Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the new set officers of Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) Iloilo Confesor Council, namely, Bingawan Vice Mayor Matt Palabrica - Chairman, Jesus Decolongon, Jr. - 1st Vice Chairman, Dr. Nelson Pomado - 2nd Vice Chairman, Eric Dumdumaya - Secretary, Dr. Renato Alba - Treasurer, Ahmed Pama - Asst. Treasurer, Angelo Tanoy - Auditor and Romulo Supeña - Asst. Auditor on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The Council also appointed Gov. Defensor as its honorary chairman.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. turns over a check worth P2 million to the officials of Brgy. Tubungan, Barotac Nuevo led by Punong Barangay Edgar Bedia (3rd from right) for the concreting of their barangay road on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Joining the barangay officials in receiving the check is Fourth District Board Member Domingo Oso, Jr. (2nd from right)
Lemery Mayor Ligaya Apura (2nd from right) accompanies her 10 barangay captains as they receive a check worth P1.3 million from Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Thursday, August 3, 2017. The amount, which will be divided among the 10 barangays, serves as a counterpart fund of the province for the KALAHI-CIDDS project in the said town. The recipient barangays and their corresponding projects are: Brgy. Alcantara - Road concreting with hauling; Brgy. Bankal - Improvement of road opening, steel hanging bridge and hauling; Brgy. Capinahan - Installation of solar street lights; Brgy.
The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) and Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) expressed concern over the ill effects of excessive quarrying on rivers to existing infrastructures. National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 6 regional director Ro Ann Bacal, chair of RPMC, called for an inter-agency meeting to tackle the matter at the Governor’s boardroom on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
The Iloilo Provincial Government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) awarded the Municipality of Leganes as this year's Most PWD-friendly Municipality during the culminating activity for the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week at Casa Real de Iloilo on Tuesday, August 31, 2017. The municipalities of Concepcion and Tigbauan bagged first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively. In photo are (from left) PWD provincial federation president Bonifacio Castigador, PSWDO chief Dr.
Iloilo province was chosen as pilot area in Western Visayas for the JobStart program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). The memorandum of agreement (MOA) was entered into by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and DOLE-6 regional director Johnson Cañete for the program’s implementation on Monday, July 31, 2017.
SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes, team leader of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force, and some of his men receive their copy of the commendation given by the environmental movement Pasalamat sa Katauhan from Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias after the flag-raising ceremony at the provincial capitol grounds on Monday, July 31, 2017. Environmental advocate Atty. Antonio Oposa presented the said commendation to Gov. Defensor during the Visayan Sea meeting held in Sicogon Island, Carles recently.
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