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Carles Mayor Betita and officials meet with Gov Art

Create: 09/27/2017 - 00:00
Carles Mayor Betita and officials meet with Gov Art

Carles Mayor Siegfredo Betita and the barangay officials of Gigantes Island and neighboring island barangays confer with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on how they could avail of the province's calamity fund on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The waters surrounding Gigantes Island were recently hit by red tide affecting the livelihood of fishermen in the area. Also joining the meeting are Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) chief Dr. Jerry Bionat (left) and Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dennis Ventilacion (back to the camera).

Capitol To Provide Transport Services to Employees During Transport Strike

Create: 06/03/2017 - 07:49

Defensor issued an executive order recalling all vehicles owned by the Iloilo Provincial Government and cancelling all travel orders during the strike as contingency measure. He ordered that these vehicles must be put on standby in designated areas to serve capitol employees and for any other emergency needs. The vehicles of the Provincial Engineer’s Office and the General Services Office will be used to transport or pick-up employees who will report for duty. The designated pick-up points and assigned service vehicle that will operate from 7:00-7:30 AM are the following:

7 Iloilo Towns Priority of El Niño Aid

Create: 05/25/2016 - 08:48

ILOILO – Villages in seven towns placed under state of calamity due to El Niño will be the first to avail of the Jetmatic hand pumps from provincial government, according to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.

About 271 Jetmatic hand pump sets are expected to be distributed to households in severely affected villages in Dueñas, Sta. Barbara, Calinog, Estancia, Dingle, Bingawan and Miagao.

“The distribution will start as soon as the contract is awarded to the most qualified contractor,” announced Defensor in a press conference held at his office on Monday (May 23).

PDRRMC Okays Placing Iloilo Under State of Calamity

Create: 04/14/2016 - 14:43
PDRRMC okays placing Iloilo under state of calamity

The Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved a resolution recommending to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that the entire province of Iloilo be placed under a state of calamity due to the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, upon the instruction of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., convened the PDRRMC for an emergency meeting yesterday (April 14, 2016) to address the adverse effects of El Niño in the province.

132 Yolanda Survivors in Ajuy Get New Houses

Create: 07/29/2015 - 10:07
132 Yolanda survivors in Ajuy get new houses

The 66 duplex housing units at Caritas Village in Brgy. Malayuan, Ajuy, Iloilo that were turned over to 132 families whose houses were destroyed during the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013. One hundred thirty-two families in Ajuy, Iloilo, whose houses were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda in 2013, now live in their new homes courtesy of the Caritas Internationales and Caritas Austria through the Caritas Philippines.

Iloilo in Need of P9.2-million SAR

Create: 07/06/2015 - 11:05

ILOILO - The absence of search and rescue (SAR) equipment in municipalities prone to natural disasters like tropical cyclones remains a problem here, according to the Iloilo Provincial Police Office. Based on their experience, Police Provincial Director Cornelio Salinas revealed that most of the municipalities in Iloilo lack the capabilities and equipment in search and rescue operations.

Distribution of Checks for DILG RAY 2

Create: 07/01/2015 - 14:45
Distribution of Checks for DILG RAY 2

Anilao Mayor Ma. Teresa Debuque shows the check for her town which she received from Gov. Arthur Defensor, part of the Department of Interior and Local Government's Rehabilitation Assistance for Yolanda (DILG RAY 2). A total of P51 million was released to 14 municipalities (212 barangays) in Iloilo province for the repair of the damaged infrastructures. The distribution of checks held at at the Casa Real de Iloilo was also attended by DILG regional director Anthony Nuyda, Vice Gov. Raul Tupas, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, and Third District Board Member Emmanuel Gallar.