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Roxas bats for ‘MERITOCRACY’ in police promotions, assignments

May 6, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has vowed to strictly implement a system of meritocracy at the Philippine National Police, where ability and competence are considered as bases for promotions and assignments of police officers.
 
            “Meritocracy, kung sino ang matino, kung sino ang may track...

ROXAS: Gov’t. to pour P258-M fund in 2014 for anti-poverty projects in Nueva Ecija

April 25, 2014

A total of P258 million has been allocated by the government for various anti-poverty projects in the Province of Nueva Ecija this year, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said.

 Roxas said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now stepping up the process for the release of the fund for Nueva Ecija, which is still recovering from devastating...

ROXAS: Cordillera Region to receive over P2 Billion for Anti-Poverty Projects

April 24, 2014

The national government has allocated over P2 billion in the next two years to boost local economic development and help fight poverty in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced today.

For this year, Roxas said the city government of Baguio and Tabuk as well as 52 other local government units (LGUs) in Abra, Apayao, Benguet,...

DILG gears up security, safety preparations for Holy Week

April 15, 2014

With the expected exodus of people to the provinces and other places of interest during Holy Week, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on all local chief executives to convene their respective local peace and order councils to ensure the safety and security of the populace in churches, plazas, malls, and transport...

DILG allocates P159 M for potable Water Supply projects in Western Visayas

April 15, 2014

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has allocated a total of P159.53 million for various potable water supply projects in Western Visayas as part of the government’s poverty alleviation program.

            DILG Secretary Mar Roxas said the budget allocation and subsequent implementation of these projects...

61 Eastern Visayas towns get P215 M for Water Supply projects – Roxas

April 10, 2014

A total of 61 municipalities in Eastern Visayas will receive some P215 million worth of infrastructure projects under two water supply projects to be implemented by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) this year.

            Eastern Visayas, particularly Leyte, was one of the worst affected areas when Supertyphoon...

Roxas: P1.79 Billion ready for Yolanda rehab

April 10, 2014

The national government has made available almost P1.8 billion for the rehabilitation of vital public buildings owned and operated by local government units in Yolanda-affected areas, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced today.

           According to Roxas, the government through the DILG will release the funding...

Roxas bares P178M anti poverty projects for Romblon

April 10, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced that the national government has made available more than P178 million to fund various poverty alleviation projects for the province of Romblon.

Roxas made the announcement during a visit to the municipality of Odiongan, where he led the inauguration of the newly-constructed Convention Center and Pasalubong Center with...

DILG urges LGUs to localize Magna Carta of Women

April 7, 2014

Women personnel of DILG during the Executive Briefing for DILG officials on the Magna Carta of Women sponsored by the Philippine Commission on Women held at the Crowne Plaza, Manila Galleria, Ortigas Ave., Quezon City.  

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has urged all local government units (LGUs) to ensure that the principles of Republic Act 9710 or...

Roxas: Additional fire trucks, fire stations to be geo-located for faster response time

April 2, 2014

To ensure faster response time in case of fire, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) had sought the help of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST)to identify areas where fire stations are best constructed to ensure faster response...

Press statement of Sec. Mar Roxas

April 2, 2014

It is the established policy of the DILG to abide by and uphold the legal processes in the apprehension of individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants, as in the case of Mr.  Delfin Lee who was arrested by PNP elements on March 6, 2014.

            Mr. Lee was included in the list of five individuals wanted by the law,...

75% of barangays now with VAW desks – DILG

April 2, 2014

Close to 75 percent of barangays in the country have set up the Violence Against Women (VAW) desks that are ready to respond to gender-based violence cases brought to the barangay, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).        

            In a report submitted to DILG Secretary...

Roxas asks Local Executives to ensure "Daang Matuwid" in Governance

March 7, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today called on the country’s local executives to continue implementing reforms related to good governance in provincial, city and municipal governments in order for them to secure more support from the national government.

         Roxas noted that the national government remain committed to...

Press Statement of DILG SEC. MAR ROXAS

February 21, 2014

MANILA, Philippines -- Naaawa  ako kay Senator Revilla na dati kong kasamahan sa Senado. Kung anu-ano na lang ang sinasabi para mapagtakpan ang katotohanan. Payo ko, magpakatoo siya. Tigilan na ang pag-iimbento ng kung anu-anong script. Hindi ito sine. Totoong buhay ito na ang bawat gawain ay may kaukulang...

Roxas to Mindanao LGUs: Let us all support Framework Agreement for Bangsamoro

February 10, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today called on the governors, mayors and other elected officials of Mindanao to extend their all-out support to the Framework Agreement for Bangsamoro, which was forged recently by the National Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

            Roxas noted that the...

