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DILG officials and employees get vaccinated

June 17, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) began Wednesday its vaccination of 759 central office officials and personnel under the A4 category, which includes frontline personnel in essential sectors, including uniformed personnel.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said the vaccination of DILG employees and their families is a milestone in the quest towards achieving population...

DILG: Three more punong barangays under probe for super spreader events

June 17, 2021

Three (3) more punong barangays (PBs) are now in hot water for violations of the prohibition against mass gathering in their respective areas, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año identified them as PB Ireneo H. Cabahug of Barangay Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas; PB Bobby Daquioag of San Mariano, Sta. Marcela, Apayao; and PB...

Economic reforms a wake-up call for PH products to be more reliable

June 16, 2021

The flow of more foreign investments into the Philippines will help the economy to shape up and force local businesses to offer more reliable products to make them at par with the competition.

Dr. Thomas Aquino, Chairperson of the Research, Education, and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation Inc., said that opening up the economy to foreign investors through constitutional reforms would...

DILG to LGUs, public: Use PhilID card as sole ID for all transactions

June 14, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today urged all local government units (LGUs), private entities, and the transacting public to use and accept the Philippine Identification (PhilID) card as a single official government-issued identification card for all types of transactions within the country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that presenting and using the PhilID...

The Philippines is the most oligopolistic country in the region and one of the Asian countries with the worst fixed capital formation -- Salceda

June 14, 2021

The Philippines is most oligopolistic country in the region and opening up the economy to foreign investors is needed to break the monopolies and oligopolies that are currently dominating Philippine business and slowing down the economic competition and investments, a veteran lawmaker said on Friday.

Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways...

DILG’s Independence Day wish: Filipinos to be free from communist terrorism amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 14, 2021

As the country commemorates its 123rd Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence today with the theme “Kalayaan 2021: Diwa sa Pagkakaisa at Paghilom ng Bayan,” Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año urged all Filipinos to rise up against the threat of Communist terrorism as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DILG to Makabayan: RA 9851 is proper legal framework, not CARHRIHL to bring CPP/NPA to justice

June 11, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) asked the Makabayan Bloc to stop insisting on the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws (CARHRIHL) because the country already has Republic Act (RA) No. 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes Against Humanity.

The...

DILG charges 8 punong barangays over mass gatherings

June 10, 2021

Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning on the arrest of barangay leaders negligent of their duties resulting in mass gatherings, eight punong barangays (PBs) will face charges for their lax implementation of quarantine protocols in “super spreader” activities leading to a number of COVID-19 transmissions according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government...

DILG slams Makabayan Bloc for urging Absalon family to file complaint before a non-existent body

June 10, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today condemned the Makabayan Bloc for urging the Absalon family to file a complaint before the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) which according to them accepts complaints on violations of International Humanitarian Law by the New People’s Army (NPA).

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that the Left-wing bloc is giving the...

DILG slams Elago for using the death of FEU player Absalon as reason to call for resumption of peace talks

June 9, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) termed as “distasteful” and “repulsive” the call of Kabataan Party-list representative Sara Elago to resume the peace talks between the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and the Philippine Government because of the death of Far Eastern University (FEU)...

AMCHAM says lifting economic restrictions to make PH economy competitive in the 21st century

June 9, 2021

American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Adviser John Forbes has called on the government to open the economic door to create a competitive atmosphere for business to heighten the Philippine market’s potential for investment, public services, and infrastructures.

Forbes said removing or modifying the constitutional restrictions on foreign equity would certainly improve the...

DILG demands the CPP/NPA to turn-over the murderers of Absalon to face justice

June 9, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), to turn over those responsible for murder of Far Eastern University (FEU) football player Kieth Absalon and his cousin in Masbate so that they may face public trial for their crimes.

“Now that the CPP/NPA has accepted full...

DILG lauds LGUs' strategies to increase vaccination

June 7, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today commended the innovative efforts of some local government units (LGUs) in rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to their respective localities to encourage their constituents to register and get jabbed as well as increase vaccine confidence among the public.


"We are pleased that LGUs are thinking of innovative ways or ‘out of the...

DILG: Full devolution will finally happen with issuance of EO 138

June 7, 2021

Following the signing of Executive Order (EO) No. 138 by President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said the full devolution of basic services and facilities from the national government to local government units (LGUs) will finally begin next year, including the increased share of LGUs in all national taxes and revenues.

"With EO 138, the...

DILG: 94% of probable COVID-19 cases traced within 24 hours

June 4, 2021

Contact tracing efforts in the country has improved as 94% of probable cases are traced daily and 91% are isolated within 24 hours by contact tracing teams nationwide, said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that this fast turn-around time is achieved through the 110,378 contact tracers (CTs) that cater to our 105-million...

DILG: 915 provincial road projects worth P39.192-B completed since 2016

June 3, 2021

Some 915 provincial road projects with an aggregate total of P39.192-billion and spanning 2,866.91 kilometers have been completed under the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) since the project started in 2016, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año expressed confidence that with better provincial roads, goods and...

DILG hails Congress for passing politics-free charter-change

June 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today hailed the approval by the House of Representatives on third and final reading the proposed amendments to the Constitution’s economic provisions, making good on its promise not to pass a measure with political provisions.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya hailed the House of Representatives under Speaker Lord...

DILG welcomes signing of law on height equality in the uniformed sector

June 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the signing of the new landmark law lowering the height requirements to enter the uniformed services, including the police, fire, and jail bureaus, as this will significantly boost recruitment in the uniformed sector.

“We thank President Duterte for signing Republic Act 11549 into law as this would allow disqualified...

Ending communist terrorism an election issue: Officials laud ‘bandwagon’ of support for NTF-ELCAC

June 1, 2021

The ruling party PDP-Laban party’s uncompromising stand in support of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and its programs is an indication that more and more local government officials are joining the ever-growing “bandwagon” and mounting calls to end the 53-year-old terrorist menace, agency officials said Tuesday.

According to DILG...

DILG to deploy over 50k PNP, BFP personnel to support nat’l vaccination rollout

May 31, 2021

With the ongoing efforts of both the national government and local government units (LGUs) on COVID-19 vaccination, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will deploy more than 50,000 police and fire personnel to provide support and security to the national vaccine rollout that will now include the A4 category next month.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the...

1.6M new jobs to be created if economic restrictions in Charter are lifted

May 31, 2021

About 1.6 million new jobs for the country would be created and household income would be substantially increased by relaxing the economic restrictions in the 1987 Constitution.

Leandro Tan of the University of the Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation-Regulatory Reform Support Program for National Development (UPPAF-RESPOND) said that economic reforms...

DILG, DOLE SAY ECONOMIC CHA-CHA NEEDED FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION

May 31, 2021

Lifting the economic restrictions in the Constitution is needed to accelerate economic growth and facilitate job creation which have been derailed by the Covid19 pandemic, proponents of economic reforms said on Friday.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Philippines has always been last in terms of foreign direct investments (FDIs), and one of the Asian countries with the toughest...

DILG: Punong barangays to take on intensified role vs super spreader events

May 28, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that punong barangays (PBs) will take on an intensified role to ensure compliance to minimum public health standards (MPHS) and to prevent mass gathering following violations in “super spreader events” which led to COVID-19 transmission.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that super spreader activities in illegal...

DILG welcomes 2nd reading approval of resolution lifting restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution

May 28, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the approval on Second Reading by the House of Representatives of Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) No. 2 on Wednesday, which aims to lift the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution also known as “economic cha-cha.”

“We would like to thank our lawmakers in the lower house for recognizing the...

DILG: Ayuda distribution in NCR+ substantially complete at 99.6%; commends the LGUs for timely and orderly distribution

May 27, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the distribution of ayuda is substantially complete at 99.6 percent distribution rate or P22.8-billion distributed to 22,838,875 ‘NCR Plus’ beneficiaries. Ninety-three (93) out of 108 cities and municipalities in NCR Plus completed the ayuda distribution by May 25, 2021, the deadline set by the national...

DILG urges LGUs to avail of P13.6-B LGSF for infra, other projects until June 30

May 25, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today urges local government units (LGUs) to avail of the P13.586-billion Local Government Support Fund-Financial Assistance to Local Government Units (LGSF-FALGUs) for their local infrastructure and development projects and submit the documentary requirements until June 30, 2021.

“Nakalaan talaga para sa inyo ang pondong ito...

DILG: 84% of LGUs nationwide declares the CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata

May 24, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that 84 percent of the 1,715 provinces, cities, and municipalities nationwide have passed resolutions through their local legislative bodies condemning the atrocities of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and declaring them persona non grata in their respective...

DILG welcomes increase in vaccine confidence, asks LGUs to do more social mobilization

May 24, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the increase in vaccine confidence to 51% of adult Filipinos according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that this was a significant improvement from as low as 32% last year. “We can confirm this in the 3,688 vaccination centers where vaccinations are...

DILG supports PNP e-Sumbong system, intensified cleanliness policy

May 21, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today expressed full support to the newly-launched “E-Sumbong: Sumbong Mo, Aksyon Ko" system initiated by new Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar as “this will significantly boost reporting of crimes and even violations committed by PNP personnel.”

“We support the initiatives taken by PNP...

DILG tells LGUs not to announce brand of vaccines to be used for inoculation

May 20, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today has directed all Local Government Units to refrain from announcing the brand of vaccines to be used in a particular vaccination center following the recommendation of the Department of Health.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that all FDA-approved vaccines have gone through a stringent approval process and are therefore safe and...