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DILG to ensure commitment of mayors to "Battle of Manila Bay" during local execs forum on February 11

February 11, 2019

To ensure the commitment of mayors to the “Battle of Manila Bay”, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will convene on Monday (February 11, 2019) the 178 city and municipal mayors within the Manila Bay Watershed Area for the Local Chief Executives’ Forum on the Manila Bay Clean-up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program at the New World Manila Bay...

Statement of DILG ASec. Jonathan Malaya, Spokesperson, on the dismissal of the ACT petition against Sec. Eduardo M. Año and PDG Oscar Albayalde

February 8, 2019

We welcome the decision the Court of Appeals (CA) in outrightly dismissing the petition filed by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) which contained malicious and groundless accusations that the Philippine National Police (PNP) has allegedly violated the constitutional right of freedom of association of their members.

More than pointing out their petition's infirmities that clearly...

Año nagpapasalamat sa pagkumpirma ng CA sa kanya; nangakong magiging strikto't patas sa pamumuno sa DILG

February 8, 2019

Nagpapasalamat si Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa mga miyembro ng Commission on Appointments (CA) sa pagkumpirma sa pagkakatalaga sa kanya bilang DILG Chief nitong Miyerkules.

Ako’y nagpapasalamat at nakuha ko ang pagtango o pagaproba ng CA sa akin bilang DILG Secretary. Sisikapin kong lalo pang pabutihin ang pamamahala ng mga...

Año grateful for CA confirmation; vows strict, fair leadership in DILG

February 8, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año expresses his gratitude to the members of the Commission on Appointments (CA) for the confirmation of his appointment as DILG Chief on Wednesday.

I am humbled and grateful for getting the nod of the CA as DILG Secretary. I commit myself to improve governance in local government units (LGUs) and to promote public...

DILG naglabas ng show cause orders laban sa 108 pamahalaang lokal na bigong maghanda, magpasa ng solid waste management plans

February 7, 2019

Matapos ang mahigpit na pagpapatupad ng pamahalaan ng batas pangkalikasan sa Manila Bay, Boracay at iba pang tourist spots sa bansa, naglabas ng Show Cause Orders ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) laban sa 108 local chief executives (LCEs) dahil sa kanilang kabiguang maghanda at magpasa ng 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan na ipinag-uutos sa ilalim ng RA 9003.

"Ayaw...

DILG issues show cause orders vs 108 LGUs for failing to prepare, submit solid waste management plans

February 7, 2019

Following the government's efforts to strictly enforce environmental laws in Manila Bay, Boracay, and other tourist spots, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has now issued Show Cause Orders to 108 local chief executives for their failure to prepare and submit a 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan as required under RA 9003.

"We don't want another case of Manila Bay....

Jolo bombing solved, manhunt underway - DILG

February 7, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año today says that the Jolo Cathedral bombing in Sulu, which claimed 23 lives and injured over 100 persons, is considered as solved with the surrender of the five (5) main suspects to government authorities.

“As far as the government is concerned, the Jolo bombing case is already solved. We have already...

Mga Punong-lungsod ng Metro Manila nagpahayag ng suporta sa Manila Bay Rehabiltation - DILG

February 1, 2019

Naglabas ng resolusyon ang Metro Manila Council na binubuo ng mga punong-lungsod ng Metro Manila at pinangungunahan ng Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairperson bilang pagsuporta sa Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program ng pamahalaan, ayon sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Nakipagpulong si DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año kasama si Department of Environment and...

Metro Manila Mayors express support for Manila Bay Rehabilitation - DILG

January 31, 2019

The Metro Manila Council composed of all Metro Manila Mayors and led by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim passed a resolution today supporting the Manila Bay Rehabilitation program of the National Government, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año together with Department of the Interior and Local...

DILG's statement on the Zamboanga City mosque blast

January 31, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) strongly condemns Wednesday’s bombing of a mosque in Barangay Talon-Talon, Zamboanga City, barely three days after the twin blasts that hit Jolo Cathedral.

These brazen attacks on our people in their places of worship where they thought they were safe from harm manifest the height of cruelty and callousness of these...

