Canada's First Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Ms. Genevieve Asselin and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. unveil the marker of the Iloilo Negosyo Center which was launched on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Casa Real de Iloilo in the presence of (from left) Dept. of Trade and Industry regional director Engr. Wilhelm Malones, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Dept. of Interior and Local Government asst. regional director Margie Biligan, and LGSP-LED field director Francis Gentoral. Iloilo Negosyo Center is a one-stop shop for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises and investors in Iloilo province.
Livelihood Development Program
ILOILO – The Provincial Agriculture’s Office here will be raising one hundred pure breed inland-born Anglo-Nubian goats for future livelihood assistance to marginal farmers in Western Visayas.
ILOILO – Fifty-one small business entrepreneurs here have been provided with the skills and knowledge to improve the aesthetic value and salability of their native products in the market. Packaging and labeling assistance was part of the Packaging Technology Assistance Program (PTAP) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), according to Development Management Officer VI Velma Jane Lao of the Provincial Planning and Development Office.
ILOILO – Seventy-nine percent of the 335 fishermen who lost their livelihood after Super Typhoon Yolanda have been paid for the labor they provided in building their motorboats.These fishermen from Ajuy (35), Anilao (15), Banate (35), Barotac Viejo (30), Carles (100), Estancia (30) and San Dionisio (20) were beneficiaries of Adopt-A-Fisherman Program.