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Ligtas na patubig sa Romblon sigurado na bago matapos ang 2014 - Roxas

August 22, 2014

Nagpahayag ng kasiyahan si Interior at Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas sa ulat ng local government unit (LGU) ng Ferrol, Romblon sa ibinigay na kooperasyon ng mamamayan nito may kinalaman sa pagsasa-ayos ng kanilang water supply system.

Iniulat ni Roxas batay sa tala ng local government unit ng Bunsoran na naging matagumpay ang pampublikong konsultasyon na ginawa nila sa pagitan ni Mayor...

Roxas: Talipao,Sulu Barangays Benefits from DILG-ARMM Water Programs

August 20, 2014

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas today praised the successful usage and implementation by the DILG-ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) of the funds it received from the Transition Investment Support Program (TISP) of the national government.

Roxas explained that the DILG-ARMM used the 100 million peso fund for the water program or level II water project for the remote...

DILG to Barangays: Disclose your Budget, Finances

August 18, 2014

Not only provinces, cities and municipalities are required under the law to fully disclose their local budget and other financial documents, but also the barangays.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said that barangays are not exempted from the provision of the law requiring local governments to post a summary of their incomes and expenditures after each fiscal...

Roxas Ensures funds go to their intended purpose

August 18, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas wants local government units make a periodic report on the progress of public works projects implemented under the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to ensure that funds are used for their intended purpose.

Under PCF, provinces are given P7 million additional funds for the construction of roads, bridges, and flood-control projects. Cities and...

Roxas Calls for Stakeholders' Support for Lanao Del Sur's Electrification

August 18, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today called on various stakeholders in Lanao del Sur to support the government’s initiative to rehabilitate the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO) to ensure a sustainable electrification program for the province.

Roxas made the call after leading national and local government officials last Thursday in installing...

Roxas: CCTV ng mga Banko, Food Chains, Supermarkets at Ospital gagamitin na rin sa Crime Prevention Drive ng PNP

August 16, 2014

Pinangunahan ngayong hapon ni Interior at Local Government Mar Roxas ang isang malayang talakayan sa pagitan ng mga negosyante sa food chain business, petroleum dealers, supermarkets association, rural bankers, bank security management, private hospitals at drugstores association at local government units (LGUs).

Sinabi ni Roxas na ginawa ang talakayan upang ipaliwanag sa mga negosyante ang...

Secretary Mar Roxas: Statement on Extortion Allegation

August 16, 2014

“Mariing kong pinabubulaanan ang pagdawit sa aking pangalan ni Mr. Jojo Soliman na may kinalaman sa kasong extortion na inihain laban kay NFA Administrator Arthur Juan.

“Wala akong pakikipag-pulong, pakikipag-usap o anuman ugnayan kay Mr. Soliman. Gayundin kay NFA Administrator Arthur Juan maliban sa dalawa o tatlong pulong na may kinalaman sa rice smuggling. Di ko siya kilala...

Roxas: Hindi ko kukunsintihin ang mga incompetent na Pulis

August 14, 2014

Inatasan ni Interior at Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas si PNP NCRPO Police Director Carmelo Valmoria na ayusin ang hanay ng kapulisan sa National Capital Regional Police.

Ito ayon kay Roxas matapos na iulat ang pagtaas ng insidente ng theft at robbery sa mga lungsod ng Quezon at Pasay at gayun din ang kuwestiyonableng aktibidad ng ilang pulis sa Caloocan.

Binigyang diin ni Roxas na hindi...

Roxas Clamps Down on Spread of Loose Firearms

August 11, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today warned gun traders, importers and dealers engaged in the illegal trading of firearms face not only imprisonment but also suspension of their business licenses.

Roxas gave this warning following reports that private firearms under the custody of the Philippine National Police have been unofficially taken out of the PNP...

Roxas backs Higher Pension for Uniformed Men

August 11, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today pushed for a measure seeking to provide higher pension for the uniformed men and women of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Army (PA) and other uniformed officials and personnel of the government.

