Super hulbot fishers face raps

ILOILO – A criminal complaint against the captain and owner of fishing boat “Princess Mae” who used the forbidden Danish seine or hulbot-hulbot in gathering fish off the coast of Carles town has been filed today, September 9.

SPO3 Jose Ronnie Panes, task force leader of Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat (IPBD), sued boat captain Johnny Guban and owner Alberto Aurelio of Roxas City, Capiz in Iloilo Prosecutor’s Office for violation of Fisheries Administrative Order No. 246 and (Ban on the Use of Danish Seine or Modified Danish Seine Fishing in the Philippine waters) and Section 86 of Republic Act 10654 (Unauthorized Fishing). Continue reading “Super hulbot fishers face raps”


Informant, police of Prevendido slay to get P1M reward  

ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has ordered to grant P1-million reward to the confidential informant and arresting police team who led the successful operation against high profile criminal Richard Prevendido yesterday.

Pursuant to Executive Order 235, the reward money will be taken from the province’s 2017 annual budget as part of its Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan.

The confidential informant who tipped off the operatives of the location of Prevendido will get half of the reward while the other half will go Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) headed by Police Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba. Continue reading “Informant, police of Prevendido slay to get P1M reward  “

Iloilo still filariasis-free

ILOILO –The province of Iloilo remains free from filarial parasites based on the transmission assessment survey and nocturnal blood survey held in selected sites where cases of lymphatic filariasis where previously recorded.

Provincial Health Officer Patricia Grace Trabado confirmed and announced this during Iloilo’s celebration of milestones on lymphatic filariasis elimination program in Casa Real de Iloilo earlier this week. Continue reading “Iloilo still filariasis-free”

No more squatting for PhilHealth, DOH in WV



ILOILO – The provincial government has donated two of its lots located in Barangay Bolong Oeste, Sta. Barbara for the proposed construction of regional offices of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas.

Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has signed the memorandum of agreement and conditional deed of donations for Lots 505 and 502 in favor of PhilHealth and DOH during the recent visit of Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial here. Continue reading “No more squatting for PhilHealth, DOH in WV”

Saemaul leaders assist in ‘Bayanihan’ project in Lemery



ILOILO – Twelve officials of Saemaul male leader’s association in different provinces and cities in South Korea arrived here on Tuesday to visit and assist the residents of Poblacion South East Zone in Lemery town in their Saemaul-inspired community project dubbed as “Bagong Bayanihan ng Barangay.”

In partnership with Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College and Philippine Saemaul Undong Center, the project is a recycling center that aims to manage the solid waste from four sitios (sub-villages) and to address the improper waste disposal in every household.

The project also encompasses a scholarship grant and livelihood projects for residents who wanted to earn extra income from tailoring and saleable art crafts from recyclable materials. Continue reading “Saemaul leaders assist in ‘Bayanihan’ project in Lemery”

Iloilo Province is Regional Best PESO

By Jayrel Encontro

Continuing its excellence in public employment service, the Province of Iloilo through PESO was adjudged best in Western Visayas for 1st Class Provincial Category during the 2016 Regional Search for Best PESO (SBP) by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on July 29, 2017.
PESO Province of Iloilo Chief Francsico Tirador Heler, Jr. attributed the win to teamwork and the support of the Governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Continue reading “Iloilo Province is Regional Best PESO”