Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas expressed elation over the Gold Open Government Award for Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) granted to the Philippines during the recent Inaugural Open Government Partnership Awards at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York City.
The country was recognized for its outstanding efforts to deepen citizen engagement in the budget process.
Roxas said under the GPB, local government units are given the freedom to choose a particular project based on the needs of their community. “Kayo ang magsasabi kung ano ang pangangailangan ng komunidad ninyo.”
He said this exemplifies President Aquino’s policy to always...
Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas on September 29, 2014, commended 39 individuals who died defending Zamboanga during the Zamboanga Siege in September, 2013.
During the "Commemoration of Victory of the Zamboanga Siege", Roxas gave them recognition for their heroism in defending Zamboanga against Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces. They include 20 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), five members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and 14 civilians.
Roxas recalled how the government was able to free the hundreds of civilian hostages who were used as human shield. During the siege, government forces did not use its might against the MNLF troops,...
Hinikayat ni Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ang mamamayan at ang buong komunidad na makiisa sa ginagawang lifestyle check ng National Police Commission (Napolcom) Internal Affairs Service (IAS) at Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sa hanay ng Philippine National Police (PNP).
“Napakahalaga ng tulong ng ating kababayan, kung meron silang napupuna na isang pamumuhay na hindi naman naaayon o hindi tama ay ireport nila,” panawagan ni Roxas.
Siniguro ni Roxas na mabibigyan ng sapat na proteksyon ang mga personalidad at sibilyan na lalahok sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay impormasyon sa mga pulis at uniformed officials na isasailalim sa lifestyle check.
"Pinupuri natin at sinasaluduhan ang mga operatiba ng Criminal Investigation at Detection Group (CIDG) ng NCRPO Command at Northern Police District (NPD) - Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team na magkatuwang na naghain ng Warrant of Arrest laban sa lider ng sindikatong Gun-for-Hire sa Navotas City kaninang umaga.
Hati ang pakiramdam natin sa pagkaka-resulba sa kaso nitong si Raymond Mangali na kabilang sa Most Wanted Person (MWP) list ng PNP sa buong NCR, pangalawa sa MWP sa Navotas City at Malabon at pangatlo sa Camanava area.
Una dahil may uniformed personnel tayong nasawi at nasaktan sa pagtupad ng kanilang commitment at tungkulin para sa bayan at ikalawa, natutuwa tayo at...