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Roxas relocates stranded hospital patients to BFP grounds in Cebu City

October 18, 2013

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday personally supervised the relocation to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Regional Office of 84 hospital patients who had been stranded on the sidewalk of Cebu City after a major quake rocked the Visayas last Tuesday.

            Roxas allowed the temporary use of the...

Roxas assures enough supply of rice, other items in Bohol

October 16, 2013

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday/October 16 assured residents of  earthquake-ravaged Bohol of enough supply of rice and other basic commodities and called on them to avoid panic-buying and hoarding. He further assured them that the government is exerting all efforts not just in relief operations but also in rebuilding lives, services and properties ...

Negligence, gas leak cause of two Serendra blast, says Roxas

October 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign experts consulted by the inter-agency task force concurred with initial findings that the explosion at the Two Serendra Condominium in Taguig City last May 31 was caused by a gas leak, not a bomb, according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday, October 3.

The IATF report submitted to President Aquino said that negligence...

DILG R-3 Introduces Regulatory Simplification Process on New Business Registrations

September 23, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 3 conducted an Orientation-Briefing on Regulatory Simplification Process for its Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) Provincial Focal Persons on September 17, 2013 at the DILG LGRRC, Maimpis City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Regulatory Simplification for new business permitting and licensing is the enhanced version of...

Antique-Guimaras cluster holds workshop on BuB Monitoring and Evaluation

September 19, 2013

SAN JOSE, Antique – In line with the implementation of Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB), the DILG Provincial Office in Antique and Guimaras conducted a workshop on BuB Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for 2013 projects at Adelaide Tourist and Travelers Inn here recently.

Highlighting Empowerment of the Poor Program, BuB mobilizes national government agencies to become more responsive...

Govt flies 209 trapped Hajj pilgrims out of Zamboanga City

September 16, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Despite sporadic firefight between security forces and the armed group of Nur Misuari, the government on Thursday managed to fly 209 Hajj pilgrims safely out of Zamboanga City through the international airport which has been closed from commercial traffic for five days now.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said the 209 pilgrims were part of...

Roxas - Primary mission is to save lives

September 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today stressed that the primary mission of government forces still stationed in Zamboanga City is to secure the safe release of hostages who are being used as “human shield” of armed men believed to be rogue elements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

“Malinaw ang pangunahing...

Region 6 stands for reform of SK system

September 5, 2013

ILOILO CITY - Views have been raised on the existence of Sangguniang Kabataan such as to institute reforms to the structure and delivery systems or to abolish the SK.  These issues brought the Department of the Interior and Local Government to spearhead a public consultation to obtain opinions and generate consensus.

The public consultation held on August 23, 2013 at the Iloilo...

DILG R2 to newly-minted LCEs: Perform your duties to the hilt

August 30, 2013

TUGUEGARAO CITY  -   OIC-Regional Director Marlo L. Iringan of DILG Region 2 has exhorted the region’s newly-minted local chief executives (LCEs) to perform their duties and responsibilities to the hilt because “people will look at you as their savior.”

In his message to the 26 first-time LCEs attending the DILG-organized “Orientation-Seminar for...

DILG R3 Facilitates Local Shelter Planning for Nueva Ecija LGUs

August 28, 2013

               Angeles City – To assist local governments in crafting their local shelter plans, DILG Region III, in partnership with the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Committee (HUDCC), facilitated the conduct of Seminar-Workshop on the Development of Local Shelter Plan (LSP) for the LGUs of Nueva...

Roxas to PNP, mobilize cops for disaster response

August 22, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the activation of all Disaster Incident Management Task Groups in areas that are seriously affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Maring.

Roxas, who is also vice chair of the National Risk Reduction and Management Council, also instructed the PNP to declare...

Roxas rules out bomb or IED as cause of blast in San Juan

August 22, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II ruled out the use of bomb or improvised explosive device (IED) as the cause of explosion from an establishment in San Juan City before dawn Saturday.

In a brief interview with newsmen, the DILG chief who rushed to the blast site early yesterday morning said there are no indications, based on information...

Roxas - DOST-PAGASA to coordinate closely with Metro Mayors on weather, flood warnings

August 22, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Thursday called on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to work closely with the 17 Metro Manila mayors on weather and flood warnings to enable them to make sound decisions on flood-related...

President lauds Roxas for doing a good job

August 15, 2013

Manila Philippines -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday/August 13 lauded Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II’s good performance at the department, saying Roxas always finds solutions to problems being brought to his attention.

“Kahit gaano karami po ang iniaatas natin kay Mar, alam ko kapag kay Mar ako bumaling, siguradong may mabuting resulta. Yan...

Roxas hands key to first ISF resettled in Bulacan

August 14, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Some 90 minutes after leaving their ramshackle dwelling on the banks of San Juan River, Noel and Marilou Talisic on Monday/August 5 received the key to their new home in San Jose del Monte from Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

“Masayang-masaya po kami ng aking pamilya at nabiyayaan kami ng ganitong pagkakataon ng pamahalaan,”...

