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What can local governments do when terror strikes?

May 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

When terror strikes, the first responders are barangay officials, mayors, and governors

What can local governments do when terror strikes?

DILG confirms 2 Marawi jailbreaks freeing 107 inmates

May 24, 2017 - 9:46 PM

At least 50 men break into two prisons in the evening of the clash between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur

DILG confirms 2 Marawi jailbreaks freeing 107 inmates

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

May 20, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?

FACT CHECK: PH News Agency says 95 countries convinced no EJKs in PH

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

May 19, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The outgoing military chief says he wants to make sure that policemen follow 'the rule of law' in their war on drugs

Incoming DILG chief Año wants 'focus' on drug syndicates

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

May 19, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Smoking ban, Ano, Trump | Midday wRap

Lorenzana says 'it's final': AFP chief Año in DILG by June

May 19, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says President Rodrigo Duterte has thumbed down his request to let General Eduardo Año serve as AFP chief until his retirement in October

Lorenzana says 'it's final': AFP chief Año in DILG by June

DILG's Quinsay vows to stop corruption in fire bureau

May 16, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Interior Assistant Secretary Nestor Quinsay Jr plans to do this by changing the promotion system, seeking Fire Code amendments, and supervising the purchase of equipment for the Bureau of Fire Protection

DILG's Quinsay vows to stop corruption in fire bureau

Death rate down in police operations – DILG, PNP

May 15, 2017 - 6:33 PM

One death happens every 50 operations now, compared to one in every 20 last year, according to data the two agencies have collated

Death rate down in police operations – DILG, PNP

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

May 15, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The department plans to pick up where Task Force Agila left last March. It may need to investigate local officials also on issues of criminality and corruption.

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

DILG official to push for human rights office

May 15, 2017 - 1:29 PM

It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante-style killers and accused cops

DILG official to push for human rights office

Duterte appoints ex-PNP intel chief Quinsay as DILG assistant secretary

May 12, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Nestor Quinsay Jr will oversee the Bureau of Fire Protection

Duterte appoints ex-PNP intel chief Quinsay as DILG assistant secretary

Duterte appoints 6 DILG officials ahead of Año

May 12, 2017 - 9:56 AM

The 6 new officials are reminded to 'always be in sync' with the DILG vision

Duterte appoints 6 DILG officials ahead of Año

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

May 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts, the community-based war on drugs, and the campaign for federalism among local governments

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

Early retirement for AFP chief Año?

May 11, 2017 - 11:08 AM

The chief of staff may assume his new post as DILG secretary in June, 4 months before his scheduled retirement from the military

Early retirement for AFP chief Año?

Año says 'very early' DILG offer surprised him

May 10, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Armed Forces chief of staff is just as shocked at the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte

Año says 'very early' DILG offer surprised him

AFP chief Año is next DILG chief – Duterte

May 10, 2017 - 3:40 PM

(4TH UPDATE) Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año will take over the Department of the Interior and Local Government after he retires in October, says President Rodrigo Duterte

AFP chief Año is next DILG chief – Duterte

Ex-VP Binay pushes for integrated Metro Manila jail

May 10, 2017 - 2:39 PM

The former official revives the 2015 proposal of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology to solve the problem of jail congestion in the National Capital Region

Ex-VP Binay pushes for integrated Metro Manila jail

Fariñas to retire in 2019, but open to serve if asked by admin

May 09, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says he has not received any offer to be part of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet

Fariñas to retire in 2019, but open to serve if asked by admin

Controversial Rosenbauer fire trucks in PH, but won't be used until 2018

May 09, 2017 - 4:34 PM

(UPDATED) The Bureau of Fire Protection has yet to open the bidding for brokers who will deliver the units to local government units in Mindanao

Controversial Rosenbauer fire trucks in PH, but won't be used until 2018

DILG designates Densing as 'overseer of federalism'

May 05, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Assistant Secretary for Plans and Programs pimaco Densing III is 'designated to oversee the Local Government Academy particularly in handling federalism matters'

DILG designates Densing as 'overseer of federalism'

Palace: Austrian firetruck deal will proceed

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte fired a Cabinet official over the deal with Rosenbauer International AG, but Malacañang says 'nothing prevents its implementation,' for now

Palace: Austrian firetruck deal will proceed

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:36 PM

'What we noticed is that if we are going to concentrate big rehabilitation centers in one region, there would be some difficulties,' says Interior Undersecretary John Castriciones

No more 'mega' drug rehab centers after Nueva Ecija facility?

