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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...

DILG orders mayors to stand guard over LGUs, aims for zero casualty

September 12, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) orders mayors to be present in their respective local government units (LGUs) during the wallop of Typhoon Ompong this September 12.

“In order to ensure immediate government response, local chief executives (LCEs), as chairpersons of their respective Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, must be present in their...

17,000 strong councilors' league unite for PRRD's federalism push

September 12, 2018

Almost 17,000 city and municipal councilors nationwide now support the administration’s advocacy for a federal shift.

On September 10, 2018, city and municipal councilors from all over the Philippines pledged to help the information campaign of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through the signing of a memorandum of understanding between DILG and the Philippine...

DILG urges barangay leaders to conduct accreditation of community-based NGOs

September 10, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urges punong barangays, sangguniang barangay (SB) members to conduct accreditation of barangay-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure their participation in barangay governance and development process.

DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año says barangay officials must be proactive in ensuring all NGOs within the barangay...

DILG Exec's call for RevGov is his personal opinion - DILG

September 10, 2018
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is not leading a campaign to shift to federalism through a revolutionary government that will allegedly upend the entire system of government and create a “People’s Council” that will keep President Rodrigo Duterte in power until this new system is in place.

This was the clarification issued by OIC-Secretary Eduardo...

DILG gives thumbs up to DBM recommendations on draft Federal Constitution

September 10, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) concurs with the Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s proposed recommendations on the proposed model for federalism.

During a press briefing at the Malacañang on Friday, DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan E. Malaya agreed with the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM’s) stance that budgeting, accounting and...

Federalism will allow the regions to progress - ConCom

September 6, 2018

“The proposed draft Federal Constitution encourages the national government to go on a diet and the regions to go on a muscle-building regimen,” this is the contention of ConCom Member Dr. Julio Tehankee during the Conference on Comparative Practices in Fiscal Federalism organized by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer...

Año prods new LnB officers to make barangay governance functional, felt by public

September 6, 2018

Newly elected national and regional officers of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB), the largest local government association in the country, are prodded to make barangay governance functional and ‘felt by the public'.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año calls on the new set of LnB officers to make the 42,044 barangay governments do their...

DILG welcomes Senate's openness to federalism

September 5, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government welcomes the statement of Senate President Tito Sotto III that the Senate is working on the proposed shift to a federal government and has never abandoned this effort.

"We welcome the pronouncement of Senate President Sotto since it clarifies the official position of the upper chamber. This should put an end to all speculation that...

DILG to public: Beware of swindler offering package deals for fire safety, occupancy permits to bag biz deals

September 5, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) warns the public anew on a swindler going around the country using the name of DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año just to bag business deals for their company's safety products.

In an Advisory, Año said that a certain Jesselyn Gavierez, who claims to be a representative of Safecon Industries, allegedly offered "package deals" to...

Unitary system chokes regional growth; federalism is our only hope - DILG

September 3, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) laments stunted growth in the regions brought about by the bureaucracy in the central government.

“The regions have an overwhelming supply of natural resources, but because of the system choking regional development, people in the provinces are unable to experience the progress that Metro Manila brags about,” says DILG...

Economic managers’ comments would help government improve draft federal constitution - DILG

August 31, 2018

The country’s top economic managers’ position on the Consultative Committee’s (Concom’s) draft federal constitution would be helpful in improving the draft charter further, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“The way we see it, the economic managers do not oppose a shift to federalism. They support federalism but they would...

DILG urges LGUs to reactivate local price councils, directs PNP to enforce laws protecting consumer rights

August 31, 2018

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año calls for the reactivation of Local Price Coordinating Councils (LPCCs) nationwide to monitor exorbitant price increase of basic commodities and directs the Philippine National Police (PNP) to enforce the laws to protect consumer rights.

Año issued the directive after receiving reports from regional and...

DILG sa mga punong barangay: Pangalagaan ang kalikasan, bumuo ng komite ng Solid Waste Management

August 30, 2018

Pagkatapos ng halos dalawang buwang panunungkulan ng mga bagong halal na barangay opisyal, inatasan ng Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) na tututukan nila ang pangangalaga sa kalikasan sa pamamagitan ng pagsasagawa ng mga hakbang tungkol sa solid waste management lalo na ngayong tag-ulan.

“Maging tagapagtaguyod ng kalikasan. Ang pangangalaga sa kalikasan at maayos...