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DILG launches updated Operation L!sto Manual for LGUs on disaster preparedness

September 10, 2019

Now that the country is at the peak of the typhoon season, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reiterating its call to local government units (LGUs) to ensure that their communities are alert or “listo” as it launched the updated version of the Operation L!sto Manual, a checklist on the “things-to-do” before, during, and after a disaster...

Año lauds MILF for ‘sincerity’ in decommissioning, assures DILG and police support for BARMM normalization process

September 10, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año lauds the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for being “sincere in the peace agreements with the Philippine government” as shown in the second phase of the decommissioning of MILF combatants and weapons on Saturday in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao this National Peace Consciousness Month.

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Statement of DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año on the Voluntary Surrender of those Convicted of Heinous Crimes

September 9, 2019

We are pleased with the growing number of heinous crime convicts who have heeded the President’s directive to voluntarily surrender to authorities for a re-evaluation and recomputation of their Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

We urge all those who were released under the GCTA to voluntarily surrender to the nearest Philippine National Police (PNP)...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

September 5, 2019

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government
USec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Official Spokesperson
September 5, 2019


In compliance with the directive of the President, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año is urging all those who have been convicted of heinous crimes and released because of the Good Conduct Time Allowance to surrender themselves immediately to the nearest police station or...

DILG to LGUs: Do your early disaster preparedness actions now

September 5, 2019

With succeeding typhoons entering the country recently, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reminding all local government units (LGUs) to do their early preparedness actions now and “not to wait for the eleventh hour before taking action to safeguard their communities and people from typhoon and other hazards.”

“Sunod-sunod na naman ang mga bagyo...

Año: Road clearing proceeding smoothly but more needs to be done

September 3, 2019

Less than a month before the deadline set for all local government units (LGUs) to clear roads, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año says he is satisfied with the performance of Metro Manila mayors in complying with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to clear roads from illegal structures and constructions but he says that “more needs...

DILG at DOJ sinuspinde ang pagpapairal ng GCTA sa loob ng 10 arawupang bigyang-daan ang pagsusuri nito

August 29, 2019

Sinuspinde ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) at Department of Justice (DOJ) ang pagpapairal ng Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law sa loob ng 10 araw upang bigyang daan ang masinsinang pagsusuri sa implementing rules and regulations ng batas.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Undersecretary at Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya na matapos ang mungkahi ng DOJ, bumuo ng Joint Committee...

DOJ and DILG suspend GCTA implementation for 10 days to give way to a review

August 29, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have suspended the implementation of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) Law for a period of 10 days to give way to a thorough joint review of the law’s implementing rules and regulations.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that upon the recommendation of the DOJ,...

DILG pinuri ang PNP, AFP sa pagkakadakip sa isang mataas na opisyal ng CPP-NPA

August 27, 2019

Pinuri ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang Philippine National Police (PNP) at Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) para sa pagkakadakip sa Regional Party Secretary ng Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army (CPP-NPA) sa Metro Manila at inilarawan ang nasabing pag-aresto bilang isang "malaking tagumpay laban sa communist...

DILG lauds PNP, AFP for arrest of high-ranking CPP/NPA leader

August 27, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año lauds the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the arrest of the Regional Party Secretary of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army (CPP-NPA) in Metro Manila, describing the arrest as “a major accomplishment against communist terrorism.”

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DILG supports DOJ position: No early release for Sanchez

August 27, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the Department of Justice's (DOJ) position that former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez is ineligible to avail of Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) because "he is categorically excluded to benefit under the law's coverage."

Initial reports floated that Sanchez will walk free as one of the thousands to benefit under the...

DILG pinuri ang Marikina City sa pagsasabatas ng mga ordinansa upang maibsan ang trapiko

August 23, 2019

Pinuri ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang Marikina City matapos nitong isabatas ang dalawang ordinansa bilang suporta sa kautusan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na linisin at paluwagin ang mga kalsada, at hinihikayat ang mga pamahalaang lokal na magpasa din ng mga katulad na batas.

Ipinahayag ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na ang pagpasa ng Marikina City ng...

DILG commends Marikina City for passing ordinances to ease traffic

August 23, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) commends Marikina City for passing two ordinances supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to clear the roads of obstruction and encourages other local government units (LGUs) to also enact similar ordinances.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that Marikina City's passage of an ordinance that allows motorists to use...

Ang mga pamantasan ay lugar ng iba't ibang pananaw, hindi eksklusibong teritoryo ng isang ideolohiya lamang - DILG

August 22, 2019

Sa paggigiit na ang mga kolehiyo at pamantasan ay off-limits sa mga pulis, hinahadlangan ng mga militant student organization ang karapatan ng bawat mag-aaral na marinig ang magkabilang panig ng isyu, ayon sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

"Sinasabi ng mga militant student organization na ang kanilang ideolohiya o pananaw lamang ang katanggap-tanggap at ang anumang...

Colleges should be a marketplace of ideas not the exclusive domain of one ideology — DILG

August 22, 2019

By claiming that colleges and universities as off-limits to the police, militant student organizations are, in fact, curtailing the right of every student to hear both sides of the issue, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“The militant student organizations are, in fact, saying that only their ideology or point of view is welcome here and any attempt...

Nothing wrong with student activism; it’s Communist recruitment in schools that we’re worried about — DILG

August 22, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that militant student organizations in UP are missing the point when they claim that the government is planning the “militarization” of the university when in fact all they wish to address is the issue of Communist recruitment in schools.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya assured this on Wednesday,...

