Regional News Archive


DILG VI celebrates World Water Day with ‘Knowledge Management in Motion’

March 31, 2021

In celebration of World Water Day 2021, the DILG Region VI mounted a series of activities collectively dubbed as ‘Knowledge Management (KM) in Motion’ on March 22, 2021 at Zuri Hotel in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

“Water is a divine blessing and waking up without it is like waking up in a disaster, so it is an essential part of our lives,” said DILG VI Assistant Regional...

8 'cleared' villages in Cordi to get P20-M each from NTF-ELCAC

March 29, 2021

BAGUIO CITY— A total of eight communist terrorist groups (CTG)-cleared barangays in the Cordillera Region will receive P20 million each under the Support to Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

“The funds can be used by the recipient villages for farm-to-market roads, school buildings, water and sanitation...

Cordillera anti-insurgency task force endorses P160-M projects to DBM

March 29, 2021

BAGUIO CITY— On March 17, 2021, during the First Quarter Cordillera Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) meeting, a total of eight barangays in Cordillera that are already cleared of Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) are included in the list of identified barangays under the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Local Budget Circular No. 135, s....

DILG-7 presents best practices vs illegal drugs

March 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government – 7 (DILG-7) recently showcased its best practices on the continuous fight against illegal drugs even amidst the ongoing pandemic during the Barangay PDEA live interview.

DILG-7 Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division (LGMED) Chief Atty. Ian Kenneth Lucero presented the best practices of partner Civil Society...

DILG-7 joins 'Chikiting Ligtas' launch

March 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-7 joined the Department of Health (DOH) during the recent launch of the “Chikiting Ligtas” Measles, Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccination program in Consolacion, Cebu.

DILG-7 Director Leocadio Trovela expressed his full support to the program and reminded the stakeholders and partner institutions “not to lose their focus on...

RTF-ELCAC7 revs up RCSP efforts for 2021

March 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government-7 (DILG-7) presided over a joint meeting recently to convene the five clusters of the Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) to discuss revitalized efforts and discuss the updates and upcoming programs under the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP).

DILG-7 Director Leocadio T. Trovela commended the...

DILG-10 to LGUs: Spend P2.4-B LGSF-SBDP fund wisely

March 23, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 advised the local government units (LGUs) of the 119 identified recipients of the Local Government Support Fund-Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) to wisely spend the funds amounting to P2.4 billion on the implementation of their priority programs.

DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Marlo L. Iringan,...

DILG-10, DOH-10 collab to keep COVID-19 away from offices

March 23, 2021

To provide guidance and appropriate information to all local government units (LGUs) and government offices in the region, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 in partnership with Department of Health (DOH)-10 discussed protocols in handling COVID-19 outbreak in their respective offices.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe stressed the need for government offices,...

DILG OIC Secretary Bernardo Florece's attendance at the launching of the vaccination program in Cagayan de Oro City on March 5

March 19, 2021

LOOK! | DILG OIC Secretary Bernardo Florece Jr. congratulates the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) for being one of the recipients of the COVID-19 vaccines, during the launching of the vaccination program in Cagayan de Oro City, March 5.

During the first day, medyo hindi pa ganoon karami ang nagpapabakuna kasi meron pang pag-aalinlangan but after dialogues and our advocacy...

DILG-10 warns LGUs vs bogus ELCAC consultants

March 16, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Region 10 warned local government units (LGUs) of Northern Mindanao to be wary of unscrupulous individuals posing as consultants on the government’s End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) program in exchange for a percentage of the funds allocated for the government’s rebel reintegration program.

DILG-10 Regional...

DILG-10: PCF project in Lanao Norte town to boost local tourist

March 16, 2021

More and more local tourist will hopefully be attracted to flock to Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte with the recent expansion of Tourism Function Hall through the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10.

DILG-10 Arnel Agabe said the facility is the recent addition to the municipality’s tourism facilities since Kauswagan is...

DILG: PBs in Lanao del Norte town vow to support gov’t peace, development agenda

March 16, 2021

LANAO DEL NORTE – A total 18 punong barangays (PBs) in Tangcal, Lanao del Norte pledged to support the government’s program in maintaining peace and order and sustainable development, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Lanao del Norte.

DILG-Lanao del Norte Provincial Director Bruce Colao said that these PBs took their pledged to deny entry and...

DILG Antique reminds barangay officials to conduct Barangay Assembly Day

March 11, 2021

The DILG– Antique reminds barangay officials to conduct their first semester Barangay Assembly Day for 2021 on any Saturday or Sunday of March.

“I am encouraging all the 590 barangays of Antique to conduct their respective Barangay Assembly day within Saturdays or Sundays of March 2021, with observance of the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management Emerging Infectious Diseases...

DILG-CAR enjoins LGUs to prepare vaccination plan in the region

March 3, 2021

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) calls on the local government units (LGUs) of the region in the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine roadmap to combat the prevailing pandemic in the region.

“Our LGUs play a vital role in the COVID-19 response. As frontliners, they are in the position to identify the priority sectors for the planned vaccination program,” said...

DILG 6: Validation of road clearing operations resumes in Antique

March 3, 2021

Responding to President Rodrigo Duterte's call to rid the streets of illegal obstructions and to return the roads to the people, the DILG Region 6 is currently conducting a road clearing validation in the Province of Antique through the members of the Road Clearing Validation Teams (RCVTs).

The validation focuses on the compliance of the LGUs to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-145 for the...

