With the election of new faces in key positions in local governments, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its call to local government units (LGUs) to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of powers and responsibilities to the newly-elected officials in the recently-concluded May 13 midterm polls.
“We thank the Filipino people for exercising their right to vote and congratulate the newly elected officials for their victory. Now is the time to rise above party politics and interests and prepare for a smooth turnover of powers in LGUs to ensure continuity in local governance,” says DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
I wish to commend the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and to the entire DILG Family for their invaluable contribution to the conduct of a free, honest, orderly, peaceful, and credible elections nationwide.
The early and thorough preparations of the PNP that started a year before the May 13, 2019 voting day as well as their strong partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is key to your commendable performance as Commission on Elections (Comelec) deputies to safeguard peace and order and provide security to all polling places across the country.
We are proud that the elections were generally peaceful and...
Isang araw matapos ang halalan, pinaalalahanan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga pinuno ng pamahalaang lokal at mga kandidato na pangunahan ang agarang paglilinis at pagtatanggal ng kanilang mga election campaign material.
“Tapos na po ang halalan at nakapili na ang mga mamamayan kung sino sa palagay nila ang karapat-dapat na magsagwan sa kanila tungo sa tunay na pagbabago. Ang gawain na kailangang agaran ninyong isakatuparan ay hikayatin ang inyong mga tagasuporta na linisin ang mga kalat ng halalan sa mga pamayanan," ani DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
"Manalo man o matalo, ipakita ninyo na kayo ay sport at malinis ang inyong hangarin para sa inyong pamayanan...
A day after the midterm elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on all local officials and candidates to lead the clean up drive and remove their election campaign materials immediately.
“Tapos na po ang halalan at nakapili na ang mga mamamayan kung sino sa palagay nila ang karapat-dapat na magsagwan sa kanila tungo sa tunay na pagbabago. The immediate task at hand is to call on your supporters to clean up and rid our communities of poll trash,” says DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
“Win or lose, show that you are a good sport and that you have the best intentions for your communities by being part of the clean-up drive in your areas,”...
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has 2,838 police officers nationwide ready to be deputized by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to serve as Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) during the Elections on Monday if there are no available teachers to serve and if the peace and order situation in an area requires their service, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says “that elections must proceed in every precinct in the country and the PNP is ready to be called to duty by the Comelec if there are no available teachers to serve in some precincts.”
Under Republic Act No. 10756 or the Election Service Reform Act, the...
Officials and personnel of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bohol vowed to improve their services as they moved to the newly built, single-storey provincial office building in Tagbilaran City.
DILG 7 Director Leocadio Trovela said that the P4-million newly inaugurated DILG-Bohol office is now located in a city government-owned lot at Rajah Sikatuna Avenue in Barangay Dampas, Tagbilaran City.
“We recognize your efforts… This is a day of gratitude,” Trovela said during the ribbon cutting ceremony as he congratulated the provincial office on their new home.
The DILG regional director hoped that that the new building would create more good...
TUGUEGARAO CITY, May 10, 2019 – Around 250 participants gathered at the Saints Peter and Paul Metropolitan Cathedral Covered Gym, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on May 10, 2019 to affirm their strong support and commitment against vote-buying and vote-selling for the 2019 National and Local Elections also called Midterm Elections. The participants were composed of regional directors and heads of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Commission on Election (COMELEC), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Civil Service Commission (CSC), and...
In a unified commitment to clean and honest 2019 Midterm National and Local Elections, the DILG Region 7 together with the religious sector and other government offices in Central Visayas joined the first ever interagency caravan in the province of Bohol.
DILG-7 Director Leocadio Trovela said that over 300 people from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and representatives of various government agencies, Diocese of Tagbilaran, civil society organizations (CSOs) and Muslim communities went around the province to launch a campaign against vote buying and vote selling.
“The right of suffrage is a number one political right. We need an advocacy like this...
As part of the government’s advocacy to ensure clean and honest elections this coming May 13, 2019, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region III through the leadership of Regional Director Julie Daquioag has spearheaded the conduct of “Election Motorcade against Vote-Buying and Vote-Selling” on May 3, 2019 in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Participants from the different National Government Agencies and Non-Government Organizations in the region waved flaglets bearing the message “no to vote-buying, no to vote-selling” to encourage the public as well as the candidates to uphold honesty and integrity during election campaigns.
After major earthquakes that jolted areas of Luzon and Visayas this week, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 strongly encouraged local government units to strengthen their efforts in preparing for earthquakes.
“We do not want Region 10 LGUs to be caught off guard to the possible impacts of earthquake that might strike our areas as the recent earthquakes remind us how it could severely affect our establishments, our communities, and especially our people,” DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said.
With this, RD Agabe urged the region’s governors, mayors, and punong barangays to aim for a disaster resilient Northern Mindanao by...