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DILG to LGUs, PNP: Crackdown on illegal logging, expedite planting of trees

November 23, 2020

In the wake of widespread flooding caused by Typhoon Ulysses, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to implement a crackdown on illegal logging, illegal quarrying and expedite the planting of trees in coordination with the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said all LGUs and PNP units across the country must prioritize the protection of the environment, especially for a disaster-prone and stricken nation such as the Philippines. “We must act quickly and in a whole-of-society fashion to protect our remaining forests across the country...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

November 19, 2020

Where Have You Been?
A Rejoinder to Atty. Wilfredo Garrido


Everyone knew where Secretary Eduardo M. Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was before, during, and after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses except lawyer Wilfredo Garrido.

As early as November 9, days before Ulysses struck the country, the Secretary issued Advisories to all LGUs directing them to activate their Emergency Operations Centers and Disaster Monitoring Systems. Prior to landfall on November 11, he spoke on national media outlets advising the public and local government units (LGUs) officials, especially in Bicol, to immediately implement Operation Listo protocols, establish critical preparedness actions,...

DILG: Hukbo ng 46k contact tracers nakikipaglaban na sa COVID-19 sa buong bansa

November 18, 2020

Kinumpirma ngayon ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na mayroon ng hukbo ng 46,338 contact tracers (CTs), konti na lang para maabot ang target na 50K CT na iniatas sa ilalim ng Bayanihan to Heal as One Act or Bayanihan 2 Law, ay na-deploy na ngayon sa lahat ng mga local government unit (LGUs) sa buong bansa at nakikipaglaban na sa COVID-19.

Sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na habang hinahanda ng Kagawaran na makumpleto ang naka-target na 50k CTs na nakasaad sa Bayanihan 2 Law, ang 46,338 CTs na kasalukuyang nagtatrabaho sa mga lugar ay tutulong sa pagtugon ng bansa sa COVID-19 at at magpapalakas ng contact tracing capabilities sa grassroots level upang kontrahin ang...

DILG: Army of 46k contact tracers now fighting COVID-19 in all LGUs nationwide

November 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today confirmed that “an army of 46,338 contact tracers (CTs),” a few thousands shy of the targeted 50K CTs prescribed under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act or Bayanihan 2 Law, are now deployed in all local government units (LGUs) nationwide fighting COVID-19.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that as the Department gears to complete the targeted 50k CTs stated in Bayanihan 2 Law, the 46,338 CTs currently working on the ground will aid and intensify the country’s response and contact tracing capabilities, especially in the grassroots level, to counter COVID-19. "The low number of cases we are experiencing now is partly a...

DILG sa mga LGUs: Ipatupad ang health safety protocols habang nagro-road clearing simula ngayon

November 16, 2020

Hinimok ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga local government units (LGU) na ipatupad ang mga minimum health standards sa pagsisimula ng 60 araw na road clearing sa buong bansa ngayon.

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, matapos ang walong buwang suspensiyon, tuloy na muli ang road clearing operation sa buong bansa maliban na lamang sa mga lugar na nasasailalim sa MECQ o higit pa at sa mga lugar na baha pa rin dahil sa mga nakalipas na bagyo.

“Kinakailangan ang road clearing upang mapanatili ang kaayusan habang bumabangon ang mga lokal na ekonomiya nang hindi nagiging kampante laban sa COVID-19. Sa paghahanda natin sa ‘new normal,’ kailangang maging...

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Thousands benefit from water project in Tanauan, Leyte

November 24, 2020

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...

DILG-CAR orients 188 SK officials on EO 70, ‘inclusive and sustainable’ peace

November 19, 2020

The DILG- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) conducts orientation on Executive Order (EO) No. 70 for188,000 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) representatives in the region.

“The unequivocal support of the youth to the national government’s whole-of-nation approach in eliminating insurgency reflects on their important role in peace-building,” said DILG Regional Director (RD) Marlo Iringan.

Among the topics discussed during the orientation were: NTF-ELCAC (National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict) Joint Memorandum Circular 2019-01, Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) Youth and Student Recruitment Strategies, and Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP).

Among the...

DILG-CAR urges LGUs to resume road clearing operations

November 19, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) calls on the local government units (LGUs) in the region to continue the implementation of the government’s road clearing policy in areas with less restrictive community quarantine starting on November 16.

DILG Regional Director Marlo Iringan said the continuation of road clearing operations is in line with the DILG Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-145, which gave LGUs until January 15, 2021 to clear any obstruction of roads within their jurisdiction.

He underscored that LGUs must completely enforce President Rodrigo Duterte’s road clearing directive in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), while partial...

Lupons attend virtual roll-out training on Katarungang Pambarangay

November 19, 2020

The DILG Eastern Visayas rolled out the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) training on November 11, 2020 for the first batch of Lupong Tagapamayapa members from the provinces of Biliran, Southern Leyte, Ormoc, and the western towns of Leyte.

In his opening remarks, DILG-8 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando expressed that it is an opportune time to review the provisions of the KP Law and to know the mandated roles of the barangay officials in the time of the pandemic.

Director Rimando said that the KP does not intend to identify who is at fault or guilty but rather to settle disputes between conflicting parties. Stressing that there are misconceptions on the barangay justice system, he...

RTF8-ELCAC focuses on conflict sensitivity in implementing projects

November 11, 2020

The Regional Task Force 8 on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF8-ELCAC) emphasized the need for implementing conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting interventions in a recent meeting of the clusters under the RTF8-ELCAC-led or co-led by the DILG.

Participants of the meeting listened to the sharing by the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) in making interventions that have undergone conflict analysis before implementation in conflict areas.

DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando expressed hope that every agency will soon have conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting interventions to achieve a just and lasting peace by...