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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...

DILG: Stray bullet incidents down by 81%, illegal discharge of firearms dip by 43% this holiday season

January 6, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that close police monitoring and patrolling of key areas nationwide has led to a 81% decrease in stray bullet incidents and 43% decrease in illegal discharge of firearms incidents this holiday season compared to the same period last year.

“Habang lahat tayo ay nagdiriwang kasama ang ating mga pamilya,...

DILG commends traffic cop in viral Baguio video; asks SC to probe judge who bullied police to release cabbie suspect

January 2, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año commended the Baguio traffic policeman who was almost run-over by an intoxicated taxi driver in a viral video for bravely enforcing the law at the risk of his own life and asked the Supreme Court (SC) to probe the alleged bullying done by a judge for the release of the suspect from police custody.

"He was...

DILG to LGUs: Hasten the completion of necessary permits for water projects

January 2, 2020

To help avert a possible water crisis this year, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to fast track the processing of the necessary permits for water-related projects to expedite their completion and enhance water security.

“Malaking perhuwisyo para sa ating mga kababayan kapag kulang o walang tubig. Kaya inaatasan ko ang...

Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on the Presidential directive on the PNP

December 30, 2019
The President is still searching for a permanent Chief PNP and my job is to supervise the organization on his behalf as his alter ego, being the DILG Secretary and Chairman of NAPOLCOM. I will do my job until the President chooses the next Chief PNP. I believe he has choices in his mind but he is closely watching the performance and conviction of of these candidates particularly on the fight...

DILG urges PNP to intensify crackdown on illegal firecrackers, public to practice discipline in following rules on fireworks

December 30, 2019

In order to ensure a safe celebration of New Year’s eve, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify its crackdown on the manufacture, sale, and use of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices to prevent fireworks-related injuries.

“Habang papalapit ang New Year, nagsusulputan pa rin ang mga ipinagbabawal...

DILG accepts Bayan Muna challenge; urges Congress to conduct inquiry into rebel surrenderers program

December 30, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is accepting the challenge of the so-called “Makabayan bloc” for a Congresional inquiry on the government’s program for rebel surrenderers as this will be an opportunity to place on the record the thousands of rebel surrenderers who have been benefited by the program and whose lives has been changed by the program.

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Barangay officials, functionaries to receive yuletide benefit – DILG

December 27, 2019

All barangay officials and functionaries are entitled to receive a social assistance benefit not exceeding their monthly compensation beginning December 20, 2019 under the Yuletide Social Assistance Program (YSAP), according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that all elected and appointed barangay officials, including...

Statement of DILG Sec. Eduardo M. Año on the Declaration of Unilateral Ceasefire 22 December 2019

December 23, 2019

It is the prerogative of the President, as commander-in-chief, to declare a unilateral ceasefire for the Christmas season and we abide by his decision. I have already directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to comply and to issue appropriate orders to all units in the field.

While we remain vigilant and take a strong defensive stance, this will also give an opportunity for our policemen...

DILG to LGUs, PNP, BFP: Target zero-firecracker injuries this holiday season

December 23, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) and has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to target zero-firecracker injuries this holiday season by sustaining the implementation of national and local policies regulating the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.

"Ituloy-tuloy lang...

No safe place to hide for NPAs, says DILG on killing of 3 NPA leaders

December 23, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that communist terrorist groups (CTGs) have “no place to hide” after two high-ranking leaders of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed after a shoot-out with joint police and military units in Quezon City last Thursday afternoon.

“As I promised, we will get you first even before you get near us....

648 LGUs with high ADAC performance bag ADAC awards; 92 LGUs with low ADAC performance to be issued show-cause orders

December 20, 2019

Six hundred forty-eight (648) local government units (LGUs) were recently recognized during the second 2019 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Awards “for their efforts in ensuring drug-free communities” by complementing the national government’s anti-illegal drugs program through their local ADACs.

“Congratulations to our ADAC awardees on your...

DILG pushes for bill institutionalizing anti-drug abuse councils nationwide

December 16, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is pushing for the passage of law that seeks to create and institutionalize anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) in all provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays nationwide.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that once the bill is passed into law, all local government units (LGUs) will be required to continue the...

DILG asks public to be wary of fake news; abduction by men in white van is a hoax

December 16, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised the public to be wary of fake news about a series of online viral videos of alleged abduction of persons for organ harvesting by men in a white van.

“The Philippine National Police (PNP) has confirmed as ‘fake news’ the latest viral video of the alleged abduction of a 10-year-old boy in Bulacan. There are...

