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DILG LAUDS SC RULING REJECTING PLEA FOR COVID-19 MASS TESTING

September 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Thursday lauded the Supreme Court ruling rejecting the plea of a group seeking to compel the DILG and other government agencies to conduct free COVID-19 mass testing.

DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said the High Court’s 13-1-1 vote denying the petition for mandamus was a “breath of fresh air” that should put an end to...

DILG, DOH ink partnership with private sector, launch female celeb as Ambassador of BIDA ang May Disiplina campaign to fight vs COVID-19

September 16, 2020

In the quest for positive behavior change towards defeating the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DOH) will formally ink their partnership with the private sector and celebrity ambassadors of the BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19 national advocacy campaign on today, September 16.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año...

DILG sang-ayon sa hakbang ng JTF COVID Shield tungkol sa online reporting ng paglabag sa quarantine

September 15, 2020

Sinang-ayunan at idinepensa ng Department of the Interior ang Local Government (DILG) ang hakbang ng Joint Task Force COVID Sheild na hikayatin ang mga netizens na i-report ang mga violators ng quarantine protocols sa kanilang facebook page upang ma-monitor ito ng PNP sa pamamagitan ng social media.

Pinapurihan ni DILG Secretary Eduardo Año ang naturang hakbang na aniya ay "nagtutulak sa...

DILG welcomes JTF COVID Shield move for online reporting of quarantine violations

September 14, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomed and defended the move of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, inviting netizens to report violations of quarantine protocols through its official Facebook page and for the PNP to monitor quarantine violations through social media.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año commended the move saying that “it encourages citizen...

Sa paglagda ng Bayanihan 2, magsisimula nang mag-hire ang DILG ng 50,000 contact tracers

September 14, 2020

Sisimulan bukas ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang recruitment, hiring, at pagsasanay ng hindi bababa sa 50,000 na mga contact tracers sa buong bansa upang mapalakas ang contact tracing program ng bansa kasunod ng paglagda ng Pangulo sa “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” o Bayanihan 2 Law.

Sinabi ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año na ang karagdagang 50,000...

With the approval of Bayanihan 2, DILG begins hiring 50,000 contact tracers

September 14, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will start tomorrow the recruitment, hiring, and training of at least 50,000 contact tracers nationwide to significantly ramp-up the country’s contact tracing program following the signing by the President of the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” or Bayanihan 2 Law.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the...

89 Barangay Chairperson sinuspinde ng DILG dahil sa mga anomalya sa SAP

September 14, 2020

Walumput-siyam (89) na barangay chairpersons ang pinatawan ng anim na buwang preventive suspension ng Office of the Ombudsman matapos silang sampahan ng reklamo ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) dahil sa mga anomalya at iregularidad sa pamamahagi ng unang ayuda ng Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Inatasan ni DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año ang mga mayor ng mga punong...

DILG defends Manila Bay Clean-up and Rehabilitation; calls criticism misplaced

September 12, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) came to the defense of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s project placing crushed dolomites to beautify and rehabilitate a stretch of Manila Bay’s shoreline, close to the Baywalk strip along Roxas Boulevard, following claims of opposition groups that it is a potential health hazard.

DILG...

DILG: 89 Punong Barangays nationwide suspended over SAP Tranche 1 anomalies

September 12, 2020

Some 89 Punong Barangays across the country have been placed on six-month preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) following the filing of complaints by the Department of the Interior and Local Government against the said barangay officials for anomalies and irregularities involving the implementation of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

DILG...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG

September 8, 2020

USec. Jonathan E. Malaya
Spokesperson

After being declared by his doctors as fit to work, Secretary Eduardo M. Año will return to work today, 8 September 2020, and reassume his duties as head of agency.

The Secretary tested negative for COVID-19 last September 2 and has fully recovered from the disease. We thank the public for your prayers and expressions of support to Secretary Año.

DILG nagsampa ng kaso laban sa nasa likod ng viral post na nagpapayong magphysical distancing matapos makipagtalik

September 7, 2020

Pormal nang nagsampa ng reklamo si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año laban sa pinagmulan ng fake news sa social media na pinayuhan umano niya ang mga mag-asawa na magphysical distancing matapos magtalik.

Ito ay kinumpirma ng Tagapagsalita ng DILG na si Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya matapos ang imbestigasyon ng Philippine National Police (PNP)...

DILG: Charges filed vs perpetrator of viral post telling couples to practice physical distancing after sex

September 7, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has formally filed a complaint against the perpetrator of fake news circulated on social media allegedly quoting him as advising couples to practice physical distancing after sex.

This was confirmed by DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan E. Malaya after the Philippine National Police (PNP) completed its...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW PNP CHIEF

September 2, 2020

Sec. Eduardo M. Año
DILG Secretary

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) welcomes the appointment by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of Police Lieutenant General Pancratius Cascolan as the 24th Chief of the Philippine National Police.

We are confident that Lt. Gen. Cascolan will lead the national police organization with integrity, professionalism, and dedication to duty. In...

Statement of the DILG on the Batangas City Incident

September 1, 2020

Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya
DILG Spokesperson


Upon the directive of Secretary Eduardo M. Año, BFP Chief Jose Embang Jr. has withdrawn the new assignment of F/CInsp Elaine Evangelista as chief, Biñan Fire Station.

The BFP has also issued a show cause order against all the BFP personnel involved in the alleged mass gathering in violation of IATF guidelines. The BFP IAS and RO4A has...

DILG: Mga tawag sa 911 inilipat muna sa mga local call center matapos magpositibo ang dalawang ahente sa COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Inilipat muna ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang mga tawag sa 911 sa mga local call center matapos magpositibo ang dalawang call agent sa COVID-19.

