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'No Politics in Distribution of Yolanda Rehab Funds' - LP, UNA, Independent Mayors

November 14, 2014

ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ - Mayors from different political parties and coalitions in the province of Iloilo denied that politics was involved in the distribution of Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) funds of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

"Wala namang pinilian. Hindi totoo yan, (No handpicking happened. Such claims are not true.)," said Passi City Mayor Jesry...

Finish first batch of RAY projects for more funds - DILG chief to local execs

November 14, 2014

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas appealed to local government officials in Western Visayas to immediately accomplish all projects under the first batch of the Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) Funds, so the second batch can be released to the barangays.

These were the secretary's words when he, together with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, Defense...

Pondo para sa Barangay Rehab Ipapalabas na - Roxas

November 13, 2014

Daanbantayan, CEBU- Inihayag ngayon ni Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas na matatanggap na ng 2,798 na barangay ang funding assistance mula sa Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) project.

Sa mensaheng ibinigay ni Roxas sa mga mamamayan at lokal na mga opisyal ng Daanbantayan, sinabi ng kalihim na bago matapos ang buwan ng Nobyembre ay ipalalabas ang P1.57 bilyon pondong...

Roxas Lauds Quick Rehabilitation of Palawenos

November 13, 2014

CORON, Palawan—Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas likened the Yolanda rehabilitation efforts of the government to a boat with two katigs (outriggers).

For Roxas, a boat has two outriggers - the national government and the local government units (LGUs) - and the latter's participation is key to the quick recovery of Yolanda affected areas such as Coron.

“Nakaalalay...

Roxas, Bibisita sa mga nasalanta ni Yolanda sa Palawan

November 12, 2014

Nakatakdang bumisita ngayong araw sina secretary Mar Roxas, kasama sina Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Dinky Soliman at Department of National Defense (DND) Sec. Voltaire Gazmin sa Coron, Palawan upang dumalo sa isang seremonya para sa mga benepisyaryo ng mga programang pangrehabilitasyon ng pamahalaan.

Ninais ng kalihim na magsilbi itong patunay na buong pamahalaan...

DILG Chief Dubs Local Execs as 'First Responders,' Vows to Build Mayors' Capacities

November 10, 2014

BORONGAN, EASTERN SAMAR - Learning from the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda," Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas vowed to capacitate local chief executives who serve as the “first responders” in times of disasters.

"Mayors cannot forget their responsibility to address the immediate needs of their people after disasters because being it is written in the law,"...

Roxas Inaugurates Yolanda Memorial Wall

November 10, 2014

TANAUAN, LEYTE - In commemoration of thousands of Filipinos who perished from the onslaughts of super typhoon Yolanda, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas solemnly led the inauguration ceremonies of the Yolanda Memorial Wall.

"Ang pinakamabuting respetong maibibigay natin sa mga nauna nating mahal sa buhay ay ang pagtutulungan natin upang makabangon muli ang lahat ng mga...

Roxas Inspects RAY-DILG Projects in Region 8

November 10, 2014

During a visit to Yolanda-stricken areas in Eastern Visayas, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas checked on the status of rehabilitation and repair works of damaged local government buildings and other facilities funded by DILG’s Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY).

Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), said to be the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded...

Roxas, Nakiisa sa paggunita ng Unang Anibersaryo ng paghagupit ni Yolanda

November 10, 2014

Nakiisa ngayong araw si Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas sa pagdiriwang ng ika-49 na taong anibersaryo ng Borongan, Eastern Samar at sa unang anibersaryo ng paghagupit ni Yolanda.

Ginanap ang pagdiriwang bilang paggunita sa pagkakatatag ng Borongan at bilang komemorasyon din ng pananalasa ng super typhoon Yolanda noong nakaraang taon, na kumitil sa libo-libong buhay, ari-arian...

'Trabaho muna bago politika' - Roxas

November 10, 2014

GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR - Hiniling ni Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas sa mga kaalyado at kritiko ng administrasyon na isantabi muna ang politika sa araw ng unang anibersaryo ng pananalasa ng super typhoon Yolanda.

"Palagi nating sinasabi at maging ng presidente na whole of government approach tayo, at hindi sila-sila, kayo-kayo o kami-kami, kung hindi tayong lahat. Kaya sana...

'Guiuan, Laging Handa' - Roxas

November 10, 2014

Ikinagalak ni Interior at Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ang maagap at maayos na disaster preparedness plan ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Guiuan na itinuring na dahilan ng pagkakaligtas ng mas maraming buhay nang humagupit ang bagyong Yolanda noong nakalipas na taon.

“Noong nakaraang taon, nakita natin kung paano tayo pinayuko ni Yolanda, buhay na testigo tayo sa mga nasaktan, namatay...

'Better ready than Sorry' - DILG Chief tells LGUs on Ebola Preparations

November 6, 2014

After the Department of Health (DOH) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently announced their preparations against an Ebola infection in the Philippines, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) called on all local chief executives to stay calm but be prepared for any possibility.

Mabuti nang lagi tayong handa, laging alisto sa anomang posibilidad kaysa...

Bilang ng nakawan sa NCR bumaba; PNP Nakatutok parin - DILG

November 5, 2014

CAMP CRAME - "Very well done" - Ito ang komento ni Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas sa performance ng National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) nang ganapin kaninang umaga ang lingguhang pulong kasama ang mga opisyales ng Philippine National Police (PNP).

Ayon sa pinakahuling tala ng NCRPO, halos labindalawang porsyento (12%) ang ibinaba ng bilang ng nakawan (robbery at...

DILG 'Committed' in ensuring Peace and Order in ARMM

November 5, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas expressed his “unwavering commitment” to ensure that the citizens of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) remain safe from any acts of terror and criminality by the Abu Sayyaff Group (ASG).

“What happened in Basilan was unfortunate. At mas ayaw po nating may mga sibilyang madamay sa ganoong uri ng pag-atake ng Abu...

DILG EXPLAINS P1B UNLIQUIDATED FUNDS

November 5, 2014

In response to a report stating that the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has a P1.1 billion balance of unliquidated cash advances to officers and personnel, Secretary Mar Roxas explained that the 2013 amounts are still being accounted for and are constantly being updated.

"We have to understand that liquidation is a process that takes time and the DILG is a big...

'May nagwang-wang? isumbong sa amin' - DILG

November 3, 2014

DILG NAPOLCOM CENTER - Bilang tugon sa pangyayaring kinasasangkutan ng isang abogada at ng mga bodyguard ni Bulacan Mayor Patrick Meneses, hinikayat ni Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ang mga mamamayang maging alerto at magsumbong sa DILG ukol sa anomang uri ng paggamit ng 'utak wang-wang' ng ilang kawani ng lokal na pamahalaan.

"Mahigpit na ipinagbabawal ang utak wang-wang...

Roxas, ULAP Consolidate 'Better and Stronger' DRRM Strategy

November 3, 2014

DILG-NAPOLCOM CENTER - "Let's make disaster preparedness more understandable," said Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas during a meeting with representatives from the national government and the Union of Local Authorities in the Philippines (ULAP).

Using best practices by the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Department of Science and...

Roxas bares DILG Programs for LGUs; Local Execs upbeat

November 3, 2014

CLARK, PAMPANGA – Before an audience of local chief executives from Mindanao, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas presented nationwide programs of the department to help local government units (LGUs) deliver services better and faster.

During the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Mindanao Island Cluster Conference at the Oxford Hotel on Tuesday, Roxas said that...

DILG Launches 'Charlie' for Disaster Preparedness

November 3, 2014

DILG-NAPOLCOM CENTER - "Let's make disaster preparedness more understandable," said Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas during the soft launch of CHARLIE a centralised alert system that uses local response strategies for better disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).

Using best practices by the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the...

Survey says local govts most trusted: DILG chief feels 'encouraged'

October 30, 2014

QUEZON CITY - Upon seeing the results of the 2014 Philippine Trust Index survey on Monday, Interior and Local Government secretary Mar Roxas revealed that he feels encouraged that Filipinos have regained their trust in their local governments.

"We in the department are even more motivated to do our job knowing that citizens trust our partners at the local level," said Sec. Roxas...

Roxas: PNP 'on the ball' for the holidays

October 30, 2014

CAMP CRAME - DILG Sec. Mar Roxas announced earlier that more than 41,600 police personnel will be deployed on "full alert" status nationwide in preparation for the upcoming holidays on November 1 and 2.

"As early as October 30, we will deploy all manoeuvring units to various convergence areas such as cemeteries, terminals ports and places of worship," said Roxas in the press...

'No Misuse of DILG Funds' - DILG Exec

October 30, 2014

"No public funds were used for such purposes," said Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero, in response to UNA's claims that taxpayers' money was used for political purposes.

UNA previously claimed that political ads were being broadcasted in provincial TV and radio stations, as efforts to increase the chances of DILG Sec. Mar Roxas in 2016.

"As far as the DILG is concerned, no...

DILG, PNP declare crackdown on crime

October 30, 2014

CAMP CRAME - During the weekly meeting with the NCR Police Office (NCRPO), Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged the different units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify their crime-fighting efforts to make the streets of Metro Manila safer for its dense population.

"Our efforts to improve PNP's operations are not occurring in a vacuum. As we move towards...

'Don't Play Around with the Truth' - DILG to Bayan Muna

October 30, 2014

After Bayan Muna representatives admitted that they have made a "mistake" in alleging that Department of the Interior and Local Government's budget increased by almost P 423 billion, the department reminded them to ensure that their figures are accurate before making bold claims about the national budget.

In fact, the DILG said that in view of the errata issued by the Department of Budget and...

DILG Maps out Nation's Water Resources

October 30, 2014

In cooperation with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched "Listahang Tubig," a national survey that will map outand determine the extent of water service utilities nationwide.

"It will help identify water point sources and locations, as well as danger areas for...

DILG Launches "Listahang Tubig" for Better Water Service Coverage

October 29, 2014

In cooperation with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched "Listahang Tubig," a national survey that will map out and determine the extent of water service utilities nationwide.

"It will help identify water point sources and locations, as well as danger areas for...

Roxas orders implementation of "Pasadya" or Customized Police Intervention

October 27, 2014

As the Christmas season draws nearer, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas ordered the packaging of a “pasadya” or customized intervention for the different malls in Metro Manila.

He directed National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) P/Dir. Gen. Carmelo Valmoria to order the different station commanders who has jurisdiction over the said malls to coordinate with mall...

Roxas on Ebola: We are ready

October 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas assured that the DILG-PNP are ready to do their share in meeting the dreaded ebola virus disease under President Aquino’s “whole government approach” that was first applied during the MERS- Corona Virus threat.

The DILG chief said during that time, the Philippine National Police’ role was to “trace the passengers that...

Roxas cites Filipino nurses for their local, global contributions to healthcare services

October 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has lauded the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) and all Filipino nurses in and out of the country for their contributions not only to the nation's healthcare services but to the world as well.

Roxas compared the dynamics of the nursing profession to public service in a speech delivered before members of the PNA during its 97th founding...

'Let's fight crime together' - DILG to PNP, volunteer groups

October 27, 2014

CAMP CRAME - On Wednesday, DILG Sec. Mar Roxas sat down with the Philippine National Police and five radio communication organizations to discuss a new coordinating system for immediate reporting and response to criminal activities in Metro Manila.

Volunteer groups operating nationwide such as PCRG, REACT Philippines and KABALIKAT-CIVICOM were invited to deploy experienced members to monitor...