Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., Mina Mayor Rey Grabato, Pototan Mayor Tomas Peñaflorida, DILG provincial director Teodora Sumagaysay and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias led the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of the 8.3-kilometer Talibong-Yugot-Nabitasan-Naslo road held in front of Mina National High School in Brgy. Bangac.
DILG gave Iloilo province a grant of P413 million this year for the CMGP. Iloilo province availed of the grant because it has consistently obtained the Seal of Good Local Governance and it has complied with the requirements set by the agency.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the new SB Member of San Miguel, Iloilo Richard Claude Villarico replacing his brother Robert Lee Villarico who passed away recently. Witnessing his oath taking on Monday (Nov. 2, 2017) is San Miguel Mayor Marina Gorriceta (4th from left) and members of his family.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Vice Gov. Christine Garin and several board members with Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office head Dr. Neneth Q. Pador distributed the cash incentive of P30,000 to each of the 123 centenarians in the province of Iloilo during the Elderly Week celebration on Monday, October 30, 2017. Listed as the province's oldest centenarians at 107 years old were Candelaria Dela Cruz Pillena of Brgy. Cabalic, Balasan and Aurelia Detoyato Batbata of Brgy. Salihid, Barotac Nuevo.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. led the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of 12.4-kilometer concrete road from Brgy. Cabugao to Brgy. Tuyongan in Calinog, Iloilo on Friday, October 27, 2017.
The project is part of the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) for road repair, rehabilitation and improvement by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
ILOILO – For the second time, TEENiran, the school-based multipurpose teen center project of the provincial government, was awarded as finalist in Galing Pook Awards 2017. Implemented under Iloilo’s Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) Program of the Provincial Population Office, TEENiran made it to the finals out of the 158 applications to the search.
ILOILO – The provincial government of Iloilo has provided the municipality of Concepcion P1.9-million on Tuesday as counterpart fund to implement 17 priority projects in 13 villages in the coastal town.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. turned over the cheque to Concepcion’s Association of Barangay Captain President Delfin Gregorio of Barangay Macatunao in a ceremony held at his office.
“We are grateful for Governor Art for approving our request for financial assistance since the barangays cannot afford to come up with the required counterpart fund,” said Gregorio.
Defensor, who initiated the creation of the Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PCDO) during his first term as governor in 1993, noted the vital role of the cooperatives in uplifting the living of conditions of its members and the community especially in rural areas.