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DILG lauds police, military for peaceful BOL plebiscite, praises 72 cops who served as poll inspectors

January 22, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the military for their role as peacekeepers during the successful conduct of the first plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) conducted on Monday.

“Despite a few isolated incidents, the first BOL plebiscite on Monday was generally peaceful. Kudos to the...

Limang mayor na "missing in action" sa Bagyong Ompong kakasuhan ng administratibo, anim bibigyan ng babala

January 22, 2019

Limang alkalde mula sa hilagang Luzon na wala sa kanilang mga nasasakupan sa pagbayo ng Bagyong Ompong noong Seyembre 2018 ang maaaring makasuhan ng administratibo sa Office of the Ombudsman habang anim naman ang makakatanggap ng 'written admonition' matapos ang pagsisiyasat ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Ayon kay DILG Assistant Secretary at Spokesperson Jonathan...

DILG: Five mayors to face administrative sanctions for absence during Typhoon Ompong, six others admonished

January 22, 2019

Five Northern Luzon mayors who were absent from their posts during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong in September 2018 may face possible administrative sanctions before the Office of the Ombudsman, while six others will be issued a written admonition after an investigation into their conduct was done by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Assistant Secretary and...

DILG handa sa mga magtatangkang guluhin, pigilan ang plebisito para sa BOL

January 21, 2019

Tiniyak ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa publiko na hindi nito hahayaang may gumulo sa makasaysayang pagboto para sa Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) ngayong araw.

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, handa ang pamahalaan sa maaaring panggugulo ng mga teroristang komunista, mga makakaliwa, o mga tutol sa BOL na "magtatangkang guluhin o pigilan ang mahalagang...

DILG ready for "peace spoilers" who may attempt to sabotage BOL plebiscite

January 21, 2019

Days before the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) assures the public that it will not allow "peace spoilers" to sabotage the historic voting on January 21, 2019.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the government is ready just in case the communist terrorists, violent extremists, or anti-BOL groups will try to "wreak havoc...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año

January 18, 2019

The DILG and the PNP welcome the case filed, a petition for prohibition, by the ACT before the Court of Appeals.

In sum, the petitioners have cited alleged violations of their members’ right to association, right to assembly and to petition the government for redress of grievances, freedom of expression and most especially their members’ right to privacy.

I wish to emphasize that the...

DILG’s TraBAJO program boosts jobs opportunities of over 1,000 Samaleños

January 17, 2019

Some 1,111 residents from the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACoS), Davao del Norte found various employment opportunities after completing the program called Training for Better Access to Job Opportunities (TraBAJO) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the Department worked closely with various national government agencies,...

DILG sa PNP : Magsagawa ng mga paraan para protektahan ang mga kandidato bago pa man magsimula ang kampanya

January 16, 2019

Dahil sa mga nakaraang pamamaslang sa mga politikong kandidato sa darating na halalan, inatasan ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang Philippine National Police (PNP) na magsagawa ng mga paraan para masiguro ang kaligtasan at seguridad ng mga lokal na opisyal at kandidato para sa darating na 2019 midterm elections.

“Dapat magsagawa ng...

DILG to PNP: Step up measures to protect poll candidates even before campaign period

January 16, 2019

With the spate of killings directed mostly to political candidates, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año directs the Philippine National Police (PNP) to step up measures to ensure the safety and security of local officials and candidates in the 2019 midterm elections.

“The PNP should take offensive and preventive measures. We should be several...

Bagong DILG undersecretary opisyal nang itinalaga

January 15, 2019

Opisyal nang itinalaga noong nakaraang Biyernes bilang bagong Undersecretary for Local Government ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) si Marivel C. Sacendoncillo na dating Assistant Secretary ng DILG at Executive Director ng Local Government Academy (LGA).

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, nagagalak ang Kagarawan sa pagkakatalaga kay Sacendoncillo at inaasam na...

DILG reminds local authorities against interfering with local water district operations

January 15, 2019

To ensure the operational autonomy of local water districts, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its reminder to local officials against controlling said districts.

