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DILG: Ayuda distribution to continue even if NCR+ shifted to MECQ

April 13, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today clarified that the distribution of the P22.9 Billion Ayuda in the NCR Plus area will continue despite the shift to the more relaxed Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine.

“It’s not true that the Ayuda for NCR Plus will stop because we have shifted to MECQ. That is fake news. Though more people are now back to work, the Ayuda...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

April 6, 2021

USec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Official Spokesperson

The Department wishes to clarify that the views expressed by Usec. Epimaco Densing III on ANC yesterday about the government’s response to the surge is his own personal opinion and does not reflect the position of the DILG.

The Department as part of the National Task Force COVID-19 is devoting all of its time, efforts, and resources together...

DILG: Use of politician’s name, photo or image in distribution of “ayuda” strictly prohibited

April 5, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today warned against the use of a politician’s name, photo, or image in the distribution of the “ayuda” or financial assistance to be given by the National Government to NCR Plus areas covered by Enhanced Community Quarantine.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Social Welfare and...

DILG, DSWD issue guidelines on the distribution of ayuda to 22.9M individuals in NCR Plus

April 5, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) issued today the guidelines for the distribution of financial assistance of P1,000 per individual, with a maximum of P4,000 per family, to residents affected by the Enhanced Community Quarantine in NCR, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal or the “NCR Plus area.”

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STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE OBSERVANCE OF LENTEN SEASON 2021

April 5, 2021

Usec. Bernardo C. Florece, Jr.
Officer-in-Charge

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with its attached-agencies, is one with the whole Christian Community in observance of the Lenten Season 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no greater love than the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for all of humanity commemorated during the Lenten Season. Let us reflect on his...

DILG to LGUs: Submit, update LGU Vaccination Masterlist via VIMS-IR

March 31, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) enjoins all local government units (LGUs) of the National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 3, 4-A, and 6 to submit and update their LGU Vaccination Masterlist, specifically the senior citizens, indigents, and informal settlers (IS), through the Vaccine Management System-Immunization Registry (VIMS-IR) for proper verification.

VIMS-IR is a...

DILG to LGUs, public: Use StaySafe.PH app to boost contact tracing

March 30, 2021

To boost the country’s contact tracing program amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) renewed its call to all local government units (LGUs) and the general public to use and patronize the StaySafe.Ph application for digital contact tracing.

DILG Officer-In-Charge Bernardo Florece Jr. said that the online application is an...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

March 26, 2021

USEC. JONATHAN E. MALAYA
Official Spokesperson

The Department welcomes the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to allow the holding of religious services/masses of up to 10% of church capacity as requested by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.

The decision of the IATF shows that the government fully respects the right...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

March 25, 2021

Usec. Bernardo Florece, Jr.
Officer-in-Charge

The President has directed this Department to investigate the local chief executives who were inoculated ahead of some medical frontliners. We have issued Show Cause Orders to them and we await their response as part of the due process. We will act on the basis of their responses to the Order.

In the meantime, we hereby advise all governors, mayors,...

DILG directs PNP to strictly enforce face shield requirement

March 23, 2021

In the face of rising cases of COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government directed the Philippine National Police as well as the Local Government Units to intensify the implementation of the face shield requirement.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that based on the latest NTF data, while the use of face masks is at 91%, the use of face shields is...

DILG to brgys: Use DENR-MGB geohazard threat advisories to prepare for disasters

March 23, 2021

To enhance operational readiness in responding to disasters even amidst a pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all barangays to use the Geohazard Threat Advisories issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) as bases in formulating and updating their contingency plans.

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DILG: Residents of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite should forego non-essential travel to contain spread of COVID-19

March 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today urged residents of the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal to defer non-essential travel to the rest of the country and even within the bubble area to contain the surge of COVID cases in the country.

“All non-essential travel within and outside of the Greater Metro Manila area should be deferred...

A total of 7,460 projects have been completed under DILG’s water supply and sanitation programs, giving 3.9 million households access to safe and sufficient water and sanitation

March 22, 2021

A year after the government declared a state of public health emergency placing the country in lockdown and community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, access to adequate and safe water remains scarce.

Currently, some millions of Filipinos still rely on unsafe and unsustainable water sources and lack access to proper sanitation facilities, with only around 91% of the population having...

DILG to PNP, LGUs, and Barangays: Strictly impose prohibition against mass gatherings in NCR, neighboring provinces

March 22, 2021

Following the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Metro Manila area, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on the Philippine National Police and concerned local government units (LGUs) and barangays to strictly impose the prohibition on any form of mass gathering in the National Capital Region (NCR) and nearby areas of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna from...

DILG tells LGUs to stop developing their own contact tracing systems and use Stay Safe

March 19, 2021

In preparation for the full implementation of the national contact tracing system, the Department of the Interior and Local Government today asked LGUs to stop developing their own systems and use the Stay Safe application instead.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that LGUs do not need to procure and implement their own contact tracing apps because the Stay Safe...

