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DILG to LGUs: Public gatherings may proceed so long as precautionary measures are in place

February 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today advised all local government units (LGUs) that they can continue to organize and conduct public gathering, meetings and festivals so long as all precautionary measures against COVID-19 identified by the DOH are strictly observed.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the DILG, Department of Health (DOH),...

DILG to LGUs: Clear local roads in 75 calendar days, brings Disiplina Muna campaign to the barangays

February 17, 2020
Following the success of the road-clearing operations on primary and secondary roads last year, local government units (LGUs) are now given a 75-calendar-day-deadline anew under the DILG's Road Clearing Operation 2.0 to clear local roads and sustain the gains of the campaign starting today, February 17, 2020, according to Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo...

Año to LGUs: Tighten up African swine fever prevention and control measures in your localities

February 14, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is urging all local government units (LGUs) to tighten up their efforts in preventing and controlling the African swine fever (ASF) virus in their localities toward its complete eradication.

He said that the DILG, together with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), are...

Lifting of foreign investment restrictions, other Constitutional Reform proposals get multi-sectoral support in Congress

February 13, 2020

The proposals to lift restrictions on foreign investments and increase the internal revenue allotment in the 1987 Constitution on Wednesday got a big boost from members of Congress and the business community.

The Makati Business Club, Anvil Business Club, Wallace Business Forum, and the Management Association of the Philippines were among the groups that endorsed the proposed constitutional...

BFP should have their issued firearms this year - DILG

February 12, 2020

Arming the 29,286 firefighters of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) this year is both timely and practical in the government's drive against criminality, illegal drugs, terrorism, and violent extremism, Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año said yesterday.

"Maintaining law and order is not an easy task. Despite the decreasing crime rate in the country, having the...

Año to PNP: Arrest those spreading fake news on coronavirus

February 11, 2020

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año yesterday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately investigate and arrest those responsible for spreading fake news about the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV) to the public.

“We will go after the perpetrators of false information on coronavirus because their acts are inimical to the interest of the general...

Duterte, DILG convene local execs to strengthen government efforts against the corona virus, African Swine Fever, other pressing issues

February 10, 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) convenes today (February 10, 2020) all 1,715 local chief executives (LCEs) to strengthen government efforts against the 2019 Novel Corona Virus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019 nCoV ARD), African Swine Fever, and other national concerns on public health and peace and order.

Joining the President are...

IMPORTANT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

February 10, 2020

An infographic is being widely shared on social media claiming that the DILG has imposed a 14-day quarantine on travelers arriving from 20+ countries affected by the novel Coronavirus.

We would like to clarify that the said infographic was not issued by this Department and that our policy, as of today, is that the strict implementation of the 14-day quarantine provided in DILG Memo Circular...

Statement of the DILG on Assisting DOH on nCoV Contact Tracing

February 5, 2020
Usec. Jonathan E Malaya
Official Spokesperson


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to assist the Department of Health (DOH) in conducting the contact tracing of passengers who also took the same flights with the 2 persons who tested positive for novel Coronavirus (nCoV).

Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed PNP Chief...

Año wants BHERTs in every barangay for preparedness, prevention and quick response

February 3, 2020

Villages (barangays) nationwide must form their Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) to help the government address the crisis which was brought about by the 2019 novel coronavirus within their own community.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said this on Sunday, stressing that each barangay must be adequately informed about the disease and prepared to adopt...

DILG tells local execs to report and contain coronavirus cases

February 3, 2020

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Saturday ordered all local government executives to adopt stringent measures to intensify the information campaign on the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCOV) and report possible contamination in their respective areas.

In Memorandum Circular 2020-018, Año cited a provision in the Constitution and the Local Government Code which provides...

DILG directs LGUs to create novel Coronavirus Task Forces to meet world health emergency

January 31, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has advised all local government units (LGUs) to create their respective Corona Virus Task Forces to help contain the spread of the disease in the country now that health authorities have confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (2019 nCov) entry in the Philippines.

"With the declaration of the World Health Organization of a...

Charter changes to institutionalize reforms, Senate told

January 29, 2020

Proponents of constitutional reforms from an inter-agency task force created by President Rodrigo R. Duterte said yesterday it is time to reform the Philippine Constitution to reflect the current needs of Filipinos and help solve problems in Philippine society that worsened instead of easing since its passage in 1987.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary...

DILG to affected LGUs, residents: Do not drop your guard, be prepared for any eventuality

January 27, 2020

Despite the lowering of Taal Volcano’s alert level from 4 to 3, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on concerned local chief executives (LCEs) in Batangas and Cavite and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other public safety units not to drop their guard and continue to take necessary precautionary measures should the volcano erupt again.

“Ayon...

DILG supports sacking of 'golfer cops', says discipline and internal cleansing is top priority

January 27, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año supports the sacking by new PNP Chief Archie Francisco Gamboa of three senior police officers for playing golf while on duty, calling it a "serious breach of discipline.”

"Hindi puwedeng kung sino pa ang inatasang magpatupad ng batas ang siya pang sumusuway sa mga simpleng regulasyon. Police service is an...

Pro-Charter amendments rev up campaign

January 22, 2020

Proponents of the move to amend critical provisions in the 1987 Constitution have revved up efforts to get Congress to pass their proposed measures and adopt desired social, political, economic, and electoral reforms.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday conducted a briefing for heads of offices of members of the House of Representatives to push for the amendments...

Año says enough time for CORE to happen by 2022

January 21, 2020

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday there would be enough time for the Senate and the House of Representatives to let constitutional reforms happen before President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022.

Año said he was confident the move to amend the 1987 Constitution could pass plenary debate as Congress prepares for deliberations on the committee report...

DILG: Only 8 Tagaytay barangays covered by mandatory evacuation

January 21, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) clarified news reports that came out yesterday and said today that only eight barangays in Tagaytay City are covered by its mandatory evacuation order and therefore businesses may reopen in other barangays.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that in Tagaytay, the PHIVOLCS listed eight of its barangays as...

DILG: Mandatory Evacuation of 8 Barangays in Tagaytay based on PHIVOLCS

January 20, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government ( DILG ) said that its order for mandatory evacuation in all barangays within the 14-km high risk danger zone was done together with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council ( NDRRMC ) and upon recommendation of the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

"Both the DILG and NDRRMC acted upon the strong...

DILG: Govt on top of Taal situation; zero looting, casualty so far

January 20, 2020

As Taal Volcano is still on Alert Level 4, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the government is on top of the situation with zero casualties and zero looting since January 12 when the volcano first had a phreatic eruption.

“The local government units along with the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and other...

NEW MOVEMENT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS LAUNCHED TODAY

January 20, 2020
A new movement that will lobby the public and Congress to approve amendments to the 1987 Constitution before the 2022 elections to implement the political, economic and social reforms advocated by President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appealed to Congress to approve a broader set of political and economic reforms that will empower voters and help solve the endemic social ills that plague the...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on Designation of PLt. Gen. Archie Gamboa as new PNP Chief

January 20, 2020

We welcome the designation of PLt Gen Archie Gamboa as the new Chief, PNP. He is very qualified for the job. I expect that he will work harder now that he is the permanent head of the PNP and lead the organization in its intensified fight against illegal drugs, criminalilties, communist terrorist groups and extremists.

I also expect that he would continue to cleanse the PNP ranks of...

DILG calls on the public to respect 14-km danger zone

January 16, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on the public “not to risk their safety and their lives” and to abide by the 14-kilometer radius danger zone of Taal Volcano because of the continuous exposure to the hazards in the wake of the volcanic eruption.

“Sumunod po tayo sa mandatory evacuation recommended by PHIVOLCS and imposed by the DILG....

DILG: Volcano Island strictly off limits

January 15, 2020

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterated that Taal Volcano Island located in the middle of Taal Lake is strictly off limits to any and all persons and have directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop and prevent those who wish to return to the island to retrieve their belongings or rescue their animals such as horses and cows.

“Secretary Eduardo M....

DILG will abide by directive of President on transfer of PNP Procurement

January 15, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) respects the decision of the President to remove the procurement of equipment as one of the PNP’s administrative functions and is currently studying how the directive can be implemented.

“Secretary Eduardo Año has directed our lawyers to study the matter and to make their recommendations to him on how it can be...

DILG tells BFP to clear roads in Taal Volcano-affected provinces

January 15, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to "mobilize all resources in aid of the road-clearing and cleaning operations as well as other needed efforts" in the aftermath of the Taal Volcano eruption.

"In these trying times, we must unite as a nation and respond with urgency. I therefore direct the BFP to...

Statement of DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año on Measures Undertaken in view of Taal Volcano’s Phreatic Eruption

January 14, 2020

I have placed the Philippine National Police on full disaster response status and they are currently implementing mandatory evacuation in areas directly affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in close coordination with Local Government Units. We have mobilized all PNP Search and Rescue assets in PRO 4A for the conduct of timely and rapid disaster response.

All PNP Regional Directors in...

13,624 cops to ensure peaceful, orderly Traslacion 2020 - Año

January 8, 2020

A day before Traslacion 2020, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año assures the public and devotees that "all bases are covered" as 13,624 police officers will ensure the peaceful and orderly conduct of the procession in celebration of the annual feast of the Black Nazarene.

"Despite it taking a shorter route than usual, we guarantee the public and...

In hiring 17,000 new cops, Año tells PNP to hire only the best and the brightest

January 7, 2020

In hiring the 17,000 new police officers programmed under national budget this year, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to hire only “the best and the brightest” for the police force and “not to settle for less than what the public deserves.”

“I don’t want...

DILG files raps vs 10 local execs for non-compliance to road clearing directive

January 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has filed administrative charges against ten (10) local chief executives (LCEs) for failing to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to clear roads of illegal obstructions and return to the public the use of all major roads and highways.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said this is just the first batch of cases filed...