The Medical Mission Matters Philippines has served 53 beneficiaries with cleft palate and cleft lip yesterday January 31 in a medical mission which consist of the removal of sutures for those who have already undergone the surgical operation.

The Medical Mission Matters led by Pepito Miagao together with Persons with Disability Affairs Officer (PDAO) headed by Paulo L. Castillo with the support of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Lazaro G. Petinglay and also attended by OIC Governor Fernando C. Corvera in behalf of Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao attended the program.

The hospital and the Provincial Health Office together with the Angel Salazar Memorial Hospital staff provided the needed workforce.

“The next medical mission is scheduled on the 3rd week of March to Antiqueños who have not yet availed of the service", said Miagao

The medical mission provided pre- and postoperative medicines and medical supplies required for the pre- and post- operation care. It also shouldered the patients’ transportation and meals. It served poor children with facial deformities, particularly cleft palate and cleft lips.


Legarda Comes Home to Antique, Launches Projects for the People

Senator Loren Legarda visited her home province of Antique last January 10, 2017 to launch several projects and check the progress of ongoing development projects and programs within the province.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, said that she wants to ensure that the programs of various agencies of government are implemented well and actually benefit the people.

“I wanted to come home to my province to personally witness how the programs of government are actually benefitting the people and to assess what still needs to be done for my fellow Antiqueños and for all Filipinos. These projects that we have in Antique are the same projects that we have in the rest of the country. By seeing the implementation of these projects, we would know which are effective and which need to be improved,” said Legarda.

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NTC: Unified Radio Communication System for MDRRMO’s

The National Telecommunication (NTC) Regional Director Nestor P. Monroy, is in Antique to spearhead the establishment of a unified radio communication network system for the Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Officers (MDRRMO’s) of the Province.

According to RD Monroy, the unified radio system will serve as a unifying system for MDRRMO to enhance their communication within the coverage area during disaster and it can also be used for security purposes.

Monroy also said that Iloilo’s Second District has already established the Rapid Emergency Telecommunication (RETT) which helps the MDRRMO’s to relay messages faster and more efficiently by using one radio frequency.

“Communication is very vital in times of emergency so there is a need for the MDRRMO’s to have a unified communication system”, Monroy added.

He also said that they are planning to put up the repeater system in an upland area somewhere in Hamtic or in Mararison Island in Culasi so that the radio transmission can also reach the nearby provinces.

This year’s Annual Program Planning on Leadership and Empowerment (APPLE) of the MDRRMO also discussed about Barangay DRRM Plan Template, Orientation on the Utilization of LDRRM funds, Organization of RETT and Initial Organizational Planning, Provincial DRRM Plan and DRRM related Ordinances.

In addition, Hon. Fernando Corvera OIC-Governor together with RD Nestor P. Monroy of NTC VI, Mr. Broderick G. Train of PDRRMO, Capt. Zenmond D. Duque (PC6), Assistant Regional Director Aletha Nogra, Engr. Abraham Fabila of DOST, led  the ribbon cutting ceremony of the PDRRMO access road, Binirayan Hills San Jose, Antique which was amounted to Php 544,882.00.



Pursuant to the observance of the 25th National Children’s Month celebration with a theme: “Bata Iligtas sa Iligal na Droga” which is aligned with the President’s campaign against illegal drugs, the province of Antique celebrated its annual program of activities last November 28, 2017 at the EBJ Freedom Park San Jose, Antique.

The activity was attended by Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Reynaldo G. Gico, OIC Department of Education and Lazaro G. Petinglay head of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO). It was also participated by 7 different schools.

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Seven AICS (Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation) recipients from southern municipalities received their cash assistance

Seven AICS (Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation) recipients received their cash assistance today personally handed by Sangguniang Panlalawigan member, Fernando Corvera, the OIC-Governor.


Corazon P. Boston – Cubay South, Bugasong – 5, 000

Elsie M. Zamora – Tagudtod North, Bugasong – 2, 500

Jocelyn R. Boston – Igbalangao, Bugasong – 4, 000

Lory G. Merendad – Sinundulan, San Remegio – 4, 000

Adelaida B. Magdarapan – Villafont, Sibalom – 3, 000

Jinky G. Dulalia – Butuan, Anini-y – 6, 000

Ana O.Padohinog – Opsan, Tobias Fornier – 4, 000

Antique, the first in Western Visayas to pass the technical evaluation in Enhanced eNGAS

The Provincial Accounting Office in Antique headed by Esther Minnie A. Julian together with the municipality of Caluya participated in the five day capacity training and implementation on the Enhanced Technical Training on Enhance Electronic New Government Accounting System (eNGAS) and Electronic Budget System (eBudget) held at the Merrace Resort and Catering Services, Dalipe San Jose de Buenavista, Antique last September 18 – 22, 2017.

Despite the demanding technical requirements for the implementation of the system, the province passed the technical evaluation.

“Antique was the first in Western Visayas to pass the technical evaluation of the Electronic New Government Accounting System (eNGAS) and was allowed to implement the system thus the training was requested”, said Julian.

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