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Roxas and Abad deliver P2.461-Billion fund for Bohol quake recovery

June 6, 2014

Secretaries Mar Roxas (DILG) and Butch Abad (DBM) today turned over to the Bohol provincial government a check worth P2,389,499,190, which President Aquino ordered released to boost rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in October 2013.

Roxas and Abad handed the check to Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto during a simple turn-over ceremony that took place...

Roxas to LGUs: Prepare disaster plan for typhoon season

June 4, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has directed the country’s governors and mayors to aim for zero casualty when they draw up their respective disaster preparedness plan in time for the onset of the rainy season.

Roxas issued the directive after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that the full onset of the...

Roxas: DILG to ensure uninterrupted services in Laguna

May 28, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today assured the people of Laguna that the provincial government will continue to provide the needed services whether or not ousted Gov. E.R. Ejercito would choose to barricade himself in the capitol.

Roxas gave the assurance even as he appealed for calm among the followers of Ejercito, who was ousted by the Commission on Elections...

22 new mayors complete DILG course on local governance

May 28, 2014

Twenty-two (22) newly-elected city and municipal mayors have successfully completed the Newly-Elected Officials (NEO) Program Online Orientation Course being administered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The online course, which is the first component of the NEO Program, is a pioneering venture of the Department through the Local Government Academy (LGA)...

DILG allots P14.6-M fund for construction, repair of PNP stations and city jail in CAMSUR

May 28, 2014

NAGA CITY – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday (May 27) said the government has allocated P14.6 million for the construction and renovation of police stations and a city jail in the province of Camarines Sur.

The DILG chief said the town of Gainza was allotted P4.6 million while GOA with P4.6 million to construct new PNP stations in Camarines Sur. The...

Roxas bares P641-million budget for 477 anti-poverty projects in CAMSUR

May 28, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said today a total of P641,406,240 has been allocated by the National Government for various anti-poverty programs and projects  in Camarines Sur.

Roxas said that the budget has been allocated by the National Government through the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) and will cover a total of 477 projects in two...

DILG recognizes Local Economic Development Champions

May 28, 2014

Pasig City – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) today (May 27, 2014) recognizes nine local government units (LGUs) for being champions of innovations in local economic development during the Leader’s Forum on Growing Local Economies at the Marco Polo Hotel.

The forum is an activity under the Local Government Support Program for Local Economic...

Roxas: Disputed land not mine/ours

May 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today categorically declared that he and his his family had nothing to do with alleged land grabbing activities in the 1,000-hectare Hacienda Araneta in Tungkong Mangga, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

Sec. Roxas issued the disclaimer in reaction to a protest action at the Department of Agrarian Reform office in Quezon City by some 100...

Roxas: P367 million allocated for anti-poverty projects in Albay

May 27, 2014

The National Government has allotted close to P367 million for various anti-poverty projects for the Province of Albay under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) this year.
 
Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said people in 18 cities and municipalities in Albay will benefit from the various projects aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting...

Roxas distributes P84-M PCF checks, releases P7.6-M ‘PAMANA’ fund for Bicol Region

May 27, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today started distributing checks to local government units (LGUs) that qualified last year to receive the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) in Region 5 (Bicol Region).

The first batch of the PCF checks were handed over by Roxas to local chief executives of Bicol during simple rites held at the Provincial Capitol in Legazpi City,...

DILG allots P34.1M funds for repair , construction of new PNP stations in Albay

May 27, 2014

 LEGAZPI CITY – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Monday (May 26) said the government has allocated P34.1 million for the renovation and construction of new police stations in the province of Albay.

The DILG chief said Tabaco City was allotted P16 million; Pio Duran town with P4.6 million and Ligao City was given P10.5 million to construct new police...

Roxas: Gov’t saves P3.1-B thru Barangay Justice System

May 23, 2014

The government has realized an estimated savings of P3.1-billion in court litigation costs last year through the implementation of the barangay justice system or Katarungang Pambarangay, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) is an alternative, community-based mechanism for dispute resolution of conflicts between members...

Roxas hands over 38-M to Northern Minda Mayors for Anti-Poverty Projects

May 21, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today turned over more than P38 million to 21 mayors of Northern Mindanao who had completed all requirements needed for them to avail of anti-poverty projects from national government.

The P38-million represent fifty percent of the total fund allotted by the national to the 23 mayors under the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process...

Roxas to Mindanao Execs: Help plant 1.5 billion trees by 2016

May 21, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today appealed to local executives in Mindanao to commit their all-out support to institutions and civil society organizations that are spearheading the government’s campaign to plant 1.5 billion trees by year 2016.

 “Saving Mother Earth is no longer a slogan. It is a job that we must perform 24 hours a day. Our...

Statement of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas (On NPA attack in North Cotabato)

May 20, 2014

I commend the President Roxas Municipal Police for gallantry in action.