DILG deploys additional 802 contact tracers to NCR

March 18, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has deployed additional contact tracers in the National Capital Region to aid the Local Government’s response to the spike in COVID cases in Metro Manila.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the Philippine National Police will deploy an additional 362 uniformed personnel to the various LGU contact tracing teams...

STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

March 15, 2021

Usec. Bernardo Florece, Jr.
Officer-in-Charge, DILG

Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Ferdinand Gaite should just help in the fight against COVID-19 instead of spreading fake news against the Department of the Interior and Local Government. It is not true that the Memorandum dated March 10, 2010 of DILG Asst. Secretary for Public Safety and Security Alexander Macario “red-tagged” the group...

DILG thanks Metro LGUs for setting uniform curfew hours and providing for exemptions

March 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today welcomed the decision of all 17 local government units (LGUs) of Metro Manila to set a standardized unified curfew hours from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM starting March 15 calling it “a necessary measure to address the spike of COVID-19 cases.”

The Metro Manila Council (MMC), composed of the local chief executives of all the...

DILG calls on Metro Manila Mayors to adopt uniform curfew hours

March 10, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on the Metro Manila Mayors to adopt uniform curfew hours across the 16 cities and one municipality of the region.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that adopting uniform curfew hours would make it easier for the public to comply because people tend to live and work in different local government units...

DILG orders LGUs, PNP to strictly enforce health protocols to arrest spike in COVID cases

March 8, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement a crackdown on quarantine violators and intensify the enforcement of minimum health standards in all barangays as new COVID-19 cases has reached more than 3,000 cases a day for three days now.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Bernardo C....

DILG: Vaccine confidence increases through town hall meetings

March 8, 2021

More and more people are now ready to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as shown in the results of the entry and exit polls of the series of webinars conducted by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said that in all five town hall sessions conducted by the DILG and the DOH, there...

DILG: Makabayan Bloc's opposition to economic cha-cha would lead to higher unemployment and suffering for our people

March 8, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said the opposition of the so-called Makabayan Bloc in Congress to the economic amendments in the 1987 Philippine Constitution is based on an impractical and outdated economic model that would lead to higher unemployment and suffering for our people.

“The so-called Makabayan Bloc opposes the lifting of the restrictive...

DILG commends Metro Manila LGUs for fast roll-out of vaccination in LGU hospitals

March 8, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today commended the Metro Manila Local Government Units for the fast roll-out and deployment of the vaccination program in their respective LGU hospitals leading to increase demand among medical frontliners.

DILG Officer in Charge, Usec. Bernardo Florece Jr said that “a few days since the vaccination program began, we have seen the...

DILG defends decision to remove travel authority and quarantine requirement

March 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today defended the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) removing the Philippine National Police (PNP) travel authority and the medical certificate from the local government unit (LGU) health office and other protocols as requirement for land, air, and sea travel in the country.

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DILG: PNP Travel Authority and medical certificate no longer required for travel

March 1, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today confirmed that the travel authority from the PNP and the medical certificate from the LGU health office are no longer required for travel after the IATF-MEID approved the harmonized national travel protocols for land, air, and sea recommended by the department.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the...

STATEMENT ON THE COMMEMORATION OF THE 35th ANNIVERSARY OF EDSA PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION

February 26, 2021

Usec. Bernardo C. Florece, Jr.
DILG Officer-in-Charge

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with all of its attached agencies, joins the nation in commemorating the 35th Anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution.

A significant milestone in our country's history, EDSA People Power is an indelible testament to the strength of the people’s concerted and united...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG OPPOSING THE RESUMPTION OF PEACE TALKS WITH THE CPP-NPA-NDF

February 24, 2021

Usec. Bernardo C. Florece, Jr.
DILG Officer-in-Charge

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) fully supports the position of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) opposing any move for the resumption of the failed peace talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF.

We believe that any back channel efforts to resume talks with the Communist Terrorist Groups is...

DILG joins biz groups’ call to Congress for swift passage of econ bills, charter reforms

February 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) added its voice to the call of influential business groups to Congress for the swift passage of pending economic bills including economic constitutional reforms (Economic CORE) as the House of Representatives began plenary hearings on Resolution of Both Houses No. 2.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said they join...

DILG welcomes memo authorizing LGUs to make advance payments for COVID-19 vaccines

February 22, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the signing of Memorandum Order No. 51 granting local government units (LGUs) authority to make advance payments exceeding 15% for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines provided they are authorized to make the procurement by the National Task Force COVID-19.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently signed MO 51 allowing LGUs to...

DILG: Placing the entire country under MGCQ would lead to harmonized LGU travel regulations

February 22, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said today that easing the quarantine status of the entire country to MGCQ starting March as recommended by the IATF and NEDA would address the fragmented travel restrictions imposed by Local Government Units (LGUs) across the country.

“There is a need to harmonize and streamline the different travel restrictions imposed by LGUs to...