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).
Awards and Recognition
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.
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.