ILOILO — The provincial government here increases the budgetary requirements needed in its contingency plan for El Niño by P6-million or from initial P226.90-million to P233.07-million. Based on record, the province is expected spend most of this funds to agriculture wherein a total of P94.7-million is allocated to minimize possible damage in crops (P80.6-million), fisheries (P7-million) and livestock (P7-million).
The two "super hulbot" fishing vessels, F/B Star Princes and F/B Grand Princes, from Bantayan Island, Cebu that were apprehended by the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat operatives at the vicinity of Antonia Island, Carles on Oct. 5, 2015. The 34 crew of the said fishing vessels were charged with illegal fishing cases in court on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.
ILOILO — Three fishermen from Barangay Buenavista in the coastal town of Carles were charged of dynamite fishing by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force led by PO3 Philip Gañoso.Docketed as criminal case number 3979, the complaint for violation of Paragraph 1 and 4 of Section 88 of Republic Act 8500 otherwise known as The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 has been filed against them before the 3rd Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Balasan.
Thousands of volunteers who joined the 16th Pyesta sa Kakahuyan cross the river in Brgy. Baja, Maasin, Iloilo to plant trees in the designated planting areas on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2015. Pyesta sa Kakahuyan is a tree-planting activity started by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. in a bid to reforest the province.
Residents of Brgy. Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo sought the help of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. to stop commercial quarrying in their place as it endangers their lives. Governor Defensor, in the presence of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) chief Soledad Sucaldito, barangay officials of Brgy. Nanga and some municipal officials, readily ordered the quarrying activities stopped in response to the complaints of the residents.
Iloilo City – Support for the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Stage II (JRMP II) widens and continues to increase.This, with the success of the recent forum initiated by the project proponent, National
Irrigation Administration (NIA). Indigenous Peoples (IPs), farmers, Irrigators Associations (IAs), Non-Government Organizations and Government Agencies here gathered May 21, 2015,for said forum.
ILOILO – As part of his campaign to protect the environment, Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is embarking on stream bank reforestation to prevent bank erosion and siltation of rivers in the province. The project is part of his Rainwater Harvesting and Watershed Board Strengthening Program under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office.
- M/BCA JUP-JUP – owned and operated by Joel Bermejo;
- M/BCA JON D. ROYCE – owned and operated by Merlyn Carrem;
- M/BCA PRINCE BLUE – owned and operated by Ramy Patente;
ILOILO – For the second time, the Ulian Watershed in Lambunao town won the coveted Governor’s Prize on Blue Waters, an award for the most sustainable and well-managed watershed. The Ulian Watershed proved that it has the most effective council in terms of using the ridge to reef and ecosystem-based approach in implementing the integrated water resource management. The members of the Ulian Watershed Management Council received the award during a ceremony held in the Conference Hall of Provincial Capitol on Wednesday.