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Año to brgy chiefs: Prepare inventory for turnover to next brgy officials

February 8, 2018

As part of the DILG's preparations for the forthcoming Barangay Elections this May, DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo Ano is directing all incumbent punong barangays to conduct an inventory of barangay financial records and properties under their custody from the start of their term of office up to the present.

Ano issued the directive this early to ensure smooth and systematic transition from the...

DILG 10 holds BUB end of program conference

February 7, 2018

With the near conclusion of the Bottom-Up-Budgeting Program, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) 10 conducted an end-of-program assessment conference for the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) recently in Cagayan De Oro City.

“For a good three or four years, the RPRAT meetings had been a good venue for lengthy discussions on issues, suggestions and sharing...

DILG launches campaign for "Matino, Mahusay, at Maaasahang" Barangay and SK Officials

February 6, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is launching a nationwide campaign for "Matino, Mahusay, at Maaasahang" Barangay and SK Officials to encourage the public to vote for good leaders in the coming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections on May 14, 2018.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Ano said that voters should not only exercise their right to suffrage on May 14...

DILG-RAY gets JICA award for post-Yolanda rehab

February 5, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Recovery Assistance for Yolanda has finally received the recognition it deserves as one of the three best projects in the Philippines for its huge efforts in post-Yolanda rehabilitation in disaster-stricken areas during the 13th Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Award recently.

Speaking in-front of the DILG...

Press statement of DILG OIC-Secretary Año on the generally peaceful implementation of Oplan Tokhang 2

February 5, 2018

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is encouraged by the generally peaceful implementation of Oplan Tokhang 2 across the country and will continue to monitor the Philippine National Police’s adherence to the rule of law and the new operational guidelines in anti-illegal drugs operations.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Ano said that “he is encouraged by the...

DILG monitors completion of P18-billion provincial road projects

February 1, 2018

In support to the Duterte Administration’s Build Build Build program, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is closely monitoring the completion of a total of P18.03 billion worth of provincial road projects through the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) for Road Repair, Rehabilitation, and Improvement Program.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Ano says that of...

Año: Brgy tanods not allowed to carry firearms; Brgy captains liable for tanods under their supervision

January 30, 2018

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Chief Eduardo M. Ano calls on Punong Barangays to ensure that no tanod under their supervision uses firearms even in the performance of their duties.

Ano reminded all Barangays that tanods or community brigades composed of civilian volunteers appointed by the Punong Barangay upon recommendation of the Barangay Peace and Order Council are...

Año: Mga tanod bawal gumamit ng baril; Mga kapitan may pananagutan

January 30, 2018

Nanawagan si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Chief Eduardo M. Ano sa mga punong barangay na tiyaking hindi nagdadala at gumagamit ng baril ang kanilang mga tanod kahit pa sa katwirang ito’y sa pagganap ng kanilang tungkulin.

Ipinaalala ni Ano na ang mga tanod -- o mga community brigade na binubuo ng mga civilian volunteers at itinalaga ng mga punong barangay ayon...

DILG, Napolcom babantayan ang pagsunod ng PNP sa bagong anti-illegal drugs campaign guidelines

January 29, 2018

Pagkatapos magpalabas ang bagong guidelines para sa kapulisan tungkol sa operasyon laban sa iligal na droga, masusing babantayan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) at ng National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ang pagsunod ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa rule of law at sa nasabing guidelines.

Sinabi ni DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo M. Ano na mamatyagan ng DILG at...

DILG, Napolcom to ensure PNP's adherence to rule of law, new guidelines in anti-drugs drive

January 24, 2018

Following the release of new police guidelines on anti-illegal drug operations, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) will closely monitor the strict adherence of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the rule of law and the new operational guidelines during anti-drug operations.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo M. Ano says the...

DILG, Comelec gear for massive Barangay, SK election information drive to choose the best barangay officials

January 24, 2018

With the release of the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) calendar of activities for the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) commits to a massive information drive to encourage the people to choose the best barangay officials, especially those who have cleared their communities of the drug problem.

DILG Chief Eduardo...

DILG 10 Director emphasizes quality over quantity in prioritizing Assistance to Municipalities (AM) projects

January 24, 2018

As the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region X ushers another year of program implementation, Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe emphasizes quality over quantity in prioritizing projects under the Assistance to Municipalities (AM).

Agabe made this statement during the recently concluded AM Program Regional Briefing and Re-Prioritization (Project Revision) Workshop at...

Año to police, fire, jail officers: Double pay means double service to the public

January 22, 2018

Following the recent implementation of the pay hike for the uniformed personnel, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Chief Eduardo N. Ano directed all police, fire, and jail officers to double their efforts since “double pay comes double service to the public”.

Ano urged all DILG uniformed personnel to instill in themselves the DILG’s brand of “matino,...

Año: DILG to scale up National 911 program this year

January 22, 2018

The National 911 Program is to be scaled up this year, says the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Eduardo M. Ano.

Ano said that the P22.4 million allocated for the 911 program in the General Appropriations Act of 2018 is a good start to create necessary improvements from internal capacity enhancement to better response capability.

"As directed by President...

Twelve ways DILG ramps-up good governance in LGUs

January 22, 2018

Little do the public may know, there are a dozen and more ways that the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is ramping-up good governance of local government units (LGUs) from provinces, cities, and towns down to barangays.

