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.
Awards and Recognition
Third Infantry Division (3ID) Philippine Army commander Brig. Gen. Harold Cabreros (left) gives Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a certificate of honorary membership while 301st Infantry Brigade commander Col. Eric Uchida (right) puts a pin on his collar in recognition of the governor's full support to their programs and activities.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is again recognized as the “champion of the environment” following the success of his flagship program that aims to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change in this agricultural province.
Outgoing Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje recognized Defensor anew as recipient of Kalikasan Award due to his “dauntless commitment to champion environmental governance, protection and rehabilitation thru his Action for Regreening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (ART for CCA) Program”.
Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. received the Pinoy Icon 2016 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service from the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Regatta during the commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2016 at SM City Iloilo.
ILOILO – Due to his exemplary achievements in public governance, Junior Chamber International (JCI) - Regatta named Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. as this year’s Pinoy Icon Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service.
Outstanding provincial government scholars, development partners, and women achievers were honored during the Pasidungog 2016 which is part of the 115th Semana sang Iloilo celebration on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The occasion held at the historic Casa Real, the old Iloilo Provincial Capitol, served as a tribute to the contributions and milestones of distinguished Ilonggos who have given their best for Iloilo province
Iloilo province will turn 115 years old on Monday, April 11, 2016. The occasion marks the establishment of the civil government of Iloilo province in 1901 where Gen. Martin Delgado was appointed as the first provincial governor.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. together with the department heads of the Iloilo provincial government and the officials of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) pose for posterity after receiving the Seal of Good Local Governance and the P7 million Performance Challenge Fund in the awarding ceremony organized by the DILG at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.
ILOILO — Out of 467 teachers who participated in the nationwide 2015 Search for Outstanding Teachers of Metrobank Foundation, two Ilonggos made it to the top ten. Joining the rank of 336 teachers the foundation honored since 1985 were Rejie F. Palmos of West Visayas State University-Integrated Laboratory School and Dr. Myrna Libutaque of Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas Campus.
ILOILO — The Iloilo School-Based Multipurpose Teen Center, an innovative program that helps empower and develop teenagers into productive individuals, has been chosen as finalist to Galing Pook Award for Outstanding Local Governance Program this 2015.