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DILG on one-week lockdown after exec gets coronavirus

Jul 06, 2020 - 4:36 PM

DILG employees work from home until July 12

LOCKDOWN. The DILG-Napolcom building in Quezon City. Photo from DILG Facebook page

DILG issues guidelines on handling children who violate quarantine rules

Jul 06, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Authorities are ordered to avoid unnecessary force towards children who violate quarantine rules and ensure their immediate return to their parents or guardians

Save the Children Philippines staff have distributed hygiene kits and child friendly information materials to deprived families in Navotas, Caloocan and Malabon to ensure children and their families know how to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19

DILG files complaint vs Olongapo mayor for breaking lockdown rules

Jun 24, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr allegedly organized a mass gathering to distribute social amelioration cards and allowed motorcycle backriding in his city

OLONGAPO CHIEF. Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr addresses a crowd in his city on March 2, 2020. Photo from the Olongapo City Public Information Center Facebook Page

Mass shortage: Philippines still lacks 83,000 contact tracers

Jun 18, 2020 - 2:15 PM

The Philippines currently has around 52,000 contact tracers in its fight against the coronavirus. Ideally, it should have 135,000.

FRONTLINERS. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow front-liners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Año hands Malacañang list of LGU chiefs supporting anti-terror bill

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the document shows there is an 'overwhelming majority' of local government chiefs who support the controversial measure

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conference on the Continued implementation of the Presidential Directive to clear Roads of Illegal Obstructions, on Monday, February 17, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG to require bike lanes, warns of charges if not followed

Jun 09, 2020 - 5:55 PM

(UPDATED) The DILG is set to require local government units to prioritize cyclists and pedestrians as the fight against the coronavirus impedes the availability of public transportation options

BIKE LANES. In time for the World Bicycle Day, San Juan Mayor City Mayor Francis Zamora along with biking enthusiast launched bike lanes along Pinaglabanan Road on June 3, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año says families of some erring barangay officials got cash aid

Jun 05, 2020 - 11:56 AM

DILG files criminal complaints to some 155 barangay officials over alleged cash aid distