Iloilo recipient of P413-M road aid

ILOILO – Four dirt roads in central and northern Iloilo will be cemented starting this year following its inclusion in the priority project of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG’s) Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces.

Formerly known as Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan ang Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran or Kalsada Program, the P413-million rehabilitation work covers the following road sections: Continue reading “Iloilo recipient of P413-M road aid”

Iloilo to get P9.8M rabies vaccines

ILOILO – The Bureau of Animal Industry of the Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas will provide the provincial government with 16,344 vials of anti-rabies vaccines worth P9.8-million this week.

Provincial Veterinarian Silvino Teodosio Jr. said the vaccines are enough to immunize 70% of 252,000 (as of 2015) registered dog population in 43 local government units in Iloilo this summer. Continue reading “Iloilo to get P9.8M rabies vaccines”

Iloilo hospitals register P281M excess income

ILOILO – After a number of renovations and expansions, the 12 hospitals managed by the provincial government are becoming economically viable and some are even step closer to being sustainable.

From P261-million in 2015, the hospitals registered a new record of P281-million excess income over their personal service requirements and unutilized cash advances in 2016, according to the Hospital Management Office. Continue reading “Iloilo hospitals register P281M excess income”

Capitol distributes 181 motor engines


ILOILO –The provincial government, through its Adopt a Fisherman Program, distributed 181 motor engines to marginal fishermen in two separate ceremonies held in Estancia and Carles on February 27, 2017.

Leading the activities were Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, representing Governor Arthur Defensor Sr, and Provincial Agriculturists Ildefonso Toledo in cooperation with the municipal officials of the two coastal towns. Continue reading “Capitol distributes 181 motor engines”

KOICA green lights $5.5M Concepcion port rehab

ILOILO – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is set to build a much better fishing port for the fishermen in Northern Iloilo following the approval of the proposed $5.5-million rehabilitation of Concepcion fish port.

KOICA officials led by its Country Director Shin Myung Seop are expected to arrive here on Wednesday for the ceremonial exchange of the Record of Discussions that contains the terms and conditions to implement the said infrastructure project.   Continue reading “KOICA green lights $5.5M Concepcion port rehab”

6 Medipeace ambulances arrive in Iloilo

ILOILO –Six Hyundai Grand Starex ambulances from Medipeace are finally here to boost the emergency medical system of four select district hospitals and two rural health units.

Hospital Management Office of the provincial government is currently processing the insurance and registration of these vehicles in the Land Transportation Office in Iloilo City. Continue reading “6 Medipeace ambulances arrive in Iloilo”

Police told to act fast in restoring people’s trust

ILOILO – Despite its outstanding performance in curbing crimes here, the members of the Philippine National Police has still a handful of work to do to completely gain people’s respect and love.

“When it comes to restoring people’s trust in your institution, we haven’t come close to that yet,” stressed Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. during the courtesy call of 43 chiefs of police led by Iloilo Provincial Police Office Director Harold Tuzon in Casa Real de Iloilo on Tuesday (January 17).  Continue reading “Police told to act fast in restoring people’s trust”