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Defensor receives ‘Kalikasan Award’

Create: 07/07/2016 - 11:13

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”.

PDRRMC Okays Placing Iloilo Under State of Calamity

Create: 04/14/2016 - 14:43
PDRRMC okays placing Iloilo under state of calamity

The Iloilo Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) has approved a resolution recommending to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that the entire province of Iloilo be placed under a state of calamity due to the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, upon the instruction of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr., convened the PDRRMC for an emergency meeting yesterday (April 14, 2016) to address the adverse effects of El Niño in the province.

132 Yolanda Survivors in Ajuy Get New Houses

Create: 07/29/2015 - 10:07
132 Yolanda survivors in Ajuy get new houses

The 66 duplex housing units at Caritas Village in Brgy. Malayuan, Ajuy, Iloilo that were turned over to 132 families whose houses were destroyed during the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013. One hundred thirty-two families in Ajuy, Iloilo, whose houses were destroyed by typhoon Yolanda in 2013, now live in their new homes courtesy of the Caritas Internationales and Caritas Austria through the Caritas Philippines.

Iloilo in Need of P9.2-million SAR

Create: 07/06/2015 - 11:05

ILOILO - The absence of search and rescue (SAR) equipment in municipalities prone to natural disasters like tropical cyclones remains a problem here, according to the Iloilo Provincial Police Office. Based on their experience, Police Provincial Director Cornelio Salinas revealed that most of the municipalities in Iloilo lack the capabilities and equipment in search and rescue operations.

D’Amico Family Gives ‘Hope’ to Yolanda Survivors

Create: 06/21/2015 - 09:23

ILOILO – Six months before Ilonggos remember the second year of their life after Super Typhoon Yolanda, a prominent Italian family seeks to bring smiles to faces of the survivors here. Cousins Antonia and Salvatore d’Amico of Società d’Amico di Navigazione, an international marine transport company, have donated US$100,000 (Php4,517,597.67) for the building of two patrol boats cum ambulance for Iloilo.