Asia's first chess Grand Master Eugene Torre, who is a true-blooded Ilonggo, pays Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy visit on Friday, August 4, 2017. Torre is in Iloilo for a series of activities to promote chess especially among the youth. Also in photo are Dr. Raymundo Lapating (right), director of the province's Center for Sports and Physical Fitness and Board Member Valentine Serag (2nd from right).
The gold medalists in the China Primary Math Olympiad held in Zhejiang, China in July 2017, Andrea Hope Uy (left) of Iloilo City and Recsan Triumfante of Tigbauan, Iloilo, pay Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Friday, August 4, 2017. Aside from getting the gold medal, Uy, who is a Grade 7 student at Assumption Iloilo, also brought home one silver and one bronze medal. While Triumfante, who is a Grade 7 student at Kinaadman Learning Center in Tigbauan, also took two bronze medals.
Javelin throw record breaker James Losañes (center) of Estancia National High School with his coach Randy Bilbao (left) strike a pose with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Seventeen-year old Losañes broke the record in Javelin throw (700 grams) in the 2017 ASEAN School Games, also known as Youth SEA Games, held in Singapore last July 13-22, 2017. Losañes, who hails from Binuluangan, Carles, registered 66.60 meters breaking the event’s standing record which is 62.38 meters. As such, Losañes grabbed the gold medal in the competition.
The 97 medalists from Iloilo in the recent Palarong Pambansa 2017 held in the Province of Antique last April 23-29, 2017 will receive cash incentives this coming June 20, 2017.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said the cash incentives will come from the funds of the Provincial School Board (PSB).
The giving of cash incentives to medalists was institutionalized by virtue of an ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. It was devised to motivate the athletes and recognize them for giving honor to the province.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. gives a message to the athletes and guests during the opening of the Fourth Congressional District Sports Association (CDSA) meet in Banate, Iloilo on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. released a total of P25.4 million for various school projects in the province on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The fund that went to 60 schools and 26 municipalities came from the Provincial School Board (PSB) chaired by the governor himself.
The Center for Sports and Physical Fitness (CSPF) of the Province of Iloilo has launched a sports developmental clinic for the youth ranging from 17 years old and below. The sports clinic is in preparation for the upcoming Governor Defensor Sports Developmental League.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. speaks before the athletes and coaches of the eight towns of the Second District during the opening of the Second Congressional District Sports Association (CDSA) Meet at Leon Central Elementary School in Leon, Iloilo on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. urged the youth to continue engaging in sports activities as it will help them grow into better persons. He made the call during his speech at the opening of the First Congressional District Sports Association (FCDSA) Meet hosted by the municipality of Oton on Thursday, November 3, 2016.