Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. attends the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting at the Casa Real de Iloilo on Thursday, October 6, 2016. PDC convenes annually to approve proposed projects for the next fiscal year and endorse projects to the Regional Development Council for approval and funding.
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Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. (3rd from right) along with Vice Gov. Christine Garin (3rd from left), Board Member Demy Sonza (2nd from left) and Second District Rep. Arcadio Gorriceta (far right) in a pose for posterity with the Parliamentary Delegation from the British Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union headed by Sir David Amess (2nd from right) after the luncheon hosted by the governor at Hotel del Rio on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. (left) swears into office the newly-elected officers of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Iloilo Chapter led by its president Licurgo Tirador (6th from left) of Pototan on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and Atty. Suzette Mamon (9th and 7th from left) welcome guests from the government of Myanmar at the office of Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. The group is in Iloilo to learn about the province's best practices on the successful implementation of social services programs.
“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
Photo 1: 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.
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.
Governor Arthur Defensor asked provincial government employees to renew their commitment to public service every time the Province of Iloilo marks its founding anniversary. "The real essence of celebrating the founding anniversary of the Province of Iloilo is for us to remember that we are here to serve," he stressed as he opened the Semana sang Iloilo.
The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI) conferred on Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. the Most Outstanding Governor award in its 2016 Gawad Parangal. The awarding was held during the 20th ALSWDOPI National Convention and General Assembly at SMX Convention Center, Bacolod City on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 where DSWD Sec. Dinky Soliman was the guest of honor.
Tigbauan Sangguniang Bayan member Atty. Jose Donel Trasporto takes his oath as the new Vice Mayor of Tigbauan, Iloilo from Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. Trasporto succeeded Dr. Roel Jarina who was appointed as the new chief of the Western Visayas Medical Center replacing Dr. Jose Mari Fermin who retired recently. Witnessing his oathtaking are his friends and supporters.