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.
Students from Miag-ao National High School work on their Christmas lantern made of trash during the "Basura Mo I-Parol Mo" lantern making contest organized by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) as part of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Month celebration at the provincial capitol lobby on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The finished lanterns will be displayed at the Capitol for the entire Yuletide season.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. called for a Provincial Mining and Quarry Summit on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2016 to address the looming crisis on sand and gravel as well as the existence of illegal quarrying in the province. Quarry operators, local government officials and other stakeholders attended the summit held at Casa Real de Iloilo.
Mayors of 17 local government units (LGU) who were recipients of P100,000 financial assistance from the provincial government for the safe closure and rehabilitation of their dump sites pose with Gov.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. thanks the participants who joined the 17th Pyesta sang Kakahuyan during a brief program prior to the tree-planting activity last Saturday, October 8, 2016. About 8,000 forest and fruit trees were planted by more than 1,500 volunteers at the Maasin Watershed Area during the activity.