* Jose Marie Bedro representing thenon-academic personnel of public schools * Vice Gov. Christine Garin, thechairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalwigan’s Committee on Education ILOILO – The Iloilo Provincial SchoolBoard (IPSB) has a budget of P150 million this year. The IPSB has been reorganized.Defensor as governor is the board chairman. His co-chair is Dr. Roel Bermejo,superintendent of schools. The members are: * Engr. John Arcosa, president of theFederated Parents-Teachers and Community Association/PN * Jean Maire Umadhay, provincialtreasurer “This year the governor wants theutilization of the IPBS budget maximized,” said Mamon. * Provincial Board member Ma. AngelicaBianca Requinto, president of the provincial federation of the SangguniangKabataan Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. approved theallocation which is P50 million higher than the board’s 2019 budget of P100million. Provincial Administrator SuzetteMamon, secretary of the IPSB, said the 2020 budget would be used to improvepublic school buildings and facilities, procure learning materials andequipment, install potable water systems in schools, and purchase sportsequipment. The goal, according to Mamon, is toimprove the quality of education in Iloilo’s public schools. Iloilo Provincial Capitol. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * Rogelio Esguerra, representing theIloilo Public School Teachers’ Association In 2019, only P30 million of the IPBS’P100-million was utilized. One factor was the “banning” during the electionperiod, said Mamon.