“The unabated extraction of sand and gravel along these river systems have resulted to the damage and deterioration of the structural integrity of bridges, irrigation dams, and other public and private infrastructures as reported by the monitoring team of National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) VI…” part of the order reads. The river systems referred to in the order are: Aganan, Jalaur, Sibalom, Suage and Ulian river systems.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on Friday (August 18, 2017) among the Iloilo Provincial Government, Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) and Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (IEDF) on the proposed Iloilo Economic Zone Development Project during the first anniversary of commercial operation of PCPC at its plant site in Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo. From left: Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, PCPC chairman Dr. Walter Brown, PCPC president Roel Castro, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., IEDF president Jocelyn Jalandoni-Perez, and IEDF project manager Francis Gentoral.
The Iloilo provincial government has made official its intention to donate a property in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo as the future site of the regional offices of the Department of Health and PhilHealth.
From left: Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, PhilHealth VI regional vice president Lourdes Diocson, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial, DOH VI regional director Marlyn Convocar, and PhilHealth Asst. Vice President for Visayas Dr. Leo Douglas Cardona, Jr. sign the Memorandum of Agreement and Conditional Deed of Donation on Friday (August 18, 2017).
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) through its representatives Gelain Pet Trabado (4th from left) turned over on Tuesday (August 15, 2017) a check worth P924,025 for the province's nutrition advocacy programs in Pototan, Tigbauan, Concepcion and Passi City. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias received the check on behalf of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (5th from left) together with Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado (3rd from right) and other provincial government personnel.
Asia's first chess Grand Master Eugene Torre, who is a true-blooded Ilonggo, pays Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy visit on Friday, August 4, 2017. Torre is in Iloilo for a series of activities to promote chess especially among the youth. Also in photo are Dr. Raymundo Lapating (right), director of the province's Center for Sports and Physical Fitness and Board Member Valentine Serag (2nd from right).
The gold medalists in the China Primary Math Olympiad held in Zhejiang, China in July 2017, Andrea Hope Uy (left) of Iloilo City and Recsan Triumfante of Tigbauan, Iloilo, pay Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Friday, August 4, 2017. Aside from getting the gold medal, Uy, who is a Grade 7 student at Assumption Iloilo, also brought home one silver and one bronze medal. While Triumfante, who is a Grade 7 student at Kinaadman Learning Center in Tigbauan, also took two bronze medals.