The Senate’s first public hearing on the proposed lifting of the protectionist provisions of the Constitution this Wednesday is a big leap to make the 1987 Constitution responsive to the current needs of the country, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (IATF-CORE) headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The IATF-CORE lauded the Senate’s decision to tackle pending proposals to amend certain provisions in the 1987 Constitution as proposed by Senators Tolentino, de la Rosa, and Gordon.
“The start of public hearings in the Senate is an important step in revisiting the provisions of the Charter and make it more responsive to our...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) extended anew the deadline of the Road Clearing Operation 2.0 (RCO 2.0) to February 15 in consideration of the need of local government units’ (LGUs’) to immediately prepare their local vaccination plans against COVID-19.
The DILG recently issued Memorandum No. 2021-007 tasking LGUs to come up with a local vaccination plan that contains the preparation of risk communication plans and conduct of early vaccine communication campaign to disseminate critical information on COVID-19 vaccination.
The plan must also include a master list of priority eligible vaccinee population; identification of possible vaccine centers, available cold...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the recent act of the Department of National Defense (DND) abrogating the 1989 University of the Philippines (UP)-DND accord.
DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Usec. Bernardo Florece said that “The agreement has become obsolete and no longer attuned to the times. It was signed way back in 1989, three years after the end of the Marcos dictatorship. The times have changed. The conditions have changed.”
Florece agreed with the DND of the ongoing clandestine recruitment inside UP campuses by the CPP/NPA/NDF through its various front organizations and that the agreement is being used by the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) to...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged all local government units (LGUs) to prepare a local vaccination plan as provided in the DOH guidelines on the National Vaccination Program and coordinate closely with their respective DOH-Centers for Health Development in preparing this plan.
DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the DILG has issued Memorandum No. 2021-007 where LGUs are directed to come up with a vaccination plan that contains the preparation of risk communication plans and conduct of early Vaccine Communication Campaign to disseminate critical information on COVID-19 vaccination.
The said plan must also include a master list of priority eligible...
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today dismissed apprehensions that the re-employment of only 15k contact tracers will weaken the Philippines' contact tracing capacity which remains to be strong, ten months since the start of the pandemic.
DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya said that the existing number of Contact Tracers (CTs) currently stands at 255,854 nationwide which is more than sufficient for the country’s needs. “We already have 29,611 contact tracing teams which is composed of 255,854 contact tracers nationwide. Even without the DILG hiring, we already have sufficient number of contact tracers.”
As the DILG continuously endeavors to bring the government closer to the people to attain inclusive and sustainable peace, this year’s very first “Serbisyo Caravan” in Eastern Visayas Region was conducted in Brgy. Hitapian, Catubig, Northern Samar on January 13, 2021.
Key officials and representatives of national government agencies journeyed for about three hours, riding on a boat and habal-habal and walking along a dike to reach the far-flung barangay.
The DILG, together with the local government unit (LGU), the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) led the activity which benefited 276 household-beneficiaries (397 families) who...
DILG XII has formally launched its "BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19" campaign through a virtually packed audience composed of dignitaries from the different government agencies.
Present in the event are: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapena who is the appointed Cabinet Official for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Region XII, members of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) XII, Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) XII, Regional Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (RIATF-EID) XII, Regional Task Force (RTF) XII on COVID-19, Balik-Probinsya,...
Two barangays received Smart TVs through the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) of the DILG in Antique during the launching of the RCSP TV Aralan Series at Adelaide Tourist and Traveler’s Inn, San Jose, Antique on November 25, 2020.
The RCSP is one of the strategies employed by the government in ending insurgency by strengthening the government’s role in establishing peace and development in every community.
The TV Aralan Series, which forms part of the RCSP, is an initiative by the DILG Region 6 in partnership with the Regional Task Force (RTF) to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC). Along with Smart TVs, three modules were also provided for the learning and...
The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and an official from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) urged information officers (IOs) and focal persons to continue providing a strong, comprehensive, and unified communication structure to combat disinformation especially in times of health crisis.
Speaking before more than 100 participants during the two-day Strategic Communications Webinar Cum Capability Workshop conducted in the region, PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael said that IOs and focal persons of the government are given the critical roles to foster truthful information to better inform the people, especially amid the pandemic.
In a bid to further strengthen the government’s efforts to combat the communist insurgency and other armed conflicts, the DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (DILG-CAR) said its Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) convened to promote integrity and good governance among cluster members.
“One of the many challenges we face right now is how to resist temptations, particularly in monetary terms apart from enforcing good governance in our jurisdiction,” said Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
Magalong, who is also the RTF-ELCAC vice-chairperson and presiding officer, said, “Leadership requires its own set of skills, but genuine...