ANTIQUE: Groundbreaking Ceremony held for San Jose Boulevard Esplanade Project

 The Municipality of San Jose de Buenavista, with the  support  of the Provincial Government of Antique,  initiated  the groundbreaking ceremony to      upgrade the Barangay  Comon-San Pedro coastal road  into San Jose Boulevard  Esplanade.
 The Php 160 M budget was given to the municipality of San   Jose through the help of the Antiqueña  Senator, Loren B.  Legarda, Chairman  Committee  of Finance, with the support   and effort of Antique  Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao and former  Governor Salvacion “Sally” Z. Perez, representative of  Sen.  Legarda in the province.

 The San Jose Boulevard Esplanade will have a total length of 4.1 kilometers. The International Builders  Corporation will be the contractor of the said  project.

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COMMODITY PRIORITIZATION WORKSHOP CONDUCTED IN ANTIQUE

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A consultative workshop on Commodity Prioritization was held last Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the province of Antique.

The said activity aims to identify the existing priority commodities from the 18 municipalities in Antique. Succeeding discussions also tackled target programs, commodity interventions, and crafting of detailed plans based on the given input of the corresponding municipalities.

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Antique Guv Rhodora Cadiao Elected as New RDCom Chairperson -- the First from Western Visayas

  

 Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao was elected as the new  chairperson of the National Economic and  Development Authority  (NEDA) Board Regional Development Committee (RDCom) for the  Visayas last August  25,  2017 at Seda Hotel, Iloilo City.

 RDCom is composed of chairpersons, co-chairpersons, and vice  chairpersons of the Regional Development  Councils of Western  Visayas (RDC-VI), Central Visayas (RDC-VII), and Eastern Visayas (RDC-VIII).

 She is the first governor from Western Visayas elected as head of this Visayas-wide body. She promised to  pursue the “One Visayas” vision which promotes common development agenda for the Visayas area.

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SAN JOSE DB MPS - BEST MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION

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Out of the 1,490 municipalities all over the country, San Jose de Buenavista bagged the title as the Best Municipal Police Station during the Philippine National Police (PNP) awarding ceremony last August 9 in recognition of outstanding individuals and groups in police service.

The awarding was held in Camp Crame as part of the 116th anniversary of Philippine National Police, which replaced the Philippine Constabulary back in 1901.

President Rodrigo Duterte himself, together with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-In-Charge Catalino Cuy, and PNP Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa gave the plaque of recognition, formally and officially received by San Jose dB Mayor Elmer C. Untaran, and Sangguniang Bayan members Erech Alocilja and Chris John Banusing.

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BFAR Distributes Equipment to 15 Towns in Antique

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The Department of Agriculture (DA), together with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region VI and the Antique Provincial Agriculture’s Office, distributed equipment to the 15 coastal municipalities of Antique last August 24, 2017.

The Antique Project Turn Over and Fisherfolk Forum was attended by Regional Director of BFAR 6, Remia A. Appari together with local executives, representatives, and fisherfolks from various municipalities of Antique.

“These projects are still part of the DA-BFAR programs in support of the fisherfolks in Antique and more projects will be coming in the next two months of 2017 onwards,” Appari said.

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DOTr ALLOCATES PHP 140 MILLION FOR EBJ AIRPORT

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The Department of Transportation (DOTr) allocated an amount of Php 140 Million for the development of the Evelio B. Javier (EBJ) Airport at Funda Dalipe, San Jose, Antique.

According to Vice Governor Edgar D. Denosta, the Php 40 Million will be allocated for the improvement of the asphalt of the relay and for extension of the runway. The Philippine Airlines (PAL) already conducted an assessment and they said that EBJ Airport is viable but there’s a surface that needs to be repaired.

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