Ang Ilongga Awards 2018 Nomination Form

ILOILO – Junior Chamber International Iloilo Ilang-Ilang is now accepting nominations for Ang Ilongga Awards 2018, the Search for Outstanding Community Women Leaders in the Province of Iloilo.

JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang President Lenore Angeline Divinagracia said the nomination forms can be downloaded from or in the official Facebook page of Ang Ilongga Awards.

Nominations must be submitted via email to with the nominee’s name as subject heading on or before May 31, 2018. Continue reading “Ang Ilongga Awards 2018 Nomination Form”


Pusan University eyes students from Iloilo

ILOILO – School officials from Pusan National University in South Korea are scouting for graduate students here who wanted to get master’s degree in information and communications technology and engineering.

These are Dr. Dohoon Lee of PNU’s School of Electrical and Computer Science and Engineering, Dr. Kyungsim Yeon of Global ICT Policy Course and Global Human Resource Development Alliance Research Center and Jaeyun Lee of Language Education Institute.

The three discussed their proposals before Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, Provincial Agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo and Public Employment Service Office Chief Francisco Heler Jr. during their recent visit here. Continue reading “Pusan University eyes students from Iloilo”

Lambunao gets P6.3M aid for infra project 

ILOILO –Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has provided P6.3-million financial assistance to the Municipal Government of Lambunao to complete the community infrastructure projects in its ten priority villages.

Lambunao Mayor Jason Gonzales, together with the concerned punong barangays, received the cheque from the governor during their recent visit here.

Among the community infrastructure projects assisted by the provincial government are the completion of San Gregorio Bailey Bridge (P600,000), construction of concrete overflow and slope protection (P2.5-million) in Brgy. San Gregorio, Lambunao. Continue reading “Lambunao gets P6.3M aid for infra project “

Stephen Speaks singer to help in rehab of Visayan Sea

ILOILO – After snorkeling in Agho Island in Concepcion town earlier this month, singer-songwriter Rockwell Ryan Ripperger of famous American acoustic band Stephen Speaks decided to help the community restore its coral reefs.

“I do understand that after (Super Typhoon) Yolanda (in 2013), a lot of reefs in the Visayan Sea were damaged,” said Ripperger adding that the restoration is possible since he saw “a couple of healthy reefs where there are plenty of corals and fish. But for most part, its dead reefs.”

Ripperger shared his plan during the convergence meeting of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Oceana Philippines, Visayas Sea Squadron, Guardians of the Visayas Sea and Local Government Units of Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Masbate and Capiz on ecosystem approach to fisheries management of the Visayas Sea on February 19. Continue reading “Stephen Speaks singer to help in rehab of Visayan Sea”

Defensor gives P100K aid to Juanna Demafiles

ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. will turnover today (February 20, 2018) the financial assistance for the burial of slain overseas Filipino worker Juanna Daniela Demafiles.

Pursuant to Executive Order 032, series of 2018, the governor is giving a maximum of P100,000 aid to help the bereaved family prepare a decent burial for her.

The provincial government employees also offered a moment of silence to pray for the repose of her soul and justice for her family during their flag raising ceremony. Continue reading “Defensor gives P100K aid to Juanna Demafiles”

P5M crab hatchery to rise in Concepcion

ILOILO – The provincial government will put up a crab hatchery worth P5-million in Concepcion this year to help conserve and restore the population of kasag or blue swimming crab here.

In partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Saravia Blue Crab, and Philippine Association of Crab Processors Inc., the crab hatchery will be built within the compound of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College in Concepcion.

The crab hatchery will serve as a research and learning facility for on-the-job trainings of students of NIPSC and other schools offering fisheries related courses.    Continue reading “P5M crab hatchery to rise in Concepcion”

10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines arrive in Iloilo

ILOILO – The Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) of the Provincial Agriculture’s Office has provided this province with initial 10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines for its province-wide dog vaccination this summer.

The shipment was part of the 16,500 vials worth P6.6-million allocation of BAI for the province.

“With the early arrival of anti-rabies vaccines, the province can jump start the one-time-high density mass vaccination and wrap up the same by June,” said Provincial Veterinarian Silvino Teodosio Jr. Continue reading “10,000 vials of anti-rabies vaccines arrive in Iloilo”