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Kampanya kontra sa ilegal na droga at iba pang krimen hindi tatantanan – Roxas

October 20, 2014

Pinapapurihan ni Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ang isa na namang matagumpay na pagkilos ng Philippine National Police (PNP) na naging dahilan para malansag ang isang shabu laboratory sa Valenzuela City.

Kamakailan ay pinamunuan ng Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit ng Northern Police District (NPD) at Valenzuela Police, ang raid sa sinasabing shabu laboratory sa kahabaan ng Omega Street sa Barangay Rincon, Valenzuela matapos ang dalawang linggong pagmamanman sa mga ito. Maliban sa nakuhang mga gamit sa paggawa ng 15 hanggang 20 kilo ng shabu kada araw ay nasakote din ang anim na Chinese national na umanoy may kinalaman sa illegal drug operation sa bansa.

“Natutuwa tayo...

Roxas to dig into alleged PNP's failure to enforce court orders

October 20, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas would look into the concern of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes over the latter's frustration that the Philippine National Police is not enforcing court orders during a speech delivered in a forum with the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines last Thursday.

"I would look into CJ Sereno's concerns that our local police authorities are not enforcing court orders that include cases involving journalists," Roxas stated.

"We will cooperate with the Supreme Court on this issue," he added.

The Chief Justice, however could not immediately give figures on how many orders and writs had been unserved, saying she was...

Roxas underscores contribution of IT-BPO sector to Philippine Economy: Predicts Brighter Future for the Industry

October 20, 2014

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas praised and emphasized the immense contribution to the Philippine economy of the IT-BPO industry and projected greater room for growth and expansion in the Sector.

Speaking before the International IT-BPM Summit organized by the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) , the Secretary said, “All of you present here today are the co-authors and co-workers responsible for creation of the 1 million jobs in the IT-BPO industry today. You made this happen.”

Roxas also said that the role of the Government is only to put the environment and level the playing field for the industry to grow and nurture itself. “The entire government...

Roxas to Albayanos: National, Local Governments Monitoring Mayon

October 13, 2014

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas joined six other national government officials in visiting Albay province.

Roxas went to Albay following Albay Gov. Joey Salceda’s report on the possible eruption of Mayon volcano.

“Sinisiguro natin ang kundisyon ng 54,900 evacuees lalo na ang pagkain nila. Kahapon umalis ng Maynila ang mga truck na naglalaman ng unang bahagi ng pagkain na ipapamahagi sa mga pamilya na nasa evacuation centers (We want to ensure the condition of the 54,900 evacuees especially their food. Yesterday the trucks which will bring the first tranche of the evacuees’ food requirement left Manila)," Roxas said.

In a briefing, Salceda and Albay...

DILG-LGA convenes "Forum on Asean Economic Integration: The Role of Local Governments"

October 13, 2014

(11 October 2014, Pasay City) – Over 500 attendees gathered during the two-day “Forum on ASEAN Economic Integration: The Role of Local Governments” held from 10-11 October, at the Heritage Hotel, Pasay City. Organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through its training arm, the Local Government Academy, the event was conducted to support local government units in the changes involved in the ASEAN economic integration.

Rising as One

The Philippines, as part of the ASEAN community is moving towards achieving the ASEAN Economic Integration (AEI) by 2015. This envisions a highly competitive, equitable and resilient economic region – a...

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