Regional News Archive


DILG CAR issues guidelines for the conduct of assembly amid pandemic

October 21, 2020

The DILG Cordillera is urging the barangay executives to strictly follow the guidelines in the conduct of Barangay Assembly for the second semester.

Araceli San Jose, Assistant Regional Director of DILG Cordillera, said that all barangays are allowed to conduct their Barangay Assembly Day for the Second Semester of 2020 on any of the Saturdays or Sundays of October and November in compliance...

Hundreds join Good Governance Ride to launch Local Government Code Month

October 21, 2020

Hundreds of bikers from across the region joined the Good Governance Ride organized by the DILG in partnership with the Region 8 Bicycle Advocacy Community (R8BAC).

DILG-8 Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando said the Good Governance Ride is in celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Local Government Code on October 1. It served as the launching activity of the Local Government Code...

DILG enjoins LGUs to review ordinances and executive orders on movement of APORs

October 21, 2020

In response to reports of Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) being hampered in the performance of their duties, the DILG released an Advisory, through the office of Undersecretary Epimaco V. Densing III, and issued Regional Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 2020-035 to remind local government units (LGUs) to exercise prudence in implementing local policies to combat COVID-19.


Deployment of contact tracers - timely, crucial for Maasin City

October 21, 2020

The deployment of 10 newly-hired DILG contact tracers (CTs) in the City of Maasin proved timely and crucial as the city battles recent surges of COVID-19 cases.

October 7, 2020 could have been Day Zero, a time for orientation and familiarization for the 10 newly hired CTs in Maasin City, Southern Leyte, yet they immediately faced the urgent task of going after the close contacts, after six...

DILG 8 assures troops: Nation working as one for peace

October 15, 2020

Recognizing that lack of institutional support from national agencies is one of the barriers in effectively responding to issues in far-flung barangays, Regional Director (RD) Karl Caesar R. Rimando of the DILG Region 8 explained to soldiers of the famed 14th “Avenger” Battalion how Executive Order (EO) No. 70 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in December 2018, brings the...

9 barangays in Zamboanga Del Norte now drug-free

October 15, 2020

Nine (9) barangays in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte were formally declared drug-cleared and drug-free barangays by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program on August 26, 2020, at the Top Plaza Hotel, Dipolog City.

The oversight committee, presided by the Regional Director of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) IX, Dir. Emerson L. Margate being the...

40 barangays in Zamboanga Del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay now drug-cleared

October 15, 2020

At least forty (40) Barangays in the provinces of Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga Del Sur are now declared drug cleared by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing Program during their deliberation and declaration last August 24 and 25, 2020 at the Municipal Hall of Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay and at the Subanen Hall, Provincial Sports Complex, Dao, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del...

DILG-CAR, partners open search for LGUs’ best practices using ICT

October 15, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), together with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), is calling for entries of local government units (LGUs) with the best practices in using information and communications technology (ICT) in their operations and delivery of public services.


DILG-CAR continues to empower LGUs through road dev’t plan training

October 15, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) continues to support local government units (LGUs) in the region through the provision of training on Local Road Networks Development Plan (LRNDP).

“The capacity development interventions aim to enhance the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of our provincial government employees on local road and public financial management, specifically...

DILG Cordillera Chief: Infra projects from 2019 to continue in CTG-affected areas amid crisis

October 15, 2020

The DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has assured that infrastructure projects in Communist Terrorist Group (CTG)–affected areas planned in 2019 will push through despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as part of the development initiatives to address the communist insurgency in the region.

“A total of P20.7-million was earmarked for the implementation of...

Tacloban City, Leyte unite against COVID-19

October 15, 2020

To further strengthen COVID-19 response in the region, the local chief executives (LCEs) of Tacloban City and Leyte Province agreed to cooperate more closely with each other in implementing protocols to combat COVID-19.

In a dialogue organized by the DILG, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez of Tacloban City and Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla discussed various issues regarding COVID-19 faced...

DILG Cordillera trains officials, others on Local Road Asset Management

October 15, 2020

A total of 80 participants are trained on Local Road Asset Management (LRAM) in line with the increasing roads and road network that requires an efficient management system given the growing infrastructure development in the region, said DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)'s Regional Director Marlo Iringan.

“We encourage our local governments in the region to practice good local...

DILG-CAR trains 571 contact tracers to strengthen COVID-19 efforts in the region

October 15, 2020

More than 500 contact tracers have trained both through face-to-face and virtual teleconference on October 1-2, 2020 according to the DILG Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), as part of the government’s campaign against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Among the 571 contact tracers, 176 were trained face-to-face in Baguio; while the remaining 395 were trained via...

RTF 8 ELCAC vows stronger coordination to attain peace by 2022

October 15, 2020

The Regional Task Force 8 on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF 8-ELCAC) resolved to heighten agency coordination on October 9, 2020 in a hybrid physical and virtual meeting presided by Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario, the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS).

This is in view of the Regional Peace and Development Roadmap to attain a just and lasting peace by the...


September 30, 2020

Following reports that unscrupulous individuals have been posing as Contact Tracers, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 10 urged the public anew to be vigilant as these posers aim to extract personal information, such as bank accounts and credit card details from target victims.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that these posers also try to sell rapid test...

Misamis Oriental Gears up RCSP Implementation, Conducts Orientation on Target LGUs

September 3, 2020

In the quest to localize peace building initiatives, the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s Misamis Oriental Provincial Office recently conducted a series of orientation/workshop on Localization of Executive Order EO 70 and the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in eight RCSP target cities and municipalities.

