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Opening of Agri-Trade Fair

Create: 04/11/2016 - 13:15
Opening of Agri-Trade Fair

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and his wife Cosette (4th & 5th from left), assisted by the provincial government department heads, cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the Agri-Trade Fair at the canopy of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol on Monday, April 11, 2016. The activity runs until Friday, April 15 as part of the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration.

Iloilo Bantay Dagat Gets New Patrol Boats, Sea Ambulances

Create: 02/01/2016 - 14:22
The new patrol boats of the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (PBDTF), including the two sea ambulances with rubber boats which was donated by the Italian shipping firm D’Amico Shipping Company through the Italian Embassy.
The province of Iloilo’s relentless campaign against illegal fishing activities especially in northern Iloilo got a boost with the addition of four more patrol boats for the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (PBDTF) recently.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. funded the construction of the two new patrol boats while Italian firm D’Amico Shipping Company through the Italian Embassy, donated the other two patrol boats which will also serve as sea ambulances.

Iloilo prepares P233M for El Niño

Create: 10/20/2015 - 17:37

ILOILO — The provincial government here increases the budgetary requirements needed in its contingency plan for El Niño by P6-million or from initial P226.90-million to P233.07-million. Based on record, the province is expected spend most of this funds to agriculture wherein a total of P94.7-million is allocated to minimize possible damage in crops (P80.6-million), fisheries (P7-million) and livestock (P7-million).

Illegal Fishing Vessels Nabbed

Create: 10/07/2015 - 13:25
Illegal fishing vessels nabbed

The two "super hulbot" fishing vessels, F/B Star Princes and F/B Grand Princes, from Bantayan Island, Cebu that were apprehended by the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat operatives at the vicinity of Antonia Island, Carles on Oct. 5, 2015. The 34 crew of the said fishing vessels were charged with illegal fishing cases in court on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

‘Pray for more typhoons’ - Pagasa

Create: 10/07/2015 - 09:47

ILOILO — An official of the state weather bureau urged the public to prepare themselves for a prolonged El Niño which will likely threaten the economy of the country, especially this rice-producing province. “We need typhoons in the Philippines. Dapat magdasal tayo (we must pray) since a mature strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean,” said Engr. Oscar Tabada, officer-in-charge of Pagasa-Visayas. 

Dynamite Fishing Suspects Charged

Create: 09/26/2015 - 13:45
Dynamit fishing suspects charged

ILOILO — Three fishermen from Barangay Buenavista in the coastal town of Carles were charged of dynamite fishing by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force led by PO3 Philip Gañoso.Docketed as criminal case number 3979, the complaint for violation of Paragraph 1 and 4 of Section 88 of Republic Act 8500 otherwise known as The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 has been filed against them before the 3rd Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Balasan.