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DILG, DOH launch ‘BIDA ang may Disiplina’ campaign; urge LGUs to organize Barangay Disiplina Brigades

August 14, 2020

In a bid to change the behaviour and encourage discipline among Filipinos to combat the global pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DOH) today jointly launched the “BIDA ang may Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” national advocacy campaign in Barangay Jesus Dela Peña, City of Marikina.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said...

DILG to investigate alleged reduction of hazard pay of health worker by Cainta Municipal Hospital

August 13, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government will investigate the alleged reduction of the hazard pay of a frontline health worker who recently died from COVID-19 who was a nurse at the Cainta Municipal Hospital.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that they will ask the Cainta Local Government Unit to explain why it reduced the Hazard Pay of nurse Ms. Ma. Theresa...

DILG appeals to Congress for funds to hire 50K contact tracers under Bayanihan II

August 13, 2020

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today appealed to Congress to allocate P5-billion out of the P162 Billion fund to be created under the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill to hire and train 50,000 contact tracers to boost the country’s contact tracing capability and prevent the onward transmission of the...

Statement of the DILG regarding Fake News on Social Media

August 11, 2020

STATEMENT OF THE DILG
August 11, 2020


UNDERSECRETARY JONATHAN E. MALAYA
DILG Spokesperson


A malicious quote card image has been circulating on social media claiming that DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año advises couples to practice physical distancing after having sex.

This is an outright and malicious lie. The DILG condemns in the strongest terms the people behind this post and vow to file...

Statement of Secretary Eduardo M. Año regarding Fake News on Social Media

August 11, 2020

Statement of
Gen. EDUARDO M. AÑO (RET)
Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government

FAKE NEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) condemns the use of social media as a platform to proliferate malicious and false information, emphasizing that there is no truth to the recent statement circulating on social media about practicing distancing...

DILG deploys PNP to remittance centers to implement minimum health protocols

August 11, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all police stations nationwide to deploy police officers in remittance centers distributing the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP 2) to ensure social distancing, the mandatory use of face masks, and implementation of minimum health standards.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said...

DILG: SAP 2 digital distribution in NCR in full swing, urges public to maintain physical distancing in remittance centers

August 8, 2020

The digital distribution of the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP 2) through financial service providers (FSPs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) is in full swing and is expected to be completed by the end of next week, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that as of August 7, 2020, SAP 2 financial...

DILG asks public, LGUs, PNP to be more vigilant vs scammers after bogus contact tracers strike anew

August 8, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be more vigilant against scammers as it warns the public anew against persons posing as Department of Health (DOH) contact tracers extorting money from unsuspecting victims.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the LGUs and the PNP should constantly be...

DILG pinapurihan ang digital cash aid disbursement ng ilang LGUs

August 6, 2020

Pinapurihan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang Lungsod ng Parañaque at Lungsod ng Makati sa paggamit ng digital disbursement sa pamamahagi ng ayuda sa kanilang mga nasasakupan ngayong panahon ng pandemiya.

Sinabi ni DILG Spokesperson at Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya na natutuwa sila sa paggamit ng dalawang local government units (LGUs) ng technology-based...

DILG inatasan ang mga LGU na simulan nang magplano para makabangon mula sa pandemya

August 6, 2020

Hinihikayat ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga local government unit (LGU) na simulan na ang pagpaplano at paglalaan ng pondo para sa local recovery at rehabilitasyon, bagama’t hindi pa tapos ang pandemya ng COVID-19, upang makabangon na ang ekonomiya mula sa nakamamatay na sakit.

Inihayag ni DILG Spokesperson at Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya na ang...

DILG commends digital cash aid disbursement by LGUs

August 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) hailed the City of Paranaque and the City of Makati for utilizing digital disbursement in the distribution of their local cash assistance to their constituents during the global pandemic.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said that they are glad that the 2 LGUs used technology-based platforms because it does away...

DILG to LGUs: Start planning for local recovery now even if pandemic is not yet over

August 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) to start planning and budgeting for local recovery and rehabilitation now even if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is not yet over so that the economy can begin recovering from the deadly disease.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said that the DILG, with...

DILG: Backriding sa motorsiklo pinapayagan na muli ngayong MECQ sa ilang kondisyon

August 5, 2020

Alinsunod sa pag-suspinde ng mga pambulikong sasakyan sa Mega Manila sa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), sinabi ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ngayong araw na pinapayagan na ulit ang backriding o ang pillion riding habang MECQ ngunit kailangang sumunod sa ilang mga kondisyon.

“Dahil sa pagsuspinde ng mga pambulikong sasakyan ngayong...

DILG: Motorcycle backriding allowed during MECQ under certain conditions

August 5, 2020

With the suspension of mass public transportation in Mega Manila due to the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that motorcycle backriding or pillion riding will be allowed during the MECQ subject to certain conditions.

“Because of the prohibition on public/mass transportation under the current MECQ,...

DILG: “Shoot to kill" threat improper and illegal

August 4, 2020

Jonathan E. Malaya
DILG Spokesperson

The Department of the Interior and Local Government considers the alleged “shoot to kill” threat by the head of the QC Task Force Disiplina against quarantine violators in Quezon City as improper and illegal and we advise him to desist from issuing similar statements in the future.

While we strongly believe that discipline is one of the...

