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STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW PNP CHIEF

September 2, 2020

Sec. Eduardo M. Año
DILG Secretary

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the appointment by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of Police Lieutenant General Pancratius Cascolan as the 24th Chief of the Philippine National Police.

We are confident that Lt. Gen. Cascolan will lead the national police organization with integrity, professionalism, and dedication to duty. In...

Statement of the DILG on the Batangas City Incident

September 1, 2020

Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya
DILG Spokesperson


Upon the directive of Secretary Eduardo M. Año, BFP Chief Jose Embang Jr. has withdrawn the new assignment of F/CInsp Elaine Evangelista as chief, Biñan Fire Station.

The BFP has also issued a show cause order against all the BFP personnel involved in the alleged mass gathering in violation of IATF guidelines. The BFP IAS and RO4A has...

DILG: Mga tawag sa 911 inilipat muna sa mga local call center matapos magpositibo ang dalawang ahente sa COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Inilipat muna ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga tawag sa 911 sa mga local call center matapos magpositibo ang dalawang call agent sa COVID-19.

Ayon kay DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, lahat ng kanilang mga Emergency Telecommunicator (ETC), pati ang sampung COVID Hotline agent ng Department of Health na nakatoka sa E911, ay naka-home...

DILG to LGUs: Construct protected biking lanes, walking paths for safe alternative transportation to curb COVID transmission

September 1, 2020

The public should consider active transport, such as walking and biking, as alternative modes of transportation amid the COVID-19 crisis according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it urges local government units (LGUs) to construct protected biking lanes and walking paths as part of the recently signed Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 2020-0001 with other...

DILG temporarily reroutes calls to 911 to local call centers after two agents test positive for COVID-19

September 1, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has temporarily rerouted all Emergency Hotline 911 (E911) calls to local call centers after two of its call agents tested positive for COVID-19.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that all of their Emergency Telecommunicators (ETC), including the ten (10) Department of Health COVID Hotline agents assigned to...

DILG iimbestigahan ang Punong Barangay ng Dasmariñas na sangkot sa isang Zoom sex scandal

August 27, 2020
Kasunod ng pagkalat ng viral video ng isang punong barangay ng Fatimas Dos, Dasmariñas City, Cavite na nakikipagtalik sa isang Zoom call, sinabi ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na magpapadala ito ng investigation team upang siyasatin ang insidente.

Ayon kay DILG Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya, nakakabahala at kagimbal-gimbal ang ulat na ito dahil ito’y...

DILG to investigate Dasmariñas barangay chairman Zoom sex scandal

August 27, 2020

Following the viral video of the punong barangay of Fatima Dos, Dasmariñas City, Cavite engaging in a sexual act via Zoom, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that it will send an investigation team to probe the alleged incident.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that they find the report appalling and disturbing because it goes against...

DILG to LGUs: Seniors may go out of their residences and enter commercial establishments to access essential goods and services

August 27, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today clarified that senior citizens, while strongly encouraged to stay home during the global pandemic, may go out of their residences and enter commercial establishments if their purpose is to access essential goods and services.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that under the provisions of the IATF-MEID...

DILG: 437 local execs and conspirators face raps over SAP 1 anomalies

August 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said 437 local elected and appointed public officials and their civilian co-conspirators are now facing criminal charges while 626 more are under probe by the PNP-CIDG for alleged anomalies in the pay-outs of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Habang patuloy ang pangalawang yugto ng pamimigay ng SAP, puspusan naman ang ating...

DILG thanks Congress for approving P5B for Contact Tracing

August 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today thanked the Senate and the House of Representatives for appropriating P5 Billion for contact tracing under Bayanihan II saying that this will finally allow the department to significantly ramp up contract tracing efforts across the country to cut the transmission of COVID-19.

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

DILG: Motorcycle barriers no longer needed for APORs living in same household

August 20, 2020

The Department of Interior and Local Government today said that in areas under the General Community Quarantine, the National Task Force COVID-19 has adopted a policy effective today to allow riders living in the same house not to use a motorcycle barrier anymore so long as the back rider is an APOR (Authorized Person Outside of Residence).

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya...

DILG: Aggressive Contact Tracing is “game changer” to defeat COVID

August 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said that aggressive contact tracing is the key to the success of the COVID-19 response in Metropolitan Cebu and Baguio City and it will be a “game changer” to the entire country if Congress will allocate funds for the hiring and deployment of additional contact tracers under Bayanihan 2.

NTF Vice-Chairperson and DILG Secretary...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG SECRETARY EDUARDO M. AÑO

August 17, 2020

16 August 2020

On August 13, 2020, I began experiencing flu-like symptoms including a sore throat and body aches. I began my self-quarantine and got myself PCR tested on August 14. Last night, August 15, I received my test result informing me that I am once again positive for COVID-19. In the meantime, I am being closely monitored by my doctors while I am in isolation.

I make this announcement...

DILG urges all barangays to organize Barangay Disiplina Brigades

August 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all barangays to set up their Barangay Disiplina Brigades to drive the core message of BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID 19 which is individual responsibility and discipline will stop the spread of COVID-19.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the formation of the Disiplina Brigades on the...

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...