Regional News Archive


DILG CAR launches ‘Disiplina Muna' campaign to boost Covid-19 prevention efforts in the region

July 29, 2020

To promote participatory governance and to foster the culture of discipline among the Filipino people especially during the fight against COVID-19, the “Disiplina Muna” advocacy campaign in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) was officially launched on July 22, 2020 at the Baguio Country Club. The activity was led by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)...

DILG Caraga directs LGUs to prepare for the repatriation of deceased overseas Filipinos from KSA

July 29, 2020

As the lead agency in the Management of the Dead and the Missing (MDM), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) enjoins all local government units (LGUs) in Region 13 – Caraga to prepare for the repatriation of Human Remains (HR) of deceased Overseas Filipinos (OFs), particularly from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), specified on the DILG Memorandum dated July 3,...

DILG, AFP officials meet to set directions for Caraga RTF-ELCAC as it reaches critical stages of implementation

July 29, 2020

DILG Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion meets up with 4th Infantry Division Commander, Major General Andres C. Centino, and 402nd Infantry Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Maurito L. Licudine to set the directions for the Caraga Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) as it reaches critical stages of implementation.

Newly-appointed Major General...

RCSP seen to connect people, spur growth in Marabut, Samar

July 24, 2020

Residents and officials of Marabut, a fifth class town in Samar famed for its picture-perfect views of limestone cliffs, caves, and islands, are moving as one to address issues that have stalled government efforts to end insurgency in the three Samar provinces.

Local officials led by Mayor Percival A. Ortillo Jr. on July 14, 2020 held a joint meeting of the Municipal Peace and Order Council...

DILG Region 8 adopts online Document Management System

July 24, 2020

As the Department slowly transitions to the new normal where virtual and paperless transactions are encouraged, DILG 8 Regional Office started implementing the Document Management System (DMS) on July 20 after a year of its successful implementation at the DILG Central Office.

Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando who championed the use of the online DMS and witnessed the improved records...

DILG X, PCL, Rotary Club of Kalayaan join forces to support LSIs in Northern Mindanao

July 3, 2020

To supply some of the basic needs of numerous locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who are waiting to be fetched by their respective local government units (LGUs), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)- Region 10, Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Regional Chapter and the Rotary Club of Kalayaan joined forces to support the LSIs in Northern Mindanao.

DILG 10 Regional...

771 LSIs in Pasay return home

June 22, 2020

The 771 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in the Villamor Air Base Elementary School (VABES) and Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA) in Pasay have been provided transport and are now in transit to their homes.

Braving uncertainties and danger brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, said LSIs were staying at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and nearby areas to find any...

DILG 10 advocates ‘new normal’ vs. COVID-19

May 27, 2020

While Northern Mindanao is now reclassified under a modified general community quarantine, the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region X Field Office (DILG-10) called on the local government units (LGUs) to stay vigilant and adapt to the ‘new normal’ to prevent resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe underscored that provincial...

SOCCSKSARGEN is 3rd best performing region in SAP payout

May 21, 2020

Region XII ranked third in the latest bulletin of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) of best performing regions with the highest distribution of the first tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the government.

The region reached an accomplishment rate of 98.92% as of 11:59 PM of May 10, the last extended date of payout set by DILG to LGUs, DILG...

Baguio shares COVID-19 best practice on contact tracing to other LGUs

May 6, 2020

Local government units (LGUs) need not grope in the dark in conducting contact tracing in the fight against the 2019 coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

They have much to learn from Baguio City whose best practice was featured in the 9th Online Talakayan Series dubbed L!STONG UGNAYAN produced by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), through its Local Government Academy...

Voter's ID not needed to receive relief goods; prioritize those who need it the most - DILG 10 reiterates

April 1, 2020

As some local government units and barangays start distributing relief goods due to COVID-19 crisis, DILG Region 10 reminds LGUs to set aside politics and cater those who need it the most.

“In these trying times, let us not make it harder for our constituents by requiring them to present their voter’s ID first before granting them relief goods. Instead, our LGUs and barangays must...

Farmers, fisherfolk, agribusiness personnel exempted from home quarantine, says DILG 10

March 26, 2020

To ensure unhampered movement of food and essential goods, the DILG Region 10 reiterated that all farmers and farm workers, fisherfolks and agribusiness personnel shall be exempted from home quarantine.

However, only those who do not exhibit any of the symptoms of COVID-19 are exempt, and the number of working farmers/fisherfolks/farm personnel must be at a minimum. The DILG said safety...

DILG 10 to brgys: Mobilize BHERTs vs COVID 19 now

March 16, 2020

With the first COVID-19 case in Mindanao confirmed, DILG-Region 10 urged barangays to step up their CoVid 19 precautionary measures by mobilizing Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs).

There is a need to heighten the efforts, especially on the barangay level as the BHERTS are aimed to help in the containment, control and prevention of COVID 19,” said DILG 10 Regional...

DILG CdeO City convenes Hapsay Dalan Task Force, officials to improve road-clearing implementation

March 11, 2020

The DILG Cagayan de Oro and the Hapsay Dalan Task Force of Cagayan de Oro vowed to improve on their previous ‘medium compliance’ of the road-clearing directives of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the next validation.

The DILG-CdO convened the Hapsay Dalan Task Force and other concerned officials last January 29, 2020 at the...

DILG Caraga showcases milestones in peace and development building

March 11, 2020

As part of the efforts to ensure the integration of local development plans in the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 70 or the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict, DILG Caraga hosted the Localization of EO (LEO) 70 Planning Workshop for Mindanao Cluster on March 5-6, 2020 in the Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City.

The heads of...

Constitutional reform seeks support in Camiguin roadshow

March 3, 2020

CAMIGUIN PROVINCE—To gain more support for amendments to the 1987 constitution, the DILG Camiguin Provincial Office and the Province of Camiguin conducted a Constitutional Reform (CoRe) Provincial Roadshow recently at the Camiguin Convention Center.

The CoRe Provincial Roadshow was attended by local chief executives, Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, punong barangays, SK chairmen and...

Antique vice mayors join LGPRC

March 3, 2020

DILG-Antique’s Local Governance Provincial Resource Center (ALGPRC) has found an additional partner--the Vice Mayors' League of the Philippines (VMLP)-Antique Chapter--to its expanding multi-sectoral advisory committee (MSAC).

“We are thankful that the VMLP has joined MSAC. Together with other partners, we can now conduct capability-building activities for local officials of...

2 more towns in Antique launch eBPLS

March 3, 2020

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Antique Provincial Office praises the efforts of the municipalities of Tibiao and Barbaza in becoming more business friendly and competitive during the launching of the electronic Business Permit Licensing System (eBPLS) held separately on January 27 and 28, 2020.

“I would like to congratulate the LGUs of Tibiao and Barbaza...

MisOcc town holds groundbreaking ceremony for P20.529-M worth of water supply projects

February 27, 2020

As part of efforts to provide easy access to safe and potable water to families and the entire community, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Municipality of Jimenez, Misamis Occidental recently conducted the groundbreaking ceremony of two water system projects amounting to a total of P20.529-million.

DILG Misamis Occidental Provincial Director Pablio Benitez...

‘Disiplina Muna’ Advocacy Campaign launched in Region 10

February 18, 2020

In its quest to activate the real concept of good governance where each one is aware of his/her contribution in nation-building, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 recently launched the ‘Disiplina Muna’ Campaign at Grand Caprice Restaurant and Convention Center, Cagayan de Oro City.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Ano who graced the event said that with the...

DILG, DOH, other agencies ink pact on promotion of IP health, welfare

February 5, 2020

No one should be left behind.

This was the pledge of DILG-Region 10, Department of Health (DOH), and other agencies as they recently signed the resolution on creating the Regional Inter-Agency Committee (RIAC) on Indigenous People’s Health in Northern Mindanao.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that the covenant signing is a testament of the government’s commitment to...

Nograles leads Peace Caravan in Mt Carmel, Bayugan

January 29, 2020

With the fight for inclusive and sustainable peace in full steam, the Caraga Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) held a Peace Caravan in the remote barangay of Mt Carmel, Bayugan City on January 23, 2020.

The caravan, which was a prelude to the 4th Caraga RTF-ELCAC Meeting, was led by Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security, Cabinet Secretary...

NSA Esperon upbeat on anti-insurgency drive in Eastern Visayas

January 28, 2020

Tacloban City - The Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) is one of the most active regional task forces in the country, according to National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.

Esperon, who is also the National Task Force -ELCAC Vice Chairperson, met with the heads of the various RTF-ELCAC clusters recently at the DILG Region 8 Training Center here....

DILG 10-led task groups finalizes implementation plans to end insurgency

January 23, 2020

In its continued efforts to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC), DILG Region 10 recently led the conduct of inter-agency task group meeting at the DILG 10 Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City to finalize the implementation plans of two ELCAC Lines of Efforts.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe challenged the involved agencies to perform better this year, as far as their...


January 22, 2020

Davao City – DILG XI in close coordination with Peace 911 of the City Government of Davao conducted a forum entitled “Forum on Positive Peace” on January 9, 2020 at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, here. The activity is in relation to the continuing efforts of the Department to support the EO No. 70 series of 2018 known as Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach in attaining...

DILG Central Visayas launches #DisiplinaMuna campaign in Bohol

January 3, 2020

Calling the public to practice discipline for a sustainable future for all, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Central Visayas launched the Disiplina Muna advocacy campaign, the first regional launch in the country on December 6, 2019 in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

DILG-7 Director Leocadio Trovela, CESO IV asked Boholanos to support the initiative, stressing the need to...

DILG MisOr turns over check for E-CLIP halfway house construction

December 27, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY– In pursuance to sustainable peace under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), the DILG Misamis Oriental turned over the check for the construction of a halfway house during the 4th Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC)...

Bukidnon ex-rebels receive P4.5M assistance via E-CLIP

December 6, 2019

Government financial assistance is still up for those who are willing to give up their weapons and seek a peaceful resolution towards starting anew.

As such, 79 more former rebels from the Province of Bukidnon received a total of P4,518,825-worth of financial assistance via Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP), to support efforts of finally ending the local communist armed...

DILG CAR celebrates LIS Month 2019

November 28, 2019

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Sitio Talingguroy is no ordinary place. One of the farthest and poorest community, home to no more than 300 households also lies a school that grooms 60 pupils from kinder to sixth grade. Teachers go home once a week because one has to hike through slippery and muddy pathways to reach the school and teachers wanted to start their lessons on time.

In the pursuit of...

23 NorMin LGUs win SGLG award

November 26, 2019

From 10 awarded local government units (LGUs) in the previous year, Northern Mindanao now has 23 LGU Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) awardees this year, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Regional Office 10.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe commended the efforts of the LGUs that “beyond the recognition and incentives they get, being awarded...