The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI) conferred on Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. the Most Outstanding Governor award in its 2016 Gawad Parangal. The awarding was held during the 20th ALSWDOPI National Convention and General Assembly at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 where DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman was the guest of honor.
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Tigbauan Sangguniang Bayan member Atty. Jose Donel Trasporto takes his oath as the new Vice Mayor of Tigbauan, Iloilo from Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. Trasporto succeeded Dr. Roel Jarina who was appointed as the new chief of the Western Visayas Medical Center replacing Dr. Jose Mari Fermin who retired recently. Witnessing his oathtaking are his friends and supporters.
With the upcoming national and local elections in May this year, Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. reminded the men and women of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) not to engage in political activities and not allow themselves to be used by politicians. The governor made the directive during the traditional New Year’s call of the IPPO officers now led by its new provincial director Senior Supt. Roderick Augustus Alba and the 43 chiefs of police in the province at the Capitol boardroom on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
It is a very unfortunate event. I sympathize to the Consul General of China and we wish for his speedy recovery. We are very much concerned because the Consul General showed special interest in the development of the province of Iloilo. He has serious plans on how the Chinese government can be a partner in our progress.
ILOILO - The leadership of Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has achieved another milestone this year after it bagged the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance in an awarding held at Casa Real on Wednesday. The governor along with the chief executives of Passi City, Miagao, Banate, Concepcion and Lemery were conferred with the Seal that was conceptualized as performance management tool by late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo in 2012.
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.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inducts the new set of officers of Information Officers of Iloilo (IOI) headed by its president Nereo Lujan (2nd from left) of the Iloilo provincial government’s Public Information and Community Affairs Office (PICAO) at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, August 20, 2015. Defensor made the statement after he inducted into office the new set of officers of the Information Officers of Iloilo (IOI) and the Association of Government Information Officers (AGIO) Iloilo at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
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.
ILOILO - The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is awarding this province with P7-million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) for getting last year’s Seal of Good Housekeeping. The subsidy will be released upon the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Governor Arthur Defensor Sr and DILG Regional Director Anthony Nuyda later this month.
Anilao Mayor Ma. Teresa Debuque shows the check for her town which she received from Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr.as part of the Department of Interior and Local Government's Rehabilitation Assistance for Yolanda (DILG RAY 2). A total of P51 million was released to 14 municipalities (212 barangays) in Iloilo province for the repair of the damaged infrastructures. The distribution of checks held at at the Casa Real de Iloilo was also attended by DILG regional director Anthony Nuyda, Vice Gov. Raul Tupas, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, and Third District Board Member Emmanuel Gallar.