Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional executive director Jim Sampulna gives to Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. a plaque of recognition signed by DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu after the mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Santiago, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Sec. Cimatu cited Gov. Defensor as the most active Environmental Champion in Region 6 for his laudable efforts in mobilizing all stakeholders in environmental conservation through his Action for Regreening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (ART for CCA) program.
Awards and Recognition
ILOILO – Engr. Eddie P. Cañuto of Brgy. Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo shares his passion for farming and his views on modern agriculture during the awarding ceremony of Gawad Saka 2017 in Casa Real de Iloilo on May 29, 2017. Awarded as the Outstanding High Value Crops Farmer in Western Visayas, Cañuto is the man behind the famous Ephrathah Farms in Badiangan, Iloilo. (Photo from Department of Agriculture Region 6)
Mr. Wilfredo "Boy" Homicilliada, private sector co-chair of the Provincial Development Council, shows the plaque bearing the Posthumous Recognition bestowed by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. to former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-6 regional director Luis M. Molavin in recognition of his valuable support to the various programs of the province of Iloilo during his time given during the PDC meeting at Casa Real on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. At right is Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) chief Mario Nillos.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Board Member Demetrio Sonza unveil the marker for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) obtained by Iloilo province last year. SGLG is given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to local government units with exemplary performance in different areas of governance. Iloilo province has obtained the SGLG for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016).
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., Vice Gov. Christine Garin and provincial government department heads rejoice after receiving the Hall of Fame Award in this year's Excellence in Local Governance Awards (EXCELL) from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 6 regional director Anthony Nuyda (8th from left) and other DILG executives on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The province of Iloilo won the Best Performing Province award for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
ILOILO Public Employment and Service Office (Peso) bested six other nominees for the Best Peso National Award during the recently-concluded 16th National Peso Congress held in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
Francisco Heler, the chief of the Peso of the Iloilo Provincial Government, did not expect his office to win in 2016 National Search for Best Peso.
The other nominees for the award were Pesos in Agusan Del Sur, Tarlac, La Union, Rizal, Cebu, and Davao del Norte.
Provincial Tourism Officer Bombette Marin (3rd from left) and his staff pose with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. after presenting to the governor the trophies garnered by the province in the recently concluded Pearl Awards of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Department of Tourism (DOT), namely, Outstanding Tourism Officer and Second Runner-up Best Tourism-Oriented Local Government Unit.
The Public Service Employment Office (PESO) of the Iloilo provincial government was chosen as a nominee for the Best PESO Award under the First Class Province Category in the upcoming 16th National PESO Congress. This was learned from Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bureau of Local Employment director Dominique R. Tutay who wrote a letter informing Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. of the development.
An Ilonggo soldier was hailed as one of the 10 awardees in this year’s search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) conducted by Metrobank Foundation and Rotary Club of Makati. Petty Officer-in-Charge Fernando Junio Parcon of the Philippine Navy joined the elite roster of Outstanding Filipinos in receiving the award during Metrobank’s 54th anniversary celebration last Sept. 5, 2016 at Metrobank Plaza, Makati City.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. receives an award for Most Outstanding Local Government Unit from Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa during the 115th Police Service Anniversary celebration at Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 in Iloilo City on Friday, August 26, 2016.