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Roxas, Inatasan ang PNP na tumutok sa Ilegal na Pagtotroso

November 21, 2014

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,”...

Roxas deploys 33 Engineers to aid Bohol recover from Quake

November 21, 2014

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...

Roxas: PNP, BJMP Personnel under quarantine to receive full support

November 19, 2014

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...

Roxas Hails Ormocanons for Resilience after Yolanda

November 17, 2014

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...

'No Politics in Distribution of Yolanda Rehab Funds' - LP, UNA, Independent Mayors

November 14, 2014

ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ - Mayors from different political parties and coalitions in the province of Iloilo denied that politics was involved in the distribution of Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) funds of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

"Wala namang pinilian. Hindi totoo yan, (No handpicking happened. Such claims are not true.)," said Passi City Mayor Jesry Palmares, in response to criticisms that the rehabilitation efforts of the government were heavily politicized.

Palmares won under the banner of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), whose prominent members have been heavily criticizing the ongoing rehabilitation efforts during the week-long commemoration...

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