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DILG rallies national government agencies to support federalism advocacy campaign during NGA Conference on March 18-19

March 18, 2019

To ensure the commitment of the different agencies of the government in the advocacy campaign to shift towards a federal system of government, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will convene about 200 key representatives from 76 national government agencies for a two-day conference on federalism at the Heritage Hotel in Pasay City on March 18 – 19, 2019.

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DILG files cases vs 46 "narco politicians"

March 14, 2019

Acting upon orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) todayfiled complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against 46 incumbent government officials for their alleged involvement in illegal drug trade and activities.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said the initial list of “narco pols” facing charges before the Ombudsman...

DILG boosts firefighting capability of BFP with 266 new fire trucks this year

March 13, 2019

In line with the observance of the Fire Prevention Month this March, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will further boost the firefighting capabilities of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) with the acquisition of 266 new fire trucks.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says the new fire trucks, which are set to be distributed to key cities and municipalities this year and...

DILG urges provinces to create own task forces against insurgency

March 12, 2019

Following the creation of a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging the country’s 81 provinces “to do their share in bringing local insurgency to its conclusion” by organizing their respective task force against insurgency.

“With no less than President Rodrigo R. Duterte...

ASEAN Senior Officials vow to combat human trafficking head on

March 12, 2019

In its common quest to combat human trafficking head on, 78 senior officials from the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Region (ASEAN) pledged “to work more aggressively and decisively” in implementing the Bohol Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Work Plan.

During the ASEAN Consultative Meeting in Bohol held recently, Department of the Interior and Local...

Año to brgy execs: Report significant accomplishments, plans in your Barangay Assembly this March 2019

March 8, 2019

Barangay officials elected after the May 2018 Barangay Elections will be holding their second Barangay Assembly this March 2019 since assuming their post on June 30 last year.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that barangay executives should by now have significant accomplishments and plans to report to their constituents when they hold...

Statement of DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año on "Kotong Cops"

March 7, 2019

I personally support Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Chief, in his drive to rid the NCRPO of “kotong cops.” His action yesterday was simply a manifestation of his frustration over police scalawags in his unit who continue to tarnish the image of the entire Philippine National Police (PNP).

There is no place in the PNP for police scalawags,...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on allegations that govt funds were used for Bong Go shirts

March 6, 2019

We categorically deny the allegation of Rep. Gary Alejano that government funds were used to purchase Bong Go campaign T-shirts and distributed during the Liga ng mga Barangay Convention last February 25, 2019.

We wish to inform Alejano that DILG Memorandum Circular 23 s. 2019 is a standard memorandum for local government league events. It simply encouraged all punong barangays to attend the...

Statement of DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya on the Motion for Reconsideration filed by the ACT Party List Group

March 5, 2019

The Motion for Reconsideration filed by the ACT Party-list group with the Court of Appeals is clearly a publicity stunt meant to draw attention to their group because of the election season. The original petition was already dismissed and yet ACT PL wishes to beat a dead horse. We appeal to ACT PL to stop politicizing this issue just to earn votes from the public.

While the courts have...

PHL gov't to raise the bar in the fight vs human trafficking during ASEAN meeting

March 4, 2019

With the approved first-ever cross sectoral work plan on human trafficking, the Philippine government has set its eyes on raising the bar in the fight against trafficking in persons (TIP) as its plays host to the upcoming consultative meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-member countries in Panglao, Bohol on March 5-6, 2019.

Speaking during the recent security briefing,...

DILG: Localized peace talks a success, more rebels laying down their arms

March 4, 2019

More and more communist rebels are returning to the fold of law because of the continuing success of localized peace talks between local government officials and local rebels, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that because of the persevering efforts of local officials and local peace and order councils, several...

DILG malugod na tinanggap ang pagkakatalaga ng Tagapagsalita nito bilang bagong Undersecretary

March 1, 2019

Malugod na tinanggap ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang pagkakatalaga ng dating Tagapagsalita at DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan E. Malaya bilang bagong Undersecretary ng Kagawaran.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na ang pagkakatalaga kay Malaya bilang Undersecretary ay hindi nakagugulat sa ipinamalas niyang walang pag-aalinlangan at buong siglang...

DILG welcomes appointment of its Spokesperson as new Undersecretary

March 1, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the appointment of former DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya as the new Undersecretary of the Department.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that Malaya's promotion to DILG Undersecretary comes as no surprise as he exemplifies "the youthful yet decisive" leadership that the Department needs at this...

DILG is now ISO 9001:2015 certified; PRIME-HRM Bronze Awardee

February 27, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will be adding laurels in its cap, after having been conferred the ISO 9001:2015 standard certification for its Quality Management System (QMS), as well as the Bronze Award for the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM) during an awarding ceremony...

DILG welcomes new rank classification in PNP, thanks PRRD, Congress for passing RA 11200

February 22, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the signing of a new law which modifies the rank classification in the Philippine National Police (PNP) as it will ensure improved and smooth coordination between the police and its military counterparts as well as address the public’s confusion with the ranks.

“We are grateful to President Rodrigo R. Duterte and...

DILG: No need for Cardema to resign

February 22, 2019

Amid calls for the youth commissioner to resign from his position, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año believes that the chairman of the National Youth Commission (NYC) does not have to step down from his post.

“I don’t see enough reason for NYC chairman Ronald Gian Carlo L. Cardema to resign. In his sincere intention to rally the youth...

DILG: 349 pinuno ng pamahalaan, nagbabayad sa CPP-NPA ng extortion money, permit to campaign

February 22, 2019
Inilabas ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang listahan ng 349 na opisyal mula sa lokal at nasyunal na pamahalaan na 'di umano'y nagbibigay ng suporta sa Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) sa pamamagitan ng extortion money at 'permit to campaign fees.'

