loilo province again received the highest recognition in the Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office 6. It was conferred the Plaque of Sustainability “for having exemplified commitment in raising the standards for accountability, transparency, and quality service delivery thereby pursuing the ideals of Excellence in Local Governance.”
The Provincial Treasury and Assessment offices of Iloilo province bagged the major awards in the 4th Quarter Conference-Workshop and Year-End General Assembly of the Regional Association of Treasurers and Assessors in Region VI (Regata VI) in collaboration with the Bureau of Local Government Finance Regional Office VI (BLGF VI) held at Sampaguita Gardens, New Washington, Aklan last December 6, 2017.
Acting DILG chief Catalino Cuy, in a letter to Gov. Arthur Defensor dated October 30, said that the Province of Iloilo has "met the upgraded criteria for 2017" of the Seal Good Local Governance (SGLG).
This is the third SGLG of the Province of Iloilo, having won its first in 2015 and its second in 2016.
This was learned from Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) VI regional director Johnson Cañete who informed Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. about the award in a letter dated August 10, 2017.
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.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. took great pride in the various awards obtained by the Province of Iloilo during his sixth State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He also thanked the national government agencies and foreign organizations that have helped his administration get things done especially in the realization of projects which are beneficial to the people.
The Iloilo Provincial Assessor’s Office under the leadership of May Katherine Sullano was awarded as the Most Outstanding Provincial Assessment Office in the region for Calendar Year 2014.
The award was conferred by the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) Region VI during the Annual Pre-planning and Year-end Reassessment Performance Conference-Workshop of provincial, city and municipal assessors and treasurers and their ranking personnel held at Iloilo Grand Hotel last December 2-5, 2015.
The Municipality of New Lucena is adjudged as this year's most nutritionally improved town with only 2.08% malnutrition prevalence rate out of 43 local government units in Iloilo. The officials of the rural health unit received the award during the culminating ceremony for Nutrition Month held in Iloilo Provincial Capitol on July 27.