DILG allocates P578-M for potable water supply projects for 2014

February 4, 2014

MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has allocated P578 million for various potable water supply projects under the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig (SalinTubig) program for 2014.

            SalinTubig provides potable water to poor communities with no or limited access to safe, drinking water as...

People’s Organizations identify P20-Billion anti-poverty projects

January 30, 2014

          Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today called on people’s organizations in cities and municipalities all over the country to participate actively in the identification and monitoring of government projects that seek to alleviate poverty in their communities.

         ...

Press statement on Sen. Bong Revilla's privilege speech

January 20, 2014

Naiintindindihan ko kung bakit galit si Sen. Bong Revilla sa mundo. Mahirap ang sitwasyon niya na may testigong at COA documents nagapapatunay ng koneksyon niya sa Napoles scam. Pero hindi solusyon sa problema niya ang paglilihis ng isyu, pagbaluktot sa katotohanan at panloloko ng tao.
Sagutin na lamang niya ang mga sinabi ng mga testigo laban sa kanya at ipaliwanag na lamang niya ang...

Roxas to LGUs: Use Performance Challenge Fund to strengthen resiliency, build safer communities

January 18, 2014

Manila, Philippines --  Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today urged local officials to take advantage of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) program and avail of the Performance Challenge Fund to help boost local economic development in their respective localities.
 
            Roxas, vice...

DILG launches Seal of Good Local Governance

January 15, 2014

After the successful run of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) comes the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) or Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal which will be launched today (January 15, 2014) during the Good Governance Summit at the PICC in...

Zambo City officials hail Roxas for altruism, leadership during MNLF standoff

January 9, 2014

MANILA, Philippines -- The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Zamboanga City has cited Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas for his “altruistic contribution” and concern for Zamboanguenos during the standoff between government forces and the Misuari faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) last...

Roxas to PNP: Ensure security blanket for Black Nazarene devotees

January 8, 2014

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II today directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the safety of millions of devotees of the Black Nazarene who are expected to join the annual procession in Manila tomorrow, January 9.

Roxas reminded Chief Supt. Carmelo Valmoria, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO),...

SILG Roxas press statement on NAIA 3 shooting incident

December 20, 2013

Kinokondena ng buong pamilya ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang patraydor na pag-atake sa pamilya ni Mayor Ukol Talumpa ng Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Ikinalulungkot natin na naganap ang walang saysay na karahasang ito sa gitna ng ating paghahanda para sa pagdiriwang ng Kapaskuhan.

Inatasan ko na ang...

15 LGUs vie for eGOV Awards

December 20, 2013

Quezon City - Fifteen local government units from different parts of the country will compete for the 2nd  e-Governance Awards, an annual activity recognizing LGUs with best practices in the use of information and communication technology (ICT).

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) will confer the...

Dagupan City gives P1.7-M aid for Yolanda victims

December 20, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- More than one month after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas and other parts of the country, donations, in cash and in kind, from kind-hearted people continue to pour in.

Just recently, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez of Dagupan City personally handed over to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), through DILG...

Roxas wants tighter mall security, police drive vs. “yuletide criminals”

December 19, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has ordered the police to work double time to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the SM North EDSA jewelry heist Sunday night as he ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to coordinate with mall owners to enhance the security of shopping areas during the Yuletide...

Roxas orders crackdown on illegal firecrackers

December 18, 2013

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed the country’s governors, mayors and barangay executives to strictly enforce existing laws prohibiting the sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices that may cause injuries or death during the celebration of the Yuletide season.

            Roxas, at the...

Roxas to Romualdez: Stop rewriting history

December 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines --Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today advised Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez to stop distorting facts related to government’s disaster response on Supertyphoon Yolanda, saying the Aquino administration readily provided relief assistance to all local officials affected by the calamity regardless of their political...

Faster oil spill clean-up sought three months 'unacceptable' - Roxas

December 7, 2013
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today urged the private contractor hired for clean-up operations of the oil spill in Estancia, Iloilo, to work double-time in order to contain the impact areas and keep the environmental damage to a minimum.
Roxas, at the same time, advised local officials in Estancia to coordinate with regional officials of national government agencies...

Kiram Family representatives pay courtesy call on Roxas

December 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Today, Secretary Mar Roxas received a letter from Datu Esmail Kiram and other family members of the late Datu Jamalul Kiram III.
The letter conveyed to Secretary Roxas in a courtesy call in Camp Crame, aims to inform the government of various concerns of the Punjungan Kiram branch of the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu. The Secretary of the Interior and Local...