Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (2nd from right) and Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) chief Mario Nillos (right) welcome Mr. Rob Contractor, Head of the Political and Economic Section of the British Embassy, who paid a courtesy call at the Office of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Mr. Contractor's visit to Iloilo was in line with the preparations for the upcoming British Festival in Iloilo City on March 24-26, 2017.
Ambassador Roberto Bosch of Argentina and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. shake hands after exchanging tokens during the former's courtesy visit at the Capitol on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Ambassador Bosch is in Iloilo City for the Argentine Film Festival of the Film Development Council of the Philippines at the Cinematheque Iloilo.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. became emotional in expressing his heartfelt thanks to the government of Republic of Korea for the implementation of the Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) Health System Strengthening Project.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (3rd from right) along with Vice Gov. Christine Garin (3rd from left), Board Member Demy Sonza (2nd from left) and Second District Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta (far right) in a pose for posterity with the Parliamentary Delegation from the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union headed by Sir David Amess (2nd from right) after the luncheon hosted by the governor at Hotel del Rio on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
Representatives of Medipeace, a Korean non-government organization (NGO), visit Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. at his office on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Medipeace is currently helping Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) municipalities improve its health services by providing them with the needed medical facilities. From left: Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Enoch Chang, Gov. Defensor, Sukyung Kim and Yura Lee.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes students of Yeungnam University in South Korea who paid him a courtesy visit on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The group led by Dr. Yi Yang Soo (3rd from right) are in Iloilo to visit the projects of Sae Maul Undong (New Village Movement) in Lemery and Bingawan.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes the representatives from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) who will undertake an evaluation of the operations of the Iloilo Rice Processing Complex (IRPC) in Brgy. Amamaros, Pototan, Iloilo at his office on Monday, August 1, 2016
Representatives from the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce together with Mr. Juan Jamora (2nd from right) of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation and Ms. Lea Lara (left) of the Iloilo Business Club pay Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Thursday, July 28, 2016. The Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce invited Gov. Defensor to attend a Business Mission in New York, USA to promote Iloilo as an investment destination.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and Atty. Suzette Mamon (9th and 7th from left) welcome guests from the government of Myanmar at the office of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The group is in Iloilo to learn about the province's best practices on the successful implementation of social services programs.