Despite the lowering of Taal Volcano’s alert level from 4 to 3, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on concerned local chief executives (LCEs) in Batangas and Cavite and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other public safety units not to drop their guard and continue to take necessary precautionary measures should the volcano erupt again.
“Ayon na rin sa PHIVOLCS, kahit na ibinaba na ang alert level, hindi pa rin tayo dapat maging kampante. The crisis is not over. It’s over when there is no longer any alert level,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
“Maging handa at listo pa rin tayo sa ano mang puwedeng mangyari para masiguro ang...
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año supports the sacking by new PNP Chief Archie Francisco Gamboa of three senior police officers for playing golf while on duty, calling it a "serious breach of discipline.”
"Hindi puwedeng kung sino pa ang inatasang magpatupad ng batas ang siya pang sumusuway sa mga simpleng regulasyon. Police service is an honor and privilege that demands commitment at all times, especially that the PNP's mandate is public safety and order dahil hindi naman natutulog ang krimen," Año says.
Banning police officers to play golf during weekdays was one of the first standing directives released by then PNP officer-in-charge and now...
Proponents of the move to amend critical provisions in the 1987 Constitution have revved up efforts to get Congress to pass their proposed measures and adopt desired social, political, economic, and electoral reforms.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday conducted a briefing for heads of offices of members of the House of Representatives to push for the amendments which were first espoused by President Rodrigo Duterte who has conceded that pushing for a shift to a federal system of government would not be possible before his term ends in 2022.
The briefing was led by DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, project administrator of the DILG’s Center for Federalism and...
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday there would be enough time for the Senate and the House of Representatives to let constitutional reforms happen before President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022.
Año said he was confident the move to amend the 1987 Constitution could pass plenary debate as Congress prepares for deliberations on the committee report endorsing economic amendments which were earlier approved by the House Committee on Constitutional Amendment.
"We are optimistic that this constitutional reform that we are advocating for will be heard by Congress and the Senate," the DILG chief said. "We still have enough time, although the President's remaining time...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) clarified news reports that came out yesterday and said today that only eight barangays in Tagaytay City are covered by its mandatory evacuation order and therefore businesses may reopen in other barangays.
DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that in Tagaytay, the PHIVOLCS listed eight of its barangays as susceptible to Base Surge and Volcanic Tsunami which is why they were included in the Mandatory Evacuation Order issued by the Department as early as Monday.
"Let me clarify that it's not the entire Tagaytay City but only 8 of its barangays were included by PHIVOLCS as within the Danger Zone, so business establishments...
With the fight for inclusive and sustainable peace in full steam, the Caraga Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) held a Peace Caravan in the remote barangay of Mt Carmel, Bayugan City on January 23, 2020.
The caravan, which was a prelude to the 4th Caraga RTF-ELCAC Meeting, was led by Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles together with Surigao del Sur Governor and Regional Peace and Order Council Chairperson Alexander T. Pimentel, Agusan del Sur Governor Santiago B. Cane, Jr., Bayugan City Mayor Kirk A. Asis and other members of the task force.
The Peace Caravan is a gathering of national and...
Tacloban City - The Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) is one of the most active regional task forces in the country, according to National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.
Esperon, who is also the National Task Force -ELCAC Vice Chairperson, met with the heads of the various RTF-ELCAC clusters recently at the DILG Region 8 Training Center here. With him was Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario of the Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development, the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Eastern Visayas.
Both Esperon and Del Rosario lauded the EV Regional Task Force for being among the most active in the country...
In its continued efforts to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC), DILG Region 10 recently led the conduct of inter-agency task group meeting at the DILG 10 Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City to finalize the implementation plans of two ELCAC Lines of Efforts.
DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe challenged the involved agencies to perform better this year, as far as their respective task groups are concerned.
“Without the assistance, coordination, commitment and collaboration of our involved agencies, the accomplishments in the previous year would not be possible,” Agabe said.
Agabe said that the two Lines of Effort are (1) Sectoral Unification, Capacity...
Davao City – DILG XI in close coordination with Peace 911 of the City Government of Davao conducted a forum entitled “Forum on Positive Peace” on January 9, 2020 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, here. The activity is in relation to the continuing efforts of the Department to support the EO No. 70 series of 2018 known as Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach in attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace, Creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) and Directing the Adoption of a National Peace Framework.
It was attended by DILG top officials headed by DILG, Undersecretary for Local Government - Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, USEC Martin...
Calling the public to practice discipline for a sustainable future for all, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Central Visayas launched the Disiplina Muna advocacy campaign, the first regional launch in the country on December 6, 2019 in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
DILG-7 Director Leocadio Trovela, CESO IV asked Boholanos to support the initiative, stressing the need to rekindle the culture of discipline among Filipinos.
“Tulong-tulong tayo. Ipakita natin sa national na kayang-kaya natin ang ganitong kampanya bilang tayo ang pangalawang nag-launch ng Disiplina Muna (after the national launch on November 6 in Manila),” he said.