Regional News Archive


DILG-CAR trains local execs on legislation, good governance

December 29, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continues to equip the newly-elected and re-elected local government officials with knowledge of local governance and legislation to underscore their roles in addressing pandemic, and in attaining peace and resilience towards inclusive and sustainable development.

“The Program for Newly-Elected Officials (NEO) is a continuing intervention of...

DILG Antique capacitates contact tracers on CSC Code of Conduct

December 29, 2020

Two hundred thirty-one contact tracers in the province are capacitated by the DILG Antique Local Governance Resource Center on government rules and protocols thru a one-day capacity building activity on Civil Service Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards or the Republic Act No. 6713 in the capital town of San Jose. The orientation was conducted by Civil Service Commission (CSC)-Antique...

DILG-CAR revs up info drive vs extremism in Cordi villages

December 29, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continues to conduct activities in villages to strengthen the resiliency of community members against violent extremism and to prevent any future involvement of citizens in harmful activities.

“These activities aim to provide village leaders with adequate knowledge that will encourage them to create preventive measures against violent...

DILG 10 PCVE Roll-Out to Barangays goes full swing

December 22, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10, roll out to Barangays of the “Advocacy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE)” goes full swing starting from selected barangays in the Municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon.

DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that the virtual PCVE roll out covers 80 barangays in the different...

Serbisyo Caravan delivers gov’t services to Las Navas, Northern Samar

December 16, 2020

Pursuant to the goal of bringing government services closer to the people, the Serbisyo Caravan under the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) has reached Barangay San Miguel, Las Navas, Northern Samar on Wednesday, December 10, 2020.

A total of 450 beneficiaries received hygiene kits from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 8 and the Provincial Government of Northern Samar. The...

Caraga Reg’l Peace and Order Council convenes anew

December 14, 2020

The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of Region XIII – Caraga, chaired by Province of Surigao del Sur Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, convenes anew for the 4th quarter of 2020 on November 18, 2020.

During the RPOC meeting, DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion presented the status on the implementation of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP), a...

“No one gets left behind”: DILG-10’s Virtual Dagyaw tackles multi-sectoral issues amid COVID-19 threat

December 4, 2020

Amidst the nationwide outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 and its partner agencies harnessed the power of new technologies to bring the government closer to its people through the four-part webinar series dubbed as Dagyaw.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that this year’s run of Dagyaw Town Hall Meetings made use...

LOOK! | Former Rebels surrender 21 firearms to the Government

December 4, 2020

In a simple ceremony to symbolize their return to the fold of the Government, Former Rebels (FRs) surrendered their firearms to the DILG, PNP and Philippine Army last November 11, 2020.

Under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (eCLIP), the FRs will be receiving financial assistance packages, which the DILG is administering, that includes the Firearms Remuneration, wherein the...

DILG 10 provides PPEs to 2,000 contact tracers

November 24, 2020

To protect the health and safety of 2,000 newly hired contact tracers (CTs), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 provided them personal protective equipment (PPE).

“Our contact tracers play a vital role in COVID-19 detection and in further preventing the spread of the virus in our communities, therefore their safety should also be of utmost...

DILG-7 orients hired contact tracers in Central Visayas

November 24, 2020

To give newly hired contact tracers (CTs) an overview on how contact tracing works, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 7 conducted an online general orientation in Central Visayas in October.

The DILG is hiring 50,000 CTs to augment the existing teams of local government units (LGUs) and ramp up contact tracing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In...

Thousands benefit from water project in Tanauan, Leyte

November 24, 2020

Thousands of residents from two barangays in Tanauan, Leyte recently benefitted from a P2.5-million peso's worth of water project funded by the DILG.

For years, the interior barangays of Sacme in Tanauan, Leyte, with a population of 2,300, and Barangay Limbuhan Guti, with a population of 705, had to rely on wells and hand-drawn water pumps for their daily subsistence.

Punong Barangay Constancia...

DILG-CAR orients 188 SK officials on EO 70, ‘inclusive and sustainable’ peace

November 19, 2020

The DILG- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) conducts orientation on Executive Order (EO) No. 70 for188,000 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) representatives in the region.

“The unequivocal support of the youth to the national government’s whole-of-nation approach in eliminating insurgency reflects on their important role in peace-building,” said DILG Regional Director (RD) Marlo...

DILG-CAR urges LGUs to resume road clearing operations

November 19, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) calls on the local government units (LGUs) in the region to continue the implementation of the government’s road clearing policy in areas with less restrictive community quarantine starting on November 16.

DILG Regional Director Marlo Iringan said the continuation of road clearing operations is in line with the DILG Memorandum Circular (MC)...

Lupons attend virtual roll-out training on Katarungang Pambarangay

November 19, 2020

The DILG Eastern Visayas rolled out the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) training on November 11, 2020 for the first batch of Lupong Tagapamayapa members from the provinces of Biliran, Southern Leyte, Ormoc, and the western towns of Leyte.

In his opening remarks, DILG-8 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando expressed that it is an opportune time to review the provisions of the KP Law and to know...

RTF8-ELCAC focuses on conflict sensitivity in implementing projects

November 11, 2020

The Regional Task Force 8 on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF8-ELCAC) emphasized the need for implementing conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting interventions in a recent meeting of the clusters under the RTF8-ELCAC-led or co-led by the DILG.

Participants of the meeting listened to the sharing by the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) in...

Ugnayan sa Barangay benefits 382 households in Sta. Rita, Samar

November 11, 2020

A total of 382 beneficiaries received hygiene kits while their barangays received emergency generator sets from various government and volunteer groups during the Ugnayan sa Barangay held in Barangay Utap, Sta. Rita, Samar on November 4, 2020.

The “poorest of the poor” as certified by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer likewise received toys for their children,...

Vulnerable sectors of Butuan empowered to become advocates of peace and development

November 11, 2020

Vulnerable sectors of Butuan City are empowered to become advocates of peace and development through Capacitating Urban Communities for Peace and Development (CUCPD) organized by the DILG Caraga Regional Office and DILG Butuan in VCDU Prince Hotel and Grand Convention Center, Butuan City on October 26-30, 2020.

“We are grateful for the ardent support of the Local Government of Butuan City...

DILG-Antique: Two barangays to receive P40-M Local Gov’t Support Fund

November 6, 2020

Barangay Bulan-bulan in San Remigio town and Barangay Cabladan in Sibalom town will receive P40-million to boost financing of projects through the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) by the national government in Antique next year.

The two barangays recently revisited their Barangay Development Plans (BDPs) to include their proposed projects which will be funded by the national, provincial,...

DILG-CAR trains LGU officials on comprehensive dev’t plan in Mountain Province

November 6, 2020

At least 40 local government officials in Mountain Province underwent training conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the formulation of a Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) to determine their thrusts and priorities in boosting their service delivery.

The participants are local government executives, legislative officials, department heads, and sectoral...

DILG CAR issues guidelines for the conduct of assembly amid pandemic

October 21, 2020

The DILG Cordillera is urging the barangay executives to strictly follow the guidelines in the conduct of Barangay Assembly for the second semester.

Araceli San Jose, Assistant Regional Director of DILG Cordillera, said that all barangays are allowed to conduct their Barangay Assembly Day for the Second Semester of 2020 on any of the Saturdays or Sundays of October and November in compliance...

Hundreds join Good Governance Ride to launch Local Government Code Month

October 21, 2020

Hundreds of bikers from across the region joined the Good Governance Ride organized by the DILG in partnership with the Region 8 Bicycle Advocacy Community (R8BAC).

DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando said the Good Governance Ride is in celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Local Government Code on October 1. It served as the launching activity of the Local Government Code...

DILG enjoins LGUs to review ordinances and executive orders on movement of APORs

October 21, 2020

In response to reports of Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) being hampered in the performance of their duties, the DILG released an Advisory, through the office of Undersecretary Epimaco V. Densing III, and issued Regional Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 2020-035 to remind local government units (LGUs) to exercise prudence in implementing local policies to combat COVID-19.


Deployment of contact tracers - timely, crucial for Maasin City

October 21, 2020

The deployment of 10 newly-hired DILG contact tracers (CTs) in the City of Maasin proved timely and crucial as the city battles recent surges of COVID-19 cases.

October 7, 2020 could have been Day Zero, a time for orientation and familiarization for the 10 newly hired CTs in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, yet they immediately faced the urgent task of going after the close contacts, after six...

DILG 8 assures troops: Nation working as one for peace

October 15, 2020

Recognizing that lack of institutional support from national agencies is one of the barriers in effectively responding to issues in far-flung barangays, Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando of the DILG Region 8 explained to soldiers of the famed 14th “Avenger” Battalion how Executive Order (EO) No. 70 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in December 2018, brings the...

9 barangays in Zamboanga Del Norte now drug-free

October 15, 2020

Nine (9) barangays in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte were formally declared drug-cleared and drug-free barangays by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program on August 26, 2020, at the Top Plaza Hotel, Dipolog City.

The oversight committee, presided by the Regional Director of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) IX, Dir. Emerson L. Margate being the...

40 barangays in Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay now drug-cleared

October 15, 2020

At least forty (40) Barangays in the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga Del Sur are now declared drug cleared by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program during their deliberation and declaration last August 24 and 25, 2020 at the Municipal Hall of Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay and at the Subanen Hall, Provincial Sports Complex, Dao, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del...

DILG-CAR, partners open search for LGUs’ best practices using ICT

October 15, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), together with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), is calling for entries of local government units (LGUs) with the best practices in using information and communications technology (ICT) in their operations and delivery of public services.


DILG-CAR continues to empower LGUs through road dev’t plan training

October 15, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continues to support local government units (LGUs) in the region through the provision of training on Local Road Networks Development Plan (LRNDP).

“The capacity development interventions aim to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of our provincial government employees on local road and public financial management, specifically...

DILG Cordillera Chief: Infra projects from 2019 to continue in CTG-affected areas amid crisis

October 15, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has assured that infrastructure projects in Communist Terrorist Group (CTG)–affected areas planned in 2019 will push through despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as part of the development initiatives to address the communist insurgency in the region.

“A total of P20.7-million was earmarked for the implementation of...

Tacloban City, Leyte unite against COVID-19

October 15, 2020

To further strengthen COVID-19 response in the region, the local chief executives (LCEs) of Tacloban City and Leyte Province agreed to cooperate more closely with each other in implementing protocols to combat COVID-19.

In a dialogue organized by the DILG, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez of Tacloban City and Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla discussed various issues regarding COVID-19 faced...