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DILG to affected LGUs, residents: Do not drop your guard, be prepared for any eventuality

January 27, 2020

Despite the lowering of Taal Volcano’s alert level from 4 to 3, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on concerned local chief executives (LCEs) in Batangas and Cavite and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other public safety units not to drop their guard and continue to take necessary precautionary measures should the volcano erupt again.

“Ayon...

DILG supports sacking of 'golfer cops', says discipline and internal cleansing is top priority

January 27, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año supports the sacking by new PNP Chief Archie Francisco Gamboa of three senior police officers for playing golf while on duty, calling it a "serious breach of discipline.”

"Hindi puwedeng kung sino pa ang inatasang magpatupad ng batas ang siya pang sumusuway sa mga simpleng regulasyon. Police service is an...

Pro-Charter amendments rev up campaign

January 22, 2020

Proponents of the move to amend critical provisions in the 1987 Constitution have revved up efforts to get Congress to pass their proposed measures and adopt desired social, political, economic, and electoral reforms.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday conducted a briefing for heads of offices of members of the House of Representatives to push for the amendments...

Año says enough time for CORE to happen by 2022

January 21, 2020

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday there would be enough time for the Senate and the House of Representatives to let constitutional reforms happen before President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022.

Año said he was confident the move to amend the 1987 Constitution could pass plenary debate as Congress prepares for deliberations on the committee report...

DILG: Only 8 Tagaytay barangays covered by mandatory evacuation

January 21, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) clarified news reports that came out yesterday and said today that only eight barangays in Tagaytay City are covered by its mandatory evacuation order and therefore businesses may reopen in other barangays.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that in Tagaytay, the PHIVOLCS listed eight of its barangays as...

DILG: Mandatory Evacuation of 8 Barangays in Tagaytay based on PHIVOLCS

January 20, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government ( DILG ) said that its order for mandatory evacuation in all barangays within the 14-km high risk danger zone was done together with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council ( NDRRMC ) and upon recommendation of the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

"Both the DILG and NDRRMC acted upon the strong...

DILG: Govt on top of Taal situation; zero looting, casualty so far

January 20, 2020

As Taal Volcano is still on Alert Level 4, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the government is on top of the situation with zero casualties and zero looting since January 12 when the volcano first had a phreatic eruption.

“The local government units along with the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and other...

NEW MOVEMENT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS LAUNCHED TODAY

January 20, 2020
A new movement that will lobby the public and Congress to approve amendments to the 1987 Constitution before the 2022 elections to implement the political, economic and social reforms advocated by President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appealed to Congress to approve a broader set of political and economic reforms that will empower voters and help solve the endemic social ills that plague the...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Designation of PLt. Gen. Archie Gamboa as new PNP Chief

January 20, 2020

We welcome the designation of PLt Gen Archie Gamboa as the new Chief, PNP. He is very qualified for the job. I expect that he will work harder now that he is the permanent head of the PNP and lead the organization in its intensified fight against illegal drugs, criminalilties, communist terrorist groups and extremists.

I also expect that he would continue to cleanse the PNP ranks of...

DILG calls on the public to respect 14-km danger zone

January 16, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on the public “not to risk their safety and their lives” and to abide by the 14-kilometer radius danger zone of Taal Volcano because of the continuous exposure to the hazards in the wake of the volcanic eruption.

“Sumunod po tayo sa mandatory evacuation recommended by PHIVOLCS and imposed by the DILG....

DILG: Volcano Island strictly off limits

January 15, 2020

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterated that Taal Volcano Island located in the middle of Taal Lake is strictly off limits to any and all persons and have directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop and prevent those who wish to return to the island to retrieve their belongings or rescue their animals such as horses and cows.

“Secretary Eduardo M....

DILG will abide by directive of President on transfer of PNP Procurement

January 15, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) respects the decision of the President to remove the procurement of equipment as one of the PNP’s administrative functions and is currently studying how the directive can be implemented.

“Secretary Eduardo Año has directed our lawyers to study the matter and to make their recommendations to him on how it can be...

DILG tells BFP to clear roads in Taal Volcano-affected provinces

January 15, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to "mobilize all resources in aid of the road-clearing and cleaning operations as well as other needed efforts" in the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption.

"In these trying times, we must unite as a nation and respond with urgency. I therefore direct the BFP to...

Statement of DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año on Measures Undertaken in view of Taal Volcano’s Phreatic Eruption

January 14, 2020

I have placed the Philippine National Police on full disaster response status and they are currently implementing mandatory evacuation in areas directly affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in close coordination with Local Government Units. We have mobilized all PNP Search and Rescue assets in PRO 4A for the conduct of timely and rapid disaster response.

All PNP Regional Directors in...

13,624 cops to ensure peaceful, orderly Traslacion 2020 - Año

January 8, 2020

A day before Traslacion 2020, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año assures the public and devotees that "all bases are covered" as 13,624 police officers will ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the procession in celebration of the annual feast of the Black Nazarene.

"Despite it taking a shorter route than usual, we guarantee the public and...

In hiring 17,000 new cops, Año tells PNP to hire only the best and the brightest

January 7, 2020

In hiring the 17,000 new police officers programmed under national budget this year, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to hire only “the best and the brightest” for the police force and “not to settle for less than what the public deserves.”

“I don’t want...

DILG files raps vs 10 local execs for non-compliance to road clearing directive

January 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has filed administrative charges against ten (10) local chief executives (LCEs) for failing to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to clear roads of illegal obstructions and return to the public the use of all major roads and highways.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said this is just the first batch of cases filed...

DILG: Stray bullet incidents down by 81%, illegal discharge of firearms dip by 43% this holiday season

January 6, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that close police monitoring and patrolling of key areas nationwide has led to a 81% decrease in stray bullet incidents and 43% decrease in illegal discharge of firearms incidents this holiday season compared to the same period last year.

“Habang lahat tayo ay nagdiriwang kasama ang ating mga pamilya,...

DILG commends traffic cop in viral Baguio video; asks SC to probe judge who bullied police to release cabbie suspect

January 2, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año commended the Baguio traffic policeman who was almost run-over by an intoxicated taxi driver in a viral video for bravely enforcing the law at the risk of his own life and asked the Supreme Court (SC) to probe the alleged bullying done by a judge for the release of the suspect from police custody.

"He was...

DILG to LGUs: Hasten the completion of necessary permits for water projects

January 2, 2020

To help avert a possible water crisis this year, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to fast track the processing of the necessary permits for water-related projects to expedite their completion and enhance water security.

“Malaking perhuwisyo para sa ating mga kababayan kapag kulang o walang tubig. Kaya inaatasan ko ang...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on the Presidential directive on the PNP

December 30, 2019
The President is still searching for a permanent Chief PNP and my job is to supervise the organization on his behalf as his alter ego, being the DILG Secretary and Chairman of NAPOLCOM. I will do my job until the President chooses the next Chief PNP. I believe he has choices in his mind but he is closely watching the performance and conviction of of these candidates particularly on the fight...

DILG urges PNP to intensify crackdown on illegal firecrackers, public to practice discipline in following rules on fireworks

December 30, 2019

In order to ensure a safe celebration of New Year’s eve, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify its crackdown on the manufacture, sale, and use of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices to prevent fireworks-related injuries.

“Habang papalapit ang New Year, nagsusulputan pa rin ang mga ipinagbabawal...

DILG accepts Bayan Muna challenge; urges Congress to conduct inquiry into rebel surrenderers program

December 30, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is accepting the challenge of the so-called “Makabayan bloc” for a Congresional inquiry on the government’s program for rebel surrenderers as this will be an opportunity to place on the record the thousands of rebel surrenderers who have been benefited by the program and whose lives has been changed by the program.

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Barangay officials, functionaries to receive yuletide benefit – DILG

December 27, 2019

All barangay officials and functionaries are entitled to receive a social assistance benefit not exceeding their monthly compensation beginning December 20, 2019 under the Yuletide Social Assistance Program (YSAP), according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that all elected and appointed barangay officials, including...

Statement of DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año on the Declaration of Unilateral Ceasefire 22 December 2019

December 23, 2019

It is the prerogative of the President, as commander-in-chief, to declare a unilateral ceasefire for the Christmas season and we abide by his decision. I have already directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to comply and to issue appropriate orders to all units in the field.

While we remain vigilant and take a strong defensive stance, this will also give an opportunity for our policemen...

DILG to LGUs, PNP, BFP: Target zero-firecracker injuries this holiday season

December 23, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) and has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to target zero-firecracker injuries this holiday season by sustaining the implementation of national and local policies regulating the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

"Ituloy-tuloy lang...

No safe place to hide for NPAs, says DILG on killing of 3 NPA leaders

December 23, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that communist terrorist groups (CTGs) have “no place to hide” after two high-ranking leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed after a shoot-out with joint police and military units in Quezon City last Thursday afternoon.

“As I promised, we will get you first even before you get near us....

648 LGUs with high ADAC performance bag ADAC awards; 92 LGUs with low ADAC performance to be issued show-cause orders

December 20, 2019

Six hundred forty-eight (648) local government units (LGUs) were recently recognized during the second 2019 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Awards “for their efforts in ensuring drug-free communities” by complementing the national government’s anti-illegal drugs program through their local ADACs.

“Congratulations to our ADAC awardees on your...

DILG pushes for bill institutionalizing anti-drug abuse councils nationwide

December 16, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is pushing for the passage of law that seeks to create and institutionalize anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) in all provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays nationwide.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that once the bill is passed into law, all local government units (LGUs) will be required to continue the...

DILG asks public to be wary of fake news; abduction by men in white van is a hoax

December 16, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised the public to be wary of fake news about a series of online viral videos of alleged abduction of persons for organ harvesting by men in a white van.

“The Philippine National Police (PNP) has confirmed as ‘fake news’ the latest viral video of the alleged abduction of a 10-year-old boy in Bulacan. There are...