Regional News Archive


DILG-Bukidnon releases anew P1.72- M financial assistance to 38 former rebels thru E-CLIP Program

August 27, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bukidnon gave 38 former rebels (FRs) the chance to live peaceful and productive lives by awarding them livelihood and immediate assistance worth P1.72-million under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) at Kaamulan Folk Arts Theater, Malaybalay City.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that this round...

DILG Lanao Del Norte Releases P256,000 Financial Assistance to Former Rebels thru E-CLIP Program

August 26, 2020

Amidst the fight against COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Lanao del Norte remains steadfast in its efforts to end local communist armed conflict with the release of P256,000 worth of financial assistance to three former rebels (FRs) Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said the E-CLIP financial...

DILG-7: Over 24,000 clients assisted at the EOC in 4 months

August 11, 2020

As part of the national quest against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-7 assisted over 20,000 clients over the last four months whose concerns and queries are mainly on the implementation of COVID-19 directives and measures in the local government units (LGUs).

DILG Region VII Director Leocadio T. Trovela said the COVID-19 concerns assisted came from...

DILG-Bukidnon releases Php 2.5-M financial aid to 67 ex-rebels

August 11, 2020

While fighting the war versus COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office in Bukidnon continues to bring the good news of new life to 67 former rebels through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said beneficiaries receive an aggregate total of P2.532-million financial aid for...

DILG-7 implements health, safety practices

August 11, 2020

In the quest to mitigate the spread of the virus and provide a safe working environment, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII implemented innovative health and safety practices to ensure the continued delivery of services to the public without compromising the health of its workforce.

DILG VII Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said that employees are now...

DILG-7: Over 70 SAP complaints handled by EOC Legal Team

August 11, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII said that a total of 78 complaints related to the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Central Visayas have been handled by the Region’s Emergency Operation Center Legal Team.

DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio T. Trovela said that EOC legal team is primarily tasked to handle, verify, and process SAP complaints...

DILG Caraga: Back-riding on motorcycles allowed under some conditions

August 7, 2020

The DILG issued on July 15, 2020 an advisory informing local government units (LGUs) that back-riding on motorcycles shall be allowed but subject to certain conditions.

To ensure its proper implementation, the LGUs are tasked to monitor the observance of the following in their areas of responsibility:

1. Motorcycle back-riding shall be allowed for couples living in the same household;

2. Valid IDs...

DILG CAR: Financial assistance given to 63 former rebels and 124 supporters through E-CLIP

August 7, 2020

The national government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) has provided financial aid amounting to P15 million to 63 former rebels (FRs) and 124 mass supporters of the CPP/NPA/NDF in the region on August 4, 2020.

A total of 63 FRs and 124 Militia ng Bayan are given financial assistance under the E-CLIP program which is in line with President Rodrigo...

DILG-Caraga, Rosario local gov't conduct workshop to realign 2020-2022 LPOPS Plan

August 7, 2020

The local government unit (LGU) of Rosario, Agusan del Sur, in partnership with the field office of the DILG in this town, conducted a workshop to realign and update its Local Peace and Order and Public Safety (LPOPS) Plan on July 21-22, 2020.

LPOPS is a three-year, term-based plan which shall be incorporated in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of the LGU.

Through the Municipal Peace and...

DILG Caraga inspects compliance to health protocols of SAP payout in Butuan

August 5, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Caraga assessed the off-site payout of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for waitlisted or left-out families conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga in various barangays of Butuan City on July 29, 2020.

For this round of distribution, the SAP financial aid amounting to P5,000 was given either...

PEZA’s ‘last dance’ for Caraganon LSIs

August 4, 2020

In a press conference on June 23, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte had these words to say, “'Di puwedeng ‘di makauwi ang mga kababayan natin. It is their right to go home, to live or die there”. The message of the President was clear. The message was simple – bring home the stranded.

On a hot and hazy Sunday afternoon on July 12, 2020, 2GO vessel MV Saint Francis Xavier...

Basey welcomes RCSP as a tool for peace and development

August 4, 2020

Recognizing the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) as a tool for peace and development, Basey Mayor Luz Chu-Ponferrada welcomed the deployment of teams during the send-off ceremony for the RCSP Teams on July 20, 2020, at Basey National High School, Basey, Samar.

Ponferrada reported that in her first year as a local chief executive, town officials have reached even the remote mountain...

DILG 8 welcomes the surrender of 11 communist rebels; calls on others to avail of E-CLIP

July 29, 2020

DILG 8 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando congratulated the Philippine National Police (PNP) as well as partner organizations that helped 11 members of the communist terrorist group (CTG) to surrender.

The former rebels composed of 10 males and 10 females ranging in age from 26 to 60 years old, from Samar, Eastern Samar, and Leyte provinces were presented in a press conference on July 27,...

DILG Caraga shares updates on COVID-19 efforts in the 10th RTF – One Caraga Shield Virtual Meeting

July 29, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Director and Chairperson of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force Lilibeth A. Famacion shared updates on the management of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs); contact tracing status; and the Management of the Dead (MDM) and repatriation of human remains of deceased overseas Filipinos...

DILG CAR launches ‘Disiplina Muna' campaign to boost Covid-19 prevention efforts in the region

July 29, 2020

To promote participatory governance and to foster the culture of discipline among the Filipino people especially during the fight against COVID-19, the “Disiplina Muna” advocacy campaign in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was officially launched on July 22, 2020 at the Baguio Country Club. The activity was led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)...

