PROCTER and Gamble (P&G) Philippines, Safeguard and Synergeia Foundation are giving pupils in 55 public elementary schools in Iloilo access to complete five-faucet hand washing facility to promote the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation in keeping them healthy.
The first batch of completed hand washing facility was turned over in a ceremony held in Bancal Elementary School in Alimodian and Walang Elementary School in Lambunao on October 19.
Provincial government officials and employees harvest the vegetables at the Provincial Capitol rooftop, specifically at the viewing deck of Board Member Valentine Serag's office, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Vice Gov. Christine Garin led the inauguration of the urban garden which was initiated by Serag, being the chairman of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on agriculture, in coordination with the Provincial Agriculture Office.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. turns over to Janiuay Mayor Jose Lam de Paula 35 units of android cellphones and 15 power banks to be used for the Rapid Community Based Monitoring System (RCBMS), a project under the Bottom Up Budgeting of the Department of Interior and Local Government, on Wednesday (October 18, 2017). RCBMS is an organized way of collecting information at the household and barangay level useful in the government's poverty reduction initiatives.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. assured full support to the cacao farmers in the province amid renewed interest in the development of the cacao industry. Defensor made the assurance during the opening of the two-day CacaoLink-Visayas organized by the Philippine Cacao Industry Council in cooperation with the Region VI Cacao Industry Council and in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DTI) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Gov. Arthur Defensor and Architect Pocholo Joselito D. Paragas, general manager and chief operating officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), sign a memorandum of agreement today, 5 October 2017, where the latter allows the integration of the TIEZA-owned Museo Iloilo building in the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Redevelopment Project. They were assisted by Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and Provincial Legal Officer Dennis Ventilacion.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. interacts with Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary Alma Rita Jimenez who paid him a courtesy call on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Usec. Jimenez is in Iloilo to grace the 18th Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP) National Convention. Also in photo are (from left) Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dennis Ventilacion and DOT VI regional director Helen Catalbas.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. presides the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting at the Governor's boardroom on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The province's peace and order situation and other security issues were tackled during the meeting attended by representatives of different law enforcement agencies and other government stakeholders.