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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...

DILG to LGUs: Enforce smoking ban this Christmas season

December 11, 2017

With endless rounds of parties and other get-togethers this yuletide season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government(DILG)reminds local government units (LGUs) to strictly enforce the smoking ban in government offices,schools,hospitals and other public and enclosed places this Christmas season.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy prompts local chief executives(LCEs)to ensure...

DILG urges LGUs to share business info in the Philippine Business Databank

December 11, 2017

In order to facilitate the fast processing of business permits by government agencies,the Department of the Interior and Local Government(DILG)is urging local government units (LGUs)to share information on the registered business establishments in their area in the Philippine Business Data Bank (PBDB).

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says the PBDB is another innovation meant to comply...

Govt to 'add more teeth'to anti-trafficking efforts

December 11, 2017

While the Philippines has retained its top-tier ranking in the fight against human trafficking,the government is pledging to ‘add more teeth’ to its efforts in going after persons involved in trafficking and trafficking-related offenses.

Department of the Interior and Local Government(DILG)Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says there is a need for the country to adopt more...

DILG to PNP, BFP: Enforce stricter measures on use of firecrackers this holiday season

December 11, 2017

With barely three weeks to go before Christmas, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to enforce stricter measures on the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices to achieve an incident-free and safe yuletide.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says that the PNP should once...

DILG: More LGUs are now into Public-Private Partnerships

December 8, 2017

More and more local government units (LGUs) are engaging in public-private partnerships (PPP) to improve their competitiveness and promote ease of doing business in their localities.

Today (December 8, 2017), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will recognize select LGUs for their exemplified efforts in implementing PPP projects even prior to the launching of the...

DILG: Over 1,100 LGUs improve 'ease of doing business' process

December 7, 2017

The Philippines is looking to improve its "ease of doing business" global ranking as more local government units (LGUs) have streamlined their business permits and licensing process, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Officer-in- Charge Catalino S. Cuy says that while the country got a dismal ranking in the ease of doing business report, the government...

DILG urges public to report police abuses to PLEB

December 6, 2017

With the PNP back in the anti-drug war in support of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging the public to report any abuse or wrong doing committed by policemen not only to PNP authorities but also to the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) in their localities.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says the...

Over 90 percent of LGUs are good financial housekeepers

December 4, 2017

While only about 25 percent of local government units (LGUs) bagged the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) this year, more than 90 percent of the LGUs met the Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) standards.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says meeting the GFH standard means an LGU has adhered to accounting and auditing standards...

DILG to LGUs: Establish one-stop shops, reduce processing time for building permits

December 1, 2017

Obtaining building permits and certificates of occupancy is expected to be easier and faster with the establishment of one-stop shops as well as reduced processing time for securing construction/building permits(OSCP)in local government units (LGUs) as mandated in a new Joint Memorandum Circular issued by the DILG,DPWH,DTI and DICT.

Department of the Interior and Local Government...

DILG warns public on fake OIC appointment scams under federalism and Revolutionary Government

December 1, 2017

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued a warning to all local government officials and the general public against scammers going around the country falsely claiming that they could have people appointed as OIC-barangay and local officials under a federal system of government and a revolutionary government (RevGov) and asking for money in return.

In a meeting with...

DILG to LGUs: Automate your business permits and licensing system or be left behind

December 1, 2017

Automation is the way to go for local government units(LGUs) that want to further speed up their business permits and licensing system (BPLS), according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy says the DILG is urging LGUs to go for automation in support of the ease of doing business at the local level in order to comply with...

DILG: Not one but four core areas needed to get coveted 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance

November 27, 2017

How much hard work does it take for local government units (LGUs) to become a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) awardee?

According to Department of the Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy, LGUs have to go the extra mile to get the highly coveted SGLG because they need to comply with “not one, not two, not even three, but four core areas plus one essential...

DILG: Gov't to 'nip violent extremism in the bud'

November 27, 2017

With the end of the Marawi crisis last month, the government has vowed to ‘nip violent extremism in the bud’ by promoting peace education and nurturing moderation among the youth.

According to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy, violent extremists tend to leverage on the vulnerabilities of the youth to recruit them to their...

Withdrawal of deputation powers from local execs not all drug-related

November 24, 2017

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao clarified today that the grounds for issuing the withdrawal of deputation of police powers of certain local chief executives were “not all drug-related”.

Atty. Casurao made his point after a query was made by Congresswoman Aurora E. Cerilles of the 2nd Congressional District of Zamboanga del Sur after her...

