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Roxas: BOI report will be truthful and timely

March 5, 2015

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas repeated his commitment to a truthful and timely report on the Mamasapano incident in an ambush interview at Camp Crame today.

"Huwag mag-alinlangan na sabihin ang accountabilities sa lahat ng ito," Roxas said, recalling his advice to Board of Inquiry chairman Benjamin Magalong when he inquired yesterday when the BOI will meet its deadline. Also in the meeting were Philippine National Police (PNP) OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina and The Chief of the Directorial Staff Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo.

The officials of PNP assured Roxas that the report will meet its deadline. The report will be released Friday, or if more...

Statement of Secretary Mar Roxas on the deaths of three BFP Personnel in Davao Oriental

March 4, 2015

Malungkot ko pong tinanggap ang balita ng pagkamatay ng mga bumbero ng BFP Mati City na sila Arnel John Angsinco, Ludovico Ponce, at ni Nico Corambao nang naaksidente ang kanilang sinasakyang fire truck. Nangyari po ito habang rumeresponde sila sa isang sunog sa Manay, Davao Oriental.

Nakikiramay po kami sa mga naiwan ng mga yumaong bumbero habang nagpapasalamat sa kanilang dedikasyon sa kanilang tungkulin. Makasisiguro po ang lahat na ang mga nasawi at ang apat nilang kasamang nasugatan sa aksidente ay makatatanggap ng suporta at tulong mula sa pamahalaan. Iimbestigahan po ang aksidenteng ito upang malaman kung papaano ito maiiwasan sa hinaharap.

Patuloy din po ang pagsisikap ng DILG...

Roxas kicks off March with

March 3, 2015

"Kaligtasan sa Sunog, Alamin, Gawin, at Isabuhay Natin!"

With this proactive call for safety for all Filipinos, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and officials from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), led the kickoff ceremony for Fire Prevention Month this morning at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

In the event, 17 fire trucks and three ambulances donated by the Japanese government, through the efforts of Senate President Franklin Drilon, were officially turned over to local chief executives of selected cities and municipalities from areas in Visayas heavily damaged by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

According to Roxas, fire protection requires a systematic approach in...

Emergency vehicles from Japan to be awarded to Yolanda-stricken LGUs - Roxas

March 2, 2015

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...

Roxas' submits text messages re Mamasapano Incident

March 2, 2015

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...

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