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PDRRMC Okays Placing Iloilo Under State of Calamity

Create: 04/14/2016 - 14:43
PDRRMC okays placing Iloilo under state of calamity

The Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved a resolution recommending to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that the entire province of Iloilo be placed under a state of calamity due to the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, upon the instruction of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., convened the PDRRMC for an emergency meeting yesterday (April 14, 2016) to address the adverse effects of El Niño in the province.

Agri Trade Fair Exhibits @ the Capitol

Create: 04/11/2016 - 14:49
Agri Trade Fair Exhibits @ the Capitol

Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) chief Ildefonso Toledo (right) shows to Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and his wife Cosette one of the products on display at the Agri Trade Fair being held at the canopy of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol as part of the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration. The Agri Trade Fair which runs until Friday, April 15, features various products from local producers and a gardent show at the Capitol grounds.

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. 

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