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DILG welcomes memo authorizing LGUs to make advance payments for COVID-19 vaccines

February 22, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the signing of Memorandum Order No. 51 granting local government units (LGUs) authority to make advance payments exceeding 15% for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines provided they are authorized to make the procurement by the National Task Force COVID-19.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recently signed MO 51 allowing LGUs to...

DILG: Placing the entire country under MGCQ would lead to harmonized LGU travel regulations

February 22, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said today that easing the quarantine status of the entire country to MGCQ starting March as recommended by the IATF and NEDA would address the fragmented travel restrictions imposed by Local Government Units (LGUs) across the country.

“There is a need to harmonize and streamline the different travel restrictions imposed by LGUs to...

DILG launches intensified vaccine information drive with LGUs, uniformed personnel

February 19, 2021

To counter vaccine hesitancy among some sectors of the public, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has launched an intensified public information drive in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and uniformed personnel in order to generate demand and increase public confidence in the national vaccination program.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya...

DILG to PNP: Arrest sellers of bogus COVID-19 vaccines

February 18, 2021

As the country prepares for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines from the WHO COVAX facility, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be vigilant and arrest individuals who are selling or administering fake coronavirus vaccines.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Undersecretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr. said the Department has...

DILG enjoins LGUs to support WHO vaccine clinical trials

February 15, 2021

As part of the ongoing efforts to defeat COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged the identified local government units (LGUs) to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Trial for COVID-19 vaccine and other independent COVID-19 vaccine trials.

In line with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Science...

DILG reminds LGUs of Road Clearing deadline on Feb. 15

February 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today reminded all local government units (LGUs) of the deadline on February 15 of Road Clearing 2.0 and the validation of program starting February 16-March 2.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Undersecretary Bernardo C. Florece, Jr. made this reminder during the meeting of Task Force Road Clearing composed of the DILG, DOTR, LTO,...

DILG to PNP: Secure all arriving COVID-19 vaccines

February 10, 2021

Acting on the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to secure all arriving vaccines in the country and work closely with local government units (LGUs) in making sure that it reaches the rightful recipients especially in far-flung areas of the country.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and...

DILG to PNP: Arrest, prosecute fakers of RT-PCR tests

February 8, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today issued a stern warning to individuals faking Reverse-Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests as it directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) “to prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent of the law”.

DILG Officer-in-Charge and Undersecretary Bernardo Florece, Jr. said that fakers of RT-PCT...

DILG and UP agree to review 1992 Agreement

February 8, 2021

DILG, PNP, and UP released a joint statement expressing the parties' mutual commitment to review the 1992 Agreement while upholding academic freedom and the right to free speech and assembly.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the University of the Philippines (UP) today said that they will undertake a thorough review of the 28-year-old 1992 Agreement to better...

DILG directs LGUs to place no-parking signs as part of Road Clearing 2.0

February 5, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged all local government units (LGUs) to place no-parking signs, no-tricycle allowed signs in national highways, as well as other traffic visual cues as part of Road Clearing 2.0 which will end on February 15.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said once cleared of road obstructions, LGUs must install road signs in...

DILG: PNP clearance required for CSOs wishing to aid local COVID-19 efforts

February 4, 2021

To ensure that only legitimate civil society organizations (CSOs) are engaging with the Department and local government units (LGUs) nationwide, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that CSOs who wish to be part of local COVID-19 response and recovery efforts should first secure a clearance from the Philippine National Police (PNP).

"To determine the legitimacy...

DILG: HOUSE COMMITTEE OK OF ECONOMIC AMENDMENTS A BIG STEP TOWARDS RECOVERY

February 3, 2021

Yesterday’s approval of the economic amendments in the 1987 Constitution by a committee of the House of Representatives is a big step towards the country’s long-term recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Usec Jonathan Malaya, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) spokesman, said that the 62 aye, 3 nay and 3 abstain votes on Resolution of Both...

DILG to Metro Manila LGUs: Ensure that pork, chicken 60-day price ceiling is imposed

February 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) to ensure that the 60-day price ceiling on pork and chicken ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte is imposed in all markets within their jurisdiction.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Usec. Bernardo Florece, Jr said that President Duterte signed Executive Order (EO)...

DILG and UP to hold dialogue on 1992 agreement

February 2, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that they and the University of the Philippines will hold a meeting this week to review their 1992 agreement and that the DILG will not unilaterally abrogate the agreement without consulting UP officials.

“Contrary to a report that came out in a broadsheet, the DILG wants to hold a dialogue with UP officials to revisit...

DILG to LGUs: Ensure local EOs are aligned with ASF zoning plan

February 1, 2021

In a move to avert the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) while ensuring food security, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges all local government units (LGUs) to ensure that their executive orders imposing a ban on the entry of swine hogs and other related products are aligned and consistent with national policies and directives.

DILG Undersecretary and...

DILG to PNP, LGUs: Go after power thieves

January 29, 2021

Amidst reports of continued pilferage of electric transmission lines, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to assist local government units (LGUs) and electric distribution utilities (EDUs) in inspecting electric facilities and in identifying and penalizing power thieves.

