Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has assured the Senate that the welfare of the general public has been and will always be the top priority of his department.
Roxas responded following remarks made by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago in a privileged speech delivered on Monday before the Senate, as it resumed its budget hearing for the fiscal year 2015.
Santiago, in her speech, reminded the DILG to focus on its mandate which is “to supervise local government units and to secure the lives and property of every Filipino no matter where they live, what their political colors are and whether they are friends or foes.”
In a press conference, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed that a total of 30 kidnappers-for-ransom were successfully arrested from January to November this year.
Police Senior Superintendent Rene Aspera, Chief of Staff of the PNP-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) revealed that among those arrested were Tyrone dela Cruz and his live-in partner Jean Loise Bitoy, captured last November 7 in Brgy. Bahi, Alburquerque, Bohol. The warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Alberto Serrano of RTC Branch 92, Calamba City, Laguna.
Dela Cruz heads the Dela Cruz Kidnap-for-Ransom Group (KFRG), that is responsible for at least six...
BUTUAN CITY, AGUSAN DEL NORTE - In simple rites, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas awarded the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to PO3 Ariel Dobles at the Butuan Doctors Hospital on Thursday for wounded bravery and service to the country.
The secretary personally visited and pinned the medal to Dobles while resting on his hospital bed, as a symbol of the government's appreciation and recognition of his commitment "to serve and protect" civilians.
“Talagang sinasaluduhan ko siya sa kanyang katatagan, katapangan, at sa kanyang pagiging tapat sa kanyang tungkulin [I salute him for his strength, bravery and commitment to service],” he said.
Inatasan ni Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ang bagong talagang si CARAGA Police Regional Office Director na si Chief Supt. David Ombao na tutukan ang problema ng ilegal na pagtotroso sa rehiyon.
Sa pulong ukol sa lokal na disaster risk reduction management forum na dinaluhan ni Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. at mga opisyal mula sa 86 na barangay ng lungsod, binigyang-diin ni Roxas ang malaking epekto ng nasabing gawain.
Ito ang itinuturong dahilan ng pagbaha sa CARAGA tuwing pumapasok ang buwan ng Enero at tumatagal hanggang Marso.
“Inaatasan natin si RD [PNP regional director] na talagang sugpuin at hulihin lahat iyang mga iligal na iyan,”...
TAGBILARAN CITY, BOHOL - Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas visited Bohol province earlier today to ensure that repairs and reconstructions of local government facilities damaged by the earthquake are on-schedule and on-track.
“Nandito kami sa ngalan ng pamahalaang nasyonal para tumulong sa lahat ng kababayan natin na naapektuhan ng lindol. (We are here on behalf of the national government to help our countrymen who were affected by the earthquake),” the secretary said.
Roxas brought with him 33 engineers (15 from the DILG and 18 from the Dept. of Public Works and Highways) to help in the rehabilitation efforts. The engineers will be tasked to assist the local...