Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. turns over to Janiuay Mayor Jose Lam de Paula 35 units of android cellphones and 15 power banks to be used for the Rapid Community Based Monitoring System (RCBMS), a project under the Bottom Up Budgeting of the Department of Interior and Local Government, on Wednesday (October 18, 2017). RCBMS is an organized way of collecting information at the household and barangay level useful in the government's poverty reduction initiatives.
Provincial Planning and Development Office
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.
A Memorandum of Agreement was signed on Friday (August 18, 2017) among the Iloilo Provincial Government, Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (PCPC) and Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (IEDF) on the proposed Iloilo Economic Zone Development Project during the first anniversary of commercial operation of PCPC at its plant site in Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo. From left: Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, PCPC chairman Dr. Walter Brown, PCPC president Roel Castro, Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., IEDF president Jocelyn Jalandoni-Perez, and IEDF project manager Francis Gentoral.
Mr. Wilfredo "Boy" Homicilliada, private sector co-chair of the Provincial Development Council, shows the plaque bearing the Posthumous Recognition bestowed by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. to former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-6 regional director Luis M. Molavin in recognition of his valuable support to the various programs of the province of Iloilo during his time given during the PDC meeting at Casa Real on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. At right is Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) chief Mario Nillos.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. released a total of P14,674,500 as financial assistance for various programs and projects to 13 municipalities covering 174 barangays of the province on Monday, May 15, 2017.
ILOILO – Through its rural enterprise component known as I-REAP, World Bank-assisted Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) has accepted to finance the P3.4-million business proposals of four farmers associations here.
Among these approved business ventures involve the goat production for sustainable livelihood (P990,000 ) of Inagdangan Norte and Sur Farmers Association in Zarraga and the swine fattening project (P500,000) of Iloco Farmers Association in San Rafael.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. receives a certificate of appreciation from POPA Agriventures Inc. led by its president Ricardo "Ricoy" Palmares (3rd from left) for his invaluable support to the successful conduct of the First Agri-Aqua Investment Forum last Nov. 9-10, 2016.
The Panay Organic Producers Association (POPA) Agriventures, Inc. in partnership with the Iloilo Provincial Government and selected national government agencies such as Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) along with the Iloilo Economic Development (ILED) Foundation and other private companies hosted the 1st Agri-Aqua Investment Forum on November 9-10, 2016 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.