Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. is again inviting socio-civic organizations and employees of national government agencies to join the provincial government’s 17th Pyesta sang Kakahuyan tree-planting activity this Saturday, October 8, 2016.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. graced the inauguration of the 5.67 megawatt solar power plant of Cosmo Solar Energy Inc. (CSEI) in Brgy. Narat-an, Miag-ao on Thursday, September 8, 2016. It is the first solar power plant established in the province of Iloilo and the entire Panay and Guimaras islands.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. led the planting of 10,000 mangrove propagules at Katunggan Eco Park in Brgy. Nabitasan, Leganes on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Tangke, the famed saltwater lagoon found in the island of Gigantes Sur in northern Iloilo, will be closed for rehabilitation, according to Carles Mayor Salagunting Betita. "We will not allow the entry of tourists to Tangke for the months of August and September so we can clean it," Betita said.
Governors Arthur Defensor Sr. of Iloilo and Alfredo Marañon of Negros Occidental want the Visayan Sea declared a marine reserve to further protect and preserve it. The two governors met on June 1, 2016 with Director Remia Aparri of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to discuss possible moves leading to the declaration.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. thanked the officials of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and Flo Water Resources, Inc. (Flo Water) for setting aside their differences for the sake of the people of Iloilo City and its neighboring towns. The governor made the statement during the blessing and inauguration of MIWD’s new pipeline from Leganes to Brgy. Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City on Tuesday, March 17, 2016.
The governor made the statement during the blessing and inauguration of MIWD’s new pipeline from Leganes to Brgy. Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City on Tuesday, March 17, 2016.
ILOILO – The rehabilitation and concreting of farm-to-market (FMR) road that will serve over 15,000 residents in remote barangays of Tigbauan has secured clearance from the Environmental Management Bureau-Region 6.
EMB-6 Regional Director Atty. Jonathan Bulos approved the issuance of Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) for Parara-Jamog FMR that will pass through Barangays Parara Norte, Parara Sur, Bagacay, Dorong-an, Buenavista, Bayuco, Binaliuan Mayor, Binaliuan Minor, Sermon, Dapdap, Taro, and Jamog, all in Tigbauan.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. meets with the new officers of the Iloilo Quarry Permittees Association, Inc. (IQPAI) headed by their president Asuncion Sepida after administering their oath of office on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Defensor warned the IQPAI officers against bribing provincial officials in exchange of favors and he also reminded them against truck overloading which tends to destroy provincial roads.