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Roxas, Duterte meet to discuss Security Threats

July 2, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas flew to Davao City today and met with local officials led by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to discuss security preparations following reports of possible terrorist attack in the area.

"Nagpunta ako ngayong araw dito sa Davao dahil gusto kong marinig mula kay Mayor Duterte at mula sa PNP ang mga banta sa seguridad ng Davao ngayon. Pangalawa, paguusapan...

Roxas highlights ‘Power of Community’ in Disaster Response, Recovery

June 24, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today underscored the power of community working together as a people in responding to natural calamities such as typhoon Yolanda.

Roxas, vice chairman for preparedness of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the nation was dealt with the hardest blow when Yolanda, strongest storm to ever make...

ROXAS calls on Youth's active role in Disaster Risk Reduction

June 23, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has called on the youth to play an active role in disaster risk reduction in the face of the worst impacts of climate change.
 
Roxas, vice chairman for preparedness of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) told students attending the 9th Congress of the Student Alliance of the Philippines (SCAP) held at...

Half a Million Brgy. Volunteers joined DILG’S Anti Crime Program

June 20, 2014

Half a million volunteers have signed up to support the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“Natutuwa ako na ang mga miyembro ng BPATs na binubuo ng mga volunteers na ngayon ay umaabot na sa 504,000 mula sa 38,254 na mga barangays ay nakikiisa sa DILG para sa kampanya laban sa kriminalidad,” said Interior and...

Roxas joins The BPATS in Crime Reduction Efforts

June 19, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas is calling on all local chief executives especially punong barangays to strengthen, energize and fully activate their respective Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) to assist the local police in its anti-criminality efforts down to barangay level.

Roxas made the call in the wake of recent incidences of high profile...

Roxas asks Quezon Officials to unite in fight vs. Cocolisap

June 13, 2014

LUCENA CITY – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has rallied Governor David Suarez and the 21 town and city mayors of  Quezon to unite and get their act together in the fight against “Cocolisap,” a new wind-borne insect that has infested and killed thousands of coconut trees in the province and nearby areas.

“It requires a collective effort...

Roxas and Abad distribute P26 Million in ‘PCF’ checks to Bohol Mayors

June 10, 2014

Secretaries Mar Roxas (DILG) and Butch Abad (DBM) today distributed checks representing “incentive funds” for good governance to 26 local government units (LGUs) in the Province of Bohol.

Receiving the checks worth P1 million each are the mayors of Alburquerque, Antequera, Baclayon, Balilihan, Bilar, Buenavista, Calape, Catigbian, Clarin, Corella, Danao, Garcia-Hernandez,...

DILG allots P219.1-M for construction, repair of PNP and Fire stations in Bohol

June 6, 2014

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – The national government has allocated P219.1 million for the construction and renovation of police and fire stations as well as the purchase of new fire trucks in the province of Bohol, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced today.

The DILG chief said the Philippine National Police Office in Bohol will also recruit and hire 195...

Roxas: P636 Million allocated for anti-poverty projects in Bohol

June 6, 2014

The National Government has allotted more than P636 million for various anti-poverty projects for the Province of Bohol under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) this year.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said people in Tagbilaran City and 41 municipalities in Bohol will benefit from more than 500 projects aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting...

Roxas and Abad distribute P26Million in “PCF” checks to Bohol Mayors

June 6, 2014

Secretaries Mar Roxas (DILG) and Butch Abad (DBM) today distributed checks representing ‘incentive funds’ for good governance to 26 local government units (LGUs) in the Province of Bohol.

Receiving the checks worth P1 million each are the mayors of Alburquerque, Antequera, Baclayon, Balilihan, Bilar, Buenavista, Calape, Catigbian, Clarin, Corella, Danao, Garcia-Hernandez,...

Roxas inaugurates P17.3-Million AusAID-Philippine Biking-Tinago-Bingag Road Rehabilitation Project

June 6, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday led a host of national and local government officials in inaugurating the rehabilitated Biking-Tinago-Bingag Road in the Municipality of Dauis, Bohol. 

Roxas was accompanied by Bohol Governor Edgardo M. Chato and Vice Governor Concepcion O. Lim in inaugurating the Biking-Tinago-Bingag Road.  Witnessing the event are...

Roxas and Abad deliver P2.461-Billion fund for Bohol quake recovery

June 6, 2014

Secretaries Mar Roxas (DILG) and Butch Abad (DBM) today turned over to the Bohol provincial government a check worth P2,389,499,190, which President Aquino ordered released to boost rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October 2013.

Roxas and Abad handed the check to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto during a simple turn-over ceremony that took place...

Roxas to LGUs: Prepare disaster plan for typhoon season

June 4, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has directed the country’s governors and mayors to aim for zero casualty when they draw up their respective disaster preparedness plan in time for the onset of the rainy season.

Roxas issued the directive after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that the full onset of the...

Roxas: DILG to ensure uninterrupted services in Laguna

May 28, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today assured the people of Laguna that the provincial government will continue to provide the needed services whether or not ousted Gov. E.R. Ejercito would choose to barricade himself in the capitol.

Roxas gave the assurance even as he appealed for calm among the followers of Ejercito, who was ousted by the Commission on Elections...