907 ex-rebels in NorMin have receive P14-M worth of gov’t support

March 1, 2021

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Some 907 former rebels in Northern Mindanao have received an aggregate total of P14-million government assistance upon their return to the mainstream society, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe said that there were 66 surrenderees in CY 2014, 49 in 2015, 24 in 2016, 42 in 2017, 178 in 2018,...

DILG-10: 119 conflict-free barangays in NorMin to get P16.44-B LGSF Funding

February 26, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region X announced that 119 identified priority barangays in Northern Mindanao will receive an aggregate total of P16.44-Billion for the implementation of programs, projects, and activities (PPA) under the Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP).

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe...

Cagayan POC moves to set Peace Negotiation Panel

February 24, 2021

PEABLANCA, CAGAYAN – In pursuit of lasting peace, the Cagayan Peace and Order Council (POC) recently push for the creation of Peace Negotiation Panel in the province, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Region 2.

DILG-2 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen said mechanisms are being established to map out local peace engagement, negotiation, or...

DILG 6: Municipality of Laua-an uses CBMS to profile economic, social situation for evidence-based plans

February 23, 2021

DILG Region 6 welcomes the initiative of the Municipality of Laua-an in recognizing the need for a solid database to serve as a reference on evidence-based planning, as it starts the enumeration for the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in all its barangays.

The municipality signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the CBMS Network to implement the program. DILG Antique, being part of the...

120 Brgy Residents in MisOr own benefit from DILG, LGU serbisyo caravan

February 19, 2021

MISAMIS ORIENTAL– Some 120 individuals of Barangay Bulahan, Claveria recently availed of various government services through the Serbisyo Caravan organized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) and LGU of the Municipality of Claveria.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said the serbisyo caravan sought to promote community empowerment, citizen participation...

DILG Lanao Norte prepares LGUs for decentralization

February 19, 2021

In preparation for implementation of Supreme Court ruling on the Mandanas case, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Lanao del Norte urged local government units (LGUs) under its jurisdiction to prepare for assuming new and greater responsibilities.

DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe encouraged LGUs to come up with key reforms that would help reduce poverty, promote...

DILG-8 and Northern Samar province turn over financial aid to 16 former rebels

February 16, 2021

DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando led the ceremonial distribution of Immediate Financial Assistance and Reintegration Assistance to 16 former rebels (FRs) under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

The FRs also received financial assistance from the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of the Provincial Government of Northern...

DILG-8 inks agreement with UEP on CSIS

February 16, 2021

The DILG Regional 8 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) on implementing the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) on January 27, 2021 at the UEP Conference Hall, Catarman, Northern Samar.

The agreement signed by the DILG and the UEP details the partnership between the two institutions to conduct CSIS in the municipalities of Catarman and...

DILG-8 orients personnel on SC ruling on Mandanas-Garcia petitions

February 16, 2021

In preparation for the implementation of the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the Mandanas-Garcia petitions in 2022, the DILG Regional Office 8 conducted a virtual orientation to all regional and field personnel on February 1, 2021.

In his welcome message, DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando urged all participants to listen attentively to the discussion because this will benefit...

DILG XIII confers SGLG markers to 19 LGU awardees for 2019

February 16, 2021

The DILG Region XIII conferred the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) markers to 19 local government units (LGUs) passers in 2019 through a Regional Virtual Awarding Ceremony on February 5, 2021.

DILG XIII Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion said that the SGLG markers symbolize integrity and good performance of local governments as she encouraged the LGUs, saying that, “Regardless of...

DILG Zambales deploys 70 rehired contact tracers to augment local contact tracing efforts

February 16, 2021

The DILG Zambales deployed 70 rehired contact tracers (CTs) across the province to support local efforts in tracking down confirmed COVID-19 cases, managing their close contacts, aiming to reduce the spread of infection to confirmed COVID-19 cases, among others.

The rehiring and deployment were followed by the approval of the funds from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to be...

DILG prov'l offices in Nueva Ecija, Aurora prepare LGUs for Road Clearing 2.0 validation

February 16, 2021

DILG Nueva Ecija and Aurora have been preparing local government units (LGUs) for the Road Clearing validation on February 16 to March 2, 2021 in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to free streets of illegal obstructions and to return roads to the people.

To capacitate Road Clearing Validation Teams (RCVTs), the DILG Nueva Ecija hosted a Virtual Orientation on the...

DILG Olongapo rehires 45 contact tracers

February 16, 2021

Following the release of the DILG guidelines directing its Regional Offices (ROs) to rehire 30 percent of the initially employed contact tracers (CTs), DILG Olongapo rehired 45 CTs to ensure the continuity of contact tracing efforts in Olongapo City for at least five months.

DILG City Director Amada T. Dumagat, during the official turnover ceremony, congratulated and thanked the rehired CTs....

DILG-7 graces seven new COVID-19 Health Care Facilities in Cebu

February 15, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-7 recently graced the simultaneous blessing and turnover of seven COVID-19 Temporary Treatment and Monitoring facilities to the local government units (LGUs) in Cebu province.

DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said that the facilities are a manifestation of the readiness of the government to address COVID-19 concerns such as...

DILG-7 showcases Cebu City’s Best Practices vs COVID-19

February 15, 2021

Trace. Test. Isolate. Treat. These were among the strategies that Cebu City came up with in creating its own playbook in combating the dreadful coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Regional Director Leocadio Trovela of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG Region 7) commended the city government of Cebu and all local government units in the region for showing their creativity...