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DILG lauds Senate for setting public hearings on economic amendments

January 26, 2021

The Senate’s first public hearing on the proposed lifting of the protectionist provisions of the Constitution this Wednesday is a big leap to make the 1987 Constitution responsive to the current needs of the country, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (IATF-CORE) headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The IATF-CORE lauded the...

DILG extends road clearing ops deadline to Feb 15 to give LGUs time to prepare local vaccination plans

January 25, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) extended anew the deadline of the Road Clearing Operation 2.0 (RCO 2.0) to February 15 in consideration of the need of local government units’ (LGUs’) to immediately prepare their local vaccination plans against COVID-19.

The DILG recently issued Memorandum No. 2021-007 tasking LGUs to come up with a local vaccination plan...

DILG supports abrogation of DND-UP agreement and calls for a review of its own 1992 agreement with UP

January 25, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the recent act of the Department of National Defense (DND) abrogating the 1989 University of the Philippines (UP)-DND accord.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Usec. Bernardo Florece said that “The agreement has become obsolete and no longer attuned to the times. It was signed way back in 1989, three years after the end of...

DILG: All LGUs must prepare local vaccination plans

January 21, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged all local government units (LGUs) to prepare a local vaccination plan as provided in the DOH guidelines on the National Vaccination Program and coordinate closely with their respective DOH-Centers for Health Development in preparing this plan.

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

DILG: Rehiring of only 15k contact tracers will not weaken PH’s contact tracing capacity

January 18, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today dismissed apprehensions that the re-employment of only 15k contact tracers will weaken the Philippines' contact tracing capacity which remains to be strong, ten months since the start of the pandemic.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya said that the existing number of Contact Tracers (CTs) currently stands...

DILG to rehire 15,000 contact tracers for six months

January 18, 2021

To ensure the continuity of the country's contact tracing efforts, the Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG) will re-hire some 15,000 contact tracers (CTs) nationwide for at least six months, following the approval by the Department of Budget and Management of a total of P1.9-billion for the hiring of CTs in 2021.

"While the country's COVID-19 response is significantly improving,...

Congress hearing shows 'overwhelming' support for opening up the economy, says DILG

January 18, 2021

This year’s first hearing of the House of Representatives showed an “overwhelming support” to the effort to lift certain restrictions in the economic provisions of the 34-year-old Constitution, according to a top official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“The support for economic constitutional reform during the first hearing of the House...

DILG grants one-week extension of road clearing ops deadline

January 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has granted a one-week extension of the deadline of the Department’s Road Clearing Operation 2.0 (RCO 2.0) following the requests by local government units (LGUs) to give them more time to clear roads of obstructions.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that upon the request of local chief executives, the...

DILG submits more than .5 million signatures, LGU resolutions in support of lifting the restrictive economic provisions

January 13, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) submitted to the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments today some 555,610 signatures and LGU resolutions in support of lifting the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution.

“The DILG conducted roadshows all over the country in 2019 and last year pre-COVID and we can definitely say that there is growing public...

DILG sa mga LGU: Ipagpatuloy ang road clearing operations hanggang Enero 15

January 12, 2021

Inatasan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang lahat ng mga local government unit (LGUs) na ipagpatuloy ang pambansang Road-Clearing Operations 2.0 (RCO 2.0) sa kani-kanilang lugar at pabilisin ang pagpapatupad dahil ang 60 araw na deadline ay magtatapos sa Enero 15, 2021.

"Ngayon na natapos na ang bakasyon, inaasahan namin na ang lahat ng LGUs ay sinisimulan na ang...

DILG to LGUs: Resume road clearing ops to meet the January 15 deadline

January 11, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) enjoins all local government units (LGUs) to resume the nationwide Road-Clearing Operations 2.0 (RCO 2.0) in their respective areas and expedite implementation as the 60-day deadline ends on January 15, 2021.

“Now that the holidays are over, we expect all LGUs to pick up where they left off in their road clearing operations....

It's CORE not Cha-Cha, says CORE Movement

January 8, 2021

The Constitutional Reform (CORE) Movement on Friday parried criticisms on the new talks on constitutional amendments, saying oppositors to the move have misled the people on the nature of the amendments being sought.

“It’s not Cha-cha. It’s Constitutional Reform or CORE, which means amending only certain provisions in the 1987 Constitution,” said lawyer Vicente Homer...

DILG : RESUMPTION OF CONGRESS HEARING ON CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS TIMELY

January 7, 2021

It’s about time.

Thus said officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government as they thanked Congress for its decision to resume deliberations on proposals to amend the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution and to convene both Houses of Congress as a constituent assembly.

“The resumption of Congressional deliberations on Constitutional Reform (CORE)...

DILG to LGUs: Coordinate with NTF on Vaccination Procurement and Roll-Out

January 7, 2021

Amid the move of local government units’ (LGUs) to acquire additional COVID-19 vaccine, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today clarified that the procurement and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines must be coordinated with the national government, through the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) and the Department of Health (DOH), in a tripartite agreement...

Statement of the DILG

January 7, 2021

GEN. EDUARDO M AÑO (Ret.)
Secretary

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo "Danny" Lim who joined our Creator this morning.

After the untimely demise of NAPOLCOM VCEO Rogelio Casurao, we are heartbroken to lose another fellow public servant with whom the DILG has...

