Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes the guests and business leaders and other stakeholders to the economic briefing and presentation of the pre-feasibility study of an economic zone in Iloilo at the Casa Real on Monday, March 13, 2017. The activity was done with the help of the Palm Concepcion Power Corporation and the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific.
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Governor Arthur Defensor's wife Cossette and Vice Governor Christine Garin (4th & 5th from left) lead the ribbon cutting for the trade fair of products made by the different chapters of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) in the province of Iloilo as part of the opening of National Women's Month celebration on Monday, March 6, 2017. Assisting them are Board Member Liecel Seville (3rd from left), Guimbal Vice Mayor Christy Love Margarico (6th from left), Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) chief Dr. Neneth Pador (7th from left) and other stakeholders.
The much-awaited rehabilitation and improvement of the Concepcion Fish Port will already start second quarter next year. The project, which is a grant from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has a total cost of US$ 5.5 million.
The Regional Development Council (RDC) will launch on Saturday, December 10, the “Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo”, a bazaar featuring homegrown food products, handcrafted gift items, local art works, fruits, fisheries and aquaculture products, and many more. The weekend market to be held at the Casa Real de Iloilo (old provincial capitol) was organized to provide venue to local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to showcase and market their products.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. receives a certificate of appreciation from POPA Agriventures Inc. led by its president Ricardo "Ricoy" Palmares (3rd from left) for his invaluable support to the successful conduct of the First Agri-Aqua Investment Forum last Nov. 9-10, 2016.
The Panay Organic Producers Association (POPA) Agriventures, Inc. in partnership with the Iloilo Provincial Government and selected national government agencies such as Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) along with the Iloilo Economic Development (ILED) Foundation and other private companies hosted the 1st Agri-Aqua Investment Forum on November 9-10, 2016 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. attends the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, October 6, 2016. PDC convenes annually to approve proposed projects for the next fiscal year and endorse projects to the Regional Development Council for approval and funding.