Regional News Archive


DILG-7 holds 1st webinar on KP Law

February 15, 2021

In the quest to towards more peaceful communities, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-7 recently conducted it’s first-ever webinar on Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) Law.

DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs Martin Dino, who graced the webinar as guest of honor, paid tribute to the Lupong Tagapamayapa whom he described as the real heroes and conciliators in the...

Bukidnon ELCAC Task Force probes land disputes

February 10, 2021

BUKIDNON – In the quest to find long term solutions, the Provincial Task-Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) in Bukidnon recently convened to discuss the land disputes in the municipality of Don Carlos.

Provincial Director Engr. Carmelo Enrique Libot said the convergence will hopefully materialize a process that would put in place the rights of the claimants, owners,...

DILG 10 provides comprehensive perspective to Local Legislative Bodies

January 27, 2021

Despite the threats posed by the global health crisis, the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG 10) recently gathered local legislators from 29 municipalities for a two-day Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP)/Local Development Investment Plan (LDIP) Retooling in Aid of Local Legislation.

DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said participants of the said training were...

DILG-10 to LGUs: Enact ordinances compliant with EODB Act

January 27, 2021

To help the country’s economy cope with the ill-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) enjoined local government units (LGUs) in Region 10 to review and repeal irrelevant policies to ease business and non-business transactions.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe called on the provincial governors, city/municipal mayors in...

Serbisyo Caravan brings gov’t services to Catubig, Northern Samar

January 22, 2021

As the DILG continuously endeavors to bring the government closer to the people to attain inclusive and sustainable peace, this year’s very first “Serbisyo Caravan” in Eastern Visayas Region was conducted in Brgy. Hitapian, Catubig, Northern Samar on January 13, 2021.

Key officials and representatives of national government agencies journeyed for about three hours, riding on a...

"BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19” campaign formally kicks off in Region XII

December 29, 2020

DILG XII has formally launched its "BIDA ang May Disiplina: Solusyon sa COVID-19" campaign through a virtually packed audience composed of dignitaries from the different government agencies.

Present in the event are: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Isidro Lapena who is the appointed Cabinet Official for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for Region...

DILG R6 launches TV Aralan Series in Antique

December 29, 2020

Two barangays received Smart TVs through the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) of the DILG in Antique during the launching of the RCSP TV Aralan Series at Adelaide Tourist and Traveler’s Inn, San Jose, Antique on November 25, 2020.

The RCSP is one of the strategies employed by the government in ending insurgency by strengthening the government’s role in establishing peace...

DILG-CAR, PCOO call for 'quality information' amid pandemic

December 29, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and an official from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) urged information officers (IOs) and focal persons to continue providing a strong, comprehensive, and unified communication structure to combat disinformation especially in times of health crisis.

Speaking before more than 100 participants during the two-day Strategic...

DILG-CAR: Task Force eyes to strengthen the approach to ‘end’ insurgency, promote good governance

December 29, 2020

In a bid to further strengthen the government’s efforts to combat the communist insurgency and other armed conflicts, the DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (DILG-CAR) said its Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) convened to promote integrity and good governance among cluster members.

“One of the many challenges we face right now is how to resist...

DILG-6: Bugasong nets high overall satisfaction rating with LGU delivery of basic services

December 29, 2020

The Municipality of Bugasong got a high overall satisfaction rating with a percentage score of 75.33% in the Citizen Satisfaction Survey on Delivery of Basic Services using the Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS) of the DILG in Antique.

Locals are satisfied with the delivery of basic services of the local government of Bugasong, according to a survey conducted by the University of...

DILG-CAR holds open public dialogue to strengthen trust in gov't amid the pandemic

December 29, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) together with its partners concluded the regional open public dialogue to strengthen the public's trust in the government through open and public dialogues co-designed with civil society and which focused on relevant and emerging issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dubbed as “Dagyaw 2020: Open Government and Participatory Governance...

DILG-CAR trains local execs on legislation, good governance

December 29, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continues to equip the newly-elected and re-elected local government officials with knowledge of local governance and legislation to underscore their roles in addressing pandemic, and in attaining peace and resilience towards inclusive and sustainable development.

“The Program for Newly-Elected Officials (NEO) is a continuing intervention of...

DILG Antique capacitates contact tracers on CSC Code of Conduct

December 29, 2020

Two hundred thirty-one contact tracers in the province are capacitated by the DILG Antique Local Governance Resource Center on government rules and protocols thru a one-day capacity building activity on Civil Service Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards or the Republic Act No. 6713 in the capital town of San Jose. The orientation was conducted by Civil Service Commission (CSC)-Antique...

DILG-CAR revs up info drive vs extremism in Cordi villages

December 29, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continues to conduct activities in villages to strengthen the resiliency of community members against violent extremism and to prevent any future involvement of citizens in harmful activities.

“These activities aim to provide village leaders with adequate knowledge that will encourage them to create preventive measures against violent...

DILG 10 PCVE Roll-Out to Barangays goes full swing

December 22, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10, roll out to Barangays of the “Advocacy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE)” goes full swing starting from selected barangays in the Municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon.

DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that the virtual PCVE roll out covers 80 barangays in the different...

Serbisyo Caravan delivers gov’t services to Las Navas, Northern Samar

December 16, 2020

Pursuant to the goal of bringing government services closer to the people, the Serbisyo Caravan under the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) has reached Barangay San Miguel, Las Navas, Northern Samar on Wednesday, December 10, 2020.

A total of 450 beneficiaries received hygiene kits from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 8 and the Provincial Government of Northern Samar. The...

Caraga Reg’l Peace and Order Council convenes anew

December 14, 2020

The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) of Region XIII – Caraga, chaired by Province of Surigao del Sur Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, convenes anew for the 4th quarter of 2020 on November 18, 2020.

During the RPOC meeting, DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion presented the status on the implementation of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP), a...

“No one gets left behind”: DILG-10’s Virtual Dagyaw tackles multi-sectoral issues amid COVID-19 threat

December 4, 2020

Amidst the nationwide outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 and its partner agencies harnessed the power of new technologies to bring the government closer to its people through the four-part webinar series dubbed as Dagyaw.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that this year’s run of Dagyaw Town Hall Meetings made use...

LOOK! | Former Rebels surrender 21 firearms to the Government

December 4, 2020

In a simple ceremony to symbolize their return to the fold of the Government, Former Rebels (FRs) surrendered their firearms to the DILG, PNP and Philippine Army last November 11, 2020.

Under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (eCLIP), the FRs will be receiving financial assistance packages, which the DILG is administering, that includes the Firearms Remuneration, wherein the...

DILG 10 provides PPEs to 2,000 contact tracers

November 24, 2020

To protect the health and safety of 2,000 newly hired contact tracers (CTs), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 provided them personal protective equipment (PPE).

“Our contact tracers play a vital role in COVID-19 detection and in further preventing the spread of the virus in our communities, therefore their safety should also be of utmost...

DILG-7 orients hired contact tracers in Central Visayas

November 24, 2020

To give newly hired contact tracers (CTs) an overview on how contact tracing works, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 7 conducted an online general orientation in Central Visayas in October.

The DILG is hiring 50,000 CTs to augment the existing teams of local government units (LGUs) and ramp up contact tracing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In...

Thousands benefit from water project in Tanauan, Leyte

November 24, 2020

Thousands of residents from two barangays in Tanauan, Leyte recently benefitted from a P2.5-million peso's worth of water project funded by the DILG.

For years, the interior barangays of Sacme in Tanauan, Leyte, with a population of 2,300, and Barangay Limbuhan Guti, with a population of 705, had to rely on wells and hand-drawn water pumps for their daily subsistence.

Punong Barangay Constancia...

DILG-CAR orients 188 SK officials on EO 70, ‘inclusive and sustainable’ peace

November 19, 2020

The DILG- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) conducts orientation on Executive Order (EO) No. 70 for188,000 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) representatives in the region.

“The unequivocal support of the youth to the national government’s whole-of-nation approach in eliminating insurgency reflects on their important role in peace-building,” said DILG Regional Director (RD) Marlo...

DILG-CAR urges LGUs to resume road clearing operations

November 19, 2020

The DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) calls on the local government units (LGUs) in the region to continue the implementation of the government’s road clearing policy in areas with less restrictive community quarantine starting on November 16.

DILG Regional Director Marlo Iringan said the continuation of road clearing operations is in line with the DILG Memorandum Circular (MC)...

Lupons attend virtual roll-out training on Katarungang Pambarangay

November 19, 2020

The DILG Eastern Visayas rolled out the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP) training on November 11, 2020 for the first batch of Lupong Tagapamayapa members from the provinces of Biliran, Southern Leyte, Ormoc, and the western towns of Leyte.

In his opening remarks, DILG-8 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando expressed that it is an opportune time to review the provisions of the KP Law and to know...

RTF8-ELCAC focuses on conflict sensitivity in implementing projects

November 11, 2020

The Regional Task Force 8 on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF8-ELCAC) emphasized the need for implementing conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting interventions in a recent meeting of the clusters under the RTF8-ELCAC-led or co-led by the DILG.

Participants of the meeting listened to the sharing by the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) in...

Ugnayan sa Barangay benefits 382 households in Sta. Rita, Samar

November 11, 2020

A total of 382 beneficiaries received hygiene kits while their barangays received emergency generator sets from various government and volunteer groups during the Ugnayan sa Barangay held in Barangay Utap, Sta. Rita, Samar on November 4, 2020.

The “poorest of the poor” as certified by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer likewise received toys for their children,...

Vulnerable sectors of Butuan empowered to become advocates of peace and development

November 11, 2020

Vulnerable sectors of Butuan City are empowered to become advocates of peace and development through Capacitating Urban Communities for Peace and Development (CUCPD) organized by the DILG Caraga Regional Office and DILG Butuan in VCDU Prince Hotel and Grand Convention Center, Butuan City on October 26-30, 2020.

“We are grateful for the ardent support of the Local Government of Butuan City...

DILG-Antique: Two barangays to receive P40-M Local Gov’t Support Fund

November 6, 2020

Barangay Bulan-bulan in San Remigio town and Barangay Cabladan in Sibalom town will receive P40-million to boost financing of projects through the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) by the national government in Antique next year.

The two barangays recently revisited their Barangay Development Plans (BDPs) to include their proposed projects which will be funded by the national, provincial,...

DILG-CAR trains LGU officials on comprehensive dev’t plan in Mountain Province

November 6, 2020

At least 40 local government officials in Mountain Province underwent training conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on the formulation of a Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) to determine their thrusts and priorities in boosting their service delivery.

The participants are local government executives, legislative officials, department heads, and sectoral...