"We received reports on the theft of power cables...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE ASSUMPTION TO OFFICE OF NAPOLCOM VCEO VITALIANO AGUIRRE JR.

January 28, 2021

USec. Bernardo C. Florece, Jr.
Officer-in-Charge

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warmly welcomes Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre II to the DILG family and wishes him well as he assumes office as the new Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer (VCEO) of the National Police Commission (Napolcom).

VCEO Aguirre's vast experience as a lawyer and in government service will prove to be...

DILG/IATF-CORE says House, Senate should vote separately on Economic CORE issue

January 27, 2021

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (IATF-CORE) on Wednesday said Congress should vote separately on the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution because of its bicameral nature.

“The bicameral nature of Congress makes separate voting logical, prudent, and reasonable,” said DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya. The DILG...

DILG lauds Senate for setting public hearings on economic amendments

January 26, 2021

The Senate’s first public hearing on the proposed lifting of the protectionist provisions of the Constitution this Wednesday is a big leap to make the 1987 Constitution responsive to the current needs of the country, according to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Constitutional Reform (IATF-CORE) headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The IATF-CORE lauded the...

DILG extends road clearing ops deadline to Feb 15 to give LGUs time to prepare local vaccination plans

January 25, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) extended anew the deadline of the Road Clearing Operation 2.0 (RCO 2.0) to February 15 in consideration of the need of local government units’ (LGUs’) to immediately prepare their local vaccination plans against COVID-19.

The DILG recently issued Memorandum No. 2021-007 tasking LGUs to come up with a local vaccination plan...

DILG supports abrogation of DND-UP agreement and calls for a review of its own 1992 agreement with UP

January 25, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the recent act of the Department of National Defense (DND) abrogating the 1989 University of the Philippines (UP)-DND accord.

DILG Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Usec. Bernardo Florece said that “The agreement has become obsolete and no longer attuned to the times. It was signed way back in 1989, three years after the end of...

DILG: All LGUs must prepare local vaccination plans

January 21, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged all local government units (LGUs) to prepare a local vaccination plan as provided in the DOH guidelines on the National Vaccination Program and coordinate closely with their respective DOH-Centers for Health Development in preparing this plan.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the DILG has issued...

DILG: Rehiring of only 15k contact tracers will not weaken PH’s contact tracing capacity

January 18, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today dismissed apprehensions that the re-employment of only 15k contact tracers will weaken the Philippines' contact tracing capacity which remains to be strong, ten months since the start of the pandemic.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya said that the existing number of Contact Tracers (CTs) currently stands...

DILG to rehire 15,000 contact tracers for six months

January 18, 2021

To ensure the continuity of the country's contact tracing efforts, the Department of the Interior Local Government (DILG) will re-hire some 15,000 contact tracers (CTs) nationwide for at least six months, following the approval by the Department of Budget and Management of a total of P1.9-billion for the hiring of CTs in 2021.

"While the country's COVID-19 response is significantly improving,...

Congress hearing shows 'overwhelming' support for opening up the economy, says DILG

January 18, 2021

This year’s first hearing of the House of Representatives showed an “overwhelming support” to the effort to lift certain restrictions in the economic provisions of the 34-year-old Constitution, according to a top official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“The support for economic constitutional reform during the first hearing of the House...

DILG grants one-week extension of road clearing ops deadline

January 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has granted a one-week extension of the deadline of the Department’s Road Clearing Operation 2.0 (RCO 2.0) following the requests by local government units (LGUs) to give them more time to clear roads of obstructions.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that upon the request of local chief executives, the...

DILG submits more than .5 million signatures, LGU resolutions in support of lifting the restrictive economic provisions

January 13, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) submitted to the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments today some 555,610 signatures and LGU resolutions in support of lifting the restrictive economic provisions of the Constitution.

“The DILG conducted roadshows all over the country in 2019 and last year pre-COVID and we can definitely say that there is growing public...

DILG sa mga LGU: Ipagpatuloy ang road clearing operations hanggang Enero 15

January 12, 2021

Inatasan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang lahat ng mga local government unit (LGUs) na ipagpatuloy ang pambansang Road-Clearing Operations 2.0 (RCO 2.0) sa kani-kanilang lugar at pabilisin ang pagpapatupad dahil ang 60 araw na deadline ay magtatapos sa Enero 15, 2021.

"Ngayon na natapos na ang bakasyon, inaasahan namin na ang lahat ng LGUs ay sinisimulan na ang...

DILG to LGUs: Resume road clearing ops to meet the January 15 deadline

January 11, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) enjoins all local government units (LGUs) to resume the nationwide Road-Clearing Operations 2.0 (RCO 2.0) in their respective areas and expedite implementation as the 60-day deadline ends on January 15, 2021.

“Now that the holidays are over, we expect all LGUs to pick up where they left off in their road clearing operations....

It's CORE not Cha-Cha, says CORE Movement

January 8, 2021

The Constitutional Reform (CORE) Movement on Friday parried criticisms on the new talks on constitutional amendments, saying oppositors to the move have misled the people on the nature of the amendments being sought.

“It’s not Cha-cha. It’s Constitutional Reform or CORE, which means amending only certain provisions in the 1987 Constitution,” said lawyer Vicente Homer...