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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...

DILG issues show cause orders vs 108 LGUs for failing to prepare, submit solid waste management plans

February 7, 2019

Following the government's efforts to strictly enforce environmental laws in Manila Bay, Boracay, and other tourist spots, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has now issued Show Cause Orders to 108 local chief executives for their failure to prepare and submit a 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan as required under RA 9003.

"We don't want another case of Manila Bay....

Jolo bombing solved, manhunt underway - DILG

February 7, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today says that the Jolo Cathedral bombing in Sulu, which claimed 23 lives and injured over 100 persons, is considered as solved with the surrender of the five (5) main suspects to government authorities.

“As far as the government is concerned, the Jolo bombing case is already solved. We have already...

Mga Punong-lungsod ng Metro Manila nagpahayag ng suporta sa Manila Bay Rehabiltation - DILG

February 1, 2019

Naglabas ng resolusyon ang Metro Manila Council na binubuo ng mga punong-lungsod ng Metro Manila at pinangungunahan ng Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson bilang pagsuporta sa Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program ng pamahalaan, ayon sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Nakipagpulong si DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año kasama si Department of Environment and...

Metro Manila Mayors express support for Manila Bay Rehabilitation - DILG

January 31, 2019

The Metro Manila Council composed of all Metro Manila Mayors and led by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim passed a resolution today supporting the Manila Bay Rehabilitation program of the National Government, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año together with Department of the Interior and Local...

DILG's statement on the Zamboanga City mosque blast

January 31, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) strongly condemns Wednesday’s bombing of a mosque in Barangay Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City, barely three days after the twin blasts that hit Jolo Cathedral.

These brazen attacks on our people in their places of worship where they thought they were safe from harm manifest the height of cruelty and callousness of these...

DILG hindi magpapasindak sa "peace spoilers", terorista

January 30, 2019

Sa kabila ng trahedyang dulot ng pagsabog sa Jolo, Sulu noong Linggo ng umaga, hindi natitinag ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa laban nito para sa kapayapaan at hindi magpapasindak sa mga tao o grupong nagnanais sirain ang kapayapaang itinataguyod ng pamahalaan sa pagitan ng mga grupo ng dating rebelde sa Mindanao.

“Ang pamahalaan, lalo na ang DILG, ay hindi...

"Battle of Manila Bay" hindi maaaring ipagpaliban - DILG

January 30, 2019

Tinutulan ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang panawagan ng Makabayan Bloc na ipatigil ng pamahalaan ang rehabilitasyon ng Manila Bay upang bigyang daan ang "malalim na pag-aaral at konsultasyon".

"Nais naming bigyang-diin na ang Manila Bay ay nasa kritikal na kondisyon. Kumbaga sa ospital, nasa ICU na. Wala na tayong panahon para ipagpaliban pa ito. Ang pagsang-ayon sa...

Battle of Manila Bay cannot be postponed - DILG

January 30, 2019

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) lamented the Makabayan Bloc's call for the government to postpone the Manila Bay Rehabilitation program to pave the way for more "study and consultations."

"We wish to emphasize that Manila Bay is in critical condition. Actually, the bay is in ICU. We cannot afford an additional day of delay. Giving in to Makabayan will only make matters...

We will not be cowed by peace spoilers and terrorists - DILG

January 29, 2019

Following the tragic bombing incident in Jolo Sulu on Sunday morning, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is resolute in its fight for peace and will not be intimidated by persons or groups that threaten to destroy the peace that government has forged with former rebel groups in Mindanao.

“The government, especially the DILG, will not be cowed by peace spoilers...

Statement of the DILG on ACT's complaint vs DILG-PNP

January 29, 2019

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in their complaints filed before the Office of the Ombudsman has raised a number of supposed causes of action against the PNP and the DILG. These are misplaced reliance on constitutional and statutory protections which time and again, as upheld by the Supreme Court, must give way to legitimate and compelling State interest.

We wish to reiterate that...