Regional News Archive


Pro CALABARZON joins national observance of PNP’s 22nd Foundation Anniversary

April 15, 2013

DILG Region IV-A CALABARZON Regional Director Josefina E. Castilla-Go, CESO III (center) graces the 22nd PNP Foundation Day held at PRO4A CALABARZON in Camp Vicente Lim, Calamba City. With RD Go is Acting Regional Director , PCSupt. Benito Calleja Estipona (3rd from right).

Living up to its traditions, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 4A CALABARZON led by its Acting Regional Director,...

Planning Conference on LGPMS Scaling-Up held in R3

April 12, 2013

City of San Fernando, Pampanga - To ensure a more efficient and uniformed regional implementation of the Local Government Performance System (LGPMS), the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region III organized a Planning Conference for Provincial and HUC Focal Persons on LGPMS.

During the activity, RD Florida Dijan stressed that Field Officers, as stewards of the LGPMS,...

Best Sanggunians in Eastern Visayas named

April 11, 2013

The local sanggunians of Catarman in Northern Samar, Limasawa in Southern Leyte,  Ormoc City  and Calbayog City bested the other local legislative councils in the region as they were declared as regional winners in the Local Legislative Awards for 1st to 3rd Class Municipality; 4th to 6th Class Municipality,  HUC & Independent Component City, and  Component City ,...

DILG R3 Assesses CBDRRM Capacity of LGUs

April 8, 2013

Angeles City - In line with its mandate as Vice-Chair for Disaster Preparedness, the Department of the Interior and Local Government  Region 3 (DILG R3) conducted an Exit Conference on the result of the recently administered Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Management (CBDRM) survey at the Oxford Hotel here.

Participated in by the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management...

SK Orientation-Workshop on HIV, AIDS held

April 5, 2013

Tuguegarao City - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Social Welfare and Development in Cagayan Valley region jointly held a two-day ‘Orientation-Workshop on HIV and AIDS’ for the local youth leaders.

The activity, which is one of a series of activities targeted for implementation this year by the Regional AIDS Assistance team (RAAT) composed of...

3 Caraga LGUs get P17-M Performance Challenge Fund

April 3, 2013

PCF AWARDEE  -  DILG Region XIII Director Lilibeth Famacion hands over a check of P3-million as Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante as the city had been conferred with the Seal of Good Housekeeping for adhering to good governance principles.

City of San Fernando is 2012 LLA Regional Winner

March 26, 2013

The City of San Fernando was once again hailed as the Regional Winner in the Component City Category of the 2012 Local Legislative Award (LLA).

The award was presented by DILG Regional Director Florida M. Dijan, assisted by DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Myrvi M. Fabia during the city’s Monday Flag Raising Ceremony held recently at Plaza de Arrozal, City of San Fernando,...

DILG-NCR holds convergence rally for ISFs

March 25, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government – National Capital Region (DILG-NCR), conducted a Multi-Stakeholders’ Convergence Rally for the Shelter Needs of Informal Settler Families along NCR Waterways  recently  at the Marikina Convention Center in Marikina City.

The one-day event was the culminating activity of the series of collaborative consultations...

DILG R3 embarks on LGU database establishment

March 22, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government R3 recently held an initial workshop on LGU Database establishment.

The project is the regional office’s own initiative to create, develop and establish a database which shall contain information about the LGU, not limited to its basic, socio-economic, environment and administrative profiles. The database shall serve as...

Lantawan eco-park tourist influx to abet fiscal condition

March 21, 2013

Behind the serene display of forest protected area of Brgy. Crossing in the Municipality of Kitcharao, province of Agusan del Norte unveils the captivating beauty of Lantawan Eco-Park that captures the exhilarating of Lake Mainit.

Yet the existence of this fascinating landscape has been hidden beneath forest covers slowly dissipating into oblivion.

While residents enjoy the extant...

DILG Region 3 Holds Regional Conference on FY 2013 OPB Preparation

March 20, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government RO3 conducted a workshop last February 21, 2013 to initialize planning stages of project on LGU Database establishment.

The project is the regional office’s own initiative to create, develop and establish a database which shall contain information about the LGU, not limited to its basic, socio-economic, environment and...

DILG fieldmen attend BuB orientation in Iloilo City

March 19, 2013

Iloilo City  -  A regional orientation on the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) was conducted for the DILG fieldmen of Region 6 and 7 held on January 25, 2013 at Punta Villa, here.

The activity intends to enhance understanding of the 283 participants on the Aquino Government’s Anti-Poverty Strategy and Localization and Empowerment Program; the Role of the Local Government Units...

DILG R-3 pays tribute to retirees

March 18, 2013

DILG Region 3, under the leadership of Director Florida M. Dijan, paid tribute to the retirees covering the period January 2012 – January 2013 on January 31, 2013 at DILG Region 3, City of San Fernando, Pampanga,.  The activity themed as, “Once a DILG always a DILG,” was aimed to recognize the significant contributions and long years of dedicated service rendered by...

Benguet new edifices courtesy of PCF

February 28, 2013

With assistance from the DILG’s Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), major infrastructure projects were built and completed in the Province of Benguet that serve as monuments of good local governance in the “Salad Bowl of the Philippines.”

Benguet, along with three of its municipalities, qualified for the PCF, after having been conferred with the Seal of Good Housekeeping...

MIMAROPA holds RPRAT meeting

February 28, 2013

Over fifty participants from partner NGAs, DILG Provincial offices and CSO representatives attended the RPRAT meeting held at Gateway Max's Restaurant on January 11, 2013.

