loilo province again received the highest recognition in the Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 6. It was conferred the Plaque of Sustainability “for having exemplified commitment in raising the standards for accountability, transparency, and quality service delivery thereby pursuing the ideals of Excellence in Local Governance.”
Office of the Governor
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. released a total of P44,111,815.24 in financial assistance to schools and various barangay projects in the province on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The financial assistance to schools came from the Provincial School Board (PSB) funds which amounted to P38,083,815.24. The amount went to 96 elementary and secondary schools scattered in 27 municipalities.
ILOILO – Medipeace, a global healthcare non-government organization based in South Korea, has completed its donation of ambulances for 12 district hospitals here.
Medipeace President Dong Youb Suh and Representative Hyemi Kim turned over the key of the last three ambulances for Iloilo during the flag-raising raising ceremony held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol parking area on December 11.
By Fatima Jane Villarias
ILOILO – In gratitude of their dedication to service, over 5,000 volunteer workers here have started to receive their cash gift from the provincial government over the weekend.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. authorized the release of the cash gift amounting to P56.1-million through Executive Order 380 issued on December 4, 2017.
Receiving P4,000 each, the volunteer workers are composed of Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Service Point Officers, Day Care Workers, and Barangay Nutrition Scholars in 1, 721 villages in the province.
By Jhea Mae B. Gaco
ILOILO – Christmas is finally in the air here at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol now that the whole building is decorated with Christmas lights, lanterns and festive symbols.
Dancing light-emitting diode bulbs and parols envelop the historic Casa Real de Iloilo and the surroundings of the new Capitol building attracting city residents and local tourists at night.
The compound is open until 10:00 PM since the ceremonial switching on of lights and giant Christmas tree on December 4, 2017.
By Jezza A. Nepomoceno & Miguel A. Agustin Jr.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has provided P2.5-million financial assistance to support the implementation of two community development projects in Pototan and Leon.
Of the aid, P2-million will be for the construction of the first conference hall in Pototan and the remaining P550,000 will be for the rehabilitation of Sibalom River situated in Barangays Biri Sur and Omambong in Leon.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the new SB Member of San Miguel, Iloilo Richard Claude Villarico replacing his brother Robert Lee Villarico who passed away recently. Witnessing his oath taking on Monday (Nov. 2, 2017) is San Miguel Mayor Marina Gorriceta (4th from left) and members of his family.
ILOILO – The provincial government of Iloilo has provided the municipality of Concepcion P1.9-million on Tuesday as counterpart fund to implement 17 priority projects in 13 villages in the coastal town.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. turned over the cheque to Concepcion’s Association of Barangay Captain President Delfin Gregorio of Barangay Macatunao in a ceremony held at his office.
“We are grateful for Governor Art for approving our request for financial assistance since the barangays cannot afford to come up with the required counterpart fund,” said Gregorio.
Signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Information Communication Technology work immersion partnership between Iloilo Provincial Government and Iloilo National High School. The MOA allows INHS Senior High School students to undergo on-the-job training (OJT) at the Iloilo Provincial Government. Photo shows (from left) Maria Almera Gasalao, Assistant Principal for Academics, Evelyn Sorolla, TVL coordinator SHS, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., and Nordy Siason, OIC principal, signing the MOA, October 24, 2017.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias turned over checks as counterpart fund for various projects under the KALAHI-CIDDS in 13 barangays of Concepcion, Iloilo amounting to P1.9 million and for the enhancement of the Teen Center at Roberto H. Tirol High School in Brgy. Bacjawan Sur, Concepcion, Iloilo in the amount of P100,000 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.