DILG hindi magpapasindak sa "peace spoilers", terorista

January 30, 2019

Sa kabila ng trahedyang dulot ng pagsabog sa Jolo, Sulu noong Linggo ng umaga, hindi natitinag ang Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa laban nito para sa kapayapaan at hindi magpapasindak sa mga tao o grupong nagnanais sirain ang kapayapaang itinataguyod ng pamahalaan sa pagitan ng mga grupo ng dating rebelde sa Mindanao.

“Ang pamahalaan, lalo na ang DILG, ay hindi...

"Battle of Manila Bay" hindi maaaring ipagpaliban - DILG

January 30, 2019

Tinutulan ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang panawagan ng Makabayan Bloc na ipatigil ng pamahalaan ang rehabilitasyon ng Manila Bay upang bigyang daan ang "malalim na pag-aaral at konsultasyon".

"Nais naming bigyang-diin na ang Manila Bay ay nasa kritikal na kondisyon. Kumbaga sa ospital, nasa ICU na. Wala na tayong panahon para ipagpaliban pa ito. Ang pagsang-ayon sa...

Battle of Manila Bay cannot be postponed - DILG

January 30, 2019

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) lamented the Makabayan Bloc's call for the government to postpone the Manila Bay Rehabilitation program to pave the way for more "study and consultations."

"We wish to emphasize that Manila Bay is in critical condition. Actually, the bay is in ICU. We cannot afford an additional day of delay. Giving in to Makabayan will only make matters...

We will not be cowed by peace spoilers and terrorists - DILG

January 29, 2019

Following the tragic bombing incident in Jolo Sulu on Sunday morning, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is resolute in its fight for peace and will not be intimidated by persons or groups that threaten to destroy the peace that government has forged with former rebel groups in Mindanao.

“The government, especially the DILG, will not be cowed by peace spoilers...

Statement of the DILG on ACT's complaint vs DILG-PNP

January 29, 2019

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) in their complaints filed before the Office of the Ombudsman has raised a number of supposed causes of action against the PNP and the DILG. These are misplaced reliance on constitutional and statutory protections which time and again, as upheld by the Supreme Court, must give way to legitimate and compelling State interest.

We wish to reiterate that...

DILG suportado ang batas na gawing regular na kawani ng pamahalaan ang mga lider ng barangay

January 28, 2019

Buo ang suporta ni Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año sa panukalang batas ni Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III na naglalayong gawing regular na kawani ng pamahalaan na may suweldo at benepisyo ang mga lider ng barangay.

Ipinahayag ni Año na ang panukalang Magna Carta for Barangays sa pangunguna ni Pimentel ay naglalayong gawing regular na...

Statement of the DILG Spokesperson and Asst. Secretary Jonathan E. Malaya

January 28, 2019

The Department of Interior and Local Government has implemented yesterday the directive of the Commission on Elections to install Vice Mayor Victor Perete as the Acting Mayor of Daraga, Albay following the determination by both the Comelec and DILG Region 5 that Mayor Baldo is temporarily incapacitated from discharging the duties of local chief executive.

This action by the Department is in...

DILG backs Senate bill classifying barangay officials as regular gov't employees

January 28, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año is expressing support to a Senate bill filed by Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III which seeks to classify barangay officials as regular government employees with fixed salaries and benefits.

Año says the proposed Magna Carta for Barangays authored by Pimentel proposes, among others, to declare barangay...

DILG orders weekly clean-up drive for Manila Bay rehabilitation

January 28, 2019

Local government units (LGUs) and barangays along the Manila Bay Watershed Area are now expected to conduct weekly clean-up drives to hasten the rehabilitation of Manila Bay starting January 27, 2019 to coincide with the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program kick-off activities, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

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

Pahayag ng DILG sa pag-ambush sa Cebu Town Mayor

January 24, 2019

Kinukundena ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang pagtambang kay San Fernando, Cebu Mayor Lakambini “Neneth” Reluya at kanyang mga kasamahan sa Barangay Linao, Talisay City nito lamang Martes.

Itong pinakabagong pag-atake sa mga politiko ay malaking hamon sa pagsisikap ng gobyerno na panatilihing kaayaaya ang kapaligiran kung saan ang mga mamamayan ay...

