Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. whispers something to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during the dialog with farmers and other agriculture stakeholders at the Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) in Jaro, Iloilo City on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Also in photo are (from left) Department of Agriculture 6 regional director Remelyn Recoter, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, and DA Assistant Secretary Hansel Didulo.
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The much-awaited rehabilitation and improvement of the Concepcion Fish Port will already start second quarter next year. The project, which is a grant from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has a total cost of US$ 5.5 million.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. receives a certificate of appreciation from POPA Agriventures Inc. led by its president Ricardo "Ricoy" Palmares (3rd from left) for his invaluable support to the successful conduct of the First Agri-Aqua Investment Forum last Nov. 9-10, 2016.
The Panay Organic Producers Association (POPA) Agriventures, Inc. in partnership with the Iloilo Provincial Government and selected national government agencies such as Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) along with the Iloilo Economic Development (ILED) Foundation and other private companies hosted the 1st Agri-Aqua Investment Forum on November 9-10, 2016 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.
Another dream is about to be fulfilled in the town of Tigbauan, Iloilo following the ground breaking of the 7.89 kilometer Parara-Jamog far-to-market road on Thursday, August 18, 2016. The occasion, graced by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., signals the start of the project which is expected to be completed after 167 calendar days.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (right) administers the oath of office of the officers and board of directors of the Iloilo Provincial P4MP Farmers Association headed by its president Eriberto Jucaban (2nd from right) on Thursday, August 4, 2016.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes the representatives from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) who will undertake an evaluation of the operations of the Iloilo Rice Processing Complex (IRPC) in Brgy. Amamaros, Pototan, Iloilo at his office on Monday, August 1, 2016
ILOILO – The provincial government is slated to release the first 100 units of jetmatic pumps by next week after the final validation of beneficiaries, according to Engr. Rene Margarico of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
“The supplier has so far delivered to us 100 units of jetmatic pumps and we will release these by next week,” confirmed Margarico after his meeting with Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias on Monday.
Top Most, the supplier, is also expected to deliver the remaining 270 jetmatic pumps within the week.
ILOILO – Drought-stricken farmers in this province, who are not covered by any insurance, will avail first of certified seeds assistance from the Department of Agriculture starting July 5.
Farmers who are included in the submitted damage reports may also avail of the assistance provided that there are still available buffer stocks after the priority beneficiaries are catered.
Provincial Agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo said Iloilo is expecting over 10,000 bags of certified seeds from DA’s regional office to help farmers affected by El Niño phenomenon.
Farmers in Barotac Viejo and Banate will soon have an efficient irrigation system which could eventually improve their agricultural production. Engr. Florencio Colorado of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) yesterday (June 8, 2016) briefed Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. about the status of the ongoing construction of the P993 million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP).