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263 LGUs bag most stringent Seal of Good Local Governance set by DILG

October 8, 2018

Two hundred sixty-three local government units (LGUs) passed the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the most challenging standard set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) thus far.

“Congratulations to the 2018 awardees for besting the ‘all-in’ assessment criteria of SGLG. This is a testimony that LGUs in our country are continuously striving to...

Leaders must listen to the voice of the people - Concom

October 5, 2018

“Let us call on our country’s leaders to listen to the voice of the people.”

This was the call of the Consultative Committee (Concom) throughout the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG’s) roadshow for federalism this week.

“Ang tao ang sovereign power ng bansa… ngayon kung gusto ng tao na magpederalismo, kailangan nating magsama-sama...

The farther the province, the slower the development under unitary system - Concom

October 4, 2018

Provinces located farther from the center of government experience the least development under the current system, according to the members of the Consultative Committee (Concom).

“The farther you are from the central government, hindi ka makikita at lalo nang hindi maaambunan ng mga biyaya,” says Concom member Professor Eddie Alih during a media forum conducted by the Department...

DILG prods LGUs to be proactive in managing municipal waters

October 4, 2018

To ensure that local government units (LGUs) are proactive in managing their municipal waters, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will audit all coastal cities and municipalities to check their compliance to the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 and other related laws and issuances.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the Department has developed the Fisheries...

DILG directs PNP NCRPO to sustain operations vs 'Recto counterfeiters'

October 3, 2018

Despite recent successful arrests, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) directs the Philippine National Police (PNP) National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to sustain efforts against Recto counterfeiters in light of reports of continued operation in the area.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that PNP-NCRPO must maintain vigilance and proactivity in dealing...

DILG: Peace and order and disaster preparedness towards sustainable ZamPen growth under federalism

October 2, 2018

Federalism would build safer and more secure communities in areas riddled by armed conflict and the spite of disasters, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“The Zamboanga Peninsula has a strategic location, lush agriculture, and scenic seascapes. When peace, order, and safety are in place, it would only be natural for investors to fly into the...

DILG to mayors: Ban pedicabs, tricycles on national highways

October 2, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is reiterating its call to all city and municipal mayors to ban pedicabs and tricycles along national highways, whether in Metro Manila or in the provinces.

“For safety reasons, no tricycle or pedicab should operate on national highways utilized by four-wheel vehicles greater than four tons and where normal speed exceeds 40...

Año backs AFP's push for inter-agency Task Force vs Red recruitment, says whole-of-government approach is the solution

October 1, 2018

Days after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) discovered the Red October plot of the CPP/NDF/NPA, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has declared its support for the AFP's call for the creation of an Inter-agency Task Force to quell the communist insurgency.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that nipping communist recruitment in the bud entails a...

DILG: Federalism still priority agenda, will fix inflation woes

September 28, 2018

In light of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s statement to prioritize addressing inflation over changing the constitution, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) says the administration will not go back on its promise to push for a federal form of governance.

“We are one hundred percent behind the President’s agenda, and while we are currently...

DILG, PNP are professionals, no support for Red October - Año

September 28, 2018

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año assures the public that the Philippine National Police (PNP) and all the uniformed personnel of the DILG are professional officers and will not allow themselves to be used for "adventurism or destabilization"amidst reports that that there has been initial recruitment of soldiers for the Red October plot....

DILG: We need a constitution for Millennials and young Filipinos

September 27, 2018

There is no such thing as a best and perfect constitution because a constitution must fit the needs of the generation it embraces, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“There is no such thing as the best constitution. A constitution must embody the aspirations and ideals of the current generation of Filipinos. It (1987 Constitution) may have been...

DILG katuwang sa pagtiyak ng tuloy-tuloy na transmisyon ng kuryente

September 27, 2018

Para sa tuloy-tuloy na transmisyon ng kuryente sa bansa, nagpahayag ng suporta ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) upang tiyakin na 'on-time' ang pagsisimula at pagtatapos ng mga proyektong transmission line at substation sa mga lokal na pamahalaan.

Ipinahayag ni DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año na bilang may...

Federal shift is achievable, but will not happen overnight - Concom

September 27, 2018

The country is well equipped and will benefit from a shift to federalism, according to members of the Consultative Committee (Concom) during the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG’s) roadshow for federalism.

“Will the shift to a federal form of government be achievable? The answer is Yes!,” said Concom member Professor Eddie Alih during a media forum...

DILG: Federalism will give regions power to solve own agri problems

September 26, 2018

At a time when the Philippines is ailed by issues in food security and increasing prices in agricultural products, federalism can serve as the solution to the consequences of a system that concentrates decision-making to only a few, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“Each region has its own problems in agriculture so the regional government is in...

DILG to help ensure continuous transmission of electricity

September 26, 2018

To ensure continuous and reliable transmission of electricity in the country, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has pledged to support the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in the on-time project commencement and completion of transmission line and substation projects in local government units (LGUs).

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the...

DILG hinimok ang mga millennials na magparehistro para sa 2019 eleksyon sa Comelec bago ang deadline sa Setyembre 29

September 25, 2018

Mahigit sa 45 porsyento ng mga botante sa bansa ang mga millennials kaya’t inaanyayahan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na magparehistro ang mga ito sa Commission on Elections (Comelec) bago dumating ang deadline sa Setyembre 29 para makaboto sa 2019 midterm elections.