DILG Caraga directs LGUs to prepare for the repatriation of deceased overseas Filipinos from KSA

July 29, 2020

As the lead agency in the Management of the Dead and the Missing (MDM), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) enjoins all local government units (LGUs) in Region 13 – Caraga to prepare for the repatriation of Human Remains (HR) of deceased Overseas Filipinos (OFs), particularly from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), specified on the DILG Memorandum dated July 3,...

DILG, AFP officials meet to set directions for Caraga RTF-ELCAC as it reaches critical stages of implementation

July 29, 2020

DILG Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion meets up with 4th Infantry Division Commander, Major General Andres C. Centino, and 402nd Infantry Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Maurito L. Licudine to set the directions for the Caraga Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) as it reaches critical stages of implementation.

Newly-appointed Major General...

RCSP seen to connect people, spur growth in Marabut, Samar

July 24, 2020

Residents and officials of Marabut, a fifth class town in Samar famed for its picture-perfect views of limestone cliffs, caves, and islands, are moving as one to address issues that have stalled government efforts to end insurgency in the three Samar provinces.

Local officials led by Mayor Percival A. Ortillo Jr. on July 14, 2020 held a joint meeting of the Municipal Peace and Order Council...

DILG Region 8 adopts online Document Management System

July 24, 2020

As the Department slowly transitions to the new normal where virtual and paperless transactions are encouraged, DILG 8 Regional Office started implementing the Document Management System (DMS) on July 20 after a year of its successful implementation at the DILG Central Office.

Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando who championed the use of the online DMS and witnessed the improved records...

DILG X, PCL, Rotary Club of Kalayaan join forces to support LSIs in Northern Mindanao

July 3, 2020

To supply some of the basic needs of numerous locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who are waiting to be fetched by their respective local government units (LGUs), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)- Region 10, Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Regional Chapter and the Rotary Club of Kalayaan joined forces to support the LSIs in Northern Mindanao.

DILG 10 Regional...

771 LSIs in Pasay return home

June 22, 2020

The 771 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in the Villamor Air Base Elementary School (VABES) and Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA) in Pasay have been provided transport and are now in transit to their homes.

Braving uncertainties and danger brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, said LSIs were staying at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and nearby areas to find any...

DILG 10 advocates ‘new normal’ vs. COVID-19

May 27, 2020

While Northern Mindanao is now reclassified under a modified general community quarantine, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region X Field Office (DILG-10) called on the local government units (LGUs) to stay vigilant and adapt to the ‘new normal’ to prevent resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe underscored that provincial...

SOCCSKSARGEN is 3rd best performing region in SAP payout

May 21, 2020

Region XII ranked third in the latest bulletin of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) of best performing regions with the highest distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the government.

The region reached an accomplishment rate of 98.92% as of 11:59 PM of May 10, the last extended date of payout set by DILG to LGUs, DILG...

Baguio shares COVID-19 best practice on contact tracing to other LGUs

May 6, 2020

Local government units (LGUs) need not grope in the dark in conducting contact tracing in the fight against the 2019 coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

They have much to learn from Baguio City whose best practice was featured in the 9th Online Talakayan Series dubbed L!STONG UGNAYAN produced by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), through its Local Government Academy...

Voter's ID not needed to receive relief goods; prioritize those who need it the most - DILG 10 reiterates

April 1, 2020

As some local government units and barangays start distributing relief goods due to COVID-19 crisis, DILG Region 10 reminds LGUs to set aside politics and cater those who need it the most.

“In these trying times, let us not make it harder for our constituents by requiring them to present their voter’s ID first before granting them relief goods. Instead, our LGUs and barangays must...

Farmers, fisherfolk, agribusiness personnel exempted from home quarantine, says DILG 10

March 26, 2020

To ensure unhampered movement of food and essential goods, the DILG Region 10 reiterated that all farmers and farm workers, fisherfolks and agribusiness personnel shall be exempted from home quarantine.

However, only those who do not exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 are exempt, and the number of working farmers/fisherfolks/farm personnel must be at a minimum. The DILG said safety...

DILG 10 to brgys: Mobilize BHERTs vs COVID 19 now

March 16, 2020

With the first COVID-19 case in Mindanao confirmed, DILG-Region 10 urged barangays to step up their CoVid 19 precautionary measures by mobilizing Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs).

There is a need to heighten the efforts, especially on the barangay level as the BHERTS are aimed to help in the containment, control and prevention of COVID 19,” said DILG 10 Regional...

DILG CdeO City convenes Hapsay Dalan Task Force, officials to improve road-clearing implementation

March 11, 2020

The DILG Cagayan de Oro and the Hapsay Dalan Task Force of Cagayan de Oro vowed to improve on their previous ‘medium compliance’ of the road-clearing directives of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the next validation.

The DILG-CdO convened the Hapsay Dalan Task Force and other concerned officials last January 29, 2020 at the...

DILG Caraga showcases milestones in peace and development building

March 11, 2020

As part of the efforts to ensure the integration of local development plans in the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 70 or the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict, DILG Caraga hosted the Localization of EO (LEO) 70 Planning Workshop for Mindanao Cluster on March 5-6, 2020 in the Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City.

The heads of...

Constitutional reform seeks support in Camiguin roadshow

March 3, 2020

CAMIGUIN PROVINCE—To gain more support for amendments to the 1987 constitution, the DILG Camiguin Provincial Office and the Province of Camiguin conducted a Constitutional Reform (CoRe) Provincial Roadshow recently at the Camiguin Convention Center.

The CoRe Provincial Roadshow was attended by local chief executives, Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, punong barangays, SK chairmen and...