The Department of the Interior and Local Government today announced that the distribution of the P22.9 Billion ayuda to residents of NCR, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite has been extended up to May 15, 2021 upon the request of the mayors.
DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the decision was made by DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, and DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana after meeting with MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos and all NCR mayors last Sunday night.
“This extension is a ‘one-time’ extension only across all LGUs in NCR Plus and will no longer be extended anew,” he said.
Malaya said the request of the LGUs was granted by the...
HON. EDUARDO M. AÑO Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
I have not ordered the PNP to look into the community pantries around the country. The community pantry has been a traditional practice in our country as part of Bayanihan culture and spirit specially in the times of calamities and disasters. Iba iba lang ang pangalan: community pantry, food bank, soup kitchen, kapitbahayan and ayuda, among others. In the spirit of Bayanihan, many Filipinos have been doing selfless acts of kindness since last year.
As long as the intention is good and without political color, it should be encouraged and supported. Since this is a purely voluntary and private initiative, we should not interfere except to...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region have distributed P4.47 Billion or 40.07% of the funds earmarked by the national government as financial assistance to 4,477,090 low-income individuals.
“Pursigido po ang mga LGUs sa pamamahagi ng ayuda kaya they have been working hard to ensure that the financial aid reaches the intended beneficiaries,” said DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya.
Earlier, the President approved the release of some P22.9-billion ayuda to 22.9 million low-income individuals in NCR Plus, including Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite. Each target beneficiary...
As part of the government’s efforts to ramp up contact tracing, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that some 4,754 new contact tracers will be hired and trained for deployment to local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila starting May 1.
DILG Officer-in-Charge Bernardo C. Florece Jr. said the new contact tracers will be hired under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers or TUPAD program, a community-based package of assistance that provides emergency employment for displaced workers, underemployed, and seasonal workers.
“With the surge of COVID-19 cases, we really need to pool our...
After receiving clearance from his doctors, Secretary Eduardo M. Año is reporting back to work today. He will start by first working from home and eventually to full normal routine.
After more than three (3) months of grueling struggle, including a heart operation, the Secretary is well, in high spirits, and ready to reassume his duties in the Department as well as in the National Task Force COVID-19 and in the IATF-EID.
We thank the public for respecting his privacy the past few months and for giving him the time to rest, recuperate, and fully recover. The Department thanks all those who stormed the heavens, prayed for him, and sent messages of support...
In the quest to fast-track delivery of infrastructure projects, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 recently conducted technical consultation with the Provincial Government of Bukidnon and Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of San Fernando, Bukidnon.
DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe said the parties threshed out issues and concerns on the preparation of the Detailed Engineering Design (DED), a documentary requirement for the implementation of Local Government Support Fund - Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) projects in six barangays of San Fernando.
Agabe said the parties agreed on clear targets and actions to be taken by the...
Cagayan de Oro - In its pursuit towards sustainable and lasting peace, the City Peace, Development and Security Council (CPDSC) of Cagayan de Oro maps out its strategies down to the barangay level during the recent 1st quarter meeting held at Rosario Pavilion, Limketkai Center, this city.
DILG Cagayan de Oro City Director Jane J. Docallos said the council has been working hand-in-hand with other government agencies to address pressing issues and concerns in the city.
“We see the interrelatedness of issues, especially with the implementation of the road clearing program. It seeks to clear the roads of obstructions such as structures, vehicles, garbage and even posts that are in...
The DILG-CARAGA conducted the second Demilitarization of the Surrendered Firearms destroying a total of 220 firearms turned in by 88 former rebels in Agusan del Norte province and Butuan City followed by the Awarding of Assistance to the Former Rebels (FRs) on April 14, 2021 at the PNP Regional Office 13 Parade Grounds, Camp Rafael C Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City.
DILG Regional Director (RD) Lilibeth A. Famacion said that the demilitarization of firearms shows the government’s sincerity and commitment to end the insurgency by destroying the very instruments used in the propagation of lingering armed conflict. It is also aimed at transparency and full disclosure by both the...
Local government officials, civil society organizations, and members of the media convened as Caraga hosted the first leg of “Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series” on April 15, 2021 in the Agusan del Norte Capitol Covered Court, Butuan City.
Kasama sa Pamana aimed to inform the public of the major accomplishments of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Administration since 2016 as well as the plans for the remainder of his term.
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, as Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security, graced the event. He was also joined by Agusan del Norte Governor Dale Corvera and Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada.
The DILG Regional Office in Eastern Visayas will be on work-from-home (WFH) status from April 19-23, 2021 as a way to prevent the spread of COVID – 19 in the office.
Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando said that this decision aims to prevent the transmission of the virus which afflicted a field officer who had an interaction at the regional office. The WFH arrangement will allow the disinfection of all workstations and other parts of the compound.
DILG Region 8 will continue serving the public through the conduct of online activities and the provision of technical assistance. The office may be reached by email through firstname.lastname@example.org and its DILG Region 8 Facebook page.