DILG says that telcos can now secure permits to build towers in less than a month

August 3, 2020

Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to improve digital infrastructure in the country, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that it will now take less than a month from the previous 6-7 months to secure government permits to build telecommunications towers in the country.

In the President's public address yesterday, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año...

DILG warns public vs con artists extorting money for COVID-19 test kits

July 30, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is warning the public against conmen taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis who introduce themselves as alleged members of Contact Tracing Teams to scam unsuspecting victims into handing out payment for coronavirus test kits.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that there are unscrupulous individuals posing as...

DILG: Halos 5 libong LSIs nakauwi na, 2 libo pa ihahatid ngayong linggo

July 28, 2020

Inihayag ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na halos 5,000 locally stranded individuals (LSI) ang nakauwi na sa kani-kanilang probinsiya sa ilalim ng ikalawang yugto ng Hatid Tulong program ng pamahalaan sa nakalipas na tatlong araw at mahigit sa 2,000 pa ang ihahatid sa linggong ito.

“Sa tulong ng ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan at ng pribadong sector, 4,793 LSI ang...

DILG: Close to 5k LSIs sent home; 2k more to be transported this week

July 28, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that close to 5,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have been sent home to their respective provinces under the second phase of the government’s Hatid Tulong program for the past three days and at least 2,000 more will be transported back this week.

“With the help of other government agencies and the private...

Statement of the DILG on Mass Gathering in the time of Pandemic

July 27, 2020
Usec Jonathan Malaya
Spokesperson


We wish to reiterate that any kind of mass gathering during a global pandemic, whether rallies, church gatherings, sports events, concerts, etc. all represent a high risk of COVID transmission. This is not and will never be unique to rallies. Thus, upon the advice of the Department of Health, the IATF issued Resolution No. 57 prohibiting any form of mass...

8k LSIs makakauwi na sa katapusan ng linggo sa ilalim ng ikalawang yugto ng

July 24, 2020

Mahigit sa 8,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) ang nakatakdang bumalik sa kanilang mga probinsya ngayong katapusan ng linggo, Hulyo 25-26, 2020, sa pamamagitan ng Hatid Tulong program, ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na nananatili ang pangako ng gobyerno na tiyakin na ang mga LSIs ay makakauwi sa kanilang mga...

DILG: 8k LSIs to return home this weekend thru 2nd phase of ‘Hatid Tulong’

July 24, 2020

More than 8,000 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) are set to go back to their home provinces this coming weekend, July 25-26, 2020, through the Hatid Tulong program, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the government remains committed to ensure that LSIs will be able to go home to their provinces safe and sound....

DILG naghain ng kaso sa Ombudsman laban sa 3 LGU official dahil sa paglabag ng quarantine protocols

July 23, 2020

Nagsampa ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ng kasong administratibo sa Office of the Ombudsman laban sa tatlong (3) lokal na opisyal dahil sa pagsuway nito sa mga protocol ng enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, dalawang (2) kaso na ang nasa Ombudsman laban sa isang alkalde at konsehal sa Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan dahil sa...

DILG files cases with the Ombudsman against 3 LGU officials for violation of quarantine protocols

July 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman administrative cases against three (3) local officials for non-observance of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) protocols of the national government.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that two (2) cases have been referred to the Ombudsman, particularly against the mayor and a...

DILG inatasan ang 42,045 barangay na bumuo ng mga community contact tracing team

July 22, 2020

Kasunod ng pagpapadala ng higit sa 69,000 contact tracer, inatasan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang 42,045 barangay sa buong bansa na magtatag ng kanilang mga contact tracing team (CTT) upang mapalawak ang pambansang kakayahan sa contact tracing sa gitna ng COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, habang marami pang pamayanan ang nalalantad sa...

DILG directs all 42,045 barangays to create community contact tracing teams

July 22, 2020

Following the deployment of more than 69,000 contact tracers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directs all 42,045 barangays nationwide to create their own contact tracing teams (CTT) in a bid to further boost the country’s contact tracing capabilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that as more communities are exposed to...

DILG: 22k PDLs released by BJMP in decongestion program

July 22, 2020

In a move to decongest overcrowded jails amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said a total of 21,858 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) have now been released from March 17 to July 13 in the 470 jail facilities managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) nationwide.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that of the 21,858 PDLs...

Statement on the Alleged Shame Campaign against COVID-19 Patients

July 20, 2020
Usec. Martin B. Diño
Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs

I wish to clarify that some of my statements in my interview of July 18 on Radyo 5 was misquoted and entirely taken out of context.

While I did I mention the need to launch a shame campaign, my suggestion was directed not against COVID-19 patients but against quarantine violators such as those who still refuse to wear face masks,...

DILG: 69k contact tracers now deployed nationwide

July 20, 2020

As part of the government’s intensified contact tracing efforts, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that over 69,000 contact tracers have been deployed nationwide to track down and manage close contacts, reduce the spread of infection, and to offer diagnostic, counselling and treatment to confirmed COVID-19 cases.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said...

Results, not background, matter most to people, DILG spokesman tells Lagman

July 20, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya stressed today that the public appreciates the results of good performance by government officials better than their background in reaction to Rep. Edcel Lagman’s call for the President to dismantle the alleged “military oligarchy” in government.

Malaya said that the DILG,...