• SILG and NAPOLCOM Officials with Sec. Romulo-Puyat of DOT
  • Joint Press Con re DILG-DTI-DPWH JMC 2019-01
  • SILG and STI Inspection in Nepa Q-Mart2
  • SILG and STI Inspection in Nepa Q-Mart1
  • SILG and STI Inspection in Nepa Q-Mart
  • Ceremonial Signing of the MC
  • DILG Exec Session
  • DILG Executive Session with PO
  • Oath Taking with BFP Official
  • Forum on Furthering Decentralization in the Philippines
  • Oath Taking of USLG Sacendoncillo
  • 2nd Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar
  • 2nd Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar1
  • PCW45
  • Oath Taking of PPSC
  • Oath Taking of New Chief BFP1
  • Oath Taking of New Chief BFP
  • SILG with PNP Chief Gamboa
  • CORE Press Con
  • CORE Press Con1

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DILG to issue show cause order vs mayor of Montalban, Rizal for refusing burial of two Muslim Filipinos who died of COVID-19

April 2, 2020

DILG to issue show cause order vs mayor of Montalban, Rizal for refusing burial of two Muslim Filipinos who died of COVID-19

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will issue a show cause order against a town mayor in Rizal who allegedly refused to allow the burial in their locality of two Muslim Filipinos who died of COVID-19 which is “a clear defiance of government guidelines on burial amid the public health emergency situation in the country.”

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the mayor reportedly refused the signing of applications for burial permits and the families of the deceased had to bring the bodies to the Muslim cemetery in Norzagaray, Bulacan where...

DILG: LGUs may now use 20% dev’t fund for COVID-19 response

April 2, 2020

Local government units (LGUs) may now utilize its 20% development fund to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate measures to curtail and eliminate the threat of COVID-19 in their areas, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the DILG and the Department of Budget and Management recently signed Joint Memorandum Circular No. 1 series of 2020 that provides greater leeway in the utilization of the 20% development fund of LGUs in view of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“With the signing of the JMC, we are giving LGUs more flexibility in using their development fund for disaster preparedness and response efforts to contain...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE DETERMINATION OF THIS DEPARTMENT TO FIGHT THE WAR AGAINST COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Usec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Official Spokesperson

The entire Department of the Interior and Local Government, including all uniformed personnel and Local Government Units nationwide, joins the nation in praying for the speedy recovery of Secretary Eduardo M. Año who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

Secretary Año has been on home quarantine since March 26, is currently doing fine, and manifests no symptoms of the disease. In other words, he is well and will continue to direct the operations of the Department from his home. As he clearly stated in his public disclosure yesterday, “The result of my test will not in any way dampen my spirit and energy to do my job.”

Therefore, we wish to...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE ASSAULT AND REPORTS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HEALTH WORKERS IN THE COUNTRY

March 31, 2020

Secretary Eduardo M. Año
Vice Chairman, National Task Force COVID-19

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) strongly condemns the dastardly act committed against a health worker who was assaulted by five suspects in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat and expresses its indignation over reports of harassment against health workers in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

Our countrymen in the medical profession are our front liners in the war against COVID-19. Just like our police officers, soldiers and other men and women in uniform, they wage a lonely but relentless battle against this disease everyday 24/7 to keep our nation safe. The last thing they need right now is...

DILG to LGUs, barangays: Move fast to come up with master list of target beneficiaries of Social Amelioration Program vs COVID-19

March 31, 2020

To ensure the timely and quick release of assistance to those affected by the public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to fast-track the distribution of the Social Amelioration Card (SAC) and come up with a master list of qualified beneficiaries.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that time is of the essence in this coronavirus crisis and the poor people who were ordered to stay at home and refrain from moving are the priority. He says that government assistance should reach the beneficiaries as soon as possible as the economy is on a standstill leaving millions of Filipinos with no...

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Voter's ID not needed to receive relief goods; prioritize those who need it the most - DILG 10 reiterates

April 1, 2020

As some local government units and barangays start distributing relief goods due to COVID-19 crisis, DILG Region 10 reminds LGUs to set aside politics and cater those who need it the most.

“In these trying times, let us not make it harder for our constituents by requiring them to present their voter’s ID first before granting them relief goods. Instead, our LGUs and barangays must see to it that we prioritize the poorest of the poor and not their friends and relatives,” said DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe.

Further, he reiterated that DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano will not hesitate to file charges against barangay officials injecting politics into relief...

Farmers, fisherfolk, agribusiness personnel exempted from home quarantine, says DILG 10

March 26, 2020

To ensure unhampered movement of food and essential goods, the DILG Region 10 reiterated that all farmers and farm workers, fisherfolks and agribusiness personnel shall be exempted from home quarantine.

However, only those who do not exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 are exempt, and the number of working farmers/fisherfolks/farm personnel must be at a minimum. The DILG said safety protocols must be ensured, and social distancing must be practiced in the work place.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe emphasized that “all farming and fishing activities shall continue to ensure sufficient food supply across the country; because aside from seeing to it that we will be...

DILG 10 to brgys: Mobilize BHERTs vs COVID 19 now

March 16, 2020

With the first COVID-19 case in Mindanao confirmed, DILG-Region 10 urged barangays to step up their CoVid 19 precautionary measures by mobilizing Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs).

There is a need to heighten the efforts, especially on the barangay level as the BHERTS are aimed to help in the containment, control and prevention of COVID 19,” said DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe.

Earlier, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano directed all local chief executives (LCEs) to activate BHERTs in all barangays. Each barangay chairperson or Punong Barangay (PB) are expected to appoint BHERT members composed of an executive officer, a barangay tanod, and two...

DILG CdeO City convenes Hapsay Dalan Task Force, officials to improve road-clearing implementation

March 11, 2020

The DILG Cagayan de Oro and the Hapsay Dalan Task Force of Cagayan de Oro vowed to improve on their previous ‘medium compliance’ of the road-clearing directives of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the next validation.

The DILG-CdO convened the Hapsay Dalan Task Force and other concerned officials last January 29, 2020 at the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office to find ways to improve implementation of the road clearing program.

DILG City Director Jane J. Docallos reiterated that LGUs must update their road clearing ordinances based on existing issuances. They should also make an inventory of all roads and...

DILG Caraga showcases milestones in peace and development building

March 11, 2020

As part of the efforts to ensure the integration of local development plans in the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 70 or the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict, DILG Caraga hosted the Localization of EO (LEO) 70 Planning Workshop for Mindanao Cluster on March 5-6, 2020 in the Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City.

The heads of offices of the DILG Regional Offices in Mindanao joined the workshop that was attended by Undersecretary for Local Government Marivel C. Sacendoncillo and personnel from the Local Government Academy.

The workshop identified strategies to localize EO 70. The participants were grouped by region for a...