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DILG commends digital cash aid disbursement by LGUs

August 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) hailed the City of Paranaque and the City of Makati for utilizing digital disbursement in the distribution of their local cash assistance to their constituents during the global pandemic.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said that they are glad that the 2 LGUs used technology-based platforms because it does away...

DILG to LGUs: Start planning for local recovery now even if pandemic is not yet over

August 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) to start planning and budgeting for local recovery and rehabilitation now even if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is not yet over so that the economy can begin recovering from the deadly disease.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said that the DILG, with...

DILG: Backriding sa motorsiklo pinapayagan na muli ngayong MECQ sa ilang kondisyon

August 5, 2020

Alinsunod sa pag-suspinde ng mga pambulikong sasakyan sa Mega Manila sa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), sinabi ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ngayong araw na pinapayagan na ulit ang backriding o ang pillion riding habang MECQ ngunit kailangang sumunod sa ilang mga kondisyon.

“Dahil sa pagsuspinde ng mga pambulikong sasakyan ngayong...

DILG: Motorcycle backriding allowed during MECQ under certain conditions

August 5, 2020

With the suspension of mass public transportation in Mega Manila due to the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that motorcycle backriding or pillion riding will be allowed during the MECQ subject to certain conditions.

“Because of the prohibition on public/mass transportation under the current MECQ,...

DILG: “Shoot to kill" threat improper and illegal

August 4, 2020

Jonathan E. Malaya
DILG Spokesperson

The Department of the Interior and Local Government considers the alleged “shoot to kill” threat by the head of the QC Task Force Disiplina against quarantine violators in Quezon City as improper and illegal and we advise him to desist from issuing similar statements in the future.

While we strongly believe that discipline is one of the...

DILG says that telcos can now secure permits to build towers in less than a month

August 3, 2020

Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to improve digital infrastructure in the country, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that it will now take less than a month from the previous 6-7 months to secure government permits to build telecommunications towers in the country.

In the President's public address yesterday, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año...

DILG warns public vs con artists extorting money for COVID-19 test kits

July 30, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is warning the public against conmen taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis who introduce themselves as alleged members of Contact Tracing Teams to scam unsuspecting victims into handing out payment for coronavirus test kits.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that there are unscrupulous individuals posing as...

DILG: Halos 5 libong LSIs nakauwi na, 2 libo pa ihahatid ngayong linggo

July 28, 2020

Inihayag ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na halos 5,000 locally stranded individuals (LSI) ang nakauwi na sa kani-kanilang probinsiya sa ilalim ng ikalawang yugto ng Hatid Tulong program ng pamahalaan sa nakalipas na tatlong araw at mahigit sa 2,000 pa ang ihahatid sa linggong ito.

“Sa tulong ng ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan at ng pribadong sector, 4,793 LSI ang...

DILG: Close to 5k LSIs sent home; 2k more to be transported this week

July 28, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that close to 5,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have been sent home to their respective provinces under the second phase of the government’s Hatid Tulong program for the past three days and at least 2,000 more will be transported back this week.

“With the help of other government agencies and the private...

Statement of the DILG on Mass Gathering in the time of Pandemic

July 27, 2020
Usec Jonathan Malaya
Spokesperson


We wish to reiterate that any kind of mass gathering during a global pandemic, whether rallies, church gatherings, sports events, concerts, etc. all represent a high risk of COVID transmission. This is not and will never be unique to rallies. Thus, upon the advice of the Department of Health, the IATF issued Resolution No. 57 prohibiting any form of mass...

8k LSIs makakauwi na sa katapusan ng linggo sa ilalim ng ikalawang yugto ng

July 24, 2020

Mahigit sa 8,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) ang nakatakdang bumalik sa kanilang mga probinsya ngayong katapusan ng linggo, Hulyo 25-26, 2020, sa pamamagitan ng Hatid Tulong program, ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na nananatili ang pangako ng gobyerno na tiyakin na ang mga LSIs ay makakauwi sa kanilang mga...

DILG: 8k LSIs to return home this weekend thru 2nd phase of ‘Hatid Tulong’

July 24, 2020

More than 8,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) are set to go back to their home provinces this coming weekend, July 25-26, 2020, through the Hatid Tulong program, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the government remains committed to ensure that LSIs will be able to go home to their provinces safe and sound....

DILG naghain ng kaso sa Ombudsman laban sa 3 LGU official dahil sa paglabag ng quarantine protocols

July 23, 2020

Nagsampa ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ng kasong administratibo sa Office of the Ombudsman laban sa tatlong (3) lokal na opisyal dahil sa pagsuway nito sa mga protocol ng enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, dalawang (2) kaso na ang nasa Ombudsman laban sa isang alkalde at konsehal sa Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan dahil sa...

DILG files cases with the Ombudsman against 3 LGU officials for violation of quarantine protocols

July 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman administrative cases against three (3) local officials for non-observance of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) protocols of the national government.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that two (2) cases have been referred to the Ombudsman, particularly against the mayor and a...

DILG inatasan ang 42,045 barangay na bumuo ng mga community contact tracing team

July 22, 2020

Kasunod ng pagpapadala ng higit sa 69,000 contact tracer, inatasan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang 42,045 barangay sa buong bansa na magtatag ng kanilang mga contact tracing team (CTT) upang mapalawak ang pambansang kakayahan sa contact tracing sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, habang marami pang pamayanan ang nalalantad sa...

DILG directs all 42,045 barangays to create community contact tracing teams

July 22, 2020

Following the deployment of more than 69,000 contact tracers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directs all 42,045 barangays nationwide to create their own contact tracing teams (CTT) in a bid to further boost the country’s contact tracing capabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that as more communities are exposed to...

