“I will continue to pursue the kind of dedication and commitment to public service that I have embraced since I started my political career more than 40 years ago.” This was the commitment made by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. after he took his oath of office as third-termer governor of the Province of Iloilo on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the Provincial Capitol lobby. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, a long-time friend and ally, administered his oath of office along with other elected officials of Iloilo province
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the duly elected Sangguniang Bayan members of the municipality of Ajuy, Iloilo, namely, (from left) Bonifacio Tupas, Emmanuel Asumbra, Joyce Zerrudo and Atty. Carol V Espinosa on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
The first-ever full length Hiligaynon film titled Ginauhaw Ako, Ginagutom Ako (I am Thirsty, I am Hungry) will be shown in Iloilo City on July 1, 2016 after a surviving copy was successfully restored in France. As part of the World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2016, the movie that was directed by Quirino “Quin” Baterna and Leonardo Q. Belen will have its premiere at the Cinematheque Iloilo on Solis Street.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. administers the oath of office of the incoming municipal officials of the Municipality of San Dionisio led by Mayor Larry Villanueva, Vice Mayor Darwin Bajada and Sangguniang Bayan members Cash Jacomina, Tessie Villanueva, Danny Villanueva, Roger Lopez, Lerma Lopez and Adonis Lumawag at Governor's Office on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
The twenty-two midwifery scholars of the Iloilo provincial government pay Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. a courtesy call on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
ILOILO – “While we believe that we are winning the war against illegal drugs, victory has yet to come. There are so many things to do. Our problem with illegal drugs remains humongous.”
This was the concern Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. raised during his speech before the law enforces who gathered to celebrate the 14th foundation anniversary of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Casa Real de Iloilo on June 15.
Photo 1: Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of General Martin Delgado, leader of the revolutionaries of Panay who fought the Spanish colonizers, at the plaza of Santa Barbara, Iloilo after the flag-raising ceremony commemorating the 118th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence. Behind him is Santa Barbara Mayor Dennis Superficial.
Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. received the Pinoy Icon 2016 Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service from the Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Regatta during the commemoration of the 118th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2016 at SM City Iloilo.
ILOILO – Due to his exemplary achievements in public governance, Junior Chamber International (JCI) - Regatta named Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. as this year’s Pinoy Icon Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Awardee for Government Service.
Farmers in Barotac Viejo and Banate will soon have an efficient irrigation system which could eventually improve their agricultural production. Engr. Florencio Colorado of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) yesterday (June 8, 2016) briefed Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. about the status of the ongoing construction of the P993 million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP).
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