Gov. Ryan Singson is among the honored guests during the 39th foundation anniversary of the Ilocosurian Association of Hawaii held last August 2016. In his message to the officers and members of the association, he expressed his gratitude for the Association’s initiatives to help the people of Ilocos Sur specifically in terms of health and education. The Ilocosurian offers a scholarship grants to Ilocanos who are willing to study in college in Hawaii. Apart from this, the group also conducts free medical and surgical missions in the different parts of the province. The Association through its officers pledged to extend more hand in the improvement of the Provincial Hospital Gabriela Silang and for the procurement of advance medical equipment. They will also expand the scholarship grants to Ilocano students, not just for those who will study abroad but also to those deserving students of Ilocos Sur Community College. As a counterpart of the provincial government, Gov. Ryan said, the PGIS will help in the renovation and improvement of the infrastructure project of the Association in front of the Syquia Mansion. They will be putting up a museum with rooms to serve as homestay to the balikbayans. “We will talk to the National Government Agencies concerned regarding this project so that we can also extend our help to the Ilocosurian Association of Hawaii for their project in our province” Gov. Ryan said. In this event, Gov. Ryan invited all the Ilocanos living abroad not only those in Hawaii to come home and be part of the biggest celebration of the Province in its 200th Foundation Anniversary on 2018. A Global Reunion will be organized by the PGIS to involve all the Ilocosurians living abroad. “They are all excited. As early as now, they are already booking their airline tickets. We are very eager to be partners with them especially to their social programs,” Gov. Ryan added. Gov. Ryan believes that through the smooth relations between the PGIS and the Association, they may come up with more programs that will benefit the people of Ilocos Sur.