for the Free SMART WIFI at the Provincial Capitol ground floor lobby between Mr. Jimmy Chua (4th from left), Asst. Vice President of PLDT Enterprise, and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (5th from left) with Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (4th from right), Board Member Liecel Seville (3rd from right), Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dennis Ventilacion (2nd from right), Information and Communication Technology Development and Management Office (ICTMO) chief Salvacion Sibonga (right) and PLDT-Smart officials serving as witnesses.
The campaign for a smoke free Iloilo province as embodied in an ordinance passed by Board Member Liecel Mondejar-Sevilla kicks off. In photo are: (from left) General Services Office (GSO) head Aaron Raymundo, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Provincial Legal Office chief Atty. Dennis Ventilacion, Gov. Defensor, BM Seville, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado.