The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ramped up the vaccination of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) as 61.5% or a total of 75,970 of the 123,499 PDLs in jail facilities run by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have already received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, while 33% or 40,875 already completed their second dose or are fully vaccinated.
“Protecting the PDLs through vaccination is at the heart of the BJMP mandate to safekeep and ensure their welfare. We remain committed to this with more than 60% of the PDL population already given their first dose of COVID-19 jabs,” DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said.
Año said that everyone deserves to be protected against COVID-19 and this goes the same for PDLs who were never considered by the DILG as second-class citizens just because they are detained.
“As part of our commitment, we will not stop until all the PDLs detained in BJMP-supervised jails have been fully vaccinated,”...
The government’s vaccination program against COVID-19 for minors aged 12-17 with risk factors or co-morbidities has been expanded to LGU hospitals in the National Capital Region, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the expansion of the vaccination program under Phase 2 involves an additional 17 hospitals following the original 8 national hospitals where Phase 1 of the pediatric vaccination began last October 15.
“Given the success of the first phase of the vaccination program where there was insignificant adverse effect among the 4,640 minors vaccinated, we decided to expand the vaccination program to more LGU hospitals so that more minors can benefit from it,” he said.
Malaya joined Usec Roger Tong-an of the Department of Health (DOH), Dr. Gloria Balboa of Metro Manila Center for Health Development (MM-CHD), Dr. Ted Herbosa and Dr. Paz Corales of the National Task Force-Covid 19 and...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) drives the government’s COVID-19 efforts to the people through the first virtual Dagyaw 2021 Open Government Town Hall Meeting underscoring the vaccination program towards the goal of reaching population protection.
“Ang Dagyaw ay isang magandang pagkakataon upang maabot ng pamahalaan ang ating mga kababayan. It’s a platform of convergence for both the people and the government to discuss relevant social issues, this time around tackling the government’s latest efforts in vaccination against COVID-19 and its implication to reaching population protection,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
Dagyaw is a series of open dialogues that aim to clarify government programs that affect local communities and gives a platform to regular citizens to raise local concerns to senior government officials.
Año said that Dagyaw 2021 is an opportunity for the government to change the narrative of its fight against COVID-19...
Binalaan ngayon ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang lahat ng kandidato na tatakbo sa 2022 national at local elections na huwag magbayad ng extortion money o ang tinatawag na “permit to campaign fees” sa Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's' Army (CPP-NPA-NDF) kung hindi au gagawa ito ng hakbang para sila ay ma-disqualify kahit na sila ay nakapag-file na ng certificate of candidacy.
Pinaalalahanan ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang lahat ng kanidato sa Memorandum Circular 2019-26 kung saan tinawag nitong modus operandi at isang "malinaw na pangingikil at pagdurungis sa pagkasagrado ng karapatan sa pagboto."
“Huwag po tayong magpaloko at matakot. Ang ibabayad n’yong extortion money sa mga komunista ay gagamitin din nila para makapaghasik ng terorismo sa bansa," sabi pa nito.
Ayon sa naturang direktiba, inaatasan ni Año ang local government units (LGUs) at Philippine National Police (PNP) na siguruhin na lahat ng kandidato ay pinapayagang...
Concerned over the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic to regional cooperation against transnational crime, the ministers and high-level representatives of the ten-member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including the Philippines, vowed to intensify collective efforts to prevent and combat transnational crime through stronger cross-pillar and cross-sectoral cooperation in the post-pandemic era.
DILG Secretary and AMMTC-Philippines head Eduardo M. Año, who represented the government during the meeting, said the ministers saw the need for law enforcement officials of the region to be more “vigilant, adaptable and flexible” in addressing the new and emerging transnational crime trends in the post-COVID-19 landscape, including the accelerated digitization of society while also protecting the lives and well-being of their peoples.
“Let us continue to strengthen our bonds and unite our actions in addressing all forms of transnational crimes. Let us remain...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region 1, thru the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) 1, conducted a virtual External Knowledge Management (KM) Audit to five Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MSAC) partners on October 4-8, 2021.
Local Government Operations Officer V Euly Q. Enrique of the Local Government Academy rendered her technical expertise on the subject matter as the resource speaker for the said audit.
KM Audit looks into organizational maturity; knowledge needs of the organization/community/network; knowledge assets or resources and where they are; knowledge gaps that exist; how knowledge flows around the organization; and, the blocks to the knowledge flow, such as to what extent do people, processes and technology currently support or hamper the effective flow of knowledge.
The participants who joined the activity are LGRRC 1 members, Provincial LGRC members, and MSAC partner-representatives from National Economic and Development...
October is a momentous month for the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) each year as this marks the commemoration of the passage of the Local Government Code (LGC) 1991. In line with its birth, October has also been declared as Local Government Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 63, series of 1992.
This year, the DILG-Region 6, in celebration of the third decade of the LGC, has dubbed the month-long celebration ‘October Best’. Ensuring the safety of all involved and in keeping up with the times, it will make use of the online platform to dole out a series of worthwhile activities that would promote and uphold good local governance.
The DILG–Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) 6 flagship program Development Talk or DevTalk continues to be a highlight of the annual Local Government (LG) Code Month and Anniversary celebration. Thus, it served as the opening activity with the theme, ‘Reshaping Local Autonomy, Past...
In celebration of the 30th Local Government Code Anniversary this month of October, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Local Governance Regional Resource Center (DILG-LGRRC) 6 stages Development Talk (DevTalk), one of its longstanding staple programs.
DILG-R6 Regional Director Juan Jovian E. Ingeniero and Assistant Regional Director Maria Calpiza J. Sardua thanked everyone who participated in the first episode of DevTalk and invited everyone to the upcoming episodes as well as the other LG celebration activities, for all of them will be tackling important topics in preparation for the full devolution in 2022.
Themed as ‘Reshaping Local Autonomy, Past 30: Revving-up Full Devolution Beyond the Pandemic, and its Three Decades of Promise to LGUs’, DevTalk opened this year’s month-long anniversary celebration.
This first episode of DevTalk, in a series of four, was held last October 6, 2021 aiming to share best practices and innovations of award-winning...
The Central Luzon Regional Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 (RIATF) virtually convened on October 12, 2021 to apprise all its members with new policies and updates on COVID-19 response.
In his message, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region 3 (DILG-R3) Regional Director and RIATF Chairperson Karl Caesar Rimando expressed his gratitude to the task force members for their unwavering support to the undertakings of the body.
He also reminded them to continue the observation of the Department of Health’s BIDA protocol. He said that meetings will be called, following the issuance of policies by the national government, for the information and implementation of the body.
Local Government Operations Officer VI and Assistant Division Chief for Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division of DILG R-3 Aldwin B. Reyes discussed the salient provisions of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 142,...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Zambales facilitated a 3-day virtual Orientation-Workshop on the formulation of Capacity Development Agenda (CapDev) for Local Government Unit (LGU) Capacity Development Committees from the 13 municipalities and provincial government of Zambales on October 6-8, 2021 in anticipation for the implementation of the full devolution next year.
“Let this be your torch na magsisilbing guide po natin sa pagsisiguro na maging bahagi tayo ng ating bayan, ng ating pinagsisilbihang LGU, na marating ang kaunlaran nating inaasam. Tayo po sa ating position po ngayon, pinili po tayo, hawak po natin ang mga positions na [kung saan] nakaatang sa atin yung mga responsibilities dahil may mission po tayo na siguruhin na mararamdaman ng mga mamamayan ang isang magandang gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng pag-craft o pag-develop ng mga plano para mas mapalakas ang kapasidad ng ating LGU at ng mga empleyado,” said DILG-Zambales Provincial...