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Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. meets with suppliers to address their concern regarding delayed payments as well as some issues on the conduct of bidding in the Iloilo provincial government at the Capitol boardroom on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2016 Joining the governor are (from left) General Services Office (GSO) chief Aaron Raymundo, Atty. Dominador Tersol, Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, and Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dennis Ventilacion.
ILOILO – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has committed to deploy one of its monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) ships to intensify the enforcement of laws protecting the Visayan Sea.
BFAR Western Visayas Regional Director Remia Aparri made the commitment during the recently-concluded 7th Governor’s Summit on the Alliance of Provinces for the Protection of Visayan Sea hosted by Iloilo Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr.
Governors Arthur Defensor Sr. of Iloilo and Alfredo Marañon of Negros Occidental want the Visayan Sea declared a marine reserve to further protect and preserve it. The two governors met on June 1, 2016 with Director Remia Aparri of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to discuss possible moves leading to the declaration.
ILOILO – A 35-year-old fisherman could not imagine his self locked away from his family after he was caught using an improvised dynamite off the coast of Colebra Island in Concepcion.
Benjie F. Lacson of Barangay Alipata, Carles left his wife and two children home when he was arrested by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force on May 28.
Seized from his possession were six kilos of dynamited assorted fishes which were positively examined by Antonio Lobredo of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College-Concepcion Campus.
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.
ILOILO – The Iloilo Sanitation Code (ISC), the first in Western Visayas, has gained the approval of Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and will soon be implemented in 43 local government units here. The Provincial Ordinance No. 2015-120 or the Sanitation Code of the Province of Iloilo was sponsored by Board Member Carmen Rita Bautista and co-sponsored by Board Member June Mondejar. It was signed into law by the governor on Tuesday.