Christmas spirit filled the Iloilo District Jail (IDJ) in Brgy. Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo on Sunday, December 18, 2016, as Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. held his traditional gift-giving to the prisoners. Around 1,800 inmates of the IDJ, now under the management and supervision of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), received gift packs from Gov. Defensor as his way of celebrating his birthday this coming December 25, Christmas Day.
The Regional Development Council (RDC) will launch on Saturday, December 10, the “Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo”, a bazaar featuring homegrown food products, handcrafted gift items, local art works, fruits, fisheries and aquaculture products, and many more. The weekend market to be held at the Casa Real de Iloilo (old provincial capitol) was organized to provide venue to local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to showcase and market their products.
Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. received the Pinoy Icon 2016 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service from the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Regatta during the commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2016 at SM City Iloilo.
Photo 1: Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. is being proclaimed by Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Elena Gerochi (left) and Atty. Marjorie Ann Manikan, members of the Provincial Board of Canvassers, as the duly re-elected governor of the Province of Iloilo on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Defensor will be serving his third and final term as governor of Iloilo.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. is being proclaimed by Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Elena Gerochi (left) and Atty. Marjorie Ann Manikan, members of the Provincial Board of Canvassers, as the duly re-elected governor of the Province of Iloilo on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Defensor will be serving his third and final term as governor of Iloilo.
Outstanding provincial government scholars, development partners, and women achievers were honored during the Pasidungog 2016 which is part of the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The occasion held at the historic Casa Real, the old Iloilo Provincial Capitol, served as a tribute to the contributions and milestones of distinguished Ilonggos who have given their best for Iloilo province
Governor Arthur Defensor asked provincial government employees to renew their commitment to public service every time the Province of Iloilo marks its founding anniversary. "The real essence of celebrating the founding anniversary of the Province of Iloilo is for us to remember that we are here to serve," he stressed as he opened the Semana sang Iloilo.
Iloilo province will turn 115 years old on Monday, April 11, 2016. The occasion marks the establishment of the civil government of Iloilo province in 1901 where Gen. Martin Delgado was appointed as the first provincial governor.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman congratulates Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. for being a Hall of Famer in the Gawad Parangal of the Association of Local Social Welfare Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI). Defensor received the Most Outstanding Governor award for a third consecutive year at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Also in photo are PSWDO chief Dr. Neneth Q. Pador (left) and Mrs. Cosette Defensor (right).
The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI) conferred on Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. the Most Outstanding Governor award in its 2016 Gawad Parangal. The awarding was held during the 20th ALSWDOPI National Convention and General Assembly at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 where DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman was the guest of honor.