Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. presides the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting at the Governor's boardroom on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The province's peace and order situation and other security issues were tackled during the meeting attended by representatives of different law enforcement agencies and other government stakeholders.
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Police operatives led by Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) chief Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba (right) receive their personalized copy of Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 2017-581 commending the Joint Task Force of the Philippine National Police for the successful operation against Western Visayas' top drug personality Richard Prevendido on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Last week, Gov. Defensor also turned over to Police Regional Office 6 director Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag and Senior Supt.
SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes, team leader of the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force, and some of his men receive their copy of the commendation given by the environmental movement Pasalamat sa Katauhan from Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias after the flag-raising ceremony at the provincial capitol grounds on Monday, July 31, 2017. Environmental advocate Atty. Antonio Oposa presented the said commendation to Gov. Defensor during the Visayan Sea meeting held in Sicogon Island, Carles recently.
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The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) received another commendation for their successful implementation of anti-illegal fishing campaign, this time from the environmental movement Pasalamat sa Katauhan with endorsement from the United Nations (UN) – Environment. The commendation was presented to them by environmental lawyer Antonio Oposa, Jr. last Saturday, July 22, 2017, during the Visayan Sea Governors Meeting in Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. interacts with the new regional director of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Chief Supt. Cesar Binag who paid him a courtesy call Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Binag replaced Chief Supt. Jose Gentiles who was promoted to a higher position in the Philippine National Police organization.
Municipal mayors raise some issues and concerns with Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 regional director Chief Supt. Jose Gentiles during the meeting of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) - Iloilo Chapter at the Capitol boardroom on Friday, April 28, 2017. The meeting called by LMP-Iloilo president Mayor Jett Rojas of Ajuy also tackled the operation of Small Town Lottery (STL) in the province and the issues regarding open dumpsite in the municipalities. Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. also joined the meeting.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. turns over 18 sets of equipment for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) consisting of bullet proof vests, ballistic shields and Kevlar helmets to IPPO director Senior Supt. Harold Tuzon (left) on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The equipment were procured through competitive bidding from the budget of the Provincial Peace and Order Council. Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said the council is also considering the request for additional equipment including a sniper rifle.
Law enforcers from the 42 municipalities and one component city of Iloilo province who are members of Road Safety Task Force and Task Force Anti-Overloading attend the two-day Deputation seminar conducted by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) starting on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Casa Real. Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. asked the help of various stakeholders to ensure the proper implementation of the province' road safety program as well as anti-overloading ordinance.
Expect a more intensified and comprehensive campaign against illegal drugs in the coming days as the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) adopts the Iloilo Project: CODE ART.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. reiterates his call to all police officers in the province to do their duty to serve and protect the people even as he assured them of his administration' full support in all their endeavors. The governor's message was made during the traditional New Year's call of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) to Gov. Defensor on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Also in photo at the presidential table are (from left) Third District Board Member Lorenz Defensor, IPPO director Senior Supt. Harold Tuzon and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias.