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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.

DILG...

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...

DILG launches intensified vaccine information drive with LGUs, uniformed personnel

February 19, 2021

To counter vaccine hesitancy among some sectors of the public, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched an intensified public information drive in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and uniformed personnel in order to generate demand and increase public confidence in the national vaccination program.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya...

DILG to PNP: Arrest sellers of bogus COVID-19 vaccines

February 18, 2021

As the country prepares for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from the WHO COVAX facility, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be vigilant and arrest individuals who are selling or administering fake coronavirus vaccines.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Undersecretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr. said the Department has...

DILG enjoins LGUs to support WHO vaccine clinical trials

February 15, 2021

As part of the ongoing efforts to defeat COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged the identified local government units (LGUs) to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial for COVID-19 vaccine and other independent COVID-19 vaccine trials.

In line with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Science...

DILG reminds LGUs of Road Clearing deadline on Feb. 15

February 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today reminded all local government units (LGUs) of the deadline on February 15 of Road Clearing 2.0 and the validation of program starting February 16-March 2.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Undersecretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr. made this reminder during the meeting of Task Force Road Clearing composed of the DILG, DOTR, LTO,...

DILG to PNP: Secure all arriving COVID-19 vaccines

February 10, 2021

Acting on the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to secure all arriving vaccines in the country and work closely with local government units (LGUs) in making sure that it reaches the rightful recipients especially in far-flung areas of the country.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and...

DILG to PNP: Arrest, prosecute fakers of RT-PCR tests

February 8, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today issued a stern warning to individuals faking Reverse-Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests as it directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) “to prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent of the law”.

DILG Officer-in-Charge and Undersecretary Bernardo Florece, Jr. said that fakers of RT-PCT...

DILG and UP agree to review 1992 Agreement

February 8, 2021

DILG, PNP, and UP released a joint statement expressing the parties' mutual commitment to review the 1992 Agreement while upholding academic freedom and the right to free speech and assembly.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the University of the Philippines (UP) today said that they will undertake a thorough review of the 28-year-old 1992 Agreement to better...

DILG directs LGUs to place no-parking signs as part of Road Clearing 2.0

February 5, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged all local government units (LGUs) to place no-parking signs, no-tricycle allowed signs in national highways, as well as other traffic visual cues as part of Road Clearing 2.0 which will end on February 15.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said once cleared of road obstructions, LGUs must install road signs in...

DILG: PNP clearance required for CSOs wishing to aid local COVID-19 efforts

February 4, 2021

To ensure that only legitimate civil society organizations (CSOs) are engaging with the Department and local government units (LGUs) nationwide, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that CSOs who wish to be part of local COVID-19 response and recovery efforts should first secure a clearance from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

"To determine the legitimacy...

DILG: HOUSE COMMITTEE OK OF ECONOMIC AMENDMENTS A BIG STEP TOWARDS RECOVERY

February 3, 2021

Yesterday’s approval of the economic amendments in the 1987 Constitution by a committee of the House of Representatives is a big step towards the country’s long-term recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Usec Jonathan Malaya, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) spokesman, said that the 62 aye, 3 nay and 3 abstain votes on Resolution of Both...

DILG to Metro Manila LGUs: Ensure that pork, chicken 60-day price ceiling is imposed

February 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure that the 60-day price ceiling on pork and chicken ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte is imposed in all markets within their jurisdiction.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Usec. Bernardo Florece, Jr said that President Duterte signed Executive Order (EO)...

DILG and UP to hold dialogue on 1992 agreement

February 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that they and the University of the Philippines will hold a meeting this week to review their 1992 agreement and that the DILG will not unilaterally abrogate the agreement without consulting UP officials.

“Contrary to a report that came out in a broadsheet, the DILG wants to hold a dialogue with UP officials to revisit...

DILG to LGUs: Ensure local EOs are aligned with ASF zoning plan

February 1, 2021

In a move to avert the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) while ensuring food security, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all local government units (LGUs) to ensure that their executive orders imposing a ban on the entry of swine hogs and other related products are aligned and consistent with national policies and directives.

DILG Undersecretary and...

DILG to PNP, LGUs: Go after power thieves

January 29, 2021

Amidst reports of continued pilferage of electric transmission lines, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to assist local government units (LGUs) and electric distribution utilities (EDUs) in inspecting electric facilities and in identifying and penalizing power thieves.

"We received reports on the theft of power cables...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE ASSUMPTION TO OFFICE OF NAPOLCOM VCEO VITALIANO AGUIRRE JR.

January 28, 2021

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

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warmly welcomes Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre II to the DILG family and wishes him well as he assumes office as the new Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) of the National Police Commission (Napolcom).

VCEO Aguirre's vast experience as a lawyer and in government service will prove to be...

DILG/IATF-CORE says House, Senate should vote separately on Economic CORE issue

January 27, 2021

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (IATF-CORE) on Wednesday said Congress should vote separately on the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution because of its bicameral nature.

“The bicameral nature of Congress makes separate voting logical, prudent, and reasonable,” said DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya. The DILG...