DILG supports amendments to the Human Security Act

August 20, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the proposed amendment of the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007, particularly the longer wiretapping and detention period “to improve the government’s capacity to fight terrorism and ensure the safety and security of the entire country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that terrorism is a coordinated crime...

Año: Road clearing operation ipatutupad sa lahat; walang konsiderasyong pulitikal

August 16, 2019

Ipinahayag ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año na walang pulitikal na konsiderasyon sa hakbang na pagpapaluwag at paglilinis ng mga kalsada, na ito ay mahigpit na ipatutupad sa lahat ng pamahalaang lokal, maging sa mga pribado o pampamahalaang gusali.

Sa kanyang pangunguna ngayong araw sa demolisyon ng isang barangay hall at police traffic...

Año: Road clearing operation applies to all; politics is no consideration

August 16, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that there is no political consideration in the road clearing operation, it will be strictly implemented in all local government units (LGUs), and will apply to all whether government or private entities.

Leading the demolition of a barangay hall and police traffic station in Quezon City today, Año says...

Año sa mga dating rebeldeng NPA, di kayo iiwan ng gobyerno gaya ng ginawa ng NPA

August 16, 2019

Hinihimok ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang mga dating miyembro ng New People’s Army (NPA) na sumuko at manumbalik sa lipunan habang tinitiyak na "hindi sila pababayaan ng pamahalaam gaya ng ginawa sa kanila ng mga komunista."

"Ito ang masakit ng katotohanan. Walang pakialam ang NPA sa kapakanan ng kanilang mga miyembro. Ginagawa lamang silang mga peon ng CPP-NPA-NDF sa mga walang...

Año to disillusioned NPA rebels: The government will not abandon you as the NPA did

August 16, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año urges disillusioned members of the New People's Army (NPA) to rejoin mainstream society ensuring them that "the government will never abandon you as they [communists] did."

"That is the harsh truth. Walang pakialam ang NPA sa kapakanan ng kanilang mga miyembro. They are just mere dispensable pawns in the...

Año nanindigan sa mungkahing buhayin ang Anti-Subversion Law upang wakasan ang Communist insurgency

August 15, 2019

Nanindigan si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa kanyang mungkahi na buhayin ang Anti-Subversion Law at binigyang-diin na ang Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), ang armado nitong grupo na New People’s Army (NPA) at mga front organization nito, sa loob ng 50 taon, ay patuloy sa pag-organisa ng armed conspiracy upang patumbahin ang...

Año stands by proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law to put an end to the Communist insurgency

August 14, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is standing by the proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law, emphasizing that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA) and its front organizations have been -- for the past 50 years -- in an organized armed conspiracy to overthrow the duly-elected government...

STATEMENT OF DILG SECRETARY EDUARDO M. AÑO ON RECEIVING OF GIFTS BY PNP PERSONNEL

August 13, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) believes in the sanctity of the government bureaucracy as an institution for the selfless delivery of service to the people because public service is a reward in itself.

Therefore, as a matter of policy, employees under the DILG, including police officers, will be held criminally and administratively liable if they receive or solicit...

DILG supports EO to stop construction of high rise buildings in Baguio City

August 13, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) strongly supports the proposal of the City Government of Baguio to set at least a one-year moratorium on the construction of high-rise buildings in the city “to give the country’s summer capital a much-needed breather from over-development.”

“I strongly agree with Mayor Benjie Magalong on the moratorium in the...

DILG to parents of minors recruited by the Left: We will help get your children back

August 9, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local (DILG) assured the parents whose children were recruited by Leftist organizations that they will help recover their children following the outcry of mothers of minors recruited by Communist organizations during a Senate hearing.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año warned parents of the active recruitment of Leftist organizations in schools and universities...

DILG thanks Chinese Embassy for P10M Batanes earthquake cash relief, mulls DRRM partnership with China

August 9, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today received P10-million cash assistance from the government of the People's Republic of China for the rehabilitation and relief of over 2,000 victims of the twin earthquakes that hit the province of Batanes on July 27, 2019.

“I am both honored and humbled to accept this Php10 million cash relief from the Embassy of the...

DILG and Parañaque launch benchmark system to reduce red tape and issue permits faster

August 9, 2019

In compliance with the directive of the President to reduce red tape and expedite the processing of permits and licenses in Local Government Units, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Paranaque City Government jointly launched yesterday Project: Express Lane Operation (ELO) 2.0 to serve as the benchmark in business regulatory simplification across the country.

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DILG: Pagtawag sa Hotline 911 libre na, prank callers maparurusahan

August 8, 2019

Inanunsyo ngayon ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na lahat ng tawag sa Emergency 911 Hotline ng pamahalaan ay libre na para sa mga subscriber ng PLDT, Smart, Talk ‘N Text at Sun ngunit nagbigay babala sa mga prank at fraudulent caller ng hotline na maaari silang maparusahan sa ilalim ng batas.

"Libre na po ang pagtawag sa Hotline 911 sa PLDT at tatlong mobile...

DILG: Hotline 911 calls now free, prank callers will be penalized

August 8, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today announced that calls to the government's Emergency 911 Hotline are now free of charge, initially for PLDT, Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun subscribers, but warns prank and fraudulent callers of the hotline that they can be penalized under the law.

"Libre na po ang pagtawag sa Hotline 911 sa PLDT at tatlong mobile networks pero...