Regional News Archive


Locally-Funded Projects Inaugurated in the Province of Batanes

March 12, 2019

Basco, Batanes – On February 13-14, 2018, DILG Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr. of DILG Region 02 together with Engr. Maria Loida M. Urmatam, CESE, OIC-PD of DILG Batanes, graced the Inauguration, Turnover and Groundbreaking Ceremonies of Projects under the Bottom-up Budgeting, Performance Challenge Fund and Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities in the Municipalities...

DILG6 trains more coaches on climate change disaster assessment

March 8, 2019

The DILG Region 6 in collaboration with Central Philippine University (CPU) continues to monitor the status of the LGUs’ enhanced feasibility study and project proposals for the Local Government Unit-Public Private Partnerships for the People (LGU P4) in a Consultation Workshop held last February 20, 2019 at Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo City.

This is part of DILG’s...

DILG R6 Conducts On-site Coaching on Streamlining of Building Permits, Certificates of Occupancy

March 6, 2019

To make government transactions accessible and efficient to the people, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of the Trade and Industry (DICT) issued a Joint Memo Circular 2018-01 on Streamlining Processes in the Issuance of Building Permits...

More LGUs in Region 6 train on SUC-Assisted Approach in CDP Formulation

March 5, 2019

DILG R6 OIC-RD Engr. Ariel O. Iglesia highlights the importance of the SUC–Assisted Approach in Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) Formulation Project of DILG in partnership with the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) as one of the higher learning institutions in the region. This was during the Orientation on the SUC-Assisted Approach in CDP Formulation held recently at...

DILG 10 urges more rebels to surrender as 31 FRs in MisOr receive E-CLIP financial aids

February 22, 2019

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) X Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe urged more rebels to surrender as each of the 31 former rebels (FRs) who took their oath at a pre-Valentine ceremony at Casa de Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City is set to receive financial aids through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP).

Through this (E-CLIP) program, our...

DILG R-3 seals partnership with Central Luzon MSAC

February 18, 2019

DILG Region 3 Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) has sealed its partnership with the Multi-Sectoral Advisory Committee (MSAC) members through the forging of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on February 15, 2019.

The MOA Signing was participated in by the Department’s partner National Government Agencies, Local Resource Institutes, and Private Sectors, among others to...

DILG-8, PCL recognize outstanding sanggunians at regional awards ceremony

February 18, 2019

“The sanggunian is the brain of the local government and the sanggunians who are present today are doing a great job at providing the brains of the local government; that is, being the source of ideas and innovations translated into policies and programs.”

This was the pronouncement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Marivel C....

DILG road, evacuation center projects turned over to Initao, Misamis Oriental

February 12, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region X has officially turned over the Municipal Evacuation Center in Barangay Jampason and concreted Balanaga, Sinalac Road to the Municipality of Initao, Mismis Oriental on January 30, 2019.

Said projects were funded through the DILG Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipality (ADM) and Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) program in year 2016...

DILG Region 6 advocates for good governance in the barangays

February 11, 2019

A team headed by the new OIC Regional Director of DILG Region 6, Engr. Ariel O. Iglesia, has been hopping from province to province to conduct a Barangay Summit on Good Governance around the region from January 15-24, 2019.

Napakalaki po ng role ng mga barangay officials. Kayo po ang mga development managers, program implementers at service providers. Sana po ang lahat ng inyong...

DILG XII crafts 2019 strategic plan in first MANCOM meeting of the year

February 7, 2019

There is much to be done in DILG XII.”

This was the challenge posed by the new DILG 12 Director Josephine C. Leysa as she led the 1st Management Committee (MANCOM) meeting for CY 2019 recently. The message was well received by the MANCOM members who were present during the two-day activity, which was highlighted by a strategic planning workshop.

Leysa, who had just finished...

Strengthening private sector participation in LGUP4: A Forum for Business Consortium

January 10, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has successfully launched the Public-Private Partnership for the People Initiative for Local Governments (LGU P4) in 2016. Since then, the project has successfully advocated public-private partnerships (PPPs) to local government units (LGUs) through the conduct of regional roadshows and consultations, capacity building activities, as...

DILG R6 rolls out back-to-back activities for LGC Celebration

November 21, 2018

In commemoration of the passage of the Local Government Code of 1991, October has been declared as the Local Government Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 63, series of 1992. This year’s theme “Nagmamalasakit na Pamahalaang Lokal: Sandigan ng Maunlad at Ligtas na Pamayanan”, reflects the vitality of the local government units being the building blocks of...

Region 6's Most Outstanding Barangay Tanods and Lupong Tagapamayapa recognized

November 21, 2018

Western Visayas’ most outstanding Barangay Tanods and Lupong Tagapamayapa were awarded for their invaluable contribution as agents of peace and order at the barangay level during the kick off activity for the 27th Local Government Code Celebration, the “Anti-Illegal Drugs, Criminality and Violent Extremism Forum and Awarding of the 2018 Search for the Outstanding Barangay Tanod and...

More LGUs to run eBPLS in Region 6

November 19, 2018

Taking up a notch in guiding local government units in Western Visayas to be more business-friendly and competitive, DILG Region VI in partnership with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) trained another batch of selected local government units (LGUs) to continuously push for the automation of the Business Permit Licensing System (BPLS) in the region using the...

DILG 10 warns anew against Federalism advocacy fees

November 7, 2018

Collection of fees from local government units or participants for the conduct of Federalism information campaign activities is highly prohibited.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe underscored this as incidents were again reported pertaining to alleged collection of Federalism group membership fees.

“We do not allow collection of...