Pampanga POC Summit

February 27, 2013

DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Myrvi Apostol underscores the role of barangay councils in attaining peaceful communities during the peace and order summit organized by the Pampanga Police Provincial Office recently.  - Renalyn D. Iglesias

Santiago City bags 11 Regional Awards

February 27, 2013

It rained and poured for Santiago, an independent component city in Isabela province, as the city bagged 11 plaques of recognition from DILG Region 2 during the recent LGU recognition rites for 2012.

Santiago City emerged as the regional winner of the Gawad Panama ng Lahi (GLP), under the city category, and its legislative body was also the regional winner of the Local Legislative,...

DILG IV-A convenes 1st RPRAT meeting

February 27, 2013

Taguig City - The DILG-Region IV-A has jumpstarted the year with the 1st Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) Meeting held recently at the regional office here.

Being the RPRAT Chair, Regional Director Josefina Castilla-Go said the meeting was called in order to address the 2013 Bottoms-Up Budgeting Project Implementation wherein 26 of the 595 Focus LGUs in the country are in...

DILG Pampanga conducts BuB Workshop

February 26, 2013

To assist local poverty reduction action teams to come up with their action plans, DILG Pampanga conducted a Workshop on the Formulation of Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP) at EuroAsia Hotel in Angeles City recently.

The activity was conducted in two batches to include Apalit, Candaba, City of San Fernando, Masanto, Mexico and San Simon for the first batch and Guagua, Lubao,...

CALABARZON Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team TWG

February 26, 2013

DILG IV-A ARD Ariel Iglesia (center with microphone) welcomes the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team Technical Working Group (RPRAT-TWG) members during its first meeting recently at the regional office in Taguig City. Tackled during the meeting by RPRAT Regional Focal Person Engr. John M. Cerezo (at the center table) were the menu of projects per agency which must be submitted to the...

Nine LGUs in Central Luzon to get P47-M in PCF

February 26, 2013

City of San Fernando, Pampanga - A total of P47-million in Performance Challenge Fund will be awarded to nine more  provinces and cities of Central Luzon upon completion of documentary requirements.

DILG Region 3 Director Florida Dijan named the additional PCF recipients belonging to the 3rd tranch as the provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga and Tarlac; and the cities...

Trainors’ training on Sanggunian Info System held

February 25, 2013

City of San Fernando, Pampanga -  A trainors’ training was recently conducted by DILG Region 3, through its regional Sanggunian Information System (SIS) focal persons, for the Provincial Technical Assistance Teams at DILG Regional Office III Conference Room here.

Regional Director Florida Dijan said   the objective of the activity was to ensure the implementation of...

TWG on Pasig-Laguna de Bay Riverbasin formed

February 25, 2013

The Department’s regional offices in Region IV-A and in the National Capital Region recently spearheaded the formation of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Pasig-Laguna De Bay Riverbasin, which covers Metro Manila and the CALABARZON region.

The creation of the TWG is in line with RA 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of...

DILG3 holds clean-up, tree-planting activities in Meycauayan

January 22, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office III (DILG RIII) led the Clean-up and Tree-planting activity held recently in the City of Meycauyan, Bulacan in its effort to save the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) and to institutionalize regular clean up activity conducted every first Saturday of the month.

The activity is in line with the Supreme...

RPOC-3 TWG finalizes public safety plan

January 18, 2013

Olongapo City – Putting peace on top of its priority, the DILG Regional Office 3, together with the members of the Technical Working Group of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), convened for a second workshop on the Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan (IA/CPSP) for CY 2013-2016 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone here. 

Regional Director Florida Dijan said the...

DILG R-3 holds V2V:PIPELOG workshop

January 18, 2013

Clarkfield, Pampanga -- In order to further strengthen the engagement of civil society organizations in local special bodies, the DILG Region 3, in partnership with the Local Government Academy (LGA), recently convened CSOs in the region for a Seminar-Workshop on Vigilance to Volunteerism: A Program Intensifying People’s Engagement in Local Governance (V2V: PIPELOG). 


LGUs to audit infrastructure in their AORs

January 18, 2013

Baguio City - Local government units (LGUs) have committed to appraise their buildings and other structures in their areas of responsibility on safety as a step towards disaster preparedness.

This commitment was made by the 48 participants, composed of municipal and provincial engineers, planning and development coordinators and local government operations officers, to the Seminar...

Outstanding BPOCs in CAR recognized

January 17, 2013

Six barangay peace and order committees (BPOCs) in Cordillera Administrative Region emerged as this year’s winners in the Search for the Most Outstanding BPOCs in the region.

Topping the list of outstanding BPOC is the BPOC of Dalupirip in Itogon, followed by  Ambassador in Tublay, both in the province of Benguet, which have already won for two consecutive years. Subusub in...

DILG, POPCOM hold training on mainstreaming PopDev, DRRM-CCA

January 17, 2013

 In partnership with the Commission on Population (POPCOM) in Region 12, the Department of Interior and Local Government in the region conducted the Trainors’ Training on the Mainstreaming of Population Development and DRRM-CCA into the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Local Government Units on December 17-20, 2012 at Villa Princessita, City of...

DILG R-3 assists Central Luzon LGUs to be more disaster resilient

January 11, 2013

In its humblest contribution and in an effort to develop more resilient LGUs in Central Luzon, DILG Region 3, led by Regional Director Florida M. Dijan, has been presently implementing various disaster-related projects involving all barangays of the 7 provinces and 2 Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs) in the region.

On-going activities being undertaken by DILG include assessment of...