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DILG to public: Breaking quarantine directives is breaking the law

April 21, 2020

If you violate the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) directives, you are breaking the law says the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it reminds the public to stay at home or face fines or even arrest following reports of individuals caught sneaking pass checkpoints to go to the provinces for unessential purposes.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that it is absurd...

DILG assures Anakpawis of due process: Sa korte na lang kayo magpaliwanag!

April 21, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government assured the six (6) detained Anakpawis members of due process as the Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed cases against them for violating the Enhanced Community Quarantine, failure to practice social distancing, and attempting to organize a mass gathering in the guise of an alleged relief operation.

“The rule of law does not...

DILG slams Anakpawis for violating ECQ and being "pasaway"

April 20, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today slammed Leftist group Anakpawis for violating the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon when several of its members broke the ‘stay at home policy,’ conducted an unauthorized travel outside of Metro Manila, and attempted to organize a mass gathering in Norzagaray, Bulacan in the guise of distributing relief...

DILG to LGUs: Stop spraying disinfectants, mists on individuals

April 20, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) discouraged local government units (LGUs) from using disinfection tents, misting chambers or sanitation booths on individuals following the Department of Health’s (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO) advisory stating that such measures on humans do not protect against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and “may...

DILG to governors: Use P6.197-B Bayanihan Grant to Provinces to address COVID-19 needs

April 19, 2020

Use the P6.197-billion Bayanihan Grant to Provinces (BGP) to implement the National Strategy Against COVID-19 in your respective provinces.

This is the directive of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año to 81 provincial governors in the country as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hound the nation.

“Time is of the essence in this time of...

DILG to Punong Barangays: Post list of SAP beneficiaries in barangay hall for transparency

April 18, 2020

To ensure transparency in the identification of beneficiaries for the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) financial assistance under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directed Punong Barangays to post the list of target beneficiaries in their barangay in conspicuous public places within their communities like the...

Families of Barangay Tanods, Barangay Health Workers now qualified for social amelioration -- DILG

April 18, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said today that the families of all Barangay Tanods, Barangay Health Workers nationwide are now qualified under the Social Amelioration Program of the government.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista has issued a Memorandum yesterday approving...

DILG warns against photocopying of social amelioration forms from the DSWD

April 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warns against the unauthorized reproduction of the social amelioration cards for the Bayanihan Fund cash subsidy to the poorest of the poor affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya said that the social amelioration forms cannot be Xeroxed or duplicated...

DILG to LGUs: Prioritize PWDs in distribution of relief goods

April 17, 2020

With the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is directing local government units (LGUs) to prioritize persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the distribution of relief goods.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that PWDs even before the ECQ are marginalized and are all the more in need to be given attention to...

DILG to LGUs, PNP: Organize Contact Tracing Team in every LGU

April 16, 2020

With the government’s enhanced capacity for Covid-19 testing, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said local government units (LGUs), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) are ready to fully assist and cooperate with the Department of Health (DOH) in conducting expanded testing in the LGUs.

“Katuwang ng DOH ang mga...

DILG to LGUs, PNP: Close non-essential business operations

April 15, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is directing local government units (LGUs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to strictly enforce the closure of non-essential business establishments while the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is still being implemented until April 30 in Luzon amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“Make sure that...

DILG issues show cause orders against 3 governors, 2 mayors for violating national quarantine policies

April 15, 2020

After reprimanding erring barangay officials, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that it has issued show cause orders (SCO) anew, this time against three (3) provincial governors and two (2) mayors for violating the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) guidelines issued by the national government.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that violation of...

DILG: Ensure remains of confirmed and suspected Covid-19 cases are buried, cremated within 12 hours

April 14, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said local government units (LGUs) should ensure that the remains of confirmed and suspected Covid-19 cases in their localities are cremated or buried within 12 hours after death as it urged all cities and municipalities to designate reputable funeral parlors and crematoriums to handle such remains.

“The remains of persons...

DILG issues show cause order to two Punong Barangays for violating ECQ

April 14, 2020

For holding a parade in her area and for involvement in illegal cockfighting that went viral on social media, two (2) Punong Barangays are in hot water for violation of stringent physical distancing measures and the prohibition against mass gatherings under the government’s guidelines on Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)...

DILG deploys more police officers to public markets

April 13, 2020

Following numerous violations of existing community quarantine procedures, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has deployed additional police officers and force multipliers to public markets in Metro Manila and other urban centers across the country to strictly implement the prohibition on mass gatherings and enforce physical distancing.

Año said...

DILG to Karapatan: Stop spreading fake news; check your facts first

April 12, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya today urged leftist organization Karapatan and its allies to stop spreading fake news and check and verify the facts first before blaming the government as the campus journalist himself said that the government did not coerce him into issuing a public apology for criticizing...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE OBSERVANCE OF THE LENTEN SEASON 2020

April 11, 2020

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año
April 10, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) joins the entire Christian community in the commemoration of the life, sacrifices and holiness of Jesus Christ in this Lenten Season amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.

This year’s Lenten Season is cast in a different light. Today, we are compelled to...

DILG urges LGUs to pass ordinance vs discrimination of Covid-19 frontline workers

April 9, 2020

Following reports of discrimination against frontline workers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) nationwide to pass and enforce anti-discrimination and anti-harassment ordinances to protect frontline workers fighting against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

“We are alarmed by the reports that reach our...

DILG supports UE editor’s right to free speech; slams CEGP, Karapatan for again involving the government in the issue

April 8, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the University of the East (UE) campus publication editor who was allegedly threatened with a cyber libel case by his high school teachers “is entitled to free speech” as it slams two Leftist organizations for involving the national government in what is entirely a private matter.

DILG Undersecretary and...

DILG supports extended quarantine; reminds LGUs to follow IATF protocols

April 7, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today expresses its full support to the extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until April 30, 2020 saying that “it is an inevitable course of action in the effort of the national government to contain COVID-19”.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that President Duterte’s decision to extend the ECQ is...

DILG: Cities and municipalities to get P30.824-B Bayanihan grant to fight COVID-19

April 7, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that the Office of the President has approved the release of P30.824-billion “Bayanihan Grant to Cities and Municipalities” to boost their capacities to respond to the needs of their constituents amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the one-time grant to cities and municipalities...

DILG: 4Ps beneficiaries don’t need SAC forms; 3.7 million 4Ps families have already received their subsidy though their ATM cash card accounts

April 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today said that beneficiaries of the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) do not need to fill out Social Amelioration Card (SAC) forms because their cash subsidies under the Social Amelioration Program Bayanihan Fund has been directly credited to their account.

The DILG said that the government’s emergency subsidy has...

DILG to LGUs: Pass ordinance on mandatory wearing of face mask in public

April 6, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today urges local government units (LGUs) to pass an ordinance requiring their constituents to wear face masks in public as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Following the resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID), DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año...

DILG to LGUs: Act fast in helping DSWD distribute SAP Bayanihan Fund to poor families

April 4, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) to act fast in assisting the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distribute the SAP (Social Amelioration Program) Bayanihan fund to poor families across the country.

“Nakahanda na ang tulong pinansyal para sa mga mahihirap na pamilyang apektado ng krisis kaya paspasan na...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE HARM INFLICTED AGAINST AN AMBULANCE DRIVER IN CANDELARIA, QUEZON

April 4, 2020
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) strongly condemns the harassment and violence committed against another health frontliner in a subdivision in Candelaria, Quezon.

Based on the report of the Philippine National Police, at around 9:00PM on April 2, 2020, Sofronio Agno Ramilo, a 51-year-old ambulance driver of the Peter Paul Medical...

DILG to issue show cause order vs mayor of Montalban, Rizal for refusing burial of two Muslim Filipinos who died of COVID-19

April 2, 2020

DILG to issue show cause order vs mayor of Montalban, Rizal for refusing burial of two Muslim Filipinos who died of COVID-19

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will issue a show cause order against a town mayor in Rizal who allegedly refused to allow the burial in their locality of two Muslim Filipinos who died of COVID-19 which is “a clear defiance of government...

DILG: LGUs may now use 20% dev’t fund for COVID-19 response

April 2, 2020

Local government units (LGUs) may now utilize its 20% development fund to undertake critical, urgent, and appropriate measures to curtail and eliminate the threat of COVID-19 in their areas, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the DILG and the Department of Budget and Management recently signed Joint Memorandum...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE DETERMINATION OF THIS DEPARTMENT TO FIGHT THE WAR AGAINST COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Usec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Official Spokesperson

The entire Department of the Interior and Local Government, including all uniformed personnel and Local Government Units nationwide, joins the nation in praying for the speedy recovery of Secretary Eduardo M. Año who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.

Secretary Año has been on home quarantine since March 26, is currently doing fine, and...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE ASSAULT AND REPORTS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST HEALTH WORKERS IN THE COUNTRY

March 31, 2020

Secretary Eduardo M. Año
Vice Chairman, National Task Force COVID-19

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) strongly condemns the dastardly act committed against a health worker who was assaulted by five suspects in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat and expresses its indignation over reports of harassment against health workers in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

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DILG to LGUs, barangays: Move fast to come up with master list of target beneficiaries of Social Amelioration Program vs COVID-19

March 31, 2020

To ensure the timely and quick release of assistance to those affected by the public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all local government units (LGUs) to fast-track the distribution of the Social Amelioration Card (SAC) and come up with a master list of qualified beneficiaries.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año...