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Survey says local govts most trusted: DILG chief feels 'encouraged'

October 30, 2014

QUEZON CITY - Upon seeing the results of the 2014 Philippine Trust Index survey on Monday, Interior and Local Government secretary Mar Roxas revealed that he feels encouraged that Filipinos have regained their trust in their local governments.

"We in the department are even more motivated to do our job knowing that citizens trust our partners at the local level," said Sec. Roxas briefly.

According to the survey conducted by EON Inc., an affiliate of the renowned Edelman firm, the informed Filipino public (i.e. those have at least 3 years of tertiary education at have access of print, online and broadcast media) gave local governments a 15 percent rating, surpassing the office of the...

Roxas: PNP 'on the ball' for the holidays

October 30, 2014

CAMP CRAME - DILG Sec. Mar Roxas announced earlier that more than 41,600 police personnel will be deployed on "full alert" status nationwide in preparation for the upcoming holidays on November 1 and 2.

"As early as October 30, we will deploy all manoeuvring units to various convergence areas such as cemeteries, terminals ports and places of worship," said Roxas in the press conference.

Under "Ligtas Undas," the Philippine National Police (PNP) is tasked to provide security for millions of Filipinos expected to commemorate the All Saints' and All Souls' days by strategically deploying police personnel to "convergence areas" or locations where there will be an expected huge influx of...

'No Misuse of DILG Funds' - DILG Exec

October 30, 2014

"No public funds were used for such purposes," said Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero, in response to UNA's claims that taxpayers' money was used for political purposes.

UNA previously claimed that political ads were being broadcasted in provincial TV and radio stations, as efforts to increase the chances of DILG Sec. Mar Roxas in 2016.

"As far as the DILG is concerned, no such ads exist in any of the provinces in both Visayas and Mindanao," Usec. Panadero added.

Roxas has already disputed claims that he was behind the controversial "OPLAN: Stop Nognog 2016," saying that they lack basis for making such bold allegations.

Usec. Panadero was also bewildered by UNA's...

DILG, PNP declare crackdown on crime

October 30, 2014

CAMP CRAME - During the weekly meeting with the NCR Police Office (NCRPO), Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged the different units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify their crime-fighting efforts to make the streets of Metro Manila safer for its dense population.

"Our efforts to improve PNP's operations are not occurring in a vacuum. As we move towards progress, we also need to revisit our strategies and streamline our processes to catch law breakers at the shortest time possible," the secretary explained.

A few months ago, the DILG introduced a set of changes under a specific, measurable, attainable, replicable and time-bound (SMART) policing...

'Don't Play Around with the Truth' - DILG to Bayan Muna

October 30, 2014

After Bayan Muna representatives admitted that they have made a "mistake" in alleging that Department of the Interior and Local Government's budget increased by almost P 423 billion, the department reminded them to ensure that their figures are accurate before making bold claims about the national budget.

In fact, the DILG said that in view of the errata issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the DILG's total budget of P 104,574,005,000.00 was actually decreased by P 2.607 million, to P 104,571,398,000.00 for fiscal year 2015.

In a briefing on Tuesday, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas disputed the claims of Colmenares, who was "entitled to his own opinion" but not "to his own...

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