Representative Oscar Richard Garin takes his oath of office as second-termer congressman of the First District of Iloilo from the barangay captains of 17 villages in the First District where he got 100 percent votes last May 9, 2016 election. Holding the bible is his daughter Rica Jane. Garin promised to bring more projects to help alleviate the lives of the poor in his district.
Police Chief Supt. Jose L. Gentiles (right), the new regional director of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6), pays Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call right after the turn-over ceremony at Camp Delgado on Monday, July 4, 2016. Also in photo are Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and Iloilo Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Augustus Roderick Alba (partly hidden).
“I will continue to pursue the kind of dedication and commitment to public service that I have embraced since I started my political career more than 40 years ago.” This was the commitment made by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. after he took his oath of office as third-termer governor of the Province of Iloilo on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the Provincial Capitol lobby. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, a long-time friend and ally, administered his oath of office along with other elected officials of Iloilo province
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the duly elected Sangguniang Bayan members of the municipality of Ajuy, Iloilo, namely, (from left) Bonifacio Tupas, Emmanuel Asumbra, Joyce Zerrudo and Atty. Carol V Espinosa on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the incoming municipal officials of the Municipality of San Dionisio led by Mayor Larry Villanueva, Vice Mayor Darwin Bajada and Sangguniang Bayan members Cash Jacomina, Tessie Villanueva, Danny Villanueva, Roger Lopez, Lerma Lopez and Adonis Lumawag at Governor's Office on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
ILOILO – “While we believe that we are winning the war against illegal drugs, victory has yet to come. There are so many things to do. Our problem with illegal drugs remains humongous.”
This was the concern Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. raised during his speech before the law enforces who gathered to celebrate the 14th foundation anniversary of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Casa Real de Iloilo on June 15.
Photo 1: Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of General Martin Delgado, leader of the revolutionaries of Panay who fought the Spanish colonizers, at the plaza of Santa Barbara, Iloilo after the flag-raising ceremony commemorating the 118th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence. Behind him is Santa Barbara Mayor Dennis Superficial.
Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. received the Pinoy Icon 2016 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service from the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Regatta during the commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2016 at SM City Iloilo.
ILOILO — Reelected Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. thanked his supporters on Tuesday for giving him the mandate to continue the reforms he has started in the next three years.
“Thank you for your trust and confidence in me. I am hopeful that in my last term as your governor, you will help me fulfill the dreams and aspirations we both share for Iloilo,” Defensor said in mix Hiligaynon and English.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes the officials of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of the Philippines led by its national president Leonida Bayani Ortiz (right) and Iloilo YWCA president Mitzi Penaflorida (3rd from left) who paid him a courtesy call on Thursday, April 28, 2016. YWCA is having its 35th National Biennial Convention at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center from April 28-30, 2016.