Normin mayors undergo Executive Course on Security, Peace and Development

October 26, 2018

Towards understanding security and its interdependence with good governance and socio-economic development, 76 mayors of Northern Mindanao participated in the 7th Executive Course on Security, Peace, and Development (ECSPD) held on October 17-19, 2018 at Mallberry Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.

Conducted by the Department of National Defense (DND) and Department of the Interior and Local...

26 MisOcc former rebels undergo holistic reintegration intervention program, receive E-CLIP financial assistance

October 25, 2018

Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental – The Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) Committee of the Province of Misamis Occidental has successfully conducted the Rapid Reintegration Program for 26 Former Rebels (FRs) enrolled under ECLIP on October 15-19, 2018.

On the last day of the reintegration program, the 26 rebel surrenderers received P15,000 immediate assistance and...

DILG R02, PGI holds Federalism Roadshow

October 23, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 02 (DILG R02), in partnership with the Provincial Government of Isabela (PGI) conducted a Federalism Roadshow on October 26-27, 2018 in Cauayan City, Isabela.

Activities conducted during the two-day activity include Radio Guesting by the members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) for Federal Constitution, Media Forum, Townhall...

MisOcc brgy hailed Most Outstanding Lupon among 1st-3rd class municipalities nationwide

October 23, 2018

Barangay Tipolo of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental tops this year’s Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards (LTIA) as Outstanding Lupon after exemplifying exceptional administration of barangay justice system among all the 1st-3rd class municipalities nationwide.

The winning barangay bagged a development grant of P300,000.00 as incentive.

“We are proud of Barangay Tipolo for receiving this...

10 Normin LGUs bag good governance award

October 10, 2018

Manifesting excellence in local governance, 10 local government units (LGUs) from Northern Mindanao succesfully clinched the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for this year.

For the City Government, El Salvador City retained its spot in the list of awardees, while for Municipal Governments, the following bagged the seal for this year: Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte; Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao...

DILG-10 reiterates ban of pedicabs, tricycles on major roads

October 9, 2018

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 reminded that pedicabs and tricycles are prohibited to traverse national highways unless there is no other alternative route.

With this, DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe urged Northern Mindanao municipal and city mayors to heed this call.

Nanawagan naman ta sa atong mga local chief executives, especially sa atong...

DILG 10 BNEO trainers' training focuses on Barangay Development Plan Formulation

September 17, 2018

Barangay Development Plan, Barangay Budget and Capacity Development Agenda—these are the focus areas in the recent conduct of the Training of Trainers of Barangay Newly-Elected Officials (BNEO) Training Management Team for Barangay Development Plan Formulation.

Conducted by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10, the training aimed to capacitate the Training...

DILG Misor unveils new building

September 14, 2018

NEW DILG BUILDING. DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe officially turns over the ceremonial key to the new DILG Misamis Oriental Provincial Building to Provincial Director Edward G. Bhagwani. The DILG Misamis Oriental provincial office is now located at KM 3 Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City beside the DILG 10 Regional Office.

BNEO goes online in NCR

September 5, 2018

DILG-NCR has opened the virtual classrooms for newly elected barangay officials through the BNEO Program Online Portal.

The portal was created by the DILG-NCR, with support from the Local Government Academy to help newly-elected barangay officials learn more about barangay governance anytime and anywhere.

The portal is a component of the Barangay Newly Elected Officials towards Grassroots...

DILG 10 equips high-risk LGUs on hazard, risk assessment via GIS

August 23, 2018

Focusing on the high-risk local government units of Northern Mindanao, DILG 10 conducted hazard and risk-assessment using Geographic Information System (GIS), aimed to provide said LGUs further knowledge and hands-on skills on the advanced features of GIS as powerful hazard and risk assessment tool.

GIS allows the representation of reality and the simulation of different scenarios such as...

Shake-Share: NCR, Central Visayas exchange insights on disaster preparedness

August 22, 2018

The Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MMDRRMC) met with key officials of Bohol and Cebu for knowledge sharing on disaster preparedness and response, particularly during an earthquake.

Dubbed as Metro Manila-Central Visayas Shake-Share, the activity brought together Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officers (DRRMOs) of NCR, Bohol and Cebu for knowledge exchange...

DILG capacitates LGU-Camiguin technical staff on basic photography, hands-on video editing

August 17, 2018

To further equip selected technical staff from Camiguin's local government units and DILG Provincial Office on the documentation skills needed to better communicate the government’s thrust, programs, projects and activities to the public, a two-day Basic Photography and Hands-on Video editing workshop was conducted on August 9-10, 2018 at DILG Camiguin Provincial Office, Mambajao,...

PRRD leads inauguration of Mindanao's largest treatment and rehab center

August 7, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of the largest treatment and rehabilitation facility for victims of illegal drugs in Mindanao, known as the Northern Mindanao Wellness and Reintegration Center (NMWRC) on August 3, 2018.

Located in Barangay Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, the NMWRC is built on 50,000 sq.m lot donated by the local government of Malaybalay City. The facility...

R2 BNEO for GREAT Barangays kicks off in Saguday, Quirino

August 7, 2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Saguday Field Office, in partnership with the Liga ng mga Barangay Saguday Chapter and the Local Government Unit of Saguday, is the first in Region 02 to conduct a three-day Basic Orientation for the Barangay Newly Elected Officials towards Grassroots Renewal and Empowerment for Accountable and Transparent Barangays Program or BNEO...

DILG 10 conducts DRRM Trainings, focuses on high risks barangays

July 27, 2018

In line with the goal to capacitate barangays to be at the forefront of initiatives to adapt, mitigate and prepare for climate change and disaster impact, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10 will train select high risk barangays in Northern Mindanao on Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Management Trainings.

DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe says the...