Because good governance and public service are serious matters at hand for the common good, the DILG doesn’t leave it to lucky charms and que sera...

DILG: 2,059 Salintubig projects give more people access to potable water

January 17, 2018

More and more people in the countryside now have access to safe and clean water as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has administered a total of 2,059 SALINTUBIG (Sagana at Ligtas naTubig para sa Lahat) projects across 15 regions in the country amounting to P6.674 billion.

DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero said this is aside from the 850 potable water supply projects...

Año pledges steering LGUs towards 'not only good but excellent governance'

January 16, 2018

Just as there is no letup in anti-crime and anti-illegal drugs agenda of the government, newly designated Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Eduardo M. Ano assures there is no easing off on steering local government units (LGUs) towards “not only being good but excellent at governance”.

“The advancement of local governance is just as...

Año vows relentless war against illegal drugs, crime, and corruption in turnover ceremony

January 10, 2018

Incoming Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Eduardo M. Ano vows to be the "conductor who will lead towards a clear vision" while relentlessly waging a war against illegal drugs, corruption, communist insurgency, and violent extremism in the turnover ceremony held on Tuesday afternoon.

Facing the officials and employees of DILG, OIC Ano laid the...

Año says he has big shoes to fill, counts on support of Team DILG

January 9, 2018

New Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Eduardo M. Ano said he has “big shoes to fill” in replacing Catalino S. Cuy as OIC of the Department.

Ano was appointed as OIC after the President named Cuy as the new chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

“I acknowledge that I have ‘big shoes to fill’ as my predecessor has...

DILG welcomes Año's appointment as OIC, congratulates Cuy

January 8, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) family welcomes the appointment of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief and current DILG Undersecretary Eduardo S. Ano as the new DILG Officer-in-Charge and congratulates former Usec. Catalino S. Cuy on his appointment as the new chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

Department officials and rank and file employees...

New Year's Message of DILG OIC CATALINO S. CUY

December 29, 2017

It has been a hectic season both in the local government and interior sectors. We had our plates full in implementing the flagship programs in the local government, peace and order, and public safety fronts.

As the Chairman of the Committee on Security, Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) of the ASEAN National Organizing Committee (NOC) 2017, the Department of the...

DILG to public: Use only allowed firecrackers or be fined or imprisoned

December 28, 2017

Three days before New Year’s Eve, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warns that any person who is caught manufacturing, selling, distributing or using illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics may be fined or imprisoned or suffer both penalties.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says the government is serious in regulating firecrackers and will deal with those who...

DILG released P18.98-billion to disadvantaged municipalities nationwide

December 27, 2017

More than ninety-seven percent or P18.98-billion of the P19.4-billion total budget for Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) program has been released to 1,373 municipal governments across the country this 2017.

The funds are being used for local access roads, water system projects, evacuation facilities and water impounding projects nationwide.

Just on in its first year of conception...

DILG reiterates ban on piccolo, other prohibited firecrackers but clarifies pyrotechnics or ‘pailaw’ allowable to be used outside place of residence

December 22, 2017

Two days to go before Christmas Eve, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its public reminder about the ban on illegal sale and discharge of Piccolo or "scratch bangers".

Mariin pong ipinagbabawal ang pagbebenta ng Piccolo na isa sa mga pangunahing sanhi ng firework-related injuries sa bansa. Bawal po itong ibenta maging sa mga sari-sari store.Maging...

PNP law enforcement functions to remain unhampered by ceasefire declaration

December 21, 2017

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy has called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) to remain vigilant as they perform their law enforcement functions despite the government’s declaration of a holiday ceasefire with the New People’s Army.

“We welcome President Duterte’s ceasefire declaration because this would give...

DILG: Gov't assessing LGU preparedness for Urduja

December 20, 2017

With more than 40 death tolls when Tropical Depression Urduja (international name Kai-tak) left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now assessing the efficiency of disaster preparedness measures done before Urduja wrought havoc.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Catalino S. Cuy says the local disaster risk reduction and...

DILG to public, LGUs: Plan rainy holidays ahead, know weather advisories

December 20, 2017

Ang listong pamilyang Pilipino ay may alam, maagap, at handang-handa sa anumang sakuna. Ang tamang paghahanda ay nasa tamang aksyon.

This is the reminder of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the public as another weather disturbance is being closely monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), west of...

DILG designates new Federalism campaign administrator

December 18, 2017

Responding to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to be more aggressive in its public campaign advocating a federal system of government, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy has designated a new administrator of the department’s Federalism and Constitutional Reform program.

Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, formerly Executive...

DILG awards outstanding lupong tagapamayapa

December 13, 2017

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recognized 24 outstanding barangay justice committees or lupong tagapamayapa for their excellent performance in settling neighborhood disputes during the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA) ceremony held recently at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City.

Speaking during the awarding rites, DILG Officer-in- Charge Catalino S. Cuy...

DILG 10 Chief warns against "OIC Appointment Scams"

December 12, 2017

"Do not believe individuals claiming that they could appoint you as OIC-barangay and local officials."

This was the warning of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe to the local government officials as there have been reported incidents on groups who claim that they could appoint officials under a federal system of government or...