DILG X Regional Director Arnel Agabe said that the...

DILG-Bukidnon releases anew P1.72- M financial assistance to 38 former rebels thru E-CLIP Program

August 27, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Bukidnon gave 38 former rebels (FRs) the chance to live peaceful and productive lives by awarding them livelihood and immediate assistance worth P1.72-million under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) at Kaamulan Folk Arts Theater, Malaybalay City.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that this round...

DILG Lanao Del Norte Releases P256,000 Financial Assistance to Former Rebels thru E-CLIP Program

August 26, 2020

Amidst the fight against COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Lanao del Norte remains steadfast in its efforts to end local communist armed conflict with the release of P256,000 worth of financial assistance to three former rebels (FRs) Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said the E-CLIP financial...

DILG-7: Over 24,000 clients assisted at the EOC in 4 months

August 11, 2020

As part of the national quest against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-7 assisted over 20,000 clients over the last four months whose concerns and queries are mainly on the implementation of COVID-19 directives and measures in the local government units (LGUs).

DILG Region VII Director Leocadio T. Trovela said the COVID-19 concerns assisted came from...

DILG-Bukidnon releases Php 2.5-M financial aid to 67 ex-rebels

August 11, 2020

While fighting the war versus COVID-19, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office in Bukidnon continues to bring the good news of new life to 67 former rebels through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said beneficiaries receive an aggregate total of P2.532-million financial aid for...

DILG-7 implements health, safety practices

August 11, 2020

In the quest to mitigate the spread of the virus and provide a safe working environment, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII implemented innovative health and safety practices to ensure the continued delivery of services to the public without compromising the health of its workforce.

DILG VII Regional Director Leocadio Trovela said that employees are now...

DILG-7: Over 70 SAP complaints handled by EOC Legal Team

August 11, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region VII said that a total of 78 complaints related to the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Central Visayas have been handled by the Region’s Emergency Operation Center Legal Team.

DILG-7 Regional Director Leocadio T. Trovela said that EOC legal team is primarily tasked to handle, verify, and process SAP complaints...

DILG Caraga: Back-riding on motorcycles allowed under some conditions

August 7, 2020

The DILG issued on July 15, 2020 an advisory informing local government units (LGUs) that back-riding on motorcycles shall be allowed but subject to certain conditions.

To ensure its proper implementation, the LGUs are tasked to monitor the observance of the following in their areas of responsibility:

1. Motorcycle back-riding shall be allowed for couples living in the same household;

2. Valid IDs...

DILG CAR: Financial assistance given to 63 former rebels and 124 supporters through E-CLIP

August 7, 2020

The national government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) has provided financial aid amounting to P15 million to 63 former rebels (FRs) and 124 mass supporters of the CPP/NPA/NDF in the region on August 4, 2020.

A total of 63 FRs and 124 Militia ng Bayan are given financial assistance under the E-CLIP program which is in line with President Rodrigo...

DILG-Caraga, Rosario local gov't conduct workshop to realign 2020-2022 LPOPS Plan

August 7, 2020

The local government unit (LGU) of Rosario, Agusan del Sur, in partnership with the field office of the DILG in this town, conducted a workshop to realign and update its Local Peace and Order and Public Safety (LPOPS) Plan on July 21-22, 2020.

LPOPS is a three-year, term-based plan which shall be incorporated in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of the LGU.

Through the Municipal Peace and...

DILG Caraga inspects compliance to health protocols of SAP payout in Butuan

August 5, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Caraga assessed the off-site payout of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for waitlisted or left-out families conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga in various barangays of Butuan City on July 29, 2020.

For this round of distribution, the SAP financial aid amounting to P5,000 was given either...

PEZA’s ‘last dance’ for Caraganon LSIs

August 4, 2020

In a press conference on June 23, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte had these words to say, “'Di puwedeng ‘di makauwi ang mga kababayan natin. It is their right to go home, to live or die there”. The message of the President was clear. The message was simple – bring home the stranded.

On a hot and hazy Sunday afternoon on July 12, 2020, 2GO vessel MV Saint Francis Xavier...

Basey welcomes RCSP as a tool for peace and development

August 4, 2020

Recognizing the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) as a tool for peace and development, Basey Mayor Luz Chu-Ponferrada welcomed the deployment of teams during the send-off ceremony for the RCSP Teams on July 20, 2020, at Basey National High School, Basey, Samar.

Ponferrada reported that in her first year as a local chief executive, town officials have reached even the remote mountain...

DILG 8 welcomes the surrender of 11 communist rebels; calls on others to avail of E-CLIP

July 29, 2020

DILG 8 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando congratulated the Philippine National Police (PNP) as well as partner organizations that helped 11 members of the communist terrorist group (CTG) to surrender.

The former rebels composed of 10 males and 10 females ranging in age from 26 to 60 years old, from Samar, Eastern Samar, and Leyte provinces were presented in a press conference on July 27,...

DILG Caraga shares updates on COVID-19 efforts in the 10th RTF – One Caraga Shield Virtual Meeting

July 29, 2020

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga Regional Director and Chairperson of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force Lilibeth A. Famacion shared updates on the management of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs); contact tracing status; and the Management of the Dead (MDM) and repatriation of human remains of deceased overseas Filipinos...