Ayon kay DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, lahat ng kanilang mga Emergency Telecommunicator (ETC), pati ang sampung COVID Hotline agent ng Department of Health na nakatoka sa E911, ay naka-home...

DILG to LGUs: Construct protected biking lanes, walking paths for safe alternative transportation to curb COVID transmission

September 1, 2020

The public should consider active transport, such as walking and biking, as alternative modes of transportation amid the COVID-19 crisis according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as it urges local government units (LGUs) to construct protected biking lanes and walking paths as part of the recently signed Joint Administrative Order (JAO) 2020-0001 with other...

DILG temporarily reroutes calls to 911 to local call centers after two agents test positive for COVID-19

September 1, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has temporarily rerouted all Emergency Hotline 911 (E911) calls to local call centers after two of its call agents tested positive for COVID-19.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that all of their Emergency Telecommunicators (ETC), including the ten (10) Department of Health COVID Hotline agents assigned to...

DILG iimbestigahan ang Punong Barangay ng Dasmariñas na sangkot sa isang Zoom sex scandal

August 27, 2020
Kasunod ng pagkalat ng viral video ng isang punong barangay ng Fatimas Dos, Dasmariñas City, Cavite na nakikipagtalik sa isang Zoom call, sinabi ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na magpapadala ito ng investigation team upang siyasatin ang insidente.

Ayon kay DILG Undersecretary Jonathan E. Malaya, nakakabahala at kagimbal-gimbal ang ulat na ito dahil ito’y...

DILG to investigate Dasmariñas barangay chairman Zoom sex scandal

August 27, 2020

Following the viral video of the punong barangay of Fatima Dos, Dasmariñas City, Cavite engaging in a sexual act via Zoom, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that it will send an investigation team to probe the alleged incident.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that they find the report appalling and disturbing because it goes against...

DILG to LGUs: Seniors may go out of their residences and enter commercial establishments to access essential goods and services

August 27, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today clarified that senior citizens, while strongly encouraged to stay home during the global pandemic, may go out of their residences and enter commercial establishments if their purpose is to access essential goods and services.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that under the provisions of the IATF-MEID...

DILG: 437 local execs and conspirators face raps over SAP 1 anomalies

August 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said 437 local elected and appointed public officials and their civilian co-conspirators are now facing criminal charges while 626 more are under probe by the PNP-CIDG for alleged anomalies in the pay-outs of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Habang patuloy ang pangalawang yugto ng pamimigay ng SAP, puspusan naman ang ating...

DILG thanks Congress for approving P5B for Contact Tracing

August 23, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government today thanked the Senate and the House of Representatives for appropriating P5 Billion for contact tracing under Bayanihan II saying that this will finally allow the department to significantly ramp up contract tracing efforts across the country to cut the transmission of COVID-19.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said that the additional funds...

DILG: Motorcycle barriers no longer needed for APORs living in same household

August 20, 2020

The Department of Interior and Local Government today said that in areas under the General Community Quarantine, the National Task Force COVID-19 has adopted a policy effective today to allow riders living in the same house not to use a motorcycle barrier anymore so long as the back rider is an APOR (Authorized Person Outside of Residence).

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya...

DILG: Aggressive Contact Tracing is “game changer” to defeat COVID

August 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government said that aggressive contact tracing is the key to the success of the COVID-19 response in Metropolitan Cebu and Baguio City and it will be a “game changer” to the entire country if Congress will allocate funds for the hiring and deployment of additional contact tracers under Bayanihan 2.

NTF Vice-Chairperson and DILG Secretary...

STATEMENT OF THE DILG SECRETARY EDUARDO M. AÑO

August 17, 2020

16 August 2020

On August 13, 2020, I began experiencing flu-like symptoms including a sore throat and body aches. I began my self-quarantine and got myself PCR tested on August 14. Last night, August 15, I received my test result informing me that I am once again positive for COVID-19. In the meantime, I am being closely monitored by my doctors while I am in isolation.

I make this announcement...

DILG urges all barangays to organize Barangay Disiplina Brigades

August 17, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging all barangays to set up their Barangay Disiplina Brigades to drive the core message of BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID 19 which is individual responsibility and discipline will stop the spread of COVID-19.

DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the formation of the Disiplina Brigades on the...

DILG, DOH launch ‘BIDA ang may Disiplina’ campaign; urge LGUs to organize Barangay Disiplina Brigades

August 14, 2020

In a bid to change the behaviour and encourage discipline among Filipinos to combat the global pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Health (DOH) today jointly launched the “BIDA ang may Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” national advocacy campaign in Barangay Jesus Dela Peña, City of Marikina.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año said...

DILG to investigate alleged reduction of hazard pay of health worker by Cainta Municipal Hospital

August 13, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government will investigate the alleged reduction of the hazard pay of a frontline health worker who recently died from COVID-19 who was a nurse at the Cainta Municipal Hospital.

DILG Spokesperson and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said that they will ask the Cainta Local Government Unit to explain why it reduced the Hazard Pay of nurse Ms. Ma. Theresa...

DILG appeals to Congress for funds to hire 50K contact tracers under Bayanihan II

August 13, 2020

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today appealed to Congress to allocate P5-billion out of the P162 Billion fund to be created under the Bayanihan to Recover as One bill to hire and train 50,000 contact tracers to boost the country’s contact tracing capability and prevent the onward transmission of the...

Statement of the DILG regarding Fake News on Social Media

August 11, 2020

STATEMENT OF THE DILG
August 11, 2020


UNDERSECRETARY JONATHAN E. MALAYA
DILG Spokesperson


A malicious quote card image has been circulating on social media claiming that DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año advises couples to practice physical distancing after having sex.

This is an outright and malicious lie. The DILG condemns in the strongest terms the people behind this post and vow to file...