Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional executive director Jim Sampulna gives to Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. a plaque of recognition signed by DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu after the mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Santiago, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Sec. Cimatu cited Gov. Defensor as the most active Environmental Champion in Region 6 for his laudable efforts in mobilizing all stakeholders in environmental conservation through his Action for Regreening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (ART for CCA) program.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inducts the new set of officers and Board of Trustees of the Iloilo Quarry Permittees Association Inc. (IQPAI) headed by their President Asuncion Sepida (2nd from left) on Monday, March 20, 2017. The other officers are Vice President - Krista Allen Locsin, Secretary - Cyril Aruejo, Asst. Secretary - Annabelle Rentoy, Treasurer - Ireneo Grabato II, Asst. Treasurer - Rodolfo Balmaceda Jr., and Auditor - Merlyn Fama.
ILOILO – The Iloilo Sanitation Code (ISC), the first in Western Visayas, has gained the approval of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and will soon be implemented in 43 local government units here. The Provincial Ordinance No. 2015-120 or the Sanitation Code of the Province of Iloilo was sponsored by Board Member Carmen Rita Bautista and co-sponsored by Board Member June Mondejar. It was signed into law by the governor on Tuesday.