Defensor, who initiated the creation of the Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PCDO) during his first term as governor in 1993, noted the vital role of the cooperatives in uplifting the living of conditions of its members and the community especially in rural areas.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. addresses the jam-packed municipal covered gym of Dumangas, Iloilo during the culminating activity of the 2016 National Cooperative Month celebration on Friday, October 21, 2016. He reiterated his commitment to support the cooperatives in Iloilo province.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. reiterates his administration's full support to the cooperative movement during the opening program for the Cooperative Month celebration at the Capitol lobby on Monday, October 10, 2016. Gov. Defensor cited the important role of the cooperatives in uplifting the lives of the people especially in the rural areas.