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 awarding ceremony, which gave recognition to local government units (LGU) and key players in the implementation of nutrition programs, was held on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Casa Real de Iloilo.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., who chairs the PNC, led the giving of plaques, certificates and cash incentives to the lucky awardees.
The municipality of Concepcion and the City of Passi won first runner up and second runner up, respectively.
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.
Six municipalities in Iloilo province were conferred the Seal of Good Education Governance by the Synergeia Foundation recently.
The Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled (PFRD), Inc. has conferred on Iloilo Province the 2017 Apolinario Mabini Award for the Local Government.
Lourdes Dela Llana Pimentel, chairperson of the 2017 Apolinario Mabini Awards, in a letter sent to Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., said the province has “qualified with the standards of a Local Government Unit that has rendered exceptional services to the mass of citizens with disabilities within its jurisdiction in the last two years.”
The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of Iloilo Province was chosen as Grand Winner in the Regional Search for Best PESO - First Class Province Category conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). The award was given during the 6th Regional Career Advocacy, Employment and Human Resource Congress at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, which was received by Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and PESO chief Francisco Heler, Jr. (2nd and 3rd from right, respectively). Gov.
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.
Passi National High School (PNHS) community thanked Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. for officially donating a seven-hectare lot to the school. As a gesture of gratitude to Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., they have put up a marker signifying the donation.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., Vice Gov. Christine Garin and provincial government department heads rejoice after receiving the Hall of Fame Award in this year's Excellence in Local Governance Awards (EXCELL) from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 6 regional director Anthony Nuyda (8th from left) and other DILG executives on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The province of Iloilo won the Best Performing Province award for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.