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ROXAS calls for ‘BAYANIHAN’ among LGUs, Asks Private Sector for volunteers.

November 11, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today appealed to governors and mayors of provinces, cities and municipalities not affected by the Supertyphoon Yolanda to mobilize their personnel and resources in aid of communities reeling from the devastating effects of the recent calamity.

            “Napakatindi ng...

DILG Region 3 culminates the 22nd Local Government Code Anniversary Celebration

November 8, 2013

Clarkfield, Pampanga - As a culminating activity of the Local Government Code 22nd Anniversary Celebration, DILG Region 3 conducted a Regional Congress at the  Oxford Hotel here recently which was  participated in by 267 DILG R-3 organic personnel from the regional and field operating units.

In her message, RD Florida M. Dijanexpressed overwhelming thanks and appreciation to...

Roxas directs LGUs in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and MIMAROPA to activate local DRRMCs, monitoring systems

November 6, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed all governors and mayors in the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and MIMAROPA to activate their local disaster risk reduction and management councils (LDRRMC) and disaster monitoring systems in preparation for a cyclone that may have the makings of a super typhoon.

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Roxas: Barangay captain who killed three siblings in Capiz captured

October 31, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- A Capiz village chief who killed three of his siblings due to a family feud that turned into a bitter political rivalry was captured by the police a day after Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ordered an intensive manhunt for all those responsible in violent incidents that were recorded during the Oct. 28 barangay elections.

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DILG asks local execs to mobilize forces for Undas 2013

October 30, 2013

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has directed the country’s city and town mayors to convene their Local Peace and Order Councils as soon as possible and adopt measures that will ensure safe and peaceful observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Roxas, at the same time, ordered the Philippine National Police to go on full alert in order to...

Toka-Toka

October 24, 2013

DILG IV-A officials and technical staff join Manila Water officials led by Mr. Edgar Santos (2nd from left), and the municipal officials of San Mateo, Rizal led by Vice Mayor Cristina Diaz (center) during the launching of the Dislodging Caravan of Manila Water held last September 27, 2013 in San Mateo. The Toka-Toka program of the Manila Water is in line with the goals, and objectives of...

Rizal Greening Program

October 24, 2013

DILG IV-A CALABARZON Regional Director Josefina E. Castilla-Go (4th from right) joins the Rizal Provincial Government headed by Gov. Rebecca “Nini” A. Ynares (3rd from left) during the launching of the Ynares Eco System (YES) to Green Program which was held last September 26, 2013 at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The YES program which is in line with the National Greening...

General Nakar, Quezon benefits from the DILG’s SALINTUBIG Program

October 24, 2013

With the objective of ensuring adequate, safe and sustainable water access to the public, the Municipality of General Nakar in the province of Quezon as well as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region IV-A CALABARZON unveiled to the public last October 1, 2013 the municipality’s New Municipal Water Supply...

Roxas to PNP: Probe Relief Hoarding in Bohol

October 24, 2013

Manila, Philippines - Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate reports that some local executives in Bohol have been hoarding relief goods that were delivered to their offices by disaster officials from the national and provincial government.

             Roxas also directed...

Roxas to Bohol Mayors: Use powers to re-open stores

October 21, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has directed the mayors of Bohol province to exercise their executive powers in order to help normalize the flow of trade and commerce, particularly the retail selling of basic necessities, in areas devastated by the killer quake that struck Central Visayas last Oct. 15.

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Roxas relocates stranded hospital patients to BFP grounds in Cebu City

October 18, 2013

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday personally supervised the relocation to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Regional Office of 84 hospital patients who had been stranded on the sidewalk of Cebu City after a major quake rocked the Visayas last Tuesday.

            Roxas allowed the temporary use of the...

Roxas assures enough supply of rice, other items in Bohol

October 16, 2013

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday/October 16 assured residents of  earthquake-ravaged Bohol of enough supply of rice and other basic commodities and called on them to avoid panic-buying and hoarding. He further assured them that the government is exerting all efforts not just in relief operations but also in rebuilding lives, services and properties ...

Negligence, gas leak cause of two Serendra blast, says Roxas

October 7, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign experts consulted by the inter-agency task force concurred with initial findings that the explosion at the Two Serendra Condominium in Taguig City last May 31 was caused by a gas leak, not a bomb, according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Thursday, October 3.

The IATF report submitted to President Aquino said that negligence...

DILG R-3 Introduces Regulatory Simplification Process on New Business Registrations

September 23, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 3 conducted an Orientation-Briefing on Regulatory Simplification Process for its Business Permit and Licensing System (BPLS) Provincial Focal Persons on September 17, 2013 at the DILG LGRRC, Maimpis City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

Regulatory Simplification for new business permitting and licensing is the enhanced version of...

Antique-Guimaras cluster holds workshop on BuB Monitoring and Evaluation

September 19, 2013

SAN JOSE, Antique – In line with the implementation of Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB), the DILG Provincial Office in Antique and Guimaras conducted a workshop on BuB Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for 2013 projects at Adelaide Tourist and Travelers Inn here recently.

Highlighting Empowerment of the Poor Program, BuB mobilizes national government agencies to become more responsive...