DILG R2 leads LGUs in the documentation of good practices

November 22, 2017

This was stressed by Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division (LGMED) Chief Digna R. Herrera of the DILG Region II in her welcome remarks during the back to back workshop conducted by the Regional Office for the LGUs.

DILG Region II through its Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC), recently conducted a two-day workshop dubbed as “Writeshop and Exchange of Ideas:...

DILG to LGUs: Promote RICEponsibility in your areas

November 20, 2017

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Catalino S. Cuy is calling on all local chief executives to support the celebration of this year’s National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) by promoting “RICEponsibility” in their communities.

“Local government officials have a crucial role in the campaign to inform every Filipino of how they can...

Security forces deployed for ASEAN Summit back to mother units

November 16, 2017

With the end of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st ASEAN Leaders’ Summit, the ASEAN Security Task Force (ASTF) has ordered the drawing down of its police, military, and civil disturbance management contingents and their return to their respective mother units in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON.

More than 6,000 personnel from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces...

50 anti-riot cops who got injured during ASEAN rallies awarded with Medalya ng Sugatang Magiting

November 16, 2017

Fifty neophyte cops assigned at the Civil Disturbance Management (CDM) units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who were injured during a confrontation with rallyists in Manila at the height of the 31st ASEAN Summit were awarded with the Medalya Ng Sugatang Magiting (PNP Wounded Medal) during a simple ceremony held Wednesday in Pasay City.

ASEAN Committee on Security, Peace and Order,...

PRESS STATEMENT OF ASEAN CSPOEPR CHAIRPERSON AND DILG OIC CATALINO S. CUY ON THE SUCCESS OF THE SECURITY MEASURES FOR THE 31ST ASEAN SUMMIT

November 15, 2017

On November 5, we faced the media during the Send Off rites for the 60,000 troops we will deploy and mobilize to provide security and safety to our world leaders, heads of states, delegates and the general public during the 31stASEAN Summit. And here we are now before you again to report to you how we have successfully performed our duty with zero incident as we have clearly envisioned and...

MESSAGE of ASEAN 2017 Security Task Force Commander, PDIR NAPOLEON TAAS During the CSPOEPR Final Critiquing Session for the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

November 15, 2017

One Esplanade, Pasay City - November 15, 2017

The past week has been the most trying times in my life as I am sure it is too for all of you.

What made mine even more difficult were the tons of request for interviews, phone patches, statements that I had to decline in order to focus on the task on hand. The most difficult and who would not accept no for an answer was our Synch Comm. That is why...

Rallyists told: Don't resort to violence, don't cause traffic obstruction

November 14, 2017

The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Committee on Security, Peace and Order, and Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) is calling on leaders of protest and mass actions not to resort to violence when airing their grievances during the 31st ASEAN Summit.

The ASEAN CSPOEPR made the appeal as 21 policemen were injured after militant groups protesting against US President...

Car owners who followed actress Lopez in traversing ASEAN lane not off the hook

November 14, 2017

It is not only actress Maria Isabel Lopez who is in hot water these days but also the car owners who followed her in disregarding the traffic measures being implemented by the government for the 31st ASEAN Summit.

In a press conference held earlier in Pasay City, ASEAN Technical Working Group on Traffic Management Chairperson Emmanuel Miro of the MMDA said they are also carefully reviewing...

PRESS STATEMENT OF ASEAN CSPOEPR CHAIRPERSON AND DILG OFFICER-IN-CHARGE CATALINO S. CUY ON THE LAST DAY OF 31ST ASEAN SUMMIT

November 14, 2017

The second and last day of the Philippines’ hosting of the 31st ASEAN Summit went by smoothly today. There were no disruptions to the events scheduled for the day, all because the public cooperated and our troops were vigilant and observed existing police protocols.

Compared with yesterday when the patience of our troops and their strict adherence to police protocols were tested, with...

Re: Safe Arrival of ASEAN Leaders and Heads of States

November 13, 2017

This weekend, the Committee on Security, Peace and Order, and Emergency Preparedness and Response or CSPOEPR successfully secured the arrival of the heads of states of the ASEAN and the leaders of its dialogue partners namely: US President Donald Trump, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Chinese Premier Li...

Cuy to Metro barangay chiefs: Help clear roads for ASEAN Summit

November 13, 2017

After the EDSA gridlock experienced by motorists on Saturday amid the implementation of VIP lanes for ASEAN delegates, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy calls on barangay chiefs in Metro Manila to do their role in clearing all roads within their jurisdiction from obstructions, including illegal structures, illegally parked vehicles, and...