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...
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced that United Nations (UN) peacekeepers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) will be given full medical assistance, as they spend their 3-week quarantine in Caballo Island.
"We recognize them for their service overseas and it is only fitting that their home country honored them for their deeds," said Sec. Roxas.
The secretary said that the PNP and BJMP personnel will be accorded with arrival honors, an additional subsistence allowance (ASA) subject to accounting and auditing procedures, a 30-day vacation leave with pay, and medals of honor such as the Medalya ng Papuri...
ORMOC CITY, LEYTE - During a visit to Eastern Visayas to commemorate the first anniversary of Yolanda, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas praised the local government of Ormoc City for its effective and united disaster response.
“God helps those who help themselves. Kaya talaga naman na yung pagtulong ay nagsisimula sa ating mga kababayan(Indeed, initial help comes from within ourselves.),” said the secretary.
He also visited the more than 2,000 housing units being built by the Tzu Chi Foundation for the victims of the tragedy. Each unit costs about P130,000 with two-three bedrooms, a toilet and a kitchen, and was designed to withstand winds as fast as 170...