22 new mayors complete DILG course on local governance

May 28, 2014

Twenty-two (22) newly-elected city and municipal mayors have successfully completed the Newly-Elected Officials (NEO) Program Online Orientation Course being administered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The online course, which is the first component of the NEO Program, is a pioneering venture of the Department through the Local Government Academy (LGA)...

DILG allots P14.6-M fund for construction, repair of PNP stations and city jail in CAMSUR

May 28, 2014

NAGA CITY – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday (May 27) said the government has allocated P14.6 million for the construction and renovation of police stations and a city jail in the province of Camarines Sur.

The DILG chief said the town of Gainza was allotted P4.6 million while GOA with P4.6 million to construct new PNP stations in Camarines Sur. The...

Roxas bares P641-million budget for 477 anti-poverty projects in CAMSUR

May 28, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said today a total of P641,406,240 has been allocated by the National Government for various anti-poverty programs and projects  in Camarines Sur.

Roxas said that the budget has been allocated by the National Government through the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) and will cover a total of 477 projects in two...

DILG recognizes Local Economic Development Champions

May 28, 2014

Pasig City – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today (May 27, 2014) recognizes nine local government units (LGUs) for being champions of innovations in local economic development during the Leader’s Forum on Growing Local Economies at the Marco Polo Hotel.

The forum is an activity under the Local Government Support Program for Local Economic...

Roxas: Disputed land not mine/ours

May 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today categorically declared that he and his his family had nothing to do with alleged land grabbing activities in the 1,000-hectare Hacienda Araneta in Tungkong Mangga, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

Sec. Roxas issued the disclaimer in reaction to a protest action at the Department of Agrarian Reform office in Quezon City by some 100...

Roxas: P367 million allocated for anti-poverty projects in Albay

May 27, 2014

The National Government has allotted close to P367 million for various anti-poverty projects for the Province of Albay under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) this year.
 
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said people in 18 cities and municipalities in Albay will benefit from the various projects aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting...

Roxas distributes P84-M PCF checks, releases P7.6-M ‘PAMANA’ fund for Bicol Region

May 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today started distributing checks to local government units (LGUs) that qualified last year to receive the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) in Region 5 (Bicol Region).

The first batch of the PCF checks were handed over by Roxas to local chief executives of Bicol during simple rites held at the Provincial Capitol in Legazpi City,...

DILG allots P34.1M funds for repair , construction of new PNP stations in Albay

May 27, 2014

 LEGAZPI CITY – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Monday (May 26) said the government has allocated P34.1 million for the renovation and construction of new police stations in the province of Albay.

The DILG chief said Tabaco City was allotted P16 million; Pio Duran town with P4.6 million and Ligao City was given P10.5 million to construct new police...

Roxas: Gov’t saves P3.1-B thru Barangay Justice System

May 23, 2014

The government has realized an estimated savings of P3.1-billion in court litigation costs last year through the implementation of the barangay justice system or Katarungang Pambarangay, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) is an alternative, community-based mechanism for dispute resolution of conflicts between members...

Roxas hands over 38-M to Northern Minda Mayors for Anti-Poverty Projects

May 21, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today turned over more than P38 million to 21 mayors of Northern Mindanao who had completed all requirements needed for them to avail of anti-poverty projects from national government.

The P38-million represent fifty percent of the total fund allotted by the national to the 23 mayors under the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process...

Roxas to Mindanao Execs: Help plant 1.5 billion trees by 2016

May 21, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today appealed to local executives in Mindanao to commit their all-out support to institutions and civil society organizations that are spearheading the government’s campaign to plant 1.5 billion trees by year 2016.

 “Saving Mother Earth is no longer a slogan. It is a job that we must perform 24 hours a day. Our...

Statement of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas (On NPA attack in North Cotabato)

May 20, 2014

I commend the President Roxas Municipal Police for gallantry in action.

I note with great pride that a handful of policemen was able to repulse more than a hundred members of the New People’s Army in the early morning hours of May 20.

The communist rebels may have thought they could easily take over the police station. Clearly, they underestimated the readiness and dedication...

Roxas directs LGUs to comply with government’s anti-rabies program

May 20, 2014

After a reported rabies outbreak in Negros Occidental, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has called on local government units (LGUs) to help in the prevention and control of the spread of human and animal rabies in their respective localities.

Roxas made the call after receiving reports that the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) of Negros Occidental had declared a...

Roxas sets to modernize PNP buildings nationwide

May 19, 2014

Old and worn out police stations all over the country are being refurbished under Dignity, a joint project of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
 
In San Manuel, Isabela, an entirely new three-storey police station was built at a cost of P4.6 million. It was inaugurated recently by Regional Director Mario Iringan of DILG...

Roxas to LGUs: Use APPS, modern tech in updating Disaster Preparedness plans

May 16, 2014

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has advised all local executives to avail of the latest breakthroughs in modern technology, particularly those involving weather information applications, in updating disaster risk reduction and management plans for their respective communities.

Roxas issued the call as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Science...

Roxas sounds alarm on extended dry spells

May 16, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged local governments to prepare for extended dry spells by constructing water impounding facilities in their localities.

The DILG chief sounded the alarm during a visit to Isabela, where he led officials in the region in the inspection of on-going projects undertaken using the Seal of Good Local Governance-Performance Challenge Fund...