DILG: NPA members killed in Rizal part of NPA death squads ordered by Joma Sison

January 5, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said the five CPP-NPA-NDF members killed in a shootout in Rizal last month were part of the NPA death squads deployed in Southern Luzon to assassinate top national and local government leaders and police and military officers over “blood debts.”

“We can now confirm that the five NPA members killed in Barangay San...

UNTIMELY PASSING OF ATTY. ROGELIO T. CASURAO

January 4, 2021

The entire Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) family mourns the untimely passing of National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao who joined our Creator on January 2, 2021. He was 66.

In a public service career that spanned 16 and 1/2 years, Atty. Casurao was a man who left an indelible mark in government service...

DILG: No firecracker-related fire incidents during the holidays

January 4, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said the country recorded zero firecracker-related fire incidents during the December holiday season, the first time that has happened since the establishment of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

Firecracker-related injuries to people were also down by 85% compared to the same period last year. Only 50 persons were injured by...

DILG issued Show Cause Order against Laoag Mayor for alleged mass gathering

January 4, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued a Show Cause Order against Mayor Michael M. Keon of Laoag City after photos flooded social media of a Christmas gathering organized by the local chief executive.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed the issuance of a SCO against Mayor Keon for alleged violation of the...

DILG orders the filing of raps vs Quezon Board Member for hiding NPA members in her home

January 4, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the filing of charges against a Quezon Provincial Board Member for allegedly coddling two suspected top members of the New People's Army (NPA) who were arrested inside her home in Atimonan, Quezon last December 26.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said Provincial Board Member Rhodora Tan of the Fourth District of Quezon...

DILG: 35 alleged “MNLF” members nabbed in Rizal for illegal discharge of firearms, paramilitary training

December 28, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that joint elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) arrested some 35 suspects who identified themselves as members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Rizal and were caught illegally discharging firearms and engaged in illegal paramilitary training.

DILG...

Statement of the DILG On the Use of Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics

December 28, 2020

USec. Jonathan Malaya
DILG Spokesperson

The Department reiterates that Executive Order No. 28 s. 2017 issued by President Duterte which strictly regulates the use of Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics still stands.

The DILG has issued MC 2017-105 supplemented by MC 2017-168 to provide the implementing guidelines for EO No. 28. The Philippine National Police has likewise issued an Advisory to remind...

DILG gives special awards to 600 outstanding LGUs, CSOs for their anti-illegal drug initiatives

December 28, 2020

A total of 605 local government units (LGUs), civil society organizations (CSOs), regional focal persons (RFPs) and alternates have been conferred with the 2020 Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Special Awards for their outstanding efforts against the proliferation of illegal-drugs in the country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that of the 605 awardees, 273 are LGUs that have cleared their...

DILG: Nuezca was demoted by NAPOLCOM for robbery-extortion in 2014

December 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior of Local Government (DILG) today confirmed that P/MSgt. Jonel Nuezca, the policeman involved in the double murder of mother and son Sonya and Frank Anthony Gregorio over an altercation in Paniqui, Tarlac on Sunday, was demoted by the NAPOLCOM for a grave misconduct complaint filed in 2014.

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

DILG: Killer cop a disgrace to the uniform, will pay for his crimes

December 23, 2020

“A cold-blooded murderer and a disgrace to the police profession.” Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said this on Wednesday as he assured the people that Police MSgt. Jonel Nuezca would face the full force of the law for the double murder of a mother and son over an altercation in Paniqui, Tarlac Sunday.

The shooting incident, recorded on a mobile phone, has since...

DILG natanggap na ang ulat ng PNP ukol sa 'di umano'y ‘quarantine breach’ nina Roque, Pacquiao

December 21, 2020

Sinabi ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ngayong Lunes na natanggap na nito ang imbestigayon ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa 'di umano'y quarantine violations nina Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque at Senador Manny Pacquiao.

Isinigawa ng PNP ang naturang imbestigasyon galing sa direktiba ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año upang siyasatin ang sinasabing nilabag...

Statement of the DILG on the Shooting Incident in Paniqui, Tarlac

December 21, 2020

Hon. Eduardo M. Año
Secretary, DILG

The DILG strongly condemns the shooting incident involving a police officer in Paniqui, Tarlac that led to the death of 2 individuals.

The suspect, P/SMSgt Joniel Nuezca assigned at the Paranaque City Police Station, but who went home to Paniqui, Tarlac has been disarmed and is now in the custody of the Tarlac Provincial Police Office. The formal investigation...

DILG receives PNP findings on probe of Roque, Pacquiao ‘quarantine breach’

December 21, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that it has received from the Philippine National Police (PNP) the results of the fact-finding investigation on the alleged quarantine violations of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Senator Manny Pacquiao.

The PNP conducted the investigation following DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año’s directive to probe the...

AFP, PNP pinuri sa matagumpay na shootout laban sa 5 NPA na sangkot sa pangingikil at pananakot sa Calabarzon

December 21, 2020

Pinapurihan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) sa kanilang matagumpay na shootout sa limang matataas na pinuno ng NPA na responsable sa mga pananakot, pangingikil at pangliligalig sa mga lokal na opisyal, negosyante at mga ordinaryong mamamayan sa Calabarzon region.

Sinabi ni DILG Secretary...

DILG lauds PNP, AFP for neutralizing NPA members involved in extortion and harassment in Calabarzon

December 19, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) congratulated the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for neutralizing five (5) key leaders of the NPA who were responsible for harassing, extorting, and terrorizing local government officials, businessmen, and ordinary citizens in the Calabarzon region.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that...