In line with the observance of Fire Prevention Month this March, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced that 17 new firetrucks and three new ambulances donated by the Japanese Government will be officially turned over to several local government units (LGUs) in Visayas tomorrow.
"We are thankful to our benefactors and we believe that our LGUs will now be more equipped in responding to emergency situations," Roxas said.
The Japanese government, through the efforts of Senate President Franklin Drilon, selected recipients of emergency vehicles from areas heavily affected by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The following mayors are expected to attend the turnover...
Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas promised full cooperation to the Board of Inquiry (BOI) which was formed to inquire into the Mamasapano incident.
In a press conference in Camp Crame, Roxas said he has submitted to the BOI information regarding text messages he received and sent to President Aquino and to other Philippine National Police (PNP) officials on Jan. 25, when the “misencounter” occurred.
Roxas said, “yung akin na sinubmit sa BOI contains the texts—to and from the President, and likewise for the others.”
During several congressional hearings, Roxas maintained that he and PNP-OIC PDDG Leonardo Espina were not informed about Operation...
As the nation observes Women’s Month this March, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas enjoined all local government units (LGUs) to conduct relevant activities that will highlight the key role of women leaders in nation-building.
With the theme, “Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!,” Roxas said that this year’s celebration pays tribute to all women leaders who passionately advance women's advocacies highlighting their vital roles in leadership, decision-making, and governance.
"Walang iwanan sa Tuwid na Daan kung kaya't kinikilala natin ang gampanin ng mga kababaihan sa pagsisiguro ng ating kinabukasan," he said,...
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II has assured the widows, dependents and other relatives of the 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) who died in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that they will get the full benefits of the fallen commandos quickly and in full.
Roxas made the announcement during the recent Senate hearing on Mamasapano that the relatives had already received benefits from the government's Special Assistance Fund (PNP).
President Aquino personally distributed P250,000 to each family of the 44 commandos during a recent meeting.
A total of P 66.37 million coming from PSF, PNP, NAPOLCOM, and PSMBFI will be given to the families of the fallen 44 SAF commandos. Today, more than...
Ipinag-utos ngayon ni Interior Secretary Mar Roxas kay PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina na tanggalin sa puwesto ang hepe ng PNP Headquaters and Support Service (PNP-HSS) na responsable sa pagbabantay ng tatlong senador na nakadetine sa Camp Crame sa kasong plunder.
Sang-ayon sa kautusan ni Roxas, pansamantalang inalis sa tungkulin si Chief Supt. Albert Supapo habang iniimbistigahan ng PNP ang partisipasyon nito sa pagbisita ni Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla kay Sen. Juan Ponce-Enrile sa kaarawan nito noong Pebrero 14 nang walang pahintulot ng korte.
"Pinapa-imbestigahan ko kung paano yung detainees nakadalo sa salu-salo dito sa loob ng PNP (General Hospital). Nakita sa ating...