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.
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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.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is eyeing to access P90.9-million fund from Forestland Management Project to finance 13 proposed agroforestry support facilities (ASFs) that will benefit three towns in Jalaur River Basin.
Defensor on Tuesday (September 26) has identified the priority projects and has instructed the Provincial Engineer’s Office to make the necessary project proposals to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Another dream road project is about to become reality in Batad, Iloilo.
Last Saturday, September 23, 2017, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. led the groundbreaking ceremony for the concreting of a 2.5-kilometer provincial road from the national highway to Brgy. Embarkadero in the said town.
ILOILO – Twelve officials of Saemaul male leader’s association in different provinces and cities in South Korea arrived here on Tuesday to visit and assist the residents of Poblacion South East Zone in Lemery town in their Saemaul-inspired community project dubbed as “Bagong Bayanihan ng Barangay.”
In partnership with Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College and Philippine Saemaul Undong Center, the project is a recycling center that aims to manage the solid waste from four sitios (sub-villages) and to address the improper waste disposal in every household.
ILOILO – The provincial government has donated two of its lots located in Barangay Bolong Oeste, Sta. Barbara for the proposed construction of regional offices of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has signed the memorandum of agreement and conditional deed of donations for Lots 505 and 502 in favor of PhilHealth and DOH during the recent visit of Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial here.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has ordered to grant P1-million reward to the confidential informant and arresting police team who led the successful operation against high profile criminal Richard Prevendido yesterday.
Pursuant to Executive Order 235, the reward will be taken from the province’s 2017 annual budget as part of its Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan.
Officials of state-owned CCC Highway Consultants of China make a courtesy call at the Governor's office on Wednesday (September 6, 2017) with Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (right) welcoming them. The group is in Iloilo to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the proposed bridge that would link Iloilo and Guimaras provinces. CCC Highway Consultants is a prestigious company that has built hundreds of major bridges and highways in China and in other parts of Asia, among which the recently completed 29.6 km. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao link project and the 36 km. Hangzhou Bay Bridge.