DILG holds Joma Sison personally responsible for NPA massacre of civilians in Samar, hails police officers killed and wounded as heroes

December 16, 2019

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) holds Communist leader Joma Sison personally responsible for the bloody attack and massacre in Borongan City, Eastern Samar that has led to the death of one (1) police officer, two (2) civilians, and the wounding of some 24 others including three (3) minors, one of whom is a one-year-old baby.

He said that Joma is directly responsible not...

Task Force CORE asks the Senate to begin public hearings

December 16, 2019

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (CORE) headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on the Senate to begin its own public hearings on amending key provisions in the current Constitution.

“We hope that the Senate will heed the President’s call for amendments to the Constitution during his term by calling for public hearings....

Task Force CORE welcomes House panel approval of Cha-cha but asks Congress to do more

December 13, 2019

The Inter-Agency Task Force Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE) welcomes the approval by the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments of some Charter-change proposals like lifting the restrictive economic provisions but is asking the House to also approve political and electoral reforms as well as provisions to ensure regional development.

“We congratulate the House panel led by...

Año commends PNP, LGUs for securing the 30th SEA Games; calls it the "safest SEAG ever"

December 12, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is all praise to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and host local government units (LGUs) for the peaceful conclusion of the almost two-week 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the country, the largest in history, which is the “safest SEA Games ever.”

“We truly win as one. The success of the SEA Games is shared by...

Task Force CORE joins DOF on lifting of restrictive economic provisions of Constitution

December 11, 2019

The Inter-Agency Task Force CORE (Constitutional Reform) has joined hands with the Department of Finance (DOF) in calling for the removal of economic restrictions in the Constitution including the ban on foreign investments in some industries.

The Task Force is, nonetheless, still for the retention of 100% of land ownership to Filipino citizens only, finance expert and Task Force CORE member...

DILG secures support of 256 local chief executives for constitutional reform

December 10, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE) have so far secured the support of 256 local chief executives and hundreds more local officials from 60 provinces across the country in support of proposing amendments to the Constitution.

Through its Balangayan 2019 roadshow campaign, the DILG was also able to...

Task Force CORE submits second set of proposed Charter amendments to Congress

December 9, 2019

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (Task Force CORE) has submitted its second set of proposed constitutional amendments to the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments during a public hearing/consultation held at University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas in Iloilo on Friday.

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that they submitted their second set of proposed...

DILG praises Manila City Government for declaring vandals persona non-grata

December 9, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government praised the City Government of Manila for passing a council resolution declaring the vandalism group Panday Sining as persona non grata and urges the group to instead focus its energies to help government clean up Metro Manila.

“We congratulate the City of Manila for this clear signal to everyone that it will not further tolerate the...

DILG welcomes Supreme Court circular warning RTCs not to interfere with Ombudsman disciplinary cases

December 9, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the circular issued by the Supreme Court reminding and advising all Regional Trial Courts (RTCs) that they have no jurisdiction or authority to interfere with or restrict the execution of the decisions of the Ombudsman in disciplinary cases.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año welcomed the issuance of Office of the Court...

DILG calls for in-kind donations to Typhoon Tisoy victims thru Project Tabang Bikol

December 6, 2019

Few days after Typhoon Tisoy unleashed its fury, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is appealing for in-kind donations to typhoon victims in Bicol and other affected areas through the Project Tabang Bikol (Project Help Bicol.)

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that Cebu Pacific and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) have agreed to provide free cargo space for relief...

DILG STATEMENT SUPPORTING THE CALL OF DND ON THE NON-EXTENSION OF MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO

December 5, 2019
Sec. Eduardo M. Año
Secretary, DILG

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the recommendation of the Department of National Defense (DND) not to extend the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao after it expires on December 31 this year.

We concur with the DND that the purpose of Martial Law has been attained based on the assessment of military and police...

DILG: P171.6-million in financial assistance given to a total of 2,882 rebels thru E-CLIP since July 2018

December 4, 2019

The government has fulfilled its promise of a better life for former CPP-NPA members who have laid down their arms as a total of P171.6-million in financial assistance package have been released to 2,882 rebel surrenderers under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) from July 2018 to November 2019, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
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DILG: Arrest of Panday Sining members "just and lawful", PNP to go after more vandals

December 4, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today said the arrest of four Panday Sining members who were caught defacing an LRT post during Bonifacio Day rites last Saturday was “just and lawful” as he directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) “to go after all vandals for their utter disregard of the law and defacement of government...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON NEEDED LGU DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN PREPARATION FOR TYPHOON TISOY

December 2, 2019
SEC. EDUARDO M. AÑO
DILG Secretary

In view of the projected entry of Typhoon Tisoy in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between today and tomorrow, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is directing all concerned local chief executives to be present in their respective localities to personally oversee disaster management operations.

As head of their...