Travel authority ng mga pinuno ng lokal na pamahalaan sa panahon ng kalamidad, agarang babawiin - DILG

January 24, 2019

Upang tiyakin na ang mga alkalde at iba pang mga pinuno ng lokal na pamahalaan ay hindi "missing in action" kung may bagyo at iba pang kalamidad, lahat ng foreign travel authorities at leaves of absence ng mga pinuno ng lokal na pamahalaan ng mga apektadong lugar ay babawiin, ayon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Ipinahayag ni DILG Assistant Secretary at Spokesperson...

Travel authority of local execs during disasters immediately revoked - DILG

January 24, 2019

To ensure that mayors and other local chief executives (LCEs) will no longer be "missing in action" during typhoons and other disasters, all foreign travel authorities and leaves of absence of local government officials of affected localities are recalled during such emergencies or calamities, this is according to the Department of Interior and Local Government.

DILG Assistant Secretary and...

Statement of the DILG on ambush of Cebu Town Mayor

January 24, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) condemns the ambuscade of San Fernando, Cebu Mayor Lakambini “Neneth” Reluya and her companions in Barangay Linao, Talisay City on Tuesday.

This latest attack on politicians is a huge affront to the efforts of the government to create an enabling and conducive environment where citizens should be able to freely exercise...

DILG kinilala ang kapulisan, militar sa mapayapang plebisito para sa BOL, pinapurihan din ang 72 pulis na nagsilbing poll inspectors

January 23, 2019

Pinapurihan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ang Philippine National Police (PNP) at puwersang militar bunga nang matagumpay nilang pagpapanatili nang mapayapang unang plebisito para sa pagsasabatas ng Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) noong Lunes.

"Sa kabila ng iilang isolated na insidente, ang unang plebisito para sa BOL noong Lunes ay naging mapayapa. Pagbati sa ating...

DILG lauds police, military for peaceful BOL plebiscite, praises 72 cops who served as poll inspectors

January 22, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) lauds the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the military for their role as peacekeepers during the successful conduct of the first plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) conducted on Monday.

“Despite a few isolated incidents, the first BOL plebiscite on Monday was generally peaceful. Kudos to the...

Limang mayor na "missing in action" sa Bagyong Ompong kakasuhan ng administratibo, anim bibigyan ng babala

January 22, 2019

Limang alkalde mula sa hilagang Luzon na wala sa kanilang mga nasasakupan sa pagbayo ng Bagyong Ompong noong Seyembre 2018 ang maaaring makasuhan ng administratibo sa Office of the Ombudsman habang anim naman ang makakatanggap ng 'written admonition' matapos ang pagsisiyasat ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Ayon kay DILG Assistant Secretary at Spokesperson Jonathan...

DILG: Five mayors to face administrative sanctions for absence during Typhoon Ompong, six others admonished

January 22, 2019

Five Northern Luzon mayors who were absent from their posts during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong in September 2018 may face possible administrative sanctions before the Office of the Ombudsman, while six others will be issued a written admonition after an investigation into their conduct was done by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG Assistant Secretary and...

DILG handa sa mga magtatangkang guluhin, pigilan ang plebisito para sa BOL

January 21, 2019

Tiniyak ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa publiko na hindi nito hahayaang may gumulo sa makasaysayang pagboto para sa Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) ngayong araw.

Ayon kay DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año, handa ang pamahalaan sa maaaring panggugulo ng mga teroristang komunista, mga makakaliwa, o mga tutol sa BOL na "magtatangkang guluhin o pigilan ang mahalagang...

DILG ready for "peace spoilers" who may attempt to sabotage BOL plebiscite

January 21, 2019

Days before the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) assures the public that it will not allow "peace spoilers" to sabotage the historic voting on January 21, 2019.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the government is ready just in case the communist terrorists, violent extremists, or anti-BOL groups will try to "wreak havoc...

Statement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año

January 18, 2019

The DILG and the PNP welcome the case filed, a petition for prohibition, by the ACT before the Court of Appeals.

In sum, the petitioners have cited alleged violations of their members’ right to association, right to assembly and to petition the government for redress of grievances, freedom of expression and most especially their members’ right to privacy.

I wish to emphasize that the...