Govt flies 209 trapped Hajj pilgrims out of Zamboanga City

September 16, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Despite sporadic firefight between security forces and the armed group of Nur Misuari, the government on Thursday managed to fly 209 Hajj pilgrims safely out of Zamboanga City through the international airport which has been closed from commercial traffic for five days now.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said the 209 pilgrims were part of...

Roxas - Primary mission is to save lives

September 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today stressed that the primary mission of government forces still stationed in Zamboanga City is to secure the safe release of hostages who are being used as “human shield” of armed men believed to be rogue elements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

“Malinaw ang pangunahing...

Region 6 stands for reform of SK system

September 5, 2013

ILOILO CITY - Views have been raised on the existence of Sangguniang Kabataan such as to institute reforms to the structure and delivery systems or to abolish the SK.  These issues brought the Department of the Interior and Local Government to spearhead a public consultation to obtain opinions and generate consensus.

The public consultation held on August 23, 2013 at the Iloilo...

DILG R2 to newly-minted LCEs: Perform your duties to the hilt

August 30, 2013

TUGUEGARAO CITY  -   OIC-Regional Director Marlo L. Iringan of DILG Region 2 has exhorted the region’s newly-minted local chief executives (LCEs) to perform their duties and responsibilities to the hilt because “people will look at you as their savior.”

In his message to the 26 first-time LCEs attending the DILG-organized “Orientation-Seminar for...

DILG R3 Facilitates Local Shelter Planning for Nueva Ecija LGUs

August 28, 2013

               Angeles City – To assist local governments in crafting their local shelter plans, DILG Region III, in partnership with the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Committee (HUDCC), facilitated the conduct of Seminar-Workshop on the Development of Local Shelter Plan (LSP) for the LGUs of Nueva...

Roxas to PNP, mobilize cops for disaster response

August 22, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the activation of all Disaster Incident Management Task Groups in areas that are seriously affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Maring.

Roxas, who is also vice chair of the National Risk Reduction and Management Council, also instructed the PNP to declare...

Roxas rules out bomb or IED as cause of blast in San Juan

August 22, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II ruled out the use of bomb or improvised explosive device (IED) as the cause of explosion from an establishment in San Juan City before dawn Saturday.

In a brief interview with newsmen, the DILG chief who rushed to the blast site early yesterday morning said there are no indications, based on information...

Roxas - DOST-PAGASA to coordinate closely with Metro Mayors on weather, flood warnings

August 22, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Thursday called on the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to work closely with the 17 Metro Manila mayors on weather and flood warnings to enable them to make sound decisions on flood-related...

President lauds Roxas for doing a good job

August 15, 2013

Manila Philippines -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday/August 13 lauded Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas II’s good performance at the department, saying Roxas always finds solutions to problems being brought to his attention.

“Kahit gaano karami po ang iniaatas natin kay Mar, alam ko kapag kay Mar ako bumaling, siguradong may mabuting resulta. Yan...

Roxas hands key to first ISF resettled in Bulacan

August 14, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Some 90 minutes after leaving their ramshackle dwelling on the banks of San Juan River, Noel and Marilou Talisic on Monday/August 5 received the key to their new home in San Jose del Monte from Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

“Masayang-masaya po kami ng aking pamilya at nabiyayaan kami ng ganitong pagkakataon ng pamahalaan,”...

DILG 6 joins in the Regional launching of Barangay Forest Program

August 13, 2013

ILOILO CITY - As one of the lead agencies in the implementation of the Barangay Forest Program (BFP) in support of the National Greening Program (NGP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 6, led by RD Evelyn A. Trompeta, CESO II, joined in the Regional Launching of Barangay Forest Program hosted by the Municipality of Tubungan, Province of Iloilo last June...

DILG-6 trains Passi City barangays on disaster management

August 13, 2013

ILOILO CITY – Twenty-five barangays of Passi City underwent the Training-Workshop on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CBDRRM) conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VI in Iloilo City on June 19-21, 2013 in an effort to help prepare localities mitigate natural hazards and deal with foreseen disasters.  The participants...

SILG Roxas administers oath

August 13, 2013

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas administers oath to the newly elect Congressman of the 3rd District of the Province of Iloilo, Representative Arthur D. Defensor Jr. (3rd from left) with his family headed by his father Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr. (4th from left), re-elected Governor of the Province of Iloilo and Senator Franklin M. Drilon (2nd from right)./dilr6

SILG Roxas delivers messsage to the newly elect local officials

August 13, 2013

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas reminds the newly elected local officials of Iloilo Province led by Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr. to consider their forthcoming term as a “renaissance” where they could foster unity to effectively deliver services to their constituents and work for overall development during the oathtaking conducted at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol on June 28, 2013. He...

Govt allots P170-M to renovate old PNP stations nationwide

August 12, 2013

Manila, Philippines --Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Aug. 2 said the government has allocated some P170 million for the renovation and rehabilitation of some 1,700 old or dilapidated police stations nationwide to give lawmen dignity in their place of work.

Called “Oplan Dignity,” the renovation program would cover around 1,700 police stations for a...