Twelve hospitals run by the Iloilo provincial government could already hire additional personnel to further improve their services. This after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Supplemental Budget No. 2-A requested by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. amounting to P262 million last Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Of the total amount, P66 million was allotted for the hiring of 590 personnel, such as nurses, doctors, X-ray technicians, etc., to address the personnel gap of the 12 hospitals.
ILOILO – Villages in seven towns placed under state of calamity due to El Niño will be the first to avail of the Jetmatic hand pumps from provincial government, according to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr.
About 271 Jetmatic hand pump sets are expected to be distributed to households in severely affected villages in Dueñas, Sta. Barbara, Calinog, Estancia, Dingle, Bingawan and Miagao.
“The distribution will start as soon as the contract is awarded to the most qualified contractor,” announced Defensor in a press conference held at his office on Monday (May 23).
Residents of three upland barangays in Passi City, Iloilo – Alimono, Jaquimitan and Magdungao – will soon have easy access to potable water. Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. allotted P1.1 million for the construction of a potable water system in the area.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. thanked the officials of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) and Flo Water Resources, Inc. (Flo Water) for setting aside their differences for the sake of the people of Iloilo City and its neighboring towns. The governor made the statement during the blessing and inauguration of MIWD’s new pipeline from Leganes to Brgy. Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City on Tuesday, March 17, 2016.
The governor made the statement during the blessing and inauguration of MIWD’s new pipeline from Leganes to Brgy. Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City on Tuesday, March 17, 2016.
ILOILO – Palm Concepcion Power Corporation (PCPC) is the first big-ticket investor to be given with ten-year tax relief pursuant to 2015 Iloilo Provincial Investment and Incentives Code.
The Iloilo Provincial Investments Promotion Board (IPIPB) chaired by Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. reviewed and approved the application of PCPC for tax exemption during its 1st quarterly meeting on May 11.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. is being proclaimed by Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Elena Gerochi (left) and Atty. Marjorie Ann Manikan, members of the Provincial Board of Canvassers, as the duly re-elected governor of the Province of Iloilo on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Defensor will be serving his third and final term as governor of Iloilo.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. personally expressed his gratitude to Amb. Massimo Roscigno, Ambassador of Italy to the Philippines, for the help of the Italian government to Iloilo province in the aftermath of supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013.
ILOILO – The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, through ActionAid and Balay Mindanaw, will give additional support to the continuing effort of empowering poor farmers to attain food and income security.
Italian Ambassador Massimo Roscigno, who is instrumental in securing the aid, will lead the distribution of additional 14 rice threshers and hand tractors to select farmer-beneficiaries in a ceremony to be held at 3:00 PM in Casa Real de Iloilo on May 12.
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