Ipinahayag ni Año na batay sa ulat na natanggap ng DILG, 349...

DILG: 349 government execs pay CPP-NPA extortion money, permit to campaign

February 21, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today bared a watchlist containing 349 local and national government officials are allegedly providing support to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) by form of extortion money and permit to campaign fees.

Año says that based on intelligence reports received by the DILG, 349 local...

DILG lauds PNP-CITF for arrest of cops drinking in public, challenges police to intensify internal cleansing measures

February 20, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año commends the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) for apprehending two cops caught drinking in public at an eatery two blocks away from the PNP National Headquarters.

“We laud the PNP-CITF for arresting the two police officers spotted drinking in public. We’ve been...

DILG directs LGUs to clear all government properties of campaign materials, encourages public to report violations

February 18, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all local government units (LGUs) to clear all government facilities, properties, and vehicles of political campaign materials.

“We will not allow candidates to use government properties as a platform for their election campaign. It’s clearly prohibited. Government buildings, properties, vehicles, and...

DILG: Higit sa kalahati ng mga pamahalaang lokal sa Manila Bay watershed bigo sa pagsunod sa mga batas pangkalikasan, 16 prayoridad sa pagbibigay ng tulong

February 14, 2019

Siyamnapu't-limang pamahalaang lokal o 53 porsyento ng 178 pamahalaang lokal sa Metro Manila, Rehiyon III at IV-A sa loob ng Manila Bay Watershed Area ang bigong sumunod sa mga batas pangkalikasan ayon sa pagsusuring isinagawa ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Ipinahayag ni DILG Secretary Eduardo Año na batay sa 2018 Regional Inter-Agency Committee table assessments...

DILG: More than half of LGUs in Manila Bay watershed failed in complying with environmental laws, 16 to be prioritized with assistance

February 14, 2019

Ninety-five local government units (LGUs) or 53 percent of the 178 LGUs from Metro Manila, Regions III and IV-A within the Manila Bay Watershed Area have failed in complying with environmental laws, according to an assessment conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says that based on the 2018 Regional Inter-Agency Committee table...

DILG to LGUs: Assist DepEd in preserving and protecting Gabaldon school buildings

February 13, 2019

Following the signing of a new law mandating the conservation of Gabaldon school buildings nationwide, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directs all local government units (LGUs) to support the Department of Education (DepEd) in the preservation and protection of Gabaldon school buildings within their jurisdiction.

DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan...

Cabinet Secretary urges people to vote for pro-Federalism bets

February 12, 2019

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexie Nograles urged the people to vote for pro-Federalism candidates in the mid-term elections in May this year since the forthcoming polls is crucial for the cause of federalism.

Nograles made this statement during his speech at the National Federalism Summit organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently.

He also called on the...

DILG titiyakin ang pakikiisa ng mga mayor sa "Battle of Manila Bay" sa forum ng mga pinuno ng pamahalaang lokal ngayon

February 11, 2019

Upang tiyakin ang pakikiisa ng mga mayor sa "Battle of Manila Bay", titipunin ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ngayong Lunes (Pebrero 11, 2019) ang 178 punong-lungsod at punong-bayan na saklaw ng Manila Bay Watershed Area para sa Local Chief Executives’ Forum on the Manila Bay Clean-up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program sa New World Manila Bay Hotel sa...

DILG to ensure commitment of mayors to "Battle of Manila Bay" during local execs forum on February 11

February 11, 2019

To ensure the commitment of mayors to the “Battle of Manila Bay”, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will convene on Monday (February 11, 2019) the 178 city and municipal mayors within the Manila Bay Watershed Area for the Local Chief Executives’ Forum on the Manila Bay Clean-up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program at the New World Manila Bay...

Statement of DILG ASec. Jonathan Malaya, Spokesperson, on the dismissal of the ACT petition against Sec. Eduardo M. Año and PDG Oscar Albayalde

February 8, 2019

We welcome the decision the Court of Appeals (CA) in outrightly dismissing the petition filed by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) which contained malicious and groundless accusations that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has allegedly violated the constitutional right of freedom of association of their members.

More than pointing out their petition's infirmities that clearly...

Año nagpapasalamat sa pagkumpirma ng CA sa kanya; nangakong magiging strikto't patas sa pamumuno sa DILG

February 8, 2019

Nagpapasalamat si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa mga miyembro ng Commission on Appointments (CA) sa pagkumpirma sa pagkakatalaga sa kanya bilang DILG Chief nitong Miyerkules.

Ako’y nagpapasalamat at nakuha ko ang pagtango o pagaproba ng CA sa akin bilang DILG Secretary. Sisikapin kong lalo pang pabutihin ang pamamahala ng mga...

Año grateful for CA confirmation; vows strict, fair leadership in DILG

February 8, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año expresses his gratitude to the members of the Commission on Appointments (CA) for the confirmation of his appointment as DILG Chief on Wednesday.

I am humbled and grateful for getting the nod of the CA as DILG Secretary. I commit myself to improve governance in local government units (LGUs) and to promote public...

DILG naglabas ng show cause orders laban sa 108 pamahalaang lokal na bigong maghanda, magpasa ng solid waste management plans

February 7, 2019

Matapos ang mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng pamahalaan ng batas pangkalikasan sa Manila Bay, Boracay at iba pang tourist spots sa bansa, naglabas ng Show Cause Orders ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) laban sa 108 local chief executives (LCEs) dahil sa kanilang kabiguang maghanda at magpasa ng 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan na ipinag-uutos sa ilalim ng RA 9003.

"Ayaw...