ILOILO – The provincial government here will now implement the construction of the 28-kilometer farm-to-market road which will pave the way for the development of Passi City. This developed after Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. issued the notice for the contractor to proceed to the clearing and construction of the longest farm-to-market road in Western Visayas on Monday.
"I started participating in the celebration of Independence Day when I was a boy scout. That was many many years back. It never crossed my mind that the President of the Republic of the Philippines would celebrate Independence Day in Iloilo. It is the greatest thing that ever happened to Iloilo in so far as Independence Day is concerned.
ILOILO – After 21 days of recuperating, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. returned to his post on June 11, a day before the most historic event in the city and province of Iloilo this year – hosting of 117th Philippine Independence Day and Vin d’Honneur. Wearing his write polo, grey slacks and black leather shoes, the chief executive and his wife, Cosette, arrived in Iloilo Provincial Capitol past 1:00 pm to welcome President Benigno Aquino III.
ILOILO – The people of the provinces surrounding the Visayan Sea triangle are seeking for the declaration of Visayan Sea as a National Marine Reserve of the Philippines during the 7th Visayan Sea Summit held recently (June 5) at the School of the Sea in Barangay Ocoy, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu.
ILOILO – In just five months, the criminal charges filed against illegal fishers here nearly doubled compared to last year’s accomplishment of Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force. The task force reported that the number of cases filed in court increased from 13 in 2014 to 24 as of May 31, 2015.
No less than the highest Catholic leader in the Western Visayas, Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, had given his blessing and prayers for the successful implementation of the Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project II (JRMP II), according to Senate President Franklin M. Drilon.