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Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government on the appointment of PLt Gen. Guillermo Eleazar as the next PNP Chief

May 6, 2021

Hon. Eduardo M. Año
Secretary

President Duterte has just approved the appointment of PLt Gen Guillermo Eleazar as the next Chief of the Philippine National Police with the rank of Police General vice PGen Debold Sinas who retires on May 8, 2021.

I welcome the appointment of PLt Gen Eleazar who is very qualified for this very important position in government. We thank the President for acting...

DILG assures public of transparency in the development of 822 remote barangays which are formerly communist strongholds

May 5, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today assured the public of transparency in the implementation of the P16.44-billion Barangay Development Program which will bring infrastructure and development projects to some 822 remote and neglected barangays nationwide that have been cleared of communist influence by government forces since 2019.

“The government’s...

DILG, DOLE, MMDA ink pact on deployment of 5,754 new contact tracers in NCR

May 3, 2021

As part of efforts to intensify the contact tracing program, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) formally signed yesterday, Labor Day, the joint memorandum circular on the implementing guidelines for the hiring, training, and deployment of some 5,754 contact tracers (CTs) in the...

DILG warns LGUs, public on fake Pfizer vaccines

May 3, 2021

Amidst the ongoing national vaccination program, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has warned local government units (LGUs) and the public against buying fake Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that are out in the market following an alert issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In an Advisory, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año called on all provincial governors,...

DILG: 75% or P8.4-billion ayuda distributed to qualified beneficiaries in NCR

April 30, 2021

With two more weeks to go before the deadline on May 15, 2021, local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) have now distributed a total of P8.41-billion or 75.28 percent of financial assistance or ayuda to qualified low-income beneficiaries, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Together with the P8.41-billion financial aid from the...

DILG: LGUs to hold simultaneous flag ceremony on 500th Victory at Mactan Anniversary on April 27, urges public to conquer battle vs COVID-19

April 26, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that all local government units (LGUs) will conduct simultaneous flag raising ceremonies to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Lapu-lapu’s Victory at Mactan on April 27, 8 AM and urges the public to emulate the heroism of our ancestors by "conquering yet another battle this time against COVID-19."

“The 500th...

DILG tells community pantry organizers to tap LGUs, PNP for crowd control

April 26, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said that community pantry organizers should coordinate with barangay, LGU, and PNP officials to ensure that health and safety protocols are observed in the distribution of aid to those in need.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that they are alarmed by an incident that happened in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City and that the organizers...

DILG, LGUs to inspect all public buildings, markets, etc. to award Safety Seal to fight Covid

April 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and all local government units (LGUs) are slated to inspect all public buildings, markets, and commercial establishments to check their compliance to Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS) and use of StaySafe.ph application under the new program called Safety Seal certification.

The Safety Seal program is an inter-agency effort among...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DILG UNDERSECRETARY WENCELITO ANDANAR

April 23, 2021

HON. EDUARDO M. AÑO
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with its attached agencies, offers its sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of former DILG Undersecretary Wencelito Andanar who succumbed after a long bout to liver cancer yesterday, April 22, 2021.

Usec. Andanar left an indelible mark on this...

DILG extends Ayuda distribution up to May 15; 1 out of 2 people in Metro Manila has received their Ayuda

April 20, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today announced that the distribution of the P22.9 Billion ayuda to residents of NCR, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite has been extended up to May 15, 2021 upon the request of the mayors.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the decision was made by DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, and...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

April 20, 2021

HON. EDUARDO M. AÑO
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government

I have not ordered the PNP to look into the community pantries around the country. The community pantry has been a traditional practice in our country as part of Bayanihan culture and spirit specially in the times of calamities and disasters. Iba iba lang ang pangalan: community pantry, food bank, soup kitchen, kapitbahayan and...

DILG: P4.47 billion ayuda distributed to 4.4 million low earners in NCR

April 19, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region have distributed P4.47 Billion or 40.07% of the funds earmarked by the national government as financial assistance to 4,477,090 low-income individuals.

“Pursigido po ang mga LGUs sa pamamahagi ng ayuda kaya they have been working hard to ensure that the...

DILG, DOLE to hire close to 5k contact tracers for deployment in Metro Manila starting May 1

April 16, 2021

As part of the government’s efforts to ramp up contact tracing, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that some 4,754 new contact tracers will be hired and trained for deployment to local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila starting May 1.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Bernardo C. Florece Jr. said the new contact tracers will be hired under the Department of Labor...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

April 16, 2021

USEC. JONATHAN E. MALAYA
Official Spokesperson

After receiving clearance from his doctors, Secretary Eduardo M. Año is reporting back to work today. He will start by first working from home and eventually to full normal routine.

After more than three (3) months of grueling struggle, including a heart operation, the Secretary is well, in high spirits, and ready to reassume his duties in the...

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.”

DILG...

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.

Hindi mamaya na kundi...

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...