“Local officials should not poke their noses into the operation of local water districts because said districts are autonomous by themselves,” says Año.

The DILG Secretary issued the...

DILG welcomes appointment of new Undersecretary

January 15, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the appointment of former DILG Assistant Secretary and long-time Executive Director of the Local Government Academy, Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, as the new DILG Undersecretary for Local Government. She took her oath last Friday.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the Department is pleased with the appointment of...

DILG warns LGUs not to pay "permit to campaign fees" to the NPA

January 14, 2019

Pay “permit to campaign fees” to communist rebels and you support terrorism.

This is the warning of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to all governors, mayors, as well as to all candidates about directly or indirectly giving financial, material, and political support to communist terrorist rebels as well as other non-State actors, according to DILG...

DILG implements Ombudsman's suspension order on Catanduanes Governor

January 14, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered the suspension of Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua on Friday and designated the vice governor as acting provincial governor, in compliance with a directive from the Office of the Ombudsman.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the DILG Regional Office 5 in Legazpi City served the Ombudsman suspension order at around 11 a.m....

Komunistang grupo patuloy na nalalagasan; Mahigit 8,000 rebelde sumuko - Año

January 14, 2019

Patuloy ang paghina ng kilusang komunista kasunod ng pagsuko ng 8,367 rebeldeng komunista sa hanay ng gobyerno na naitala simula Hulyo 1, 2016 hanggang Disyembre 28, 2018. Sa nabanggit na bilang, 1,117 na dating rebelde ang nabigyan ng benepisyo sa ilalim ng Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), isang bahagi ng interagency Task Force Balik Loob Program, saad ni Department...

Communist movement in sharp decline; hemorrhaging from more than 8,000 rebel surrenderers - Año

January 11, 2019

The Communist movement is currently in a sharp decline with 8,367 communist rebels having surrendered to the government from July 1, 2016 to December 28, 2018. Of this number, 1,117 former rebels have been granted benefits under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), one of the main components of the interagency Task Force Balik Loob Program, according to Department of...

Año directs PNP to impose ban on cops drinking in public

January 9, 2019

Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive yesterday, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año orders the Philippine National Police (PNP) to issue the necessary administrative circular to ensure that cops conduct themselves professionally in public by banning them from drinking in bars, nightclubs, and in public places.

“Si Presidente...

DILG Statement on the Passing of Marinduque Governor Carmencita Reyes

January 8, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) expresses its heartfelt condolences to the people of Marinduque as they mourn the loss of Marinduque governor and former representative Carmencita Reyes on Monday.

Nanay Carmencita, as she was fondly called, by her family and her constituents, will be sorely missed by Marinduqueños for her faithful and committed service to the...

Statement of DILG Asec Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG Spokesperson, on the withdrawal of deputation authority and police powers of Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay

January 8, 2019

Following the withdrawal of deputation powers of Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin yesterday because of abuse of authority, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), chaired by DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, formally ordered today the withdrawal of the deputation as NAPOLCOM Representative and the suspension of police power of Mayor Carlwyn Baldo of Daraga, Albay.

Baldo was tagged as the alleged...

Pahayag ni DILG Asec Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG Spokesperson, tungkol sa pagtanggal ng kapangyarihan sa lokal na pulis kay Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin

January 8, 2019

Ang National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) na pinamumunuan ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ay pormal nang iniutos ang pagtanggal ng deputasyon bilang kinatawan ng NAPOLCOM kay Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin gayundin ang kanyang kapangyarihan sa lokal na pulis sa kanyang munisipalidad dahil sa pag-abuso sa kapangyarihan.

Ang NAPOLCOM en Banc ay nagpalabas ng Resolution No. 2018-768 kung...

