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DILG to youth: Think twice before joining so-called National Students' Youth Camp

November 14, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is calling on the youth “to think twice and be more discerning” before joining the series of events organized by an alliance of student councils in line with the observance of the National Students’ Day as such events are not organized and spearheaded by the National Youth Commission (NYC).

Año...

DILG condemns vandalism in Lagusnilad, urges LGUs to enforce ordinances

November 14, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government strongly condemns the vandalism on the walls of the Lagusnilad underpass in the City of Manila and urges local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce their respective ordinances against vandalism in line with the #DisiplinaMuna campaign of the Department.

“Nakakahiya ang ginawang pambababoy sa Lagusnilad pagkatapos itong linisin...

DILG orders PNP to fast track probe on Lanao del Sur mayor ambush

November 13, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to fast track its investigation on the ambush on Mayor Nasser Pangandaman, Jr. of Masiu, Lanao del Sur in Buadiposo Buntong town last Sunday and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The DILG condemns this atrocity which is a huge affront to the efforts of the...

STATEMENT OF DILG SECRETARY EDUARDO M. AÑO ON THE RTC DECISION TO REINSTALL MR. ARNOLD ABALOS AS MAYOR OF SAN SEBASTIAN, SAMAR DESPITE DISMISSAL ORDER FROM THE OMBUDSMAN

November 13, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) seeks to promote a high standard of ethics in public service as the primary arm of the State that exercises general supervision over local governments. In doing so, the Department has consistently implemented orders from the Ombudsman in the latter’s exercise of disciplinary authority over all elective and appointive officials of...

Centralized info system launched to capture real score on anti-drugs drive

November 11, 2019

In order to capture the real numbers on the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign, the Interagency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) recently launched the Anti-Illegal Drugs Information System (AIDIS), a web-based centralized information system that will store relevant information and figures on the illegal drugs problem from the different drug agencies.

According to DILG...

DILG: Summary Hearing Board Convened Against 14 Ninja Cops

November 6, 2019

The National Police Commission has convened a Summary Hearing Board to hear charges against the 13 Ninja cops involved in the November 29, 2013 buy-bust operation involving elements of the Pampanga Police Provincial Office, the Department of Interior and Local Government announced today.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the Summary Dismissal Proceedings against the respondents can be...

Statement of the DILG on the Appointment of Vice President Leni Robredo as Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD)

November 6, 2019
Usec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Spokesperson

The Department of the Interior and Local Government welcomes the appointment of Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). We are ready to assist the Vice President in her new task. After all, the objective is the same -- to eliminate the drug problem in our country.

As Co-Chair of the ICAD, the...

DILG calls out Cainta Mayor for not being a good example to the public

November 5, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) admonished Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto for not being a good example to the public when he did not wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that “election to public office does not grant individuals any special status. Therefore, being a mayor or barangay chairman, etc. does...

DILG: Over 178,000 drug surrenderers graduate from nationwide community-based drug rehab

November 4, 2019

Three years after the Duterte administration launched the massive anti-illegal drugs campaign some 178,353 drug surrenderers nationwide have already turned a new leaf as they have completed the community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBDRP), according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“Dahil sa pagmamalasakit at pag-alalay ng pamahalaan, marami na ang...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on the Recent Earthquakes in Mindanao

November 4, 2019
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) joins the nation in praying for the people of Northern, Central, and Eastern Mindanao in the wake of two strong earthquakes that shook the region this week.

Kasama ninyo ang inyong pamahalaan, sa pangunguna ni Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte, at ang DILG sa pagtugon sa naiwang pinsala ng kalamidad na ito.

We assure the people of Mindanao...

DILG: Internal cleansing in PNP on-going despite controversies; 9,172 erring personnel facing admin raps

October 31, 2019

Despite lingering controversies, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) continuous internal cleansing efforts have borne fruit leading to the filing of administrative cases against 9,172 erring PNP personnel.

"Just like any other organization, the PNP is not a perfect organization but it is continuously striving to live up...

DILG: All security measures in place for Undas 2019

October 30, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) says that all security measures for a peaceful and safety commemoration of All Saints' Day or Undas 2019 are in place but is still reminding all local government units (LGUs) and its law enforcement agencies to be vigilant a few days before Undas.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that weeks before Undas, LGUs and attached agencies...

DILG urges public to go to lupong tagapamayapa for neighborhood spats, awards exceptional lupong tagapamayapa

October 24, 2019

Feuding neighbors do not need to go to the courts right away to settle their disputes because they can seek help in their own barangays through their Lupong Tagapamayapa.

This was stressed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año during the 21st Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA) ceremony held recently in Manila.

“Do not hesitate to go...

Duterte Administration to pursue constitutional reforms in honor of Nene Pimentel

October 23, 2019

The Duterte Administration will relentlessly pursue constitutional reform as its key political reform agenda in honor of the late Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. whose belief in democracy and federalism inspired the former Mayor of Davao City to seek the presidency in 2016, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said...

