The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today announced that the Philippine National Police - Crime Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) arrested two extortionists in Dagupan City, Pangasinan involved in swindling and extortion activities against Local Government officials posing as senior DILG officials in their modus.
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año identified the arrested suspects as Natilyn Decipulo, 29 years old, former OFW, and one of her accomplices, Richard Tacto, 45 years old, who used the name of DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya to extort money from unsuspecting mayors and governors. They were arrested by CIDG operatives the other day in Dagupan...
Nilinaw ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na wala pang pinal na desisyon sa pagpayag sa mga menor de edad na bumisita sa mga mall habang may pandemya pa ng COVID-19 sa National Capital Region at sa buong bansa.
Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, hindi pa nagkakasundo ang mga alkalde sa Metro Manila at wala pa silang rekomendasyon pagkatapos ng dalawang pulong. Pupulungin pa umano ng mga mayor ang Philippine Pediatric Society at iba pang mga health experts bago bumuo ng resolusyon.
“Kahit magpasa ng pinag-isang panukala ang mga alkalde na pumapayag na magpunta sa mga mall at iba pang pampublikong lugar ang mga menor de edad o mga bata, ang huling pagpapasya ay nasa IATF at...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government today clarified that there is no final decision yet on allowing minors to visit malls amid the COVID pandemic in the National Capital Region and in the rest of the country.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that the Metro Manila mayors have yet to come to a consensus and make a recommendation on the matter after two (2) meetings. He said the mayors would still have a discussion with the Philippine Pediatric Society as well as other health experts before coming up with a resolution.
“If the Metro Manila mayors are able to come up with a common proposal allowing minors or children in malls and other public places, the final decision will still be...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify the manhunt for former Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, former CPP Secretary General Wilma Tiamzon, who based on intelligence reports are still in the country three days after a Quezon City court sentenced them to up to 40 years imprisonment for kidnapping and serious illegal detention.
“I have instructed the PNP to intensify the manhunt for these Communist Terrorists so that they can serve the sentence imposed on them by the court,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
“I exerted a lot of effort in capturing them in...
Nagsanib puwersa ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) at Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa pagpapatupad ng paghihigpit sa iligal na pagtotroso at quarrying na ipinag-utos ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte matapos malubog sa baha ang Cagayan at Isabela.
Ayon kay DILG Undersecretary at Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya pupulungin ng DENR ang National Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force na binuo sa pamamagitan ng Executive Order No. 23 upang maipatupad ang mga bagong istratehiya upang maprotektahan ang ating natitirang forest cover at mga threatened habitats sa buong bansa.
Kasapi sa task force ang DILG, ang kapulisan at ang Hukbong Sandatahan ng Pilipinas.
Amidst the nationwide outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 and its partner agencies harnessed the power of new technologies to bring the government closer to its people through the four-part webinar series dubbed as Dagyaw.
DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that this year’s run of Dagyaw Town Hall Meetings made use of virtual platforms to reach the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Said event tackled issues affecting the agriculture and fishery, health, business and economy, and youth sectors.
“Through Dagyaw, no one gets left behind,” Agabe said.
In a simple ceremony to symbolize their return to the fold of the Government, Former Rebels (FRs) surrendered their firearms to the DILG, PNP and Philippine Army last November 11, 2020.
Under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (eCLIP), the FRs will be receiving financial assistance packages, which the DILG is administering, that includes the Firearms Remuneration, wherein the FRs will be receiving double of the appraised value of their surrendered firearms.
To protect the health and safety of 2,000 newly hired contact tracers (CTs), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 provided them personal protective equipment (PPE).
“Our contact tracers play a vital role in COVID-19 detection and in further preventing the spread of the virus in our communities, therefore their safety should also be of utmost priority,” DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said during the Region 10 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (R10 IATF-MEID) meeting.
Agabe thanked the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) for providing additional face masks, shoe covers, and gloves to augment...
To give newly hired contact tracers (CTs) an overview on how contact tracing works, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 7 conducted an online general orientation in Central Visayas in October.
The DILG is hiring 50,000 CTs to augment the existing teams of local government units (LGUs) and ramp up contact tracing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In Central Visayas, DILG-7 employed close to 5,000 individuals to be the frontline in the region’s massive attempt to break the chain of transmission.
“Contact tracing is one of the vital strategies in our fight against this pandemic. It determines who is going to be swab tested and treated. What...
Thousands of residents from two barangays in Tanauan, Leyte recently benefitted from a P2.5-million peso's worth of water project funded by the DILG.
For years, the interior barangays of Sacme in Tanauan, Leyte, with a population of 2,300, and Barangay Limbuhan Guti, with a population of 705, had to rely on wells and hand-drawn water pumps for their daily subsistence.
Punong Barangay Constancia Salarda of Limbuhan Guti said this sometimes resulted in cases of diarrhea and forced many to resort to buying the more costly mineral water.
In response, the municipality laid pipelines from the Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD) through the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Potable Water project. The...