The Duterte Administration will relentlessly pursue constitutional reform as its key political reform agenda in honor of the late Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. whose belief in democracy and federalism inspired the former Mayor of Davao City to seek the presidency in 2016, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said today.
Malaya said Pimentel’s pursuit of reforms to effect a comfortable life for every Filipino is the foundation of the President’s agenda of constitutional reform in a bid to address the endemic ills of Philippine society like crime and corruption in government and poverty, especially among regions farthest...
Despite a tougher assessment criteria, 380 local government units (LGUs) earned this year’s upscaled Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), one of the most coveted LGU awards, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
"Binabati ko ang mas maraming bilang ng mga LGU na nakapasa sa 2019 SGLG. This year's SGLG is extra challenging and to see these 380 LGUs rise to the occasion proves that there is good work executed at the local level for the benefit of the Filipino people," DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says.
"The SGLG awardees list is the kind of list that you want to be a part of.All LGUs in the entire country were assessed but not everyone made it," he adds.
Following the release of the validation results of the national road clearing program, Secretary Eduardo M. Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges local government units (LGUs) with low compliance or failed ratings to do better and continue their initiatives to clear the roads of obstructions.
“Sustained operations are the key to success in the road-clearing operations. You need to exert more effort by eliciting the support of your punong barangays and your constituents. But everything begins with the political will of the mayor,” he says.
Año says “there will be another validation in December and from now up to the end of the year, LGUs will have to...
The entire Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) family mourn the passing of former Senate President Nene Pimentel, one of the country’s greatest political figures, who was also former Minister/Secretary of Local Government under the Cory Aquino administration.
An esteemed statesperson, he was the principal author of the landmark Republic Act 7160 (The Local Government Code of 1991), which gave LGUs the power and capability to provide for the basic needs of the people within their provinces, cities, municipalities, even up to the barangays. As former Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, he understood the cause of decentralization and local empowerment.
Matapos ang pagpapatupad ng hakbang upang mapigilan ang pagkalat ng African Swine Fever (ASF), inutusan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga pamahalaang lokal na huwag payagan ang paghadlang sa kalakalan at komersyo sa buong bansa at payagan naman ang pamamahagi at pagbebenta ng processed meat products na may kasamang baboy bilang sangkap sa lahat ng lalawigan sa ilalim ng ilang kondisyon.
"Bilang ang pamahalaan ay tumutugon sa mabisa at agresibong paraan upang matugunan ang ASF outbreak, hinihikayat namin ang lahat ng pamahalaang lokal na alisin ang pagbabawal sa mga processed meat product na may baboy kung ang mga ito ay nakakaagapay sa kondisyon ng Department of...
Whole of Nation for peace. Various government agencies join forces in delivering basic services and social development packages in Brgy. Eureka, Gingoog City, Misamis Occidental.
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...