Governor Arthur Defensor's wife Cossette and Vice Governor Christine Garin (4th & 5th from left) lead the ribbon cutting for the trade fair of products made by the different chapters of Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) in the province of Iloilo as part of the opening of National Women's Month celebration on Monday, March 6, 2017. Assisting them are Board Member Liecel Seville (3rd from left), Guimbal Vice Mayor Christy Love Margarico (6th from left), Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) chief Dr. Neneth Pador (7th from left) and other stakeholders.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. gives a message during the opening program of the National Women's Month celebration at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol lobby on Monday, March 6, 2017. Defensor committed full support to all programs and activities related to women's welfare and empowerment.
Gov. Arthur D. Defensor Sr. led the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration with theme, “We Make Change Work for Women” at the Provincial Capitol on March 6, 2017.
Defensor in his message recalled the exemplary contributions of women who changed the world or left deep footprints in the hearts of their people, among them Golda Meir, the first prime minister of Israel, Mother Teresa who founded the Missionaries of Charity,
Veronica Grace Sonza (3rd from left) and her parents Ed and Rosalie Grace thank Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) chief Francisco Heler, Jr. (left) for the opportunity to get hired as nurse at a hospital in United Kingdom during the special recruitment activity facilitated by the PESO at the provincial capitol lobby.
Santa Barbara Mayor Dennis Superficial (standing) and Ilonggo heart surgeons ask the support of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (2nd from left) for the establishment of a regional heart center here in Iloilo that will cater to cardiac patients in Western Visayas instead of going to the Philippine Heart Center in Manila which is very costly. Gov. Defensor assured full support to the proposed project and committed to endorse it to Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes the guests and business leaders and other stakeholders to the economic briefing and presentation of the pre-feasibility study of an economic zone in Iloilo at the Casa Real on Monday, March 13, 2017. The activity was done with the help of the Palm Concepcion Power Corporation and the Center for Research and Communication of the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (2nd from right) and Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) chief Mario Nillos (right) welcome Mr. Rob Contractor, Head of the Political and Economic Section of the British Embassy, who paid a courtesy call at the Office of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Mr. Contractor's visit to Iloilo was in line with the preparations for the upcoming British Festival in Iloilo City on March 24-26, 2017.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes the barangay officials of Brgy. 125 and Brgy. 126 in Caloocan City who paid him a courtesy call on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The barangay officials visited the province to learn about Gender and Development programs.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. whispers something to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol during the dialog with farmers and other agriculture stakeholders at the Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) in Jaro, Iloilo City on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Also in photo are (from left) Department of Agriculture 6 regional director Remelyn Recoter, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, and DA Assistant Secretary Hansel Didulo.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. inducts the new set of officers and Board of Trustees of the Iloilo Quarry Permittees Association Inc. (IQPAI) headed by their President Asuncion Sepida (2nd from left) on Monday, March 20, 2017. The other officers are Vice President - Krista Allen Locsin, Secretary - Cyril Aruejo, Asst. Secretary - Annabelle Rentoy, Treasurer - Ireneo Grabato II, Asst. Treasurer - Rodolfo Balmaceda Jr., and Auditor - Merlyn Fama.