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.
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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 D. Defensor, Sr. led the unveiling of the bust statue of the late Representative Pedro G. Trono in front of the hospital in Guimbal, Iloilo which was named after him on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Defensor initiated the installation of the bust to honor the legacy left by Rep. Pedro G. Trono to the people of Guimbal and the First District of Iloilo.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. expressed alarm over the increasing number of dengue fever cases in Iloilo province. He has called for a meeting with the municipal mayors and other stakeholders next Tuesday, August 2, 2016, to seek their help in addressing the situation.
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.
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.