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Roxas leads groundbreaking for Manila resettlement project

February 15, 2013

Manila, Philippines --– Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today led the groundbreaking rites for a housing project that will benefit about 120 families currently living in shanties along the Estero de San Miguel in Manila.

Roxas said unlike previous relocation efforts for informal settlers along the tributaries of Manila Bay, the new initiative, formally called the...

Roxas orders LGU, DILG offices to step up search and rescue for trapped miners in Semirara

February 14, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed local government officials in Antique province and the municipality of Caluya to join search and rescue operations for miners trapped in a coal mine landslide since Wednesday night.

Roxas also ordered the Philippines National Police in Region 6 as well as DILG field offices in the region to...

NBI autopsy on Aranas points to asphyxia but BJMP says probe to continue

February 11, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- An autopsy conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation on the remains of Dennis Aranas, who reportedly committed suicide inside his cell at the Quezon District Jail in Lucena City, pointed to asphyxia by hanging as the cause of his death.

It was also reported that Aranas was distraught over his removal from the Witness Protection Program and hinted of...

Roxas welcomes good news on two kidnap cases

February 5, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today lauded the Philippine National Police in their handling of two kidnap cases—one which ended in the recovery of two victims of the Abu Sayaff Group, and the other, resulting in the arrest of the perpetrators of the abduction and  murder of a businessman.

 In a press briefing, Roxas and Chief...

No more presentation of crime suspects, Roxas tells PNP

January 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today said the Philippine National Police crime would no longer present crime suspects to the public without the consent of the suspects or their lawyers to avoid possible accusations of human rights violations.
Roxas outlined the new policy, which he said was recommended by PNP Director General Alan...

Roxas announces arrest of alleged gunman in mayor’s slay

January 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced the arrest of the suspected gunman in the murder of Mayor Erlinda Domingo of Maconacon, Isabela, who was shot dead in Quezon City last Tuesday night in Quezon City.

Roxas identified the alleged gunman as Marsibal Abduhadi alias Bagwis, who reportedly yielded two hand grenades, a high-powered...

Roxas to PNP: investigate all angles in Isabela mayor murder

January 24, 2013

Manila, Philippines – Interior Secretary Mar Roxas today directed police investigators to explore all angles related to the Tuesday night killing of Maconacon, Isabela Mayor Erlinda Domingo, who was shot dead while she was about to check in at the Park Villa Apartelle in Examiner Street Quezon City.

“Mariin kong ipinapaalala kina (NCRPO Police) Director Leonardo Espina...

DILG3 holds clean-up, tree-planting activities in Meycauayan

January 22, 2013

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office III (DILG RIII) led the Clean-up and Tree-planting activity held recently in the City of Meycauyan, Bulacan in its effort to save the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) and to institutionalize regular clean up activity conducted every first Saturday of the month.

The activity is in line with the Supreme...

RPOC-3 TWG finalizes public safety plan

January 18, 2013

Olongapo City – Putting peace on top of its priority, the DILG Regional Office 3, together with the members of the Technical Working Group of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), convened for a second workshop on the Integrated Area/Community Public Safety Plan (IA/CPSP) for CY 2013-2016 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone here. 

Regional Director Florida Dijan said the...

DILG R-3 holds V2V:PIPELOG workshop

January 18, 2013

Clarkfield, Pampanga -- In order to further strengthen the engagement of civil society organizations in local special bodies, the DILG Region 3, in partnership with the Local Government Academy (LGA), recently convened CSOs in the region for a Seminar-Workshop on Vigilance to Volunteerism: A Program Intensifying People’s Engagement in Local Governance (V2V: PIPELOG). 


LGUs to audit infrastructure in their AORs

January 18, 2013

Baguio City - Local government units (LGUs) have committed to appraise their buildings and other structures in their areas of responsibility on safety as a step towards disaster preparedness.

This commitment was made by the 48 participants, composed of municipal and provincial engineers, planning and development coordinators and local government operations officers, to the Seminar...

Outstanding BPOCs in CAR recognized

January 17, 2013

Six barangay peace and order committees (BPOCs) in Cordillera Administrative Region emerged as this year’s winners in the Search for the Most Outstanding BPOCs in the region.

Topping the list of outstanding BPOC is the BPOC of Dalupirip in Itogon, followed by  Ambassador in Tublay, both in the province of Benguet, which have already won for two consecutive years. Subusub in...

