As the nation celebrates the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Declaration of Independence on Wednesday, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año calls on all peace-loving Filipinos, particularly the youth, indigenous peoples (IPs), and urban poor, “to protect our freedom and shun recruitment of leftist enemies of the state who are behind communist terrorism in the country.”
According to Año, whilst the country has long been freed from Spanish colonial control, the threat posed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army- National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), which is out to deceive the youth and other vulnerable sectors to join...
Just a few days before the deadline of filing of Statement of Contributions and Expenses (SOCE), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminds anew local candidates who participated in the May 2019 midterm elections to file their SOCE not later than June 13.
Under the law, all candidates, including those who were not elected, self-funded, and those who withdrew their candidacies within the campaign period are required to submit said statement.
“This is a responsibility that all candidates, whether or not they were elected, must fulfill. As what we have repeatedly pointed out even in the past polls, those who fail to file may face administrative sanctions,” DILG...
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año promoted five Regional Directors (RDs) of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to the rank of Chief Superintendent equivalent to a one-star rank.
The newly-promoted officers are Chief Supt. Wilberto Rico Neil Ang Kwan Tiu, Chief Supt. Samuel Cataniag Tadeo, Chief Supt. Jorge Bacricio Fariñas, Chief Supt. Lindy Cinco Lauzon, and Chief Supt. Maria Sofia Bayona Mendoza.
The said officers took their oath before Secretary Año in a ceremony witnessed by DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Nestor F. Quinsay, Jr., senior officials of the BFP led by Fire Chief Director Leonard R. Bañago and Deputy Chief for Operation CSupt....
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) condemns the killing of a member of the Citizens Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) who was participating in the Brigada Eskwela program in La Paz, Agusan Del Sur by alleged combatants of the New People’s Army (NPA).
Citing reports from the Philippine Army, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that Felipe Amado, 42, was participating in the Brigada Eskwela activity in Lydia Elementary School last May 30 when he was murdered by five NPA members in Comota-Lydia Village Road in the town of La Paz.
Off-duty from his CAFGU obligations, Amado, together with a companion, was on board a motorcycle headed back from the village after getting...
To promote the character development and enhance the leadership skills of young Filipino girls, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging city and municipal mayors to designate their local Girl Scout coordinators who will be on top of organizing Girl Scout programs for girls and young women in their localities.
“Girl scouting is important in instilling the spirit of volunteerism and love for public service among girls and young women in the country. It will prepare them to be change agents and participative in both local and national governance through community involvement activities,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
In its pursuit to better equip the engineers and information officers, the Project Development and Management Unit (PDMU) technical personnel and provincial information officers of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)- 7 recently went through a two-day training on the fundamentals of photography in Cebu City.
PDMU Chief Maria Thelya Oporto said that the basic photography workshop is very essential for the engineers and information officers to better perform their duties in documenting the Department’s programs, projects, and activities.
Said workshop was facilitated by Aubry Lerio, a former Cebuano photojournalist and freelance cinematographer.
In the quest to provide better access to the transacting public, the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas recently opened its new Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) facility at the ground floor of DILG-7 building at Sudlon, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.
Local Government Academy (LGA) Executive Director Thelma T. Vecina and DILG-7 Assistant Director Maria Loisella Lucino led the soft opening of the said facility which is now called�� “Masayuron Resource Center.”
“Ito ay bagong pamaraan kung paano natin maibabahagi ang ating mga program. LGRC is an opportunity na maibibigay natin sa local officials,” Vecina said.
Eyeing on ending local communist armed conflict, Northern Mindanao now gears up on crafting local peace initiatives through operationalizing Executive Order 70.
To complement the efforts of the National Task Force (NTF), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 recently spearheaded a City/Provincial Action Planning Workshop on building sustainable peace towards a peaceful, inclusive, just, and equitable development held at N Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.
“When we say Whole-of-Nation approach, all other stakeholders, not only the military and the police, not only those in the government, but including those in the community are included in this...
Veering away from their usual roles as capacity builders and local infrastructure development implementers, the personnel at the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-7 recently took time to extend their helping hands to the elderly people of Hospicio de San Jose in Barangay Guibuangan, Barili.
DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said the DILG personnel handed over gift items and assistive devices like commode chairs, crutches, canes and wheelchairs to beneficiaries.
Said aid was sourced from the generosity of all the regional and field offices’ employees through the "Tree of Hope" project initiated by the 52nd batch of Local Government Operations Officer...
In its quest to share best practices in the South Cotabato Region, DILG Region XII awards the top local government units (LGUs) and Municipal Local Government Operation Officers (MLGOOs) in the region for their exemplary performance in implementing the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) during the first ever 2019 Regional PCF Summit held at EMR Convention Center, City of Koronadal, South Cotabato.
In her welcome remarks, DILG XII Regional Director Josephine C. Leysa gave credit to the local government officials, PCF teams from all levels of government units, and their partners who ‘did not do their jobs but have also put their hearts and minds in what they do’.