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).
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.
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 – 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.
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 –The province of Iloilo remains free from filarial parasites based on the transmission assessment survey and nocturnal blood survey held in selected site where cases of lymphatic filariasis where previously recorded.
Provincial Health Officer Patricia Grace Trabado confirmed and announced this during Iloilo’s celebration of milestones on lymphatic filariasis elimination program in Casa Real de Iloilo earlier this week.