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Año thanks public for high approval rating; credits the rating to the DILG family

July 29, 2021

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año thanked the public for being the second-best performing cabinet member, garnering an approval score of 68% according to a survey conducted in the National Capital Region (NCR) released this month.

Año was second only to Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benjamin Abalos, Jr. who received a...

IATF-CORE asks Senate to start debate on economic cha-cha

July 27, 2021

The Inter-agency Task Force on Constitutional Reforms (IATF-CORE) on Tuesday appealed to the Senate to start deliberating on a proposed joint resolution that will pave the way for economic reforms even as it commended the House of Representatives for immediately approving it.

In IATF CORE Resolution No. 2021-02, the task force requested the Senate through Senate President Vicente Sotto III...

DILG to LGUs: Ensure safe vaccination amid rains, floods

July 27, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today echoed the call of President Duterte for local government units (LGUs) to ensure that people are not exposed to health risks and other hazards detrimental to their safety on the day of their vaccination amid torrential monsoon rains and flooding in several areas of the country in the past few days.

In a directive to governors,...

Statement of the DILG on the Designation of the National Democratic Front (NDF) as a Terrorist Organization

July 22, 2021

DILG Secretary
Hon. Eduardo M. Año

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the issuance of Anti-Terrorism Council Resolution No. 21 designating the National Democratic Front (NDF) of the Philippines as a terrorist organization similar to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed component, the New People’s Army (NPA) which were likewise...

DILG slams Makabayan Bloc for spreading fake news about the Barangay Development Program

July 21, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today slammed the Makabayan Bloc for spreading fake news about the Barangay Development Program (BDP) which seeks to bring development and projects to some 822 barangays in remote areas that have been cleared of the terrorist New People’s Army and its allied Communist organizations.

DILG Undersecretary and NTF ELCAC Spokesperson...

DILG STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR BIKE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

July 19, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government strongly commends the organizers behind the nationwide Bike for Peace and Justice last July 17, 2021.

Campaigns such as the Bike for Peace and Justice amplify the nation's united call against the condemnable violence and senseless deaths caused by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA). The killings of Keith...

DILG: P16.24B or 99% of Barangay Development Fund released to LGUs

July 7, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today confirms that a total of P16.24-billion or 99% of the funds for the Barangay Development Program (BDP) targeting 822 barangays cleared of Communist Terrorist Groups have already been released to the recipient local government units (LGUs) as of June 30, 2021.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the P16.24-billion will finance...

DILG: 33.349-M have registered for vaccination

July 2, 2021

Over 33 million people have registered with their local government units (LGUs) to get vaccinated against COVID-19 due to the joint government and private sector information and advocacy campaign, including the creative ways devised by LGUs to persuade them to sign up for vaccination, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said...

Mandanas-Garcia SC ruling, a “preview” of federalism in the Philippines – governance think tank

June 30, 2021

The implementation of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on Mandanas and Garcia petitions starting next year will serve as a preview to what federalism could be if and when it is adopted in the country.

According to Professor Shermon Cruz, the Vice President of the Philippine Futures Thinking Society, a professional organization advocating for futures thinking through impact foresight education and...

LGUs warned vs fixers and scammers offering assistance to access P13-B LGSF-FALGU fund

June 30, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warns local government units (LGUs) anew against unscrupulous individuals offering assistance to access over P13-billion worth of funds that are meant to finance local development and infrastructure projects that are part of the economic stimulus program of government.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that he has received reports...

Economic liberalization to boost Internet services in PH

June 28, 2021

Opening the economy to foreign investments through constitutional reforms would yield better internet services, improve investment schemes in telecommunications, and enable the transfer of technology and management skills to Filipinos.

Benjamin Azada, chief strategy officer of Converge ICT Solutions Inc. said that opening the country’s telecommunications sector would further give access...

DILG: Ombudsman finds Davao Oriental mayor guilty of neglect of duty in road clearing operations

June 28, 2021

The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) has found the mayor of Caraga, Davao Oriental guilty of simple neglect of duty after the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) filed a case against her for failure to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to clear roads in her town of illegal structures and constructions.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that he welcomes...

DILG: PNP should keep out of politics as it orders dismissal of 6 cops

June 28, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government reminded the police organization to stay away from politics as it dismissed from the service six (6) police officers in Negros Oriental for the illegal arrest of Ella Garcia-Yulo, the incumbent Mayor of Moises Padilla town who was vice-mayor when the incident happened in 2017.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the dismissal of the six...

Statement of the DILG on the Passing of Former President Benigno

June 25, 2021

Hon. Eduardo M. Año
DILG Secretary

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and all of our attached agencies join the entire nation in mourning the sudden passing of former President Benigno S. “Noynoy” Aquino III. His passing came as a shock to the Filipino people especially in this time of pandemic where many have left us suddenly and without warning.

We express...

