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Prioritize Poor's Needs, Hospital Workers Urged

Create: 07/20/2017 - 14:35
Prioritize Poor's Needs, Hospital Workers Urged

"Our hospitals were built for the poor and not for the rich, therefore, you must attend to the poor first," Defensor said during the inauguration of an annex building at the Ramon Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas, Iloilo on July 19, 2017.

"Let us take care of the poor. Never mind the rich, they can take care of themselves," the governor stressed before doctors, nurses and other hospital workers.

‘Hulbot’ fishers arrested in Concepcion

Create: 07/19/2017 - 13:09

ILOILO – Fifteen fishermen from Negros Occidental were caught using the forbidden trawlboat, a modified Danish seine, in marine waters off Baliguian Is., in Brgy.,Malangabang, Concepcion, Iloilo over the weekend.

PO3 Philip Cañoso of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force reported on Monday that the fishermen were led by their 42-year-old captain Jill Rinquijo, a resident of Brgy. Tortosa, Manapla, Negros Occidental.

Iloilo Seeks Prosecution of ‘Hulbot’ Fishers

Create: 07/03/2017 - 17:00

ILOILO – The provincial government, through its Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force, is seeking the prosecution of the owners, boat captains and other high ranking officials manning the four hulbot-hulbot boats they apprehended this year.

Led by SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes and PO3 Philip Canoso, the task force has filed criminal complaints against boat captains Herman Tanes et al. of F/B Bherry, Celso Zapa et. al. of F/B Julita and Ronald Santillan et. al. of F/B Rosal.

Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion, Carles

Create: 07/03/2017 - 16:53
Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion, Carles

ILOILO – Eight fishermen have been arrested over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing in two separate operations in Concepcion and Carles towns here.

Operating within municipal waters, SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes reported on Monday that these fishermen were gathering fish using round haul seine or “sinsoro” and trawl without permit from the municipal governments.

The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) caught them onboard the following motorboat:

Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion

Create: 05/24/2017 - 16:23
Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion

ILOILO – Fishermen gathering shellfish without permit were apprehended by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force off the coast of Bago-Alas Island, Brgy. Taloto-an, Concepcion over the weekend.

The task force headed by SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes reported on Monday that the fishermen were caught in two separate seaborne operations.

First to fall were the ten fishermen who were using air compressor to gather shellfish and were onboard the following motorboat:

Iloilo SWAT gets P1.4M logistic boost

Create: 04/10/2017 - 13:42

ILOILO – Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr. provided P1.4-million worth of ballistic equipment to enhance the capability of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office on Thursday (April 6).

Using its peace and order fund, a level three ballistic shield, tactical carrier vests and ballistic helmets were purchased for 18-member SWAT Team so they could be in full battle gear if they would respond to any reports on kidnapping or bomb threats.

15 Fishers Fined for Illegal Fishing

Create: 03/30/2017 - 16:33
15 Fishers Fined for Illegal Fishing

ILOILO – Fifteen fishermen without permit to operate have been arrested in Concepcion and Carles, according to reports from the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force.

SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes said the arrested fishermen paid compromise fines ranging from P2,500 to P5,000 each depending on the type of violation.

Panes said the fishermen were using round haul/siene, squid trawl and shrimp trawl when they were caught fishing within the municipal waters of both towns.

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