DILG: 44% more LGUs get Seal of Good Local Governance this year despite tougher assessment criteria

October 23, 2019

Despite a tougher assessment criteria, 380 local government units (LGUs) earned this year’s upscaled Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), one of the most coveted LGU awards, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

"Binabati ko ang mas maraming bilang ng mga LGU na nakapasa sa 2019 SGLG. This year's SGLG is extra challenging and to see these 380 LGUs rise...

DILG to LGUs with low ratings on road clearing ops: Do better, sustain the gains

October 22, 2019

Following the release of the validation results of the national road clearing program, Secretary Eduardo M. Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges local government units (LGUs) with low compliance or failed ratings to do better and continue their initiatives to clear the roads of obstructions.

“Sustained operations are the key to success in the...

Statement of DILG SECRETARY EDUARDO M. AÑO on the death of former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel, Father of the Local Government Code

October 21, 2019

The entire Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) family mourn the passing of former Senate President Nene Pimentel, one of the country’s greatest political figures, who was also former Minister/Secretary of Local Government under the Cory Aquino administration.

An esteemed statesperson, he was the principal author of the landmark Republic Act 7160 (The Local Government...

DILG sa mga pamahalaang lokal: Pahintulutan ang processed meat products sa ilalim ng ilang kondisyon

October 17, 2019

Matapos ang pagpapatupad ng hakbang upang mapigilan ang pagkalat ng African Swine Fever (ASF), inutusan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga pamahalaang lokal na huwag payagan ang paghadlang sa kalakalan at komersyo sa buong bansa at payagan naman ang pamamahagi at pagbebenta ng processed meat products na may kasamang baboy bilang sangkap sa lahat ng lalawigan sa...

DILG urges LGUs, gov't agencies to 'go the extra mile' in crime prevention despite steady crime rate decline

October 17, 2019

Despite the steady crime rate decline in the country, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año continues to urge local government units (LGUs) and government agencies to '"go the extra mile" in support of the anti-crime initiatives of the government following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to support the National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP).

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DILG to LGUs: Allow processed meat products subject to certain conditions

October 16, 2019

Following the implementation of measures to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) not to allow unwanted disruption of trade and commerce across the country and to allow the distribution and sale of processed meat products that contain pork as ingredient in all provinces subject to...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON PNP CHIEF OSCAR ALBAYALDE'S DECISION TO GO ON NON-DUTY STATUS

October 14, 2019
EDUARDO M. AÑO
Secretary, DILG
We respect the decision of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde to relinquish his position as Chief, PNP and go on non-duty status effective today until his retirement in the wake of the controversy where he has been allegedly implicated. I favorably endorsed his intent to the President on Sunday night which has been accepted.


I...

DILG: Road Clearing now a continuous program; another validation set in December

October 14, 2019

The national road clearing program is now a continuous program of the government and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will conduct quarterly validation of road clearing efforts of all Local Government Units starting this December.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the challenge now to Local Government Units is to sustain the gains they achieved...

DILG: Road clearing generally successful but 97 LGUs to receive show cause orders for non-compliance

October 11, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the nationwide road clearing efforts by local government units (LGUs) have been “generally successful” as only 97 out of the 1,245 local government units (LGUs) all over the country have been found to be non-compliant and will be issued show cause orders by the Department.

“I want to express my...

DILG: More than 300 BJMP and PNP officers now deployed to BuCor

October 10, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the quick deployment of some 300 Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) officers to the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City is meant to ensure the success of the reforms currently being implemented by new Bureau of Corrections Chief Gerald Bantag who is...

DILG muling inilunsad ang CORE campaign

October 9, 2019

Muling inilunsad ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang pinakabago nitong kampanya na nagtutulak sa pagbabago sa Konstitusyon na naaayon sa panawagan ni Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte na tugunan ang mga suliraning panlipunan tulad ng korapsyon, kawalan ng trabaho, at regional income inequality.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Undersecretary at Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya na naisumite...

DSWD, DILG start cleansing 4Ps list thru Listahanan 3

October 9, 2019

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will start to narrow down legitimate and qualified Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Listahanan 3 between the two departments.

The Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System...

DILG relaunches CORE campaign

October 8, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has relaunched its new campaign pushing for amendments to the Constitution in line with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s call to address society’s ills like corruption, unemployment, and regional income inequality.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that they submitted to the House Committee on...

Statement of the DILG on the Petitions Filed Against the Revised GCTA Guidelines

October 1, 2019

USec. Jonathan Malaya
DILG Spokesperson
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the petition filed by some inmates questioning the validity of the new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Act before the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The DILG together with the Department of Justice (DOJ) has worked hard to promulgate...

DILG to PNP: Uphold highest standard in hiring 10,000 new cops

September 30, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be strict and uphold the highest standard in hiring new police officers in its ranks following the go signal to recruit 10,000 additional new police officers.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that “the best time to weed out...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE STATUS OF THE ROAD CLEARING OPERATIONS NATIONWIDE

September 27, 2019
USec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Spokesperson, DILG
Two (2) days before the deadline set by this Department, we urge all Local Government Units (LGUs) to fast-track the road clearing operations in their respective jurisdictions. While we observe significant progress in many parts of the country, much remains to be done.

As previously announced by Secretary Eduardo M. Año, there will be no...