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'Prepare for Queenie' - Roxas to LGU's

November 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged local government units (LGUs) to make the necessary preparations and take proactive steps as tropical depression Queenie draws nearer.

"All LGUs should standby for the latest updates regarding the coming storm," said the secretary.

Palawan, Calamian Group of Islands, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Southern Cebu Including Cebu City, Negros Oriental, Southern Negros Occidental, Siquijor Guimaras Island, Iloilo, Antique, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Dinagat Province, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, and Zamboanga del Norte are under signal no.1 according to NDRRMC.

"In any case, local chief executives should...

'Public Welfare is our Top Priority' - Roxas

November 25, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has assured the Senate that the welfare of the general public has been and will always be the top priority of his department.

Roxas responded following remarks made by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago in a privileged speech delivered on Monday before the Senate, as it resumed its budget hearing for the fiscal year 2015.

Santiago, in her speech, reminded the DILG to focus on its mandate which is “to supervise local government units and to secure the lives and property of every Filipino no matter where they live, what their political colors are and whether they are friends or foes.”

One project that she mentioned was...

DILG, PNP: 30 Kidnappers arrested this year; Watchdog Group

November 25, 2014

In a press conference, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed that a total of 30 kidnappers-for-ransom were successfully arrested from January to November this year.

Police Senior Superintendent Rene Aspera, Chief of Staff of the PNP-Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) revealed that among those arrested were Tyrone dela Cruz and his live-in partner Jean Loise Bitoy, captured last November 7 in Brgy. Bahi, Alburquerque, Bohol. The warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Alberto Serrano of RTC Branch 92, Calamba City, Laguna.

Dela Cruz heads the Dela Cruz Kidnap-for-Ransom Group (KFRG), that is responsible for at least six...

Roxas fetes wounded cop in Surigao encounter

November 24, 2014

BUTUAN CITY, AGUSAN DEL NORTE - In simple rites, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas awarded the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to PO3 Ariel Dobles at the Butuan Doctors Hospital on Thursday for wounded bravery and service to the country.

The secretary personally visited and pinned the medal to Dobles while resting on his hospital bed, as a symbol of the government's appreciation and recognition of his commitment "to serve and protect" civilians.

“Talagang sinasaluduhan ko siya sa kanyang katatagan, katapangan, at sa kanyang pagiging tapat sa kanyang tungkulin [I salute him for his strength, bravery and commitment to service],” he said.

According to CARAGA...

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas inspects tons of illegally cut trees confiscated by DENR-CARAGA passing along the river of Barangay Leon Kilat, Butuan City. Present during the inspection on Friday were DENR-CARAGA Executive Director Nonito Tamayo and CARAGA Poli

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,”...

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