Gov. Arthur Defensor, Vice Gov. Christine Garin and several board members with Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office head Dr. Neneth Q. Pador distributed the cash incentive of P30,000 to each of the 123 centenarians in the province of Iloilo during the Elderly Week celebration on Monday, October 30, 2017. Listed as the province's oldest centenarians at 107 years old were Candelaria Dela Cruz Pillena of Brgy. Cabalic, Balasan and Aurelia Detoyato Batbata of Brgy. Salihid, Barotac Nuevo.
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Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Region VI officer in charge Blesilda Masangcay administers the oath of professionals of the 187 new registered social workers from Western Visayas at the Casa Real ceremonial hall on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The oath taking ceremony was conducted in collaboration with the Philippine Association of Social Workers Inc. (PASWI)-Iloilo headed by its president Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Dr. Neneth Q. Pador.
Is mahjong the key to longevity? At 105 years old, Maria Jusa Guyos still plays mahjong, a game she has been playing to keep her mind active and relaxed, and which may also be her secret to a long life. Born on 11 August 1911, Guyos outlived her husband Vicente, who died in 1973, and two of her seven children.
The Province of Iloilo and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) won three awards from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office 6. The award was given during the 66th Anniversary celebration of the DSWD at the Casa Real in Iloilo City on Monday, February 20, 2017.
Save the Children (STC) program manager Vivien Grace Martin (4th from left) updates Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and other provincial government officials on the status of their post-Yolanda assistance in Northern Iloilo, particularly the towns of Estancia, Carles, Concepcion, San Dioniso and Balasan. To recall, supertyphoon Yolanda struck northern Iloilo, three years ago on Nov. 8, 2013. STC and its partner organizations were able to help thousands of Yolanda survivors through cash assistance, livelihood projects, risk reduction trainings, and rebuilding children's lives.
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.