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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Centenarians receive PHP100K worth of cash incentives

Seven Antiqueños whose age reached a hundred and above received their certificate and cash incentives given by the national Government through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) at the Antique Provincial New Capitol last Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Republic Act No. 10868 otherwise known as the “Centenarians Act of 2016” gives benefits and privileges to Filipino centenarians that reside here in the Philippines and abroad. A letter of Felicitation from President Rodrigo R. Duterte and a monetary gift of Php 100,000 shall be given to the living centenarian.

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ANTIQUE CELEBRATES 25TH NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MONTH

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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Provincial roads concreting continue despite delay

The implementation of Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan ang Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran or KALSADA Program 2016 of the National Government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) continues amidst several interruptions due to bad weather conditions happened this month of October 2017.

The program is composed of two subprojects in Nagdayao to Pis-anan Road in Sibalom and La Rioja-Pandanan-Valderrama Road that started last December 8, 2016.

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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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Barangay District III requests additional concrete road

Barangay Captain Elmor Vego of District III Sibalom, Antique passed a resolution to Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao for a 200-meter concrete road extension worth 2 million pesos for Evelio B. Javier (EBJ) Street.
The EBJ Street with a total length of 300 meters had already completed its one hundred meter concretization that cost one million pesos last March 2017.The said street is part of the Farm-to-Market Road project implemented by the provincial government that will serve as a connecting road between Egaña, Sibalom and Sitio Puro of District III.“The residents find it hard to access the road during the rainy season, and the EBJ Street is for farmers…

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