DILG: 22k PDLs released by BJMP in decongestion program

July 22, 2020

In a move to decongest overcrowded jails amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said a total of 21,858 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) have now been released from March 17 to July 13 in the 470 jail facilities managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) nationwide.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that of the 21,858 PDLs...

Statement on the Alleged Shame Campaign against COVID-19 Patients

July 20, 2020
Usec. Martin B. Diño
Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs

I wish to clarify that some of my statements in my interview of July 18 on Radyo 5 was misquoted and entirely taken out of context.

While I did I mention the need to launch a shame campaign, my suggestion was directed not against COVID-19 patients but against quarantine violators such as those who still refuse to wear face masks,...

DILG: 69k contact tracers now deployed nationwide

July 20, 2020

As part of the government’s intensified contact tracing efforts, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that over 69,000 contact tracers have been deployed nationwide to track down and manage close contacts, reduce the spread of infection, and to offer diagnostic, counselling and treatment to confirmed COVID-19 cases.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said...

Results, not background, matter most to people, DILG spokesman tells Lagman

July 20, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya stressed today that the public appreciates the results of good performance by government officials better than their background in reaction to Rep. Edcel Lagman’s call for the President to dismantle the alleged “military oligarchy” in government.

Malaya said that the DILG,...

DILG welcomes LMP support for consti reforms, says mayors clamoring for real change vs pandemic

July 20, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the overwhelming support of the 1,488-strong League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) to President Duterte’s agenda for change in pushing for amendments to the 1987 Constitution, saying that “the solid backing of the municipal mayors sends a strong signal that local governments are clamoring for real...

DILG directs BFP to assist local health officials in moving COVID patients to isolation facilities

July 17, 2020

The Department of Interior and Local Government has directed one of its attached agencies, the Bureau of Fire Protection, to assist local health officials in the implementation of Oplan Kalinga, the program to move COVID cases from their houses to Ligtas COVID-19 centers.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año emphasized that reports that government will allegedly conduct “house-to-house...

Paglilipat ng mga COVID-19 patients sa mga Ligtas Center madalian at kinakailangan – DILG

July 17, 2020

Sinabi ngayon ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año na ang paglipat sa COVID Ligtas Centers o mga isolation centers para sa mga pasyente ng COVID-19 sa ilalim ng programang Oplan Kalinga ng pamahalaan ay kagyat at kinakailangan hindi lamang upang maingat na masubaybayan at gamutin ang mga ito ngunit para sa kabutihan ng pamayanan.

“Malinaw...

DILG: Mga health workers, hindi mga pulis, ang mangunguna sa pagdala sa mga COVID-19 positive na pasyente sa mga quarantine facilities

July 16, 2020



Nilinaw ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na ang mga lokal na health workers ang mamumuno sa “Oplan Kalinga,” o pagdala ng mga COVID-positive na pasyente mula sa kanilang mga tahanan patungo sa mga quarantine facilities ng pamahalaan, at ang mga pulis ay susuporta lamang sa kanila.

Mariing itinanggi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang mga alegasyon ng...

DILG: Transfer of COVID-19 patients to Ligtas Centers for treatment and monitoring is urgent and necessary

July 16, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today said the transfer to COVID Ligtas Centers or isolation centers of COVID-19 patients under the government’s Oplan Kalinga program is urgent and necessary not only to closely monitor and treat them but also for good of the community.

“This move is plainly to ensure that COVID-19 patients will be...

DILG: Health workers, not cops, will lead transfer of COVID positive patients to quarantine facilities

July 15, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) clarified that it will be the local health workers who will lead “Oplan Kalinga” or the transfer of COVID positive patients from their homes to government quarantine facilities and that the police will only be there in a supporting role.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año vehemently dismissed claims of militarization since the...

DILG hinihimok ang LGUs na gumawa ng ordinansang magtataguyod ng disiplina bilang new normal; PNP in-adopt ang kampanyang Disiplina Muna

July 15, 2020

Hinihikayat ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang mga local government units (LGUs) na gumawa ng mga ordinansang magtataguyod ng disiplina bilang new normal na non-medical na paraan upang labanan ang COVID-19 at bilang parte ng kampanyang Disiplina Muna ng Kagawaran.

Ngayong ang gobyerno ay nagluluwag ng quarantine restrictions upang...

DILG urges LGUs to enact ordinances making discipline as new normal; PNP adopts Disiplina Muna campaign nationwide

July 14, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is prodding local government units (LGUs) to enact ordinances that would make discipline as the new normal as a non-medical measure to fight COVID-19 as part of the Department’s broader Disiplina Muna campaign.

Now that the government is easing quarantine restrictions to balance public health with...

Isa pang disenyo ng motorcycle barrier para sa mga back-riding couples, inaprubahan ng NTF -- DILG

July 14, 2020

Sinabi ngayon ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año na inaprubahan ng National Task Force (NTF) for COVID-19, sa pamumuno ni Kalihim Delfin Lorenza, ang isa pang disenyo ng motorcycle barrier o shield na maaaring magamit ng mga back-riding couples, karagdagan sa naunang disenyo ni Governor Art Yap ng Bohol na naaprubahan noong nakaraang linggo.

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DILG: Another motorcycle barrier design for back-riding couples approved by NTF

July 14, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today said that the National Task Force (NTF) for COVID-19 chaired by Secretary Delfin Lorenza has approved another design of the motorcycle barrier or shield which can now be used by back-riding couples in addition to the earlier design of Governor Art Yap of Bohol which was approved last week.

DILG Secretary...