DILG 6 joins in the Regional launching of Barangay Forest Program

August 13, 2013

ILOILO CITY - As one of the lead agencies in the implementation of the Barangay Forest Program (BFP) in support of the National Greening Program (NGP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 6, led by RD Evelyn A. Trompeta, CESO II, joined in the Regional Launching of Barangay Forest Program hosted by the Municipality of Tubungan, Province of Iloilo last June...

DILG-6 trains Passi City barangays on disaster management

August 13, 2013

ILOILO CITY – Twenty-five barangays of Passi City underwent the Training-Workshop on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VI in Iloilo City on June 19-21, 2013 in an effort to help prepare localities mitigate natural hazards and deal with foreseen disasters.  The participants...

SILG Roxas administers oath

August 13, 2013

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas administers oath to the newly elect Congressman of the 3rd District of the Province of Iloilo, Representative Arthur D. Defensor Jr. (3rd from left) with his family headed by his father Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr. (4th from left), re-elected Governor of the Province of Iloilo and Senator Franklin M. Drilon (2nd from right)./dilr6

SILG Roxas delivers messsage to the newly elect local officials

August 13, 2013

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas reminds the newly elected local officials of Iloilo Province led by Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr. to consider their forthcoming term as a “renaissance” where they could foster unity to effectively deliver services to their constituents and work for overall development during the oathtaking conducted at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol on June 28, 2013. He...

Govt allots P170-M to renovate old PNP stations nationwide

August 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines --Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Aug. 2 said the government has allocated some P170 million for the renovation and rehabilitation of some 1,700 old or dilapidated police stations nationwide to give lawmen dignity in their place of work.

Called “Oplan Dignity,” the renovation program would cover around 1,700 police stations for a...

80 ISFs move out of San Juan danger zone as govt implements OPLAN LIKAS

August 9, 2013

Manila, Philippines  -  Without any hitch, the first 80 of the 606 identified informal settlers-families (ISFs) in San Juan City relocated to their new homes in Bulacan on August 5 just hours after voluntarily dismantling their shanties built within the danger zone on the banks the San Juan River located at Bgy. Salapan.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, head...

DILG R3 facilitates Local Shelter Planning for Nueva Ecija LGUs

July 26, 2013

Angeles City – To assist local governments in crafting their local shelter plans, DILG Region III, in partnership with the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Committee (HUDCC), facilitated the conduct of Seminar-Workshop on the Development of Local Shelter Plan (LSP) for the LGUs of Nueva Ecija on July 16-19, 2013 at Maharajah Hotel here.

In her welcome remarks, Dir...

Roxas assures LGUs of full support

July 23, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday/July 19 assured local government officials of full support from the national leadership, describing them as partners in bringing about change and true service to the Filipino people.

In separate speeches after inducting the members of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and League of...

Roxas relieves Calabarzon Police Chief

July 23, 2013

Roxas orders probe on death of recaptured bank robbers

July 17, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas Tuesday/July 16 ordered an investigation into the deaths of two convicted serial bank robbers of the Ozamis crime group in San Pedro, Laguna after they were brought for inquest Monday afternoon to the Cavite Provincial Prosecutors Office.

“Ibinalita sa akin ang malungkot na nangyari kahapon habang ang mga...

Roxas lauds PNP for a job well done, four convicts recaptured

July 17, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced the successful recapture of four convicts over the weekend and lauded the Philippine National Police for a job well done.  On Monday/July 15, Roxas expressed hope that it would be accepted by the public as a “down payment” for the improved performance of the Philippine National Police in...

P540M EU-PHL justice program for poor launched

July 15, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- The European Union (EU) and the Philippines launched on July 11 a joint P540-million (Eur10 million) comprehensive reform program funded by the EU to help the government address the problem of human rights violations, including extra-legal killings and enforced disappearances.

 Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Justice Secretary Leila de...

DILG to do away with bata-bata or padrino system, corruption on cops recruitment

July 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines --  Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday (July 11) said concrete reform measures are being undertaken at the Philippine National Police to cleanse its ranks of any vestiges of corruption, particularly at the start of recruitment of its new personnel.

He said he considers it a big challenge for the DILG, PNP and the National Police...

BGC unit owners to do self-assessment of gas systems, says BFP

July 11, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Unit owners at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig will have to do a self-inspection and assessment of the gas systems in their respective buildings under their mutually-agreed timeline with the Bureau of Fire Protection in the aftermath of the tragic Serendra Two blast that killed four people last May 31.

In the first of a series of consultation with unit...

Roxas assures LGUs of full support

July 8, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday/July 5 assured local  government officials of full support from the national leadership, describing them as partners in bringing about change and true service to the Filipino people.

In a speech after inducting the members of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines at the Solaire Hotel...