In a bid to change the behaviour and encourage discipline among Filipinos to combat the global pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DOH) today jointly launched the “BIDA ang may Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” national advocacy campaign in Barangay Jesus Dela Peña, City of Marikina.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the “BIDA ang may Disiplina” campaign is a joint effort of the DILG and DOH brought forth by the goal of encouraging people participation in the battle against COVID-19 by living a life of discipline and earnestly practicing the minimum health standards set by health authorities. He also...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government will investigate the alleged reduction of the hazard pay of a frontline health worker who recently died from COVID-19 who was a nurse at the Cainta Municipal Hospital.
DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that they will ask the Cainta Local Government Unit to explain why it reduced the Hazard Pay of nurse Ms. Ma. Theresa Cruz, why there was undue delay in its release, and why they allegedly refused to give her a swab test after she had close contact with a COVID patient.
In a viral social media post, her daughter Joie Cruz lamented that instead of the expected PHP 30,000+, what she received from Cainta LGU was PHP 7,000+....
With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today appealed to Congress to allocate P5-billion out of the P162 Billion fund to be created under the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill to hire and train 50,000 contact tracers to boost the country’s contact tracing capability and prevent the onward transmission of the virus.
In a letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año proposed the hiring and training of qualified and competent persons to serve as members of contact tracing teams starting September this year with a corresponding budget...
UNDERSECRETARY JONATHAN E. MALAYA DILG Spokesperson
A malicious quote card image has been circulating on social media claiming that DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año advises couples to practice physical distancing after having sex.
This is an outright and malicious lie. The DILG condemns in the strongest terms the people behind this post and vow to file criminal charges against them for being purveyors of gossip and fake news. The PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group as well the Anti-Cyber Crime Group is now investigating this matter and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those behind this malicious attribution.
Statement of Gen. EDUARDO M. AÑO (RET) Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government
FAKE NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) condemns the use of social media as a platform to proliferate malicious and false information, emphasizing that there is no truth to the recent statement circulating on social media about practicing distancing after sex.
We at the DILG are not inclined to make such false and malevolent claims, neither will we tolerate them. False and derogatory news like these intend to impugn the institution’s credibility and undermine the progress we have thus far accomplished in the fight for Filipino survival.
As part of the national quest against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-7 assisted over 20,000 clients over the last four months whose concerns and queries are mainly on the implementation of COVID-19 directives and measures in the local government units (LGUs).
DILG Region VII Director Leocadio T. Trovela said the COVID-19 concerns assisted came from various platforms such as EOC hotline number, Facebook page, intranet, telephone and walk-in.
“The hotline would provide the right information about directives of the government to combat COVID-19. While citizens are watchful of the activities of their leaders, this platform will keep the...
While fighting the war versus COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office in Bukidnon continues to bring the good news of new life to 67 former rebels through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).
DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said beneficiaries receive an aggregate total of P2.532-million financial aid for Livelihood Assistance, Immediate Assistance, Firearm Remuneration and Reintegration Assistance so they can start life anew in the mainstream society with their families and loved ones.
“Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, we are still pushing towards a peaceful nation. One of the efforts of the government is...
In the quest to mitigate the spread of the virus and provide a safe working environment, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII implemented innovative health and safety practices to ensure the continued delivery of services to the public without compromising the health of its workforce.
DILG VII Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said that employees are now mandated to have their temperature check using a thermal scanner upon entering the building.
“Creating a safe working environment that protects its people and clients is in line with the commitment of DILG-7 to make sure that service to the public continues during the crisis,” Trovela...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII said that a total of 78 complaints related to the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Central Visayas have been handled by the Region’s Emergency Operation Center Legal Team.
DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio T. Trovela said that EOC legal team is primarily tasked to handle, verify, and process SAP complaints received by the regional office through the EOC hotline system, its official Facebook page, electronic mail, and from walk-in clients.
“Nakakalungkot dito sa Region 7. Merong mangilan-ngilan pero hindi naman ganoon kadami,” he said.
Trovela said that of the 78 SAP complaints received as of...
The DILG issued on July 15, 2020 an advisory informing local government units (LGUs) that back-riding on motorcycles shall be allowed but subject to certain conditions.
To ensure its proper implementation, the LGUs are tasked to monitor the observance of the following in their areas of responsibility:
1. Motorcycle back-riding shall be allowed for couples living in the same household;
2. Valid IDs shall be presented as proof that said persons are either living together, are married to one another, or have any relation to one another, such as common law marriage, boyfriend and girlfriend;
3. A safety barrier or shield whose design is duly approved by the Inter-agency Task Force for the...