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.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (3rd from right, back row) joins Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial (5th from right, back row) and other officials in the national launching of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 at Grand Xing Imperial Hotel in Iloilo City on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The five-year program is being pushed by the government to improve the nutrition situation especially in the countryside.
Historians, researchers and history teachers are invited to the lecture "Finding Our Heroes: A Free Demonstration on the Filipino Guerilla Files" on May 18, 2017, 2 pm, at the Casa Real de Iloilo in Iloilo City. Marie Vallejo, head of the team that digitized the Philippine Guerilla Files from the US National Archives, will the main resource person. Open to everyone for free, the activity aims to spread awareness on the untold stories of guerrillas who fought during World War II which could be a source of inspiration because of their heroism.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. released a total of P14,674,500 as financial assistance for various programs and projects to 13 municipalities covering 174 barangays of the province on Monday, May 15, 2017.
Newly appointed Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Roy Cimatu (4th from right) accompanied by DENR-6 regional director Jim Sampulna (2nd from right) and other department officials pay Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Cimatu, who was appointed by Pres. Duterte just last week, was all praises for Gov. Defensor's programs and projects geared towards the protection and conservation of the environment.
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.
ILOILO – Fishermen gathering shellfish without permit were apprehended by Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force off the coast of Bago-Alas Island, Brgy. Taloto-an, Concepcion over the weekend.
The task force headed by SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes reported on Monday that the fishermen were caught in two separate seaborne operations.
First to fall were the ten fishermen who were using air compressor to gather shellfish and were onboard the following motorboat:
ILOILO – In search for new talents in priority sports, the provincial government launches the 1st Developmental League Program which will provide meaningful sports and physical fitness activities to the youth whole-year round.
“For the first time, this is the sports program Iloilo created that has direction,” said Dr. Raymundo Lapating, executive director of the Center for Sports and Physical Fitness in an interview with the press.
ILOILO – Couples having a hard time together can soon find guidance on how to keep their relationship intact in six selected towns here.
Dubbed as the “Multipurpose Counseling and Family Development Center” (MCFDC), this new project will be pilot tested in the towns of Oton, San Miguel, Alimodian, Cabatuan, Dueñas and Concepcion starting this year.