Iloilo Provincial Government website

July 2017

Iloilo invests 16.4M in rainwater harvesting facilities

Create: 07/03/2017 - 16:13

ILOILO – To avoid wastage of rainwater during rainy days, the provincial government will embark on a massive construction of rainwater harvesting facilities in water constraint villages here this year.

The P16.4-million project involves the construction of 25 rainwater harvesting systems in special areas and 42 ferrocement tanks in public schools, according to a report from the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).

DENR fetes Gov Art as Environmental Champion

Create: 07/01/2017 - 00:00

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional executive director Jim Sampulna gives to Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. a plaque of recognition signed by DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu after the mangrove planting activity in Brgy. Santiago, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Sec. Cimatu cited Gov. Defensor as the most active Environmental Champion in Region 6 for his laudable efforts in mobilizing all stakeholders in environmental conservation through his Action for Regreening and Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation (ART for CCA) program.

Patients Satisfied of Services in Iloilo Hospitals

Create: 07/03/2017 - 17:07

ILOILO – The impression and experience of patients of the services in three remote hospitals here were satisfactory, according to a recent survey conducted by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Held as an assessment tool, the survey used 750 respondents from inter-local health zones where Aleosan District Hospital, Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Sr. Memorial Hospital and Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital operate.

Compromise Deal between Dingle Pototan Water District and South Balibago

Create: 07/06/2017 - 16:59
Dingle Pototan Water District and South Balibago

All is well that ends well. South Balibago Resources, Inc. (SBRI) and Dingle Pototan Water District through the intervention of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dennis Ventilacion have reached a compromise deal for the benefit of 34 residents of Brgy. Bongco, Pototan where bulk water supplier SBRI's water treatment plant is located. The two parties sealed the deal in the presence of Gov. Defensor (seated, center), Atty. Ventilacion (standing, left) and Pototan Mayor Tomas Penaflorida (seated, left) on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Visitors from Medipeace Global NGO

Create: 07/11/2017 - 16:26
Medipeace Global NGO

Ms. Kim Sukyung (2nd from left) and Kim Hyemi (left) of Medipeace Global Health NGO from South Korea visit Provincial Administrator Raul Banias to talk about their upcoming projects for the Province of Iloilo. They will sponsor Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardio Pulmonary Life Support Training for 48 health workers from the 12 district hospitals of the province next month to be conducted by the Philippine Heart Center. Medipeace has been a partner of the province for the past five years.

Distribution of Cash Incentives to Provincial Gov't Scholars

Create: 07/14/2017 - 09:53
Distribution of Cash Incentives to Provincial Gov't Scholars

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. distributed cash incentives to the Iskolar sang Iloilo (provincial government scholars) who graduated from the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) recently.The granting of cash incentives was one of the policies set and approved by the Provincial Scholarship Management Board. The provincial government scholars who received cash incentives from Gov. Defensor were (from left): Liandro Sanquilos (BS Fisheries) - P1,000; Glydil Rose Patigas (BSBA Marketing) - P1,000; Jessa Salido (BSBA Marketing, Cum Laude) - P3,000; Jose Palmon, Jr.

BLE To Pilot test JobStart in Iloilo

Create: 07/03/2017 - 16:47

ILOILO – The Public Employment Service Office of the Province of Iloilo has been selected as one of the 15 project areas for the implementation of JobStart Philippines Program this 2017.

JobStart Philippines is a youth employment facilitation program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and Government of Canada.

Iloilo PESO qualified after it was rated 88.57% attaining high level of readiness for the program during the assessment of the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) on March 22.

Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion, Carles

Create: 07/03/2017 - 16:53
Illegal Fishers Fall in Concepcion, Carles

ILOILO – Eight fishermen have been arrested over the weekend for alleged illegal fishing in two separate operations in Concepcion and Carles towns here.

Operating within municipal waters, SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes reported on Monday that these fishermen were gathering fish using round haul seine or “sinsoro” and trawl without permit from the municipal governments.

The Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (IPBDTF) caught them onboard the following motorboat:

Iloilo Seeks Prosecution of ‘Hulbot’ Fishers

Create: 07/03/2017 - 17:00

ILOILO – The provincial government, through its Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force, is seeking the prosecution of the owners, boat captains and other high ranking officials manning the four hulbot-hulbot boats they apprehended this year.

Led by SPO1 Jose Ronnie Panes and PO3 Philip Canoso, the task force has filed criminal complaints against boat captains Herman Tanes et al. of F/B Bherry, Celso Zapa et. al. of F/B Julita and Ronald Santillan et. al. of F/B Rosal.

Galing Pook Visitors

Create: 07/14/2017 - 10:07
Galing Pook Visitors

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. welcomes visitors from Galing Pook Foundation led by former Negros Occidental Governor Rafael Coscolluela on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The Galing Pook team is in Iloilo to conduct an evaluation of the school-based multi-purpose teen center project of Gov. Defensor. Also in photo is Provincial Population Office (PPO) chief Ramon Yee (2nd from right)