Roxas made the remark in an interview following the 113th Police Service Anniversary at...

Sibilyan at Militar ligtas sa pagsadsad ng Helicopter sa Marawi - Roxas

August 8, 2014

Nilinaw ni Interior at Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas na walang malubhang nasaktan o namatay sa nangyaring pagbagsak ng Sokol helicopter ng Philippine Air Force (PAF) dakong ika-2 ng hapon kanina.

“Gusto po natin iparating na wala pong malubhang nasaktan sa panig man ng mga opisyal, kawani o sibiliyan sa nangyaring pagbagsak ng Sokol helicopter kaninang pasado ika-2 ng hapon sa Marawi...

Roxas: PNP to Deploy 900 recruits in NCR

August 7, 2014

MANILA – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced that the Philippine National Police will deploy early next month some 900 new police recruits to help deter crime in Metro Manila’s crime-prone areas.

The decision was arrived at during a meeting Wednesday between the DILG chief, PNP chief Director General Allan Purisima, and NCRPO chief Director Mel...

Roxas: "Prepare for more Super Typhoons"

August 7, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said the nation should expect more super typhoons like Yolanda.

The DILG chief, who is also the vice chairman for preparedness of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, urged local government officials in a circular to strengthen their individual and collective capabilities against climate change-triggered natural...

Roxas: "I'm Ready to Face whatever the Future Holds"

August 6, 2014

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas said, he is willing to face head on, whatever the future holds for him.

“I'm ready to face whatever the future holds or in store [for me],” Roxas said in a reply when asked by Lynda Jumilla during the interview at ANC’s Beyond Politics, on whether he wants to be the one to continue the transformation that President Aquino has...

Statement of Appreciation of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to Surigao Del Norte and Agusan Del Norte Local Government Units

August 6, 2014

Ipinaaabot ko ang taos-pusong pasasalamat sa lahat ng LGU officials ng Surigao del Norte at Agusan del Norte na naglaan ng oras at pagod para maging matagumpay ang pagpapalaya nitong Hulyo 30 sa apat na pulis na naging bihag ng New People's Army.

Nais kong bigyan ng ispesyal na komendasyon si Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas at ang kanyang asawang si Rep. Lalo Matugas dahil sa kanilang...

Roxas to BFP: Help DENR contain Albay Bush Fire

August 4, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed the regional office of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Bicol to mobilize all resources necessary to help contain an ongoing bush fire that has already razed some 6,000 hectares of forest and grasslands in two islands of Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

Roxas specifically instructed the BFP-Regional Office in Bicol to coordinate with...

Automated Weather Stations to make provinces more disaster-prepared - Roxas

August 1, 2014

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas commended the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) for deploying automated weather stations (AWS) units across the country.

An AWS unit is a solar-powered device that enables provincial governments to track down weather disturbances that may pass through their provinces.

“Strong typhoons are now the new...

Press Statement of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas on the capture of Said Giad alias "MAESTRO"

July 31, 2014

I commend the police operatives of Sultan Kudarat for capturing a member of the dreaded Al-Khobar Group, which is responsible for a series of kidnappings.

Ang pagkakahuli kay Said Giad alyas Maestro na isang kilabot na myembro ng grupong Al-Khobar ay isa na namang tagumpay sa ating kampanya laban sa kriminalidad.

Ito ay patunay na ang administrasyon ni Pangulong Aquino ay determinado sa...

Roxas cites Two Cops wounded in NPA raid

July 30, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday personally pinned the Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting to two police officers who were wounded while defending the municipal police station of Alegria in Surigao del Norte from a New People’s Army (NPA) attack last July 10.

Roxas handed the awards in a ceremony held at the Kitcharao Elementary School in Agusan del Norte, which...

