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Duterte Administration to pursue constitutional reforms in honor of Nene Pimentel

October 23, 2019

The Duterte Administration will relentlessly pursue constitutional reform as its key political reform agenda in honor of the late Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. whose belief in democracy and federalism inspired the former Mayor of Davao City to seek the presidency in 2016, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said...

DILG: 44% more LGUs get Seal of Good Local Governance this year despite tougher assessment criteria

October 23, 2019

Despite a tougher assessment criteria, 380 local government units (LGUs) earned this year’s upscaled Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), one of the most coveted LGU awards, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

"Binabati ko ang mas maraming bilang ng mga LGU na nakapasa sa 2019 SGLG. This year's SGLG is extra challenging and to see these 380 LGUs rise...

DILG to LGUs with low ratings on road clearing ops: Do better, sustain the gains

October 22, 2019

Following the release of the validation results of the national road clearing program, Secretary Eduardo M. Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges local government units (LGUs) with low compliance or failed ratings to do better and continue their initiatives to clear the roads of obstructions.

“Sustained operations are the key to success in the...

Statement of DILG SECRETARY EDUARDO M. AÑO on the death of former Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel, Father of the Local Government Code

October 21, 2019

The entire Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) family mourn the passing of former Senate President Nene Pimentel, one of the country’s greatest political figures, who was also former Minister/Secretary of Local Government under the Cory Aquino administration.

An esteemed statesperson, he was the principal author of the landmark Republic Act 7160 (The Local Government...

DILG sa mga pamahalaang lokal: Pahintulutan ang processed meat products sa ilalim ng ilang kondisyon

October 17, 2019

Matapos ang pagpapatupad ng hakbang upang mapigilan ang pagkalat ng African Swine Fever (ASF), inutusan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga pamahalaang lokal na huwag payagan ang paghadlang sa kalakalan at komersyo sa buong bansa at payagan naman ang pamamahagi at pagbebenta ng processed meat products na may kasamang baboy bilang sangkap sa lahat ng lalawigan sa...

DILG urges LGUs, gov't agencies to 'go the extra mile' in crime prevention despite steady crime rate decline

October 17, 2019

Despite the steady crime rate decline in the country, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año continues to urge local government units (LGUs) and government agencies to '"go the extra mile" in support of the anti-crime initiatives of the government following President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to support the National Crime Prevention Program (NCPP).

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DILG to LGUs: Allow processed meat products subject to certain conditions

October 16, 2019

Following the implementation of measures to contain the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed local government units (LGUs) not to allow unwanted disruption of trade and commerce across the country and to allow the distribution and sale of processed meat products that contain pork as ingredient in all provinces subject to...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON PNP CHIEF OSCAR ALBAYALDE'S DECISION TO GO ON NON-DUTY STATUS

October 14, 2019
EDUARDO M. AÑO
Secretary, DILG
We respect the decision of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde to relinquish his position as Chief, PNP and go on non-duty status effective today until his retirement in the wake of the controversy where he has been allegedly implicated. I favorably endorsed his intent to the President on Sunday night which has been accepted.


I...

DILG: Road Clearing now a continuous program; another validation set in December

October 14, 2019

The national road clearing program is now a continuous program of the government and the Department of the Interior and Local Government will conduct quarterly validation of road clearing efforts of all Local Government Units starting this December.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the challenge now to Local Government Units is to sustain the gains they achieved...

DILG: Road clearing generally successful but 97 LGUs to receive show cause orders for non-compliance

October 11, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the nationwide road clearing efforts by local government units (LGUs) have been “generally successful” as only 97 out of the 1,245 local government units (LGUs) all over the country have been found to be non-compliant and will be issued show cause orders by the Department.

“I want to express my...

DILG: More than 300 BJMP and PNP officers now deployed to BuCor

October 10, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the quick deployment of some 300 Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) officers to the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City is meant to ensure the success of the reforms currently being implemented by new Bureau of Corrections Chief Gerald Bantag who is...

DILG muling inilunsad ang CORE campaign

October 9, 2019

Muling inilunsad ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang pinakabago nitong kampanya na nagtutulak sa pagbabago sa Konstitusyon na naaayon sa panawagan ni Pangulong Rodrigo R. Duterte na tugunan ang mga suliraning panlipunan tulad ng korapsyon, kawalan ng trabaho, at regional income inequality.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Undersecretary at Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya na naisumite...

DSWD, DILG start cleansing 4Ps list thru Listahanan 3

October 9, 2019

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will start to narrow down legitimate and qualified Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Listahanan 3 between the two departments.

The Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System...

DILG relaunches CORE campaign

October 8, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has relaunched its new campaign pushing for amendments to the Constitution in line with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s call to address society’s ills like corruption, unemployment, and regional income inequality.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that they submitted to the House Committee on...

Statement of the DILG on the Petitions Filed Against the Revised GCTA Guidelines

October 1, 2019

USec. Jonathan Malaya
DILG Spokesperson
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the petition filed by some inmates questioning the validity of the new Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Act before the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The DILG together with the Department of Justice (DOJ) has worked hard to promulgate...

DILG to PNP: Uphold highest standard in hiring 10,000 new cops

September 30, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directed the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be strict and uphold the highest standard in hiring new police officers in its ranks following the go signal to recruit 10,000 additional new police officers.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that “the best time to weed out...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE STATUS OF THE ROAD CLEARING OPERATIONS NATIONWIDE

September 27, 2019
USec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Spokesperson, DILG
Two (2) days before the deadline set by this Department, we urge all Local Government Units (LGUs) to fast-track the road clearing operations in their respective jurisdictions. While we observe significant progress in many parts of the country, much remains to be done.

As previously announced by Secretary Eduardo M. Año, there will be no...

Año tells PNP: No white-wash, complete transparency in PMA hazing investigation

September 24, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be completely transparent, and ‘not withhold information or whitewash' the investigation of the recent hazing incident in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) that led to the death of a cadet.

"Justice must be served. This is not the time for us to cover up...

DILG: Decommissioning of 727 former rebels proves that local peace talks work

September 23, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the recent decommissioning of 727 members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas - Revolutionary Proletarian Army - Alex Boncayao Brigade - Tabara-Paduano Group (RPMP-RPA-ABB-TPG) known as the “Kapatiran” proves that the Local Peace Engagement program of the government works...

DILG pinuri ang BJMP-NCR sa sorpresang drug testing sa mga kawani nito

September 20, 2019

Pinuri ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) - National Capital Region (NCR) bunga ng pagsasagawa nito ng sorpresang drug test sa mga opisyal at warden nito upang paigtingin ang kanilang internal cleansing campaign.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na ang nasabing regional office ng BJMP ay "nagpapamalas ng...

Ang MC 2019-121 ay para sa pagtatanggal ng road obstructions, hindi para sa road widening - DILG

September 20, 2019

Binigyang-diin ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) nitong Huwebes na ang Memorandum Circular (MC) 2019-121 ay para lamang sa layon na pag-aalis ng mga nakaharang sa kalsada at hindi maaaring gamitin para sa pagpapalawak ng daanan.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na nakatanggap sila ng ulat mula sa La Union, Northern Samar, at iba pang bahagi ng bansa na 'di...

Statement on the Voluntary Surrender of Heinous Crime Convicts

September 20, 2019

EDUARDO M. AÑO
DILG Secretary

As directed by the President, the Philippine National Police (PNP) tracking teams are ready to rearrest all heinous crime convicts who have not voluntarily surrendered to the PNP and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) authorities as of midnight last night.

In light of the mass surrender of convicts at the BuCor last night, the DILG will await today the final list...

Statement on the Designation of BJMP J/SSUPT Gerald Bantag as the new Director General, Bureau of Corrections

September 19, 2019

EDUARDO M. AÑO
DILG Secretary

We welcome the designation by the President of J/SSUPT Gerald Quitaleg Bantag of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) as the new Director General of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Having served as warden of major city jails in Metro Manila and eventually as BJMP Regional Director, Bantag has the professional experience, training, and competence...

MC 121-2019 is for removal of road obstructions not road widening - DILG

September 19, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) emphasized Thursday that its Memorandum Circular 121-2019 is only for purposes of removal of road obstructions and cannot be used for road widening purposes.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that they received reports from La Union, Northern Samar, and other parts of the country that MC 121-2019 was allegedly being used by...

DILG lauds BJMP-NCR for surprise drug testing on its personnel

September 18, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) - National Capital Region (NCR) for conducting a surprise drug test to its officers and wardens to intensify its internal cleansing campaign.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the regional office is “setting a good example of not showing letup in its commitment to the...

DILG, DOJ inilabas ang binagong GCTA rules and regulations

September 18, 2019

Pinirmahan at inilabas ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) at Department of Justice (DOJ) kahapon ang Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations ng Republic Act 10592 o ang Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law.

"Sa paglalabas ng bagong IRR, hangad naming mas maging patas at makatarungan ang pagpapairal ng batas. Nais namin itong maging naaayon sa layon ng batas. Kaya...

DILG sa SK: Sumunod sa Joint Memo Circular at simulan nang gamitin ang inyong pondo para sa SK

September 17, 2019

Hinihimok ng Kagawaran ng Interyor at Pamahalaang Lokal (DILG) ang lahat ng mga opisyal ng Sangguniang Kabataan na simulan nang gamitin ang kani-kanilang mga badyet alinsunod sa Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) na ipinalabas ng Department of Budget and Management (DBM), DILG, at ng National Youth Commission (NYC) noong Enero 23.

Ayon kay DILG Undersecretary at Tagapagsalita na si Jonathan E....

DOJ, DILG issue revised GCTA rules and regulations

September 17, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday signed and issued the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law.

"In issuing this new IRR, we seek to be fairer and more just in the implementation of the law. We want to implement it consistent with the intent and spirit...

DILG to SK: Comply with Joint Memo Circular and start utilizing SK Funds

September 17, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials to start utilizing their respective budgets by following the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), DILG, and the National Youth Commission (NYC) last January 23.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya says that pending...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE STATUS AND PROCESS OF VALIDATING LGUs' FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE ROAD CLEARING DIRECTIVE OF THE PRESIDENT

September 13, 2019

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE STATUS AND PROCESS OF VALIDATING LGUs' FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE ROAD CLEARING DIRECTIVE OF THE PRESIDENT
September 13, 2019

USec. Jonathan E. Malaya
DILG Spokesperson

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has not yet declared any local government unit (LGU) in the country, including those in Metro Manila, as being 100 percent fully...