Pag-asa Island, Duterte on Sueno, Trillanes | Evening wRap

Apr 06, 2017 - 9:56 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Pag-asa Island, Duterte on Sueno, Trillanes | Evening wRap

Duterte 'misinformed' about me – Sueno

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Former interior secretary Ismael Sueno gives a summary of his response to corruption allegations with the heading, '3 DILG Usecs conspired and misled President Duterte to summarily dismiss an innocent DILG secretary'

Duterte 'misinformed' about me – Sueno

Duterte on firing Sueno: 'I could never be misinformed'

Apr 06, 2017 - 4:29 PM

'When I fire you, diyan mismo, alam ko ang ginagawa ko. The first whiff, ang unang singaw – and maski hindi totoo – ba-bye tayo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, insisting he has sound basis to sack former interior secretary Ismael Sueno

Duterte on firing Sueno: 'I could never be misinformed'

IN PHOTOS: Sueno says goodbye to DILG employees

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:17 PM

A 'traumatized' former interior secretary Ismael Sueno bids farewell to his official family of 9 months at a send-off ceremony

IN PHOTOS: Sueno says goodbye to DILG employees

Sueno: 'I'm a willing victim' in Duterte's fight vs corruption

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The former Cabinet official says he is deeply hurt by the baseless corruption allegations against him

Sueno: 'I'm a willing victim' in Duterte's fight vs corruption

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Pulse Asia survey, Marcos, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Usec Catalino Cuy is acting DILG chief

Apr 05, 2017 - 3:10 PM

(UPDATED) Undersecretary Catalino Cuy, a former Davao City police chief, will hold the position until President Rodrigo Duterte chooses a new secretary, says Malacañang

Usec Catalino Cuy is acting DILG chief

Bongbong Marcos on Cabinet post: I can't say no to the President

Apr 05, 2017 - 1:50 PM

'If the President asks you to serve in whatever capacity, you can't say no,' says former senator Bongbong Marcos, who will be eligible for a government post after the one-year appointment ban on losing candidates lapses next month

Bongbong Marcos on Cabinet post: I can't say no to the President

Duterte on Sueno, National Privacy Commission, Colombia mudslide | Midday wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte on Sueno, National Privacy Commission, Colombia mudslide | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 5, 2017

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 5, 2017

'Saddened' Koko Pimentel wants to see evidence vs party mate Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 11:04 PM

(UPDATED) 'I know Secretary Sueno to be a kind, low-key, and religious person,' says the Senate President of ex-DILG chief Ismael Sueno

'Saddened' Koko Pimentel wants to see evidence vs party mate Sueno

Sueno's 'wrong' answer to Duterte sealed his fate

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asked then Secretary Ismael Sueno if he had read the opinion of the DILG's legal division on a suspicious contract

Sueno's 'wrong' answer to Duterte sealed his fate

Sueno, Kadamay, immigration officers | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Sueno, Kadamay, immigration officers | Evening wRap

Duterte says Marcos not likely to accept DILG post

Apr 04, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(UPDATED) The camp of Ferdinand Marcos Jr, however, says a Cabinet appointment won't affect his electoral protest, and he respects Duterte too much to refuse any offer

Duterte says Marcos not likely to accept DILG post

Sueno: Thank you, Mr President, but 'I am not corrupt'

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Ismael Sueno, fired from the Cabinet on Monday, can only wish that his detractors who made allegations against him would 'do better' running the DILG

Sueno: Thank you, Mr President, but 'I am not corrupt'

Trillanes dares Duterte: File corruption charges vs Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not buying Malacañang's anti-corruption 'excuse' to justify Ismael Sueno's dismissal, citing President Rodrigo Duterte's inaction on complaints against his other appointees

Trillanes dares Duterte: File corruption charges vs Sueno

Sueno, peace talks, Russia bombing | Midday wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Sueno, peace talks, Russia bombing | Midday wRap

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte fired DILG chief Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:02 PM

After supposedly checking on Sueno's past activities, the President grills the former DILG chief on a sketchy government contract and foreign trip

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte fired DILG chief Sueno

Sueno dismissal sends 'very strong signal' vs corruption – lawmakers

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Opposition legislators believe that the dismissal of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno shows the 'crack and disunity' in the Duterte administration

Sueno dismissal sends 'very strong signal' vs corruption – lawmakers

Duterte fires DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 7:11 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte fires Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno in the wake of corruption allegations

Duterte fires DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno

Barbers defends 'realistic' plan to appoint barangay officials

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker says appointing 300,000 barangay officials is nothing compared to the number of drug suspects and crimes that 'would rise' if narco-politicians remain in power

Barbers defends 'realistic' plan to appoint barangay officials

Will you report corrupt fire bureau officials?

Mar 31, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection and the Department of the Interior and Local Government urge the public to have the courage to report and file complaints against erring BFP personnel

Will you report corrupt fire bureau officials?

News Briefs: March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, March 31

News Briefs: March 31, 2017

MICC 'not pro-mining, anti-mining' – DILG exec

Mar 29, 2017 - 2:34 PM

'We all agree that this is all about social justice for our people,' says DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III after a Mining Industry Coordinating Council meeting

MICC 'not pro-mining, anti-mining' – DILG exec

Barangays use social media, incentives to get residents to join assemblies

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Acting on orders from the DILG, village leaders in thousands of assemblies held nationwide pushed for the shift to a federal system of government

Barangays use social media, incentives to get residents to join assemblies

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs