Province of Antique

Where the Mountains meet the sea. The Rising Star of Western Visayas


According to the United Nations, the coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging crisis the world faces since the Second World War. Here in the Philippines, the impact of the crisis is very prevalent in that thousands of Filipinos are already infected by the disease. Some have died but thank God, many are recovering.
The health crisis had made a big change to our lives that led us to start living in a new normal that I didn’t even imagine. But we need to comply and follow. This is not just for our safety, but for the safety of our family and the whole community.
But this pandemic is much more than a health crisis. As it devastated our social life and our economy making thousands of people lose their jobs, business, and income specifically those who are in Manila. The considered epicenter of the pandemic where the highest number of COVID-19 cases is recorded in the Philippines.
The disease spreads rapidly that I, my self, fears for my health. But this could not be compared to how my heart broke when I learn about the clamor of the Antiqueños who were stranded in Manila fearing for their health and worrying about their financial situation. And I know and my heart tells me so that I need to help those Antiqueños to go back home.
Many had questioned my decision. But like a mother who always wants to make sure that my children are in good condition especially at the time of a health crisis I prefer to follow my heart. 

congratulations to the
newly elected provincial officials


News and Updates

Provincial Government of Antique distributes P240,000 worth of AICS/Kabalaka in Valderrama, Antique

March 2, 2022

Today, Gov. Cadiao heads to Valderrama to distribute financial assistance to 89 recipients of Kabalaka and 1 for AICS programs.
The Kabalaka kang Gobernadora Para kay Lolo kag Lola program gives senior citizens aged 85 and above P2,000 to P30,000 worth of financial assistance.
The P30,000 assistance is given to centenarians every year.
One of those centenarians is 106 year-old Dionisio Apolinario of Baranggay Manlacbo, Valderrama.
His daughter Merlinda Apolinario-Beriong accompanied him today to claim his third Kabalaka Aid amounting to P 30,000.
“Amo dya ang gina-gamit namun sa pang adlaw adlaw nga kinahanglanon ni Tatay, gina-bakal namun ka anang gatas, vitamins, kag kung kaisa kung may gusto kan-on si tatay amo ra gina bakal namun. Bahul gid ja nga bulig ay hindi ako mabudlayan pangita kung naga kinahanglan kami” said Beriong.
This is one of the many initiatives under the Cadiao Administration that the lady governor aims to continue and expand in the coming years. || PIO CAMPOS

Provincial Population Office Antique receives awards from the Region

February 18, 2022

The Province of Antique through the Provincial Population Office (PPO) recently received various awards from the Commission on Population and Development Region VI during the Kaunlarang Pantao Awards 2021 held at Planta Hotel and Residences, Bacolod City last February 10, 2022.
These awards were achieved by the province because of the continuous support of Governor Rhodora Cadiao, as well as the good implementation of population programs of the Antique PPO headed by Mr. Primo Ogatis, Jr.
It can be recalled that since Governor Cadiao sat as a governor of the province, one of her goal is to increase the annual incentives of the Barangay Service Point Office (BSPO), including the Barangay Health Workers (BHW), Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) and Child Development Workers (CDH) which she considered as the unsung heroes of the province.
Last December 2021, BSPO, BHW and BNS already received Php 12,000 as their annual incentives compared to Php 2,000 in the previous years. While the CDW received Php 5,000 each.
Furthermore, due to the support of the provincial government to the population program in the province Antique PPO got the following awards;
  • Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2021 in recognition of its excellent performance in the implementation of the Philippine Population and Management Program ( PPMP) in Western Visayas.
  • Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2021 Top 3 for Couples Reached (Provinces/HUCs)
  • achieving 115 percent of couples/individuals reached in the implementation of RP-FP
  • prompt report submission in the implementation of RP-FP Program
  • most organized in submission of report in the implementation of RP-FP
  • 100% support in encoding in the implementation of RP-FP
  • for conducting AHD Class 2.0 in the implementation of AHD Program
  • timely submission of AHD Accomplishment Reports in the implementation of Adolescent Health and Development (AHD)
  • for generating policies in the implementation of AHD Program
  • support in the establishment of Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and Migrants (RBIM)
  • for conducting Capacity Building on Pre-Marriage Orientation and Counseling-Module II utilizing local funds.

The Antique PPO also relayed their gratitude to the population program workers of each municipalities, and to 650 BSPOs for their dedication and commitment for the implementation of various programs on population.

PROVET puts up border checkpoint to strengthens the fight against ASF virus

February 7, 2022

One of the ways of the province of Antique to remain its status as ASF free, is that they further strengthen the protection of the swine industry in the province, by implementing strict veterinary quarantine procedures and food safety measures on swine pork, pork products and by products whether fresh, frozen, processed or cooked to enter in the province of Antique, specifically, from the provinces identified by Department of Agriculture (DA) with ASF positive, which was stated in Executive Order 139 of issued by Governor Rhodora Cadiao, last 2019.
In the facebook page the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (PROVET) posted, last February 3, 2022, the office already established an ASF border checkpoint in the municipality of Anini-y to ensure that there is no pork-products from outside Western Visayas will enter the province.
This drive was also a support to the Provincial Ordinance No. 2020-242 authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members Fernando Corvera and Victor Condez dated November 19, 2020 which prohibits the entry of any pig, boar semen, pork and pork products into the province.
In the recent interview with Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Florencio Macuja he said that they will be putting up check points on every points of entry including in Brgy. Villavert-Jimenez in Hamtic in the south while towns of Pandan and Libertad in the north.
As of now, Antique and the whole of Western Visayas are still in a green zone or safe zone areas from the ASF. Even, some of the neighboring regions in the country has reported to have an increase number of ASF contamination.
Moreover, PROVET continues to monitor various grocery stores, and wet markets in respective municipalities in the province.
Also, PROVET appealed to the Antiqueños not to purchase pork products online to help the province to still become an ASF free. (P.I.O. BARCEBAL)
(c)PROVET fbpage

Recent News

Tanuman During Binirayan Festival

According to the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) the seven (7) associations that participated in the Tanuman Festival 2021 earned almost Php one (1) million.

Strict enforcement of fishery laws brings abundance catch to Antiqueño Fishermen

Strict enforcement of fishery laws brings abundance catch to Antiqueño Fishermen