I note with great pride that a handful of policemen was able to repulse more than a hundred members of the New People’s Army in the early morning hours of May 20.

The communist rebels may have thought they could easily take over the police station. Clearly, they underestimated the readiness and dedication...

Roxas directs LGUs to comply with government’s anti-rabies program

May 20, 2014

After a reported rabies outbreak in Negros Occidental, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has called on local government units (LGUs) to help in the prevention and control of the spread of human and animal rabies in their respective localities.

Roxas made the call after receiving reports that the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) of Negros Occidental had declared a...

Roxas sets to modernize PNP buildings nationwide

May 19, 2014

Old and worn out police stations all over the country are being refurbished under Dignity, a joint project of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
 
In San Manuel, Isabela, an entirely new three-storey police station was built at a cost of P4.6 million. It was inaugurated recently by Regional Director Mario Iringan of DILG...

Roxas to LGUs: Use APPS, modern tech in updating Disaster Preparedness plans

May 16, 2014

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas has advised all local executives to avail of the latest breakthroughs in modern technology, particularly those involving weather information applications, in updating disaster risk reduction and management plans for their respective communities.

Roxas issued the call as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Department of Science...

Roxas sounds alarm on extended dry spells

May 16, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas urged local governments to prepare for extended dry spells by constructing water impounding facilities in their localities.

The DILG chief sounded the alarm during a visit to Isabela, where he led officials in the region in the inspection of on-going projects undertaken using the Seal of Good Local Governance-Performance Challenge Fund...

Roxas: Barangays in Yolanda areas also entitled to reconstruction fund

May 16, 2014

After cities and municipalities, help for barangay units in Yolanda-stricken areas is on its way.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has ordered concerned officials of his Department in Yolanda-affected areas to ensure that all barangays have complied with all the requirements needed for them to avail of funding support from the government to boost reconstruction effort...

Roxas visits munggo capital of the Philippines

May 15, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today urged the various local government units in the country to adopt and implement innovative income-generating programs to boost local socio-economic development in their localities.
 
The DILG chief said the will and determination of local government officials in embarking such well-meaning programs and projects will be...

ROXAS: e-Subpoena to enhance administration of justice

May 7, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed the Philippine National Police to extend their all-out support to the e-Subpoena System, a web-based information system which facilitates the issuance and expedites the transmittal of court subpoenas and other court notices, through electronic mails or...

Roxas bats for ‘MERITOCRACY’ in police promotions, assignments

May 6, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has vowed to strictly implement a system of meritocracy at the Philippine National Police, where ability and competence are considered as bases for promotions and assignments of police officers.
 
            “Meritocracy, kung sino ang matino, kung sino ang may track...

ROXAS: Gov’t. to pour P258-M fund in 2014 for anti-poverty projects in Nueva Ecija

April 25, 2014

A total of P258 million has been allocated by the government for various anti-poverty projects in the Province of Nueva Ecija this year, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said.

 Roxas said the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now stepping up the process for the release of the fund for Nueva Ecija, which is still recovering from devastating...

ROXAS: Cordillera Region to receive over P2 Billion for Anti-Poverty Projects

April 24, 2014

The national government has allocated over P2 billion in the next two years to boost local economic development and help fight poverty in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR), Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced today.

For this year, Roxas said the city government of Baguio and Tabuk as well as 52 other local government units (LGUs) in Abra, Apayao, Benguet,...

DILG gears up security, safety preparations for Holy Week

April 15, 2014

With the expected exodus of people to the provinces and other places of interest during Holy Week, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on all local chief executives to convene their respective local peace and order councils to ensure the safety and security of the populace in churches, plazas, malls, and transport...

DILG allocates P159 M for potable Water Supply projects in Western Visayas

April 15, 2014

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has allocated a total of P159.53 million for various potable water supply projects in Western Visayas as part of the government’s poverty alleviation program.

            DILG Secretary Mar Roxas said the budget allocation and subsequent implementation of these projects...

61 Eastern Visayas towns get P215 M for Water Supply projects – Roxas

April 10, 2014

A total of 61 municipalities in Eastern Visayas will receive some P215 million worth of infrastructure projects under two water supply projects to be implemented by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) this year.

            Eastern Visayas, particularly Leyte, was one of the worst affected areas when Supertyphoon...

Roxas: P1.79 Billion ready for Yolanda rehab

April 10, 2014

The national government has made available almost P1.8 billion for the rehabilitation of vital public buildings owned and operated by local government units in Yolanda-affected areas, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced today.

           According to Roxas, the government through the DILG will release the funding...

Roxas bares P178M anti poverty projects for Romblon

April 10, 2014

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced that the national government has made available more than P178 million to fund various poverty alleviation projects for the province of Romblon.

Roxas made the announcement during a visit to the municipality of Odiongan, where he led the inauguration of the newly-constructed Convention Center and Pasalubong Center with...