Ilang araw bago ang Undas, inatasan ni Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año ang lahat ng LGUs at police commanders, na siguraduhing sarado ang pampubliko at pribadong sementeryo, memorial parks at columbariums mula Oktubre 29 hanggang Nov. 4, 2020 bilang pagsunod sa kautusan ni Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Sinabi pa ni Año na sa kabila ng pagbaba ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa lalo na sa Metro Manila, ang panganib ay hindi pa nawawala at dapat siguraduhin ng mga LGUs na walang mass gathering sa mga sementeryo. Sinabi pa niya na inaasahan niya na pananagutan ng mga LGUs at police chiefs ang pamamahala sa mga sementeryo sa kanilang nasasakupan.
Days before Undas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all local government units (LGUs) and police commanders to ensure that all private and public cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums are closed from October 29 to November 4, 2020 as ordered by the President.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that despite the flattening of the COVID-19 curve in the country and the decrease of cases particularly in Metro Manila, the danger has not passed and LGUs must ensure that there will be no mass gathering in cemeteries. He said that LGUs and local police commanders are expected to be fully accountable in managing all cemeteries within their jurisdictions....
Bilang pagkilala sa mahalagang papel na ginagampanan ng mga barangay bilang mga frontliner laban sa COVID-19, sinimulan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) at ng Department of Health (DOH) ang pagsasanay sa 46,621 Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) sa buong bansa upang matiyak ang epektibong pagtugon sa pandemya sa mga pamayanan.
“Ngayon pong pababa na ang mga kaso sa ating bansa, ang tanging paraan upang mapanatili ang pagbaba ay tiyaking maayos ang paglilingkod ng ating mga BHERT. Sila ang ating first line of defense,” winika ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa paglulunsad ng BHERT FRIENDS sa Camp Aguinaldo kamakailan.
Cognizant of the key role of barangays as frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DOH) have begun the retooling of all 46,621 Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) nationwide to ensure effective local COVID-19 management and response in the communities.
“Ngayon pong pababa na ang mga kaso sa ating bansa, the only way that we can maintain the momentum is to ensure that our BHERTs are functioning well. They are our first line of defense,” DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said during the BHERT FRIENDS launching at Camp Aguinaldo recently.
He stressed the importance of enhancing the skills and...
Nilinaw ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na mula noong simula ng pandemya noong Marso, may kabuuang 124,576 na nadakip na quarantine violators ang napalaya na at ang natitirang 1,751 detenidong suspek ay nahaharap sa kasong paglabag sa Revised Penal Code o iba pang kasong kriminal at mapapalaya sa oras na makapagpiyansa o iutos na palayain ng korte.
“Ang mga naiwang suspek ay hindi nakapiit mula pa noong Marso. Ang bilang ng mga detenido ay gumagalaw, tumataas at bumababa dahil marami ang pinalalaya habang ang iba ay nadadakip at nakakasuhan araw-araw sa buong bansa,” ani DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya.
The DILG Cordillera is urging the barangay executives to strictly follow the guidelines in the conduct of Barangay Assembly for the second semester.
Araceli San Jose, Assistant Regional Director of DILG Cordillera, said that all barangays are allowed to conduct their Barangay Assembly Day for the Second Semester of 2020 on any of the Saturdays or Sundays of October and November in compliance with DILG Circulars and in accordance with the policies and guidelines issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
“It should also be in compliance with the enacted local ordinances in line with the implementation of the community...
Hundreds of bikers from across the region joined the Good Governance Ride organized by the DILG in partnership with the Region 8 Bicycle Advocacy Community (R8BAC).
DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando said the Good Governance Ride is in celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Local Government Code on October 1. It served as the launching activity of the Local Government Code Month this October.
The riders assembled at the Tacloban City Hall grounds where instructions were given by Atty. Edson Peczon of R8BAC, with a message from DILG Officer-in-Charge Assistant Regional Director Atty. Darwin N. Bibar representing RD Rimando.
In response to reports of Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) being hampered in the performance of their duties, the DILG released an Advisory, through the office of Undersecretary Epimaco V. Densing III, and issued Regional Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 2020-035 to remind local government units (LGUs) to exercise prudence in implementing local policies to combat COVID-19.
DILG-8 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando said that the advisory dated September 11, 2020 reiterates the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) particularly on the movement of cargoes, their drivers and helpers, and APORs under Executive Order (EO) No. 112...
The deployment of 10 newly-hired DILG contact tracers (CTs) in the City of Maasin proved timely and crucial as the city battles recent surges of COVID-19 cases.
October 7, 2020 could have been Day Zero, a time for orientation and familiarization for the 10 newly hired CTs in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, yet they immediately faced the urgent task of going after the close contacts, after six COVID-19 cases and an additional one case were recorded in the provincial capital on October 5 and 6 respectively.
Following a brief rundown from the City Health personnel on specific tasks such as the accomplishment of forms, call procedures, spiels and other contact tracing essentials, the CTs joined...
Recognizing that lack of institutional support from national agencies is one of the barriers in effectively responding to issues in far-flung barangays, Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando of the DILG Region 8 explained to soldiers of the famed 14th “Avenger” Battalion how Executive Order (EO) No. 70 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in December 2018, brings the whole government and other sectors together to find solutions to festering issues through a Whole of Nation Approach.
“EO 70 does away with the old concept of viewing the insurgency as primarily a military problem, but rather offers a comprehensive solution. If in the past you lacked support to...