The Department of the Interior and Local Government continues to monitor the compliance of local government units (LGUs) to the Presidential directive to rid roads of illegal structures and obstructions and regularly conducts dialogue with LGUs and other stakeholders on how the gains can be sustained in the long run.
An example of this continuing dialogue is the meeting held recently between DILG officials led by Secretary Eduardo M. Año and Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano and his team where the mayor discussed in detail the significant and continuing initiatives of the city government in reclaiming its public roads for public use.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is thankful for the opportunity to meet with the Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs (ICAD), Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, and brief her on the DILG’s campaign against illegal drugs and hear her thoughts on future steps to combat the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.
Secretary Eduardo M. Año, together with the heads of all of DILG’s attached agencies, had a long and fruitful talk with the Vice President particularly on the need to synergize, synchronize and harmonize all the efforts of the various ICAD Member-Agencies. There may be...
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año warned leftist groups “not to intimidate judges nor intervene with their judicial mandate” following their widely publicized threat to file raps against judges who issued search warrants on their offices in the past weeks.
“Please do not harass our judges and insult their wisdom to decide on the necessity of issuing a search warrant,” says Año.
The DILG Secretary says judicial independence must be respected. "Judges should be free from the improper influence of other sectors and even other branches of government in exercising their mandate," he says.
Four hazard-prone cities and municipalities stand to benefit from the country’s first Green Climate Fund (GCF) project worth USD10-million that will establish a multi-hazard impact-based forecasting and early warning system (MH-IBF-EWS) in the said local government units (LGUs), according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says Tuguegarao City, Legazpi City, the town of Palo in Leyte, and New Bataan in Davao de Oro will be the target local government units (LGUs) of the multi-million dollar GCF project approved by the Green Climate Fund Board during its recent meeting in Songdo, Korea.
“The DILG thanks the GCF Board for approving the...
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is calling on the youth “to think twice and be more discerning” before joining the series of events organized by an alliance of student councils in line with the observance of the National Students’ Day as such events are not organized and spearheaded by the National Youth Commission (NYC).
Año says the 1st National Students’ Youth Camp which will be held on November 16-17 as well as the series of events from November 11-21 in several campuses of the University of the Philippines are not being endorsed by the NYC which is the agency mandated under the law to lead the annual activities for the...
Whole of Nation for peace. Various government agencies join forces in delivering basic services and social development packages in Brgy. Eureka, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.
Delivering basic services, especially to the conflict-affected areas in the province is now one of the priority goals of the Province of Misamis Oriental as it steps up its efforts in operationalizing the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC).
DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that during the recent launching of MisOr PTF-ELCAC, Barangay Eureka, Gingoog City received basic services and social development packages from different agencies, as part of the...
Child-friendly, gender-responsive, and culture-sensitive Katarungang Pambarangay.
These are the features of the newly launched Katarungang Pambarangay Guidebook (The Regions 10 and 13 Experience) following a conflict-sensitive approach.
Rolled out on October 9, 2019, the launching oriented the participating punong barangays, lupon members, and SK chairpersons of Lanao del Norte and Bukidnon on the practical steps to interface the indigenous process of settling disputes with the mainstreamed KP process.
“We, in the DILG, together with the GIZ, have seen how critical the role of the lupong tagapamaya is in the implementation of the Katarungang Pambarangay Law,” DILG 10...
Ramping up stakeholders participation towards ending local communist armed conflict in the country, DILG Region 10 called on the active support of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines (PBMLP) to end insurgency during the recently concluded PBMLP 7th Regional Council Elections held at Tangub City, Misamis Occidental.
DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe urged Sangguniang Panlalawigan members to help the government in operationalizing the EO 70, known as the ‘Whole-of-Nation Approach.’
“We are involving all stakeholders to put an end to the five-decade long local terrorist problem in our respective areas of responsibilities,” Agabe said.
Setting the course of Central Luzon Municipal Mayors’ three-year term, DILG Region 3spearheaded the Orientation Course: Priming Leaders for Effective Local Governance for Central Luzon Municipal Mayors at the Fontana Leisure Park, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City.
It was the first intervention under the second component of the Program for Newly-Elected Officials (NEOs). It aims to enhance the competencies of newly-elected local chief executives (LCEs) in carrying out their tasks in community development while promoting peace and resilience towards inclusive and sustainable development.
The Program for NEO serves as a continuing intervention of the DILG, through the Local...
Pampanga Governor Dennis G. Pineda led the awarding of plaque and Php50,000 cash incentive to the best implementers of the Katarungang Pambarangay program of the DILG on August 19, 2019 at the Executive House, Capitol Building.
Regional winner of the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA) for the 1st to 3rd class municipality category is Brgy. Balucuc in Apalit. It is headed by Punong Barangay Renato L. Mutuc. Meanwhile, Brgy. Sta. Rita in Minalin, headed by PB Luciano Salangsang, emerged as winner for the 4th to 6th class municipality.
Brgy. Balucuc is a regional winner for four consecutive years, beating other 3,101 barangays in the region while Brgy. Sta. Rita is a provincial...