Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. took great pride in the various awards obtained by the Province of Iloilo during his sixth State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. He also thanked the national government agencies and foreign organizations that have helped his administration get things done especially in the realization of projects which are beneficial to the people.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. gave P7.6-million cash assistance to Bingawan Mayor Mark Palabrica as their counterpart fund for the construction of bridge and concreting of Junction Agbao-Tapacon-Inamyungan-Guinhulacan Farm-to-Market Road in Bingawan, Iloilo. The 8-kilometer road project is part of Agrarian Reform Communities Project II of the Department of Agrarian Reform. It costs P68-million and the construction will run for 240 calendar days. (Photo from Provincial Population Office)
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. led the inauguration and blessing of Centro la Juvenes de Bingawan, the 42nd teen center in the province, on October 20 in Bingawan National High School in Bingawan Iloilo. With him were Bingawan Mayor Mark Palabrica and Vice Mayor Matt Palabrica. (Photo from Provincial Population Office)
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. addresses the jam-packed municipal covered gym of Dumangas, Iloilo during the culminating activity of the 2016 National Cooperative Month celebration on Friday, October 21, 2016. He reiterated his commitment to support the cooperatives in Iloilo province.
ILOILO Public Employment and Service Office (Peso) bested six other nominees for the Best Peso National Award during the recently-concluded 16th National Peso Congress held in Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.
Francisco Heler, the chief of the Peso of the Iloilo Provincial Government, did not expect his office to win in 2016 National Search for Best Peso.
The other nominees for the award were Pesos in Agusan Del Sur, Tarlac, La Union, Rizal, Cebu, and Davao del Norte.
Ambassador Roberto Bosch of Argentina and Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. shake hands after exchanging tokens during the former's courtesy visit at the Capitol on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Ambassador Bosch is in Iloilo City for the Argentine Film Festival of the Film Development Council of the Philippines at the Cinematheque Iloilo.
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