Hinikayat ni DILG Spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Jonathan E. Malaya, ang mga kabataan na...

DILG rallies millennial voters to register before September 29 deadline of Comelec for 2019 polls

September 24, 2018

Composing more than 45 percent of the electorates in the country, millennial voters are being rallied by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to register before the September 29 deadline set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2019 midterm elections.

DILG Spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Jonathan E. Malaya, urges the Filipino youth who are at least 18 years...

NorMin rallies for federalism in DILG roadshow

September 24, 2018

Local executives and basic sector groups from Northern Mindanao rallied on Thursday behind the President’s call to amend the 1987 Constitution.

Amid the negative political noise caused by opposition regarding federalism, the people of Northern Mindanao and regional officials heeded President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for a federal shift in the country.

“This (federalism) will set...

DILG to barangay execs: Drumbeat public awareness on upcoming Barangay Assembly on October 14

September 24, 2018

Barangay officials are urged as early as now to drumbeat public awareness and generate participation of their constituents to the upcoming Barangay Assembly in all 42,044 barangays in the country on October 14.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año enjoins barangays to utilize the social media, particularly Facebook and Twitter, to inform and...

DILG issues show cause orders against 16 mayors

September 21, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government has issued Show Cause Orders against 16 local chief executives who were reported to have been absent or missing during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong last week.

DILG Assistant Secretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said despite the reports of some absentee mayors, the vast majority of the mayors in Regions 1, 2, and CAR performed well....

DILG calls on Reds to quit rebellion, get expanded benefits from Task Force Balik-Loob

September 21, 2018

This National Peace Consciousness Month, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año calls on communists to leave the life of rebellion and be reintegrated to normal, productive living with expanded benefits and assistance from the government’s Task Force Balik-Loob.

With or without peace talks, the government is able and sincere in...

DILG: Federalism is pro-poor, pro-provinces

September 20, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) firmly believes that federalism will fix the incidence of poverty and inequality in the country, contrary to claims from the opposition that federalism is not a guaranteed solution to help the poor.

“While we’re not discounting the good provisions in the 1987 Constitution, it had more than 30 years to fix the onset of...

DILG magpapalabas ng show-cause order sa mga alkaldeng wala sa kanilang nasasakupang lugar noong panahon ng bagyong "Ompong"

September 19, 2018

Mahigit sampung (10) alkalde mula sa Cagayan Valley at Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) ay maaring mapatawan ng show-cause orders sa kanilang pagkawala sa kanilang nasasakupang lugar noong nanalasa ang bagyong Ompong, ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

“Kami ay nabigla sa mga ulat na aming natanggap dito sa Central Office patungkol sa mga alkaldeng wala...

DILG mulls issuance of show-cause orders to absentee mayors during Typhoon Ompong

September 18, 2018

More than 10 municipal mayors in Cagayan Valley Region and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) may face show-cause orders for being physically absent during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“We were surprised with the reports received at the Central Office of absentee mayors whose local government units (LGUs)...

DILG warns LGUs to stop collecting pass through fees or face sanctions

September 18, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) reiterates its warning to all local government units (LGUs) to stop collecting pass-through fees on goods and services or face sanctions.

"The DILG has been persistent in reminding LGUs to refrain from imposing pass-through charges on goods and services. For the nth time, desist collection for there are prevailing sanctions for those...

DILG lauds LCEs, PNP for timely actions which saved over 590K lives, reminds continued post-Ompong disaster ops

September 18, 2018

Two days after Typhoon Ompong left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauded the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their timely action which saved 591,762 persons or 147,540 families in seven regions across the country.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Bernardo C. Florece, Jr. says that the...

DILG: Whole Mindanao region to prosper with NorMin's transshipment and industrial development under federalism

September 18, 2018

Northern Mindanao’s headway in the industrial sector and transshipment industry could spur growth in the entire Mindanao cluster, especially under a federal form of government, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“As the gateway in and out of Mindanao, Region 10 is in the best position to usher investments straight into Mindanao and thus become...

DILG pinamamadali sa mga lokal na opisyal ang paglikas sa mga residenteng nasa peligrong lugar sa gitna ng Bagyong Ompong at paglakas ng Habagat

September 17, 2018

Nananawagan ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa mga gobernador, alkalde at mga punong barangay sa Rehiyon 1, 2, 3 at Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) na madaliin ang paglikas ng mga residenteng nakatira sa mga lugar na delikado sa pagguho ng lupa at pagbaha at dalhin sila sa mga ligtas na lugar o evacuation centers. Ang tsansa ng landslide ay mataas lalo na sa...

DILG prompts local execs to evacuate vulnerable residents amidst Typhoon Ompong, enhanced Habagat

September 14, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is calling on governors, mayors, and barangay captains in Regions 1, 2, 3, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to immediately evacuate all residents living in landslide and flood prone areas to safe evacuation centers through safe routes. The chances of landslides are particularly high in CAR.

DILG Spokesperson, Assistant...

Año: Busted gov't employee in Zambo del Norte town not from DILG

September 13, 2018

The government employee who was recently busted in a drug operation in the Municipality of Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte is not an employee of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), according to DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año.

Año says that the arrested suspect, Gary Cabanit, 38, is a job order worker of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Siocon town assigned by the...