DILG welcomes EO granting death and burial benefits for Indigenous Peoples serving in barangays

June 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomed the signing of an executive order that grants death and burial benefits to Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) in barangays who die during their term of office as this “gives due recognition to the significant role and contribution of IPMRs in promoting the welfare of indigenous peoples.”

DILG...

DILG, PSA kick-start on-site PhilID registration for DILG personnel

June 23, 2021

As the government continues its rollout of the National ID, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), in coordination with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), kicked off its institutional registration of the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys for DILG officials and employees at the Department’s Central Office in Quezon City.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año...

As the rainy season starts, DILG reminds LGUs to implement preparedness measures, typhoon response protocols

June 22, 2021

Following the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA’s) announcement of the start of the rainy season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminds local government units (LGUs) to undertake necessary preparedness measures and their response protocols to ensure the safety of the people during heavy rains,...

DILG tells LGUs to be ready for more Pfizer vaccine deliveries

June 22, 2021

In light of the government’s largest vaccine procurement for the year that would bring over 40 million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines to the country, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año urges all local government units (LGUs) to be ready to receive and handle the vaccines when they arrive.

“This is a major development in our National...

DILG officials and employees get vaccinated

June 17, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) began Wednesday its vaccination of 759 central office officials and personnel under the A4 category, which includes frontline personnel in essential sectors, including uniformed personnel.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said the vaccination of DILG employees and their families is a milestone in the quest towards achieving population...

DILG: Three more punong barangays under probe for super spreader events

June 17, 2021

Three (3) more punong barangays (PBs) are now in hot water for violations of the prohibition against mass gathering in their respective areas, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año identified them as PB Ireneo H. Cabahug of Barangay Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas; PB Bobby Daquioag of San Mariano, Sta. Marcela, Apayao; and PB...

Economic reforms a wake-up call for PH products to be more reliable

June 16, 2021

The flow of more foreign investments into the Philippines will help the economy to shape up and force local businesses to offer more reliable products to make them at par with the competition.

Dr. Thomas Aquino, Chairperson of the Research, Education, and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation Inc., said that opening up the economy to foreign investors through constitutional reforms would...

DILG to LGUs, public: Use PhilID card as sole ID for all transactions

June 14, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today urged all local government units (LGUs), private entities, and the transacting public to use and accept the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card as a single official government-issued identification card for all types of transactions within the country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that presenting and using the PhilID...

The Philippines is the most oligopolistic country in the region and one of the Asian countries with the worst fixed capital formation -- Salceda

June 14, 2021

The Philippines is most oligopolistic country in the region and opening up the economy to foreign investors is needed to break the monopolies and oligopolies that are currently dominating Philippine business and slowing down the economic competition and investments, a veteran lawmaker said on Friday.

Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways...

DILG’s Independence Day wish: Filipinos to be free from communist terrorism amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 14, 2021

As the country commemorates its 123rd Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence today with the theme “Kalayaan 2021: Diwa sa Pagkakaisa at Paghilom ng Bayan,” Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año urged all Filipinos to rise up against the threat of Communist terrorism as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DILG to Makabayan: RA 9851 is proper legal framework, not CARHRIHL to bring CPP/NPA to justice

June 11, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) asked the Makabayan Bloc to stop insisting on the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws (CARHRIHL) because the country already has Republic Act (RA) No. 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes Against Humanity.

The...

DILG charges 8 punong barangays over mass gatherings

June 10, 2021

Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning on the arrest of barangay leaders negligent of their duties resulting in mass gatherings, eight punong barangays (PBs) will face charges for their lax implementation of quarantine protocols in “super spreader” activities leading to a number of COVID-19 transmissions according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government...

DILG slams Makabayan Bloc for urging Absalon family to file complaint before a non-existent body

June 10, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today condemned the Makabayan Bloc for urging the Absalon family to file a complaint before the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) which according to them accepts complaints on violations of International Humanitarian Law by the New People’s Army (NPA).

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that the Left-wing bloc is giving the...

DILG slams Elago for using the death of FEU player Absalon as reason to call for resumption of peace talks

June 9, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) termed as “distasteful” and “repulsive” the call of Kabataan Party-list representative Sara Elago to resume the peace talks between the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and the Philippine Government because of the death of Far Eastern University (FEU)...

AMCHAM says lifting economic restrictions to make PH economy competitive in the 21st century

June 9, 2021

American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Adviser John Forbes has called on the government to open the economic door to create a competitive atmosphere for business to heighten the Philippine market’s potential for investment, public services, and infrastructures.

Forbes said removing or modifying the constitutional restrictions on foreign equity would certainly improve the...

DILG demands the CPP/NPA to turn-over the murderers of Absalon to face justice

June 9, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), to turn over those responsible for murder of Far Eastern University (FEU) football player Kieth Absalon and his cousin in Masbate so that they may face public trial for their crimes.

“Now that the CPP/NPA has accepted full...