Roxas Secures Freedom of 4 Cops from NPA

July 30, 2014

After 19 days in captivity, four police officers under the custody of the New People's Army were freed by their captors and turned over to government upon the intercession of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

The DILG Secretary flew to Agusan del Norte with Presidential Peace Adviser Ging Deles and PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima to ensure the safe release of PO3 Vic...

Sec. Mar Roxas signed Statement

July 28, 2014

STATEMENT July 27, 20I4

This is to inform the public that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police have declared a temporary ceasefire with the National Democratic Front effective I2 noon of July 27 to I2 noon of August I, 20I4, covering the towns of Placer, Bacuag, Tubod, Gigaquit, Alegria and Claver, all in Surigao del Norte; and the towns of Kitcharao, Jabonga...

NPA to turn over four Cops to Roxas

July 28, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas will fly to Mindanao tomorrow (July 29) to ensure the safe release of four police officers held captive by the New People’s Army (NPA) after a rebel raid on the Alegria municipal police station in Surigao del Norte last July 10.

“Kung kinakailangang pumasok sa kampo ng NPA, gagawin natin para masiguro lang na makukuha nating ligtas...

Statement of Secretary Mar Roxas on Janet Lim Napoles' Transfer To Bicutan

July 28, 2014

"The Philippine National Police (PNP) has communicated with the Regional Trial Court of Makati, which in turn issued a Comment interposing no objection to the Order of the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court. Hence, the PNP and the BJMP will cause the transfer of Janet Lim Napoles to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Bicutan facility within the day.

I have directed the PNP and BJMP...

Hope shines upon Metro Manila's Informal Settlers under 'OPLAN LIKAS'

July 28, 2014

The relocation of informal settler families from the slums of Metro Manila to government relocation sites offers beneficiaries of “Oplan Likas” renewed hope for a better life.

Thus said Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas who vowed to relocate more informal settler families under the program. “Oplan Likas” or Lumikas para Ligtas sa Kalamidad at Sakit is...

Release of Cops held by NPA in Mindanao set

July 28, 2014

Four policemen held by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Northeastern Mindanao will be released this week after Interior Secretary Mar Roxas secured the commitment of the National Democratic Front (NDF) to free them once the military and police agree to a five-day ceasefire in six towns of Surigao del Norte.

Roxas said he won the commitment of the NDF to release the policemen taken into...

Roxas: Gov't to Relocate more Informal Settlers from Metro Manila Danger Zones

July 25, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today said the Aquino administration is determined to relocate more informal settler families to safer and better communities under "Oplan Likas" or Lumikas para Iwas sa Kalamidad at Sakit being spearheaded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Roxas said the DILG, together with various implementing agencies, intend to...

Roxas to Public: Be Alert, Get ready for 'INDAY'

July 23, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today urged the public to always be on alert and brace for more heavy rains and flashfloods in the next few days as another low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted near the Philippine area of responsibility.

Citing reports from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA), Roxas said the LPA is...

Oplan Likas' Zero-ISF water easement implemented in Salapan Creek

July 22, 2014

The government’s clearing of the three-meter easement of informal settler families (ISFs) in danger zones in Salapan Creek in San Juan paved the way for the construction of the River Wall along the creek and the Salapan pumping station to help mitigate flooding in the area.

The project was implemented after the successful voluntary relocation of the initial 157 families living along the...

Roxas commends Disaster-Ready LGUs, calls on Mayors to build better, safer communities

July 21, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today lauded local officials who worked round the clock in leading their constituents to safer grounds before the onslaught of typhoon Glenda, saying their efforts were responsible for low casualty rate during the calamity.

“Binabati ko ang mga lokal na opisyal sa kanilang maagap na pagtugon sa panawagan ng ating pamahalaan na maging...

Roxas underscores partnership, LGUs Action in Disaster Risk Reduction

July 21, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today underscored the importance of local government support and action in reducing the risk of disaster and in saving the lives of people who are vulnerable to natural calamities.

Roxas, vice chairman for preparedness of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), said the cooperation between national and local...