The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) received another commendation for their successful implementation of anti-illegal fishing campaign, this time from the environmental movement Pasalamat sa Katauhan with endorsement from the United Nations (UN) – Environment. The commendation was presented to them by environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa, Jr. last Saturday, July 22, 2017, during the Visayan Sea Governors Meeting in Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo.
The provinces of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu and Masbate have renewed their commitment for the conservation, protection and restoration of the Visayan Sea.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr., Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III’s representative, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) director Eduardo Gongona signed the covenant of commitment and cooperation during their meeting in Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo on Saturday (July 22, 2017). Masbate Governor Antonio Kho was absent in the meeting.
ILOILO – To avoid wastage of rainwater during rainy days, the provincial government will embark on a massive construction of rainwater harvesting facilities in water constraint villages here this year.
The P16.4-million project involves the construction of 25 rainwater harvesting systems in special areas and 42 ferrocement tanks in public schools, according to a report from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).
The Governor was assisted by OIC Provincial Administrator Dennis Ventilacion and PENRO officer-in-charge Atty. Arturo Cangrejo. Each municipality received the amount of P100,000. The recipients LGUS were: Guimbal, Igbaras, Miag-ao , San Joaquin, Tigbauan, Alimodian, Leganes, Leon, San Miguel, Calinog, Janiuay, Maasin, Anilao, Barotac Nuevo, Dingle, Balasan, Btc. Viejo, Batad, Carles, San Rafael, Estancia, Lemery and San Dionisio.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Iloilo chief Raul Lorilla (3rd from left) asked the help of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. for the transport of several heavy equipment of the Army's Engineering Brigade from Negros Occidental to Iloilo during a meeting at the Capitol boardroom on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The army's heavy equipment will be used for the clearing and paving of the 12-kilometer access road from Brgy.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. vowed full support to the Enhanced National Greening Project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be implemented in the Jalaur River Basin which covers the municipalities of Calinog, Lambunao and Janiuay.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. and his wife Cossette joined the nearly 600 volunteers composed of government employees and members of civic organizations in planting 5,000 mangrove propagules in Brgy. San Carlos, Anilao, Iloilo in celebration of the Earth Day on April 22, 2017. Anilao Mayor Lee Ann Debuque spearheaded the preparations for the activity.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inducts the new set of officers and Board of Trustees of the Iloilo Quarry Permittees Association Inc. (IQPAI) headed by their President Asuncion Sepida (2nd from left) on Monday, March 20, 2017. The other officers are Vice President - Krista Allen Locsin, Secretary - Cyril Aruejo, Asst. Secretary - Annabelle Rentoy, Treasurer - Ireneo Grabato II, Asst. Treasurer - Rodolfo Balmaceda Jr., and Auditor - Merlyn Fama.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. commits to provide financial assistance to municipalities that are having a hard time complying with Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Defensor announced on Thursday that P100,000 aid will be granted within the first quarter of 2017 to each of the 26 municipalities to help them safely close and rehabilitate their open dumpsites.
Administrator Peter Laviña of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. discuss some issues and concerns related to irrigation services in the province during the NIA stakeholders dialogue held at Eon Centennial Hotel and Convention Center, Jaro, Iloilo City on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.