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Iloilo Is Elephantiasis-Free

Create: 02/24/2015 - 12:54
Iloilo was among the 16 provinces in the Philippines that the DOH recognized as Lymphatic Filariasis Free during the awarding ceremonies for Gawad Kalusugan held in SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last February 20.
The other provinces were composed of Cagayan de Oro, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Davao del Norte, Masbate, Misamis Occidental, Negros Oriental, Northern Leyte, Northern Samar, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, South Cotabato, Surigao del Sur and Western Samar.

Development of Remote Hospitals in Iloilo Begins

Create: 02/04/2015 - 09:24

ILOILO – As they continue to solidify their friendship with Philippines, the government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, is now starting the expansion and development of three remote hospitals here. “This may not be a huge project in terms of money but it is a noble project and I am proud that Korea is part of it,” said Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk, who led the groundbreaking ceremonies of Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantage Area Health System Strengthening Project held in Aleosan District Hospital on Monday.

Groundbreaking of KOICA-funded Hospitals Set

Create: 01/15/2015 - 10:09
Groundbreaking of KOICA-funded Hospitals Set

ILOILO – The renovation and upgrading of three remote hospitals in this province will finally start after the successful bidding made by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). KOICA’s Construction Manager Joon Bahng visited Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Thursday and cited January 27 as the groundbreaking date for this multi-million project. 

Safe Water For 50,000 People Made Possible

Create: 01/15/2015 - 09:06
Water Missions International Vice President of Operations Seth Womble during his courtesy call to  Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.

ILOILO – Water Missions International, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, has provided this province with water filtration and purification systems benefiting over 50,000 people in ten municipalities. Vice President of Operations Seth Womble said the water purification systems were installed to provide clean and safe water to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Bingawan, Batad, Ajuy, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Lemery, Estancia, Balasan and Carles. 

Indigents urged to use health insurance

Create: 01/13/2015 - 16:34

ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is encouraging all who have been enrolled in Philippine Health Insurance Corp., especially the sponsored poor, to maximize the use of their health insurance benefits. This developed following reports that only 5.61 percent of 378,312 enrollees under the National Household Targeting System and Local Government Unit Sponsored Program availed their insurance. 

Ilonggas With Cancer, Tumors Get Free Surgery

Create: 01/06/2015 - 15:46
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (left) looks at the examination being done by a volunteer doctor on one female patient during the medical mission conducted by Marian Rose Foundation at Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo
ILOILO – In line with its thrust to help the poor, doctors and nurses from Life is Great (LIG) Global Foundation and its sister charity Marian Rose World Foundation (MRWF) are holding a four-day surgical and medical mission for women with cervical and breast cancer here. The mission, which will benefit 34 select women from different areas in the region, started on Tuesday (January 6) in Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Barangay Rumbang, Pototan town