Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (4th and 3rd from right) show to Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Ubial (5th from right) the map of the provincial government lot in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo where the Department of Health (DOH) is planning to put up its regional building. The project is envisioned to house the offices of the DOH, PhilHealth, National Nutrition Commission and Population Commission. Sec. Ubial and her staff visited Gov. Defensor on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.
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Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (5th & 4th from right) pose with the officers of Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo (RCMI) during the turn-over of 10 movable hospital beds at the Capitol lobby on Monday, July 11, 2016. RCMI donated the hospital beds which will be used by select district hospitals in the province.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas and director Francisco Joaquin III (6th & 5th, respectively) turn-over seven brand new ambulances for the towns of Zarraga, Sta. Barbara, New Lucena, Batad, Leganes, Barotac Viejo, and Mina with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and the mayors on Monday, June 27, 2016.
The twenty-two midwifery scholars of the Iloilo provincial government pay Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
Twelve hospitals run by the Iloilo provincial government could already hire additional personnel to further improve their services. This after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Supplemental Budget No. 2-A requested by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. amounting to P262 million last Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Of the total amount, P66 million was allotted for the hiring of 590 personnel, such as nurses, doctors, X-ray technicians, etc., to address the personnel gap of the 12 hospitals.
Residents of three upland barangays in Passi City, Iloilo – Alimono, Jaquimitan and Magdungao – will soon have easy access to potable water. Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. allotted P1.1 million for the construction of a potable water system in the area.
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.
The 12 hospitals run by the Iloilo provincial government have brighter days ahead. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, who is also chief of the Hospital Management Office (HMO), said Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. has already given the green light for the hiring of additional medical personnel and upgrading of the bed capacity of the hospitals this year.
The jampacked grandstand of the Iloilo Sports Complex during the Barangay Health Workers (BHW) congress held Thursday, January 21, 2016.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. asked the mayors of 42 municipalities and one component city in the province to help the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in its campaign for voluntary blood donation.
Defensor made the appeal after learning that the PRC has a limited supply of blood units in its blood bank due to lack of blood donors. Dr. Dennis Roy Pasadilla of the PRC-Iloilo Chapter, who appeared before the meeting of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Iloilo Chapter at the Capitol on Tuesday (January 12) revealed that the province of Iloilo registered only 4,395 blood donors in 2015 which is way below their target of 19,441 blood donors