Pahayag ni DILG Asec. Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG Spokesperson, tungkol sa umano'y "crackdown" sa mga kasapi ng ACT

January 8, 2019

Bukas si Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa hinihiling na dayalogo ng Department of Education (DepEd) tungkol sa sinasabing crackdown sa mga kasapi ng Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) ng Philippine National Police. Handa kaming makipagpulong sa aming mga partners sa DepEd sa lalong madaling panahon at pagkakataon.

Gayunpaman, gaya ng pahayag ni P/Director General Oscar Albayalde, nais naming...

DILG holds NCR Barangay Summit on Peace and Order

January 8, 2019

To encourage barangays and other stakeholders to join the fight against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption, over 4,000 barangay and local government officials in Metro Manila will converge today (January 8, 2019) to attend the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order in the National Capital Region at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

Department of the Interior and Local Government...

Statement of DILG ASEC. Jonathan E. Malaya, DILG Spokesperson, on the alleged "crackdown" of ACT Members

January 7, 2019

Secretary Eduardo M. Año is open to the dialogue requested by the Department of Education (DepEd) over the alleged crackdown on members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) by the Philippine National Police. We would be glad to meet with our partners in DepEd at the soonest possible opportunity.

Nonetheless, as previously stated by P/Director General Oscar Albayalde, we wish to...

Pahayag ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa pagsampa ng kasong murder laban kay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo sa pagkamatay ni Rep. Rodel Batocabe

January 4, 2019

Binabati namin ang Philippine National Police sa pangunguna ni P/Director General Oscar Albayalde, ang Police Regional Office 5, PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at PNP Intelligence Group sa pagresolba sa kasong pagpaslang kay Congressman Rodel Batocabe sa mabilis na panahon at pagtukoy kay Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo bilang mastermind.

Nasa kustodiya na ng PNP ang...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on the filing od murder charges against Mayor Carlwyn Baldo for the death of Rep. Rodel Batocabe

January 3, 2019

We commend the Philippine National Police led by P/Director General Oscar Albayalde, Police Regional Office 5, PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the PNP Intelligence Group for solving the case of the killing of Congressman Rodel Batocabe in record time and for identifying Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the mastermind.

The PNP already has in its custody eyewitnesses and...

DILG confers 1st National Anti-Drug Abuse Performance Award to 241 outstanding LGUs

December 28, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) confers the 1st National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Awards to 241 outstanding local government units (LGUs) with exemplary efforts, through their ADACs, in complementing the national government’s measures to eradicate the country’s illegal drugs problem.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the war...

DILG to strip Guimbal Mayor of authority over local police for mauling a police officer

December 27, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will take stern disciplinary measures against Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin for mauling a Guimbal town police officer on Wednesday.

“What the congressman and the mayor did was abuse of authority and display of arrogance; a conduct unbecoming of men in authority and well-deserving of punishment. I will not tolerate this kind of...

Pahayag ni DILG Sec Eduardo Año ukol sa mga insidente ng pamamaslang

December 27, 2018

Nakikiramay ang Kagawaran sa pamilya ng mga naulila at kanilang mga taong pinaglilingkuran.

Alinsunod sa kautusan ng Malacanang, puspusan ang Kagawaran at ang PNP sa imbestigasyon at pagtugis sa mga salarin at higit sa lahat sa masterminds sa likod ng pagpaslang na ito.

Naninindigan pa rin ang Kagawaran na ang mga isyu at problema tungkol sa seguridad ay nangangailangan ng whole-of-government...

DILG bags ISO 9001:2015 certification, Bronze award in CSC's PRIME-HRM

December 21, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has added two feathers to its cap as it is now ISO 9001:2015 certified and has also received a Bronze Award from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for its efforts on human resources.

“The ISO certification and the CSC award are the perfect Christmas rewards for the DILG Central Office (CO) which have worked so hard to gain these...

DILG to LGUs, PNP: Enforce regulations on firecrackers

December 21, 2018

To prevent fires and accidents caused by the illegal use of firecrackers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directs local government units (LGUs) all over the country and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to remain vigilant and be on top in enforcing the regulation of firecrackers in the country, particularly during this holiday season.

“Upang maiwasan ang...