DILG, POPCOM hold training on mainstreaming PopDev, DRRM-CCA

January 17, 2013

 In partnership with the Commission on Population (POPCOM) in Region 12, the Department of Interior and Local Government in the region conducted the Trainors’ Training on the Mainstreaming of Population Development and DRRM-CCA into the Comprehensive Development Plan of the Local Government Units on December 17-20, 2012 at Villa Princessita, City of...

Roxas orders relief of more CALABARZON PNP men

January 17, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced the relief of more officials of the Philippine National Police in the Calabarzon region, including its regional director, Chief Supt. James Melad, to give way to an impartial investigation into the series of killings in the region involving policemen.


The relief order came after the...

Roxas tells PNP to strictly implement rules on security details

January 16, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today instructed the Philippine National Police to strictly implement the rules on the provision of security details to candidates as part of the overall efforts to ensure a safe and orderly mid-term elections in May.


He also called on the citizenry to report any incident of policemen providing...

Roxas ushers 2013 election period with unity walk, peace covenant

January 15, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has spearheaded a Unity Walk in Quezon City and the signing of peace covenant in Samar Province to formally mark the start of the 120-day election period.


Roxas led the Unity Walk and Inter-Faith Prayer Rally for Secure and Fair Elections in 2013 (SAFE 2013), which started in different parts of...

DILG R-3 assists Central Luzon LGUs to be more disaster resilient

January 11, 2013

In its humblest contribution and in an effort to develop more resilient LGUs in Central Luzon, DILG Region 3, led by Regional Director Florida M. Dijan, has been presently implementing various disaster-related projects involving all barangays of the 7 provinces and 2 Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs) in the region.

On-going activities being undertaken by DILG include assessment of...

DILG 13 conducts Regional Forum on Local Governance

January 11, 2013

Butuan CityLocal Chief Executives in the region, Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), academe and DILG personnel converged here for the Regional Forum on Local Governance in commemoration of the 21st year of the Local Government Code.

DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, in her welcome message said that collective efforts will set the...

Kabugao Road Project in Apayao

January 11, 2013

Apayao Gov. Elias Bulut, Jr. (in red polo shirt, center), Kabugao Mayor Joseph Amid (in white long sleeves polo) and DILG OIC PD Marvin Basquez (in checkered polo) pause for a prayer shortly before the cutting of the ribbon of the 20 linear meter road in Kabugao, Apayao, a completed project under the DILG’s Performance Challenge Fund project. - Cecile Eugenio/ Edward Errol Ucol

Angeles City gets more good governance awards

January 11, 2013

Angeles City – The City Government of Angeles received six prestigious awards on transparency and good governance from Secretary Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in ceremonies held Thursday at the Oxford Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone.

These are the very prestigious GawadPamanangLahi Award – Highly Urbanized City category,...

Roxas announces relief of PNP men in Atimonan shooting

January 10, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced the relief of all members of the Philippine National Police who were involved in the deadly shooting incident in Atimonan, Quezon last Sunday that led to the death of 13 men, including three PNP men and two Air Force soldiers.

The relief order came after the initial results of a PNP fact-finding...

Roxas orders deeper probe of Atimonan firefight that killed 3 cops

January 8, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today met with PNP Chief Alan Purisima  to receive  a briefing and thereafter ordered the PNP to look deeper into the deadly firefight in Atimonan, Quezon Sunday that led to the death of 13 alleged crime syndicate members, including a ranking police official, two other PNP personnel and an Air Force...

Four big events mark Local Gov’t Code Anniversary in Region VI

January 4, 2013

Iloilo City – Four major events marked the day-long celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Local Government Code here which was spearheaded by DILG Region VI in partnership with the German Development Cooperation and the Canadian Urban Institute.

The four major events were the Regional Land Use Forum, Development Talk, launching of Western Visayas Local Governance Resource...

Roxas to PNP, find gunmen behind fatal New Year’s Eve stray bullets

January 3, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today ordered the Philippine National Police to immediately find and charge those who fired the fatal stray bullets that claimed the lives of at least two persons, including a 7-year-old girl, during the last New Year’s Eve revelries.

Roxas said he personally relayed his order to PNP Director General Alan...

R3 leads HIV-AIDS Forum

January 3, 2013

DILG-3 Regional Director Florida Dijan leads the awareness and advocacy drive against HIV-AIDS during a forum participated in by around 800 students from the different schools in the City of San Fernando.  The forum, which was conducted in two batches, was initiated by the DILG regional office in cooperation with the Department of Health.