"I started participating in the celebration of Independence Day when I was a boy scout. That was many many years back. It never crossed my mind that the President of the Republic of the Philippines would celebrate Independence Day in Iloilo. It is the greatest thing that ever happened to Iloilo in so far as Independence Day is concerned.
The ceremonial toss to officially start the opening of the First Gov. Arthur Defensor Under 21 Basketball Tournament led by Vice Governor Raul Tupas (3rd from left). ECGARCIA/ CAPITOL NEWSThe First Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. Under 21 Basketball Tournament opened last Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Leganes covered gym in Leganes, Iloilo.
ILOILO – The 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army and Police Regional Office jointly declared the Province of Iloilo as “Peaceful and Ready for Further Development” in a ceremony held in Amigo Terrace Hotel, Iloilo City, today. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Catapang, represented by Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. John Bonafos, and Police Regional Director Josephus Angan affirmed the declaration during the first quarter meeting of the Regional Peace and Order Council where Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. acts as chairman and presiding officer.