Regional News Archive


DILG-CAR enjoins LGUs to prepare vaccination plan in the region

March 3, 2021

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) calls on the local government units (LGUs) of the region in the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine roadmap to combat the prevailing pandemic in the region.

“Our LGUs play a vital role in the COVID-19 response. As frontliners, they are in the position to identify the priority sectors for the planned vaccination program,” said...

DILG 6: Validation of road clearing operations resumes in Antique

March 3, 2021

Responding to President Rodrigo Duterte's call to rid the streets of illegal obstructions and to return the roads to the people, the DILG Region 6 is currently conducting a road clearing validation in the Province of Antique through the members of the Road Clearing Validation Teams (RCVTs).

The validation focuses on the compliance of the LGUs to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-145 for the...

907 ex-rebels in NorMin have receive P14-M worth of gov’t support

March 1, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Some 907 former rebels in Northern Mindanao have received an aggregate total of P14-million government assistance upon their return to the mainstream society, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe said that there were 66 surrenderees in CY 2014, 49 in 2015, 24 in 2016, 42 in 2017, 178 in 2018,...

DILG-10: 119 conflict-free barangays in NorMin to get P16.44-B LGSF Funding

February 26, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region X announced that 119 identified priority barangays in Northern Mindanao will receive an aggregate total of P16.44-Billion for the implementation of programs, projects, and activities (PPA) under the Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP).

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe...

Cagayan POC moves to set Peace Negotiation Panel

February 24, 2021

PEABLANCA, CAGAYAN – In pursuit of lasting peace, the Cagayan Peace and Order Council (POC) recently push for the creation of Peace Negotiation Panel in the province, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Region 2.

DILG-2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen said mechanisms are being established to map out local peace engagement, negotiation, or...

DILG 6: Municipality of Laua-an uses CBMS to profile economic, social situation for evidence-based plans

February 23, 2021

DILG Region 6 welcomes the initiative of the Municipality of Laua-an in recognizing the need for a solid database to serve as a reference on evidence-based planning, as it starts the enumeration for the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in all its barangays.

The municipality signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the CBMS Network to implement the program. DILG Antique, being part of the...

120 Brgy Residents in MisOr own benefit from DILG, LGU serbisyo caravan

February 19, 2021

MISAMIS ORIENTAL– Some 120 individuals of Barangay Bulahan, Claveria recently availed of various government services through the Serbisyo Caravan organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) and LGU of the Municipality of Claveria.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said the serbisyo caravan sought to promote community empowerment, citizen participation...

DILG Lanao Norte prepares LGUs for decentralization

February 19, 2021

In preparation for implementation of Supreme Court ruling on the Mandanas case, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Lanao del Norte urged local government units (LGUs) under its jurisdiction to prepare for assuming new and greater responsibilities.

DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe encouraged LGUs to come up with key reforms that would help reduce poverty, promote...

DILG-8 and Northern Samar province turn over financial aid to 16 former rebels

February 16, 2021

DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando led the ceremonial distribution of Immediate Financial Assistance and Reintegration Assistance to 16 former rebels (FRs) under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

The FRs also received financial assistance from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of the Provincial Government of Northern...

DILG-8 inks agreement with UEP on CSIS

February 16, 2021

The DILG Regional 8 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) on implementing the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) on January 27, 2021 at the UEP Conference Hall, Catarman, Northern Samar.

The agreement signed by the DILG and the UEP details the partnership between the two institutions to conduct CSIS in the municipalities of Catarman and...

DILG-8 orients personnel on SC ruling on Mandanas-Garcia petitions

February 16, 2021

In preparation for the implementation of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the Mandanas-Garcia petitions in 2022, the DILG Regional Office 8 conducted a virtual orientation to all regional and field personnel on February 1, 2021.

In his welcome message, DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando urged all participants to listen attentively to the discussion because this will benefit...

DILG XIII confers SGLG markers to 19 LGU awardees for 2019

February 16, 2021

The DILG Region XIII conferred the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) markers to 19 local government units (LGUs) passers in 2019 through a Regional Virtual Awarding Ceremony on February 5, 2021.

DILG XIII Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion said that the SGLG markers symbolize integrity and good performance of local governments as she encouraged the LGUs, saying that, “Regardless of...

DILG Zambales deploys 70 rehired contact tracers to augment local contact tracing efforts

February 16, 2021

The DILG Zambales deployed 70 rehired contact tracers (CTs) across the province to support local efforts in tracking down confirmed COVID-19 cases, managing their close contacts, aiming to reduce the spread of infection to confirmed COVID-19 cases, among others.

The rehiring and deployment were followed by the approval of the funds from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to be...

DILG prov'l offices in Nueva Ecija, Aurora prepare LGUs for Road Clearing 2.0 validation

February 16, 2021

DILG Nueva Ecija and Aurora have been preparing local government units (LGUs) for the Road Clearing validation on February 16 to March 2, 2021 in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to free streets of illegal obstructions and to return roads to the people.

To capacitate Road Clearing Validation Teams (RCVTs), the DILG Nueva Ecija hosted a Virtual Orientation on the...

DILG Olongapo rehires 45 contact tracers

February 16, 2021

Following the release of the DILG guidelines directing its Regional Offices (ROs) to rehire 30 percent of the initially employed contact tracers (CTs), DILG Olongapo rehired 45 CTs to ensure the continuity of contact tracing efforts in Olongapo City for at least five months.

DILG City Director Amada T. Dumagat, during the official turnover ceremony, congratulated and thanked the rehired CTs....

DILG-7 graces seven new COVID-19 Health Care Facilities in Cebu

February 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-7 recently graced the simultaneous blessing and turnover of seven COVID-19 Temporary Treatment and Monitoring facilities to the local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province.

DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said that the facilities are a manifestation of the readiness of the government to address COVID-19 concerns such as...

DILG-7 showcases Cebu City’s Best Practices vs COVID-19

February 15, 2021

Trace. Test. Isolate. Treat. These were among the strategies that Cebu City came up with in creating its own playbook in combating the dreadful coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Regional Director Leocadio Trovela of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG Region 7) commended the city government of Cebu and all local government units in the region for showing their creativity...

DILG-7 holds 1st webinar on KP Law

February 15, 2021

In the quest to towards more peaceful communities, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-7 recently conducted it’s first-ever webinar on Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) Law.

DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dino, who graced the webinar as guest of honor, paid tribute to the Lupong Tagapamayapa whom he described as the real heroes and conciliators in the...

Bukidnon ELCAC Task Force probes land disputes

February 10, 2021

BUKIDNON – In the quest to find long term solutions, the Provincial Task-Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) in Bukidnon recently convened to discuss the land disputes in the municipality of Don Carlos.

Provincial Director Engr. Carmelo Enrique Libot said the convergence will hopefully materialize a process that would put in place the rights of the claimants, owners,...

DILG 10 provides comprehensive perspective to Local Legislative Bodies

January 27, 2021

Despite the threats posed by the global health crisis, the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG 10) recently gathered local legislators from 29 municipalities for a two-day Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP)/Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) Retooling in Aid of Local Legislation.

DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said participants of the said training were...

DILG-10 to LGUs: Enact ordinances compliant with EODB Act

January 27, 2021

To help the country’s economy cope with the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) enjoined local government units (LGUs) in Region 10 to review and repeal irrelevant policies to ease business and non-business transactions.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe called on the provincial governors, city/municipal mayors in...

Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services to Catubig, Northern Samar

January 22, 2021

As the DILG continuously endeavors to bring the government closer to the people to attain inclusive and sustainable peace, this year’s very first “Serbisyo Caravan” in Eastern Visayas Region was conducted in Brgy. Hitapian, Catubig, Northern Samar on January 13, 2021.

Key officials and representatives of national government agencies journeyed for about three hours, riding on a...

"BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” campaign formally kicks off in Region XII

December 29, 2020

DILG XII has formally launched its "BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19" campaign through a virtually packed audience composed of dignitaries from the different government agencies.

Present in the event are: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapena who is the appointed Cabinet Official for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Region...

DILG R6 launches TV Aralan Series in Antique

December 29, 2020

Two barangays received Smart TVs through the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) of the DILG in Antique during the launching of the RCSP TV Aralan Series at Adelaide Tourist and Traveler’s Inn, San Jose, Antique on November 25, 2020.

The RCSP is one of the strategies employed by the government in ending insurgency by strengthening the government’s role in establishing peace...

DILG-CAR, PCOO call for 'quality information' amid pandemic

December 29, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and an official from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) urged information officers (IOs) and focal persons to continue providing a strong, comprehensive, and unified communication structure to combat disinformation especially in times of health crisis.

Speaking before more than 100 participants during the two-day Strategic...

DILG-CAR: Task Force eyes to strengthen the approach to ‘end’ insurgency, promote good governance

December 29, 2020

In a bid to further strengthen the government’s efforts to combat the communist insurgency and other armed conflicts, the DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (DILG-CAR) said its Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) convened to promote integrity and good governance among cluster members.

“One of the many challenges we face right now is how to resist...

DILG-6: Bugasong nets high overall satisfaction rating with LGU delivery of basic services

December 29, 2020

The Municipality of Bugasong got a high overall satisfaction rating with a percentage score of 75.33% in the Citizen Satisfaction Survey on Delivery of Basic Services using the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) of the DILG in Antique.

Locals are satisfied with the delivery of basic services of the local government of Bugasong, according to a survey conducted by the University of...

DILG-CAR holds open public dialogue to strengthen trust in gov't amid the pandemic

December 29, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) together with its partners concluded the regional open public dialogue to strengthen the public's trust in the government through open and public dialogues co-designed with civil society and which focused on relevant and emerging issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dubbed as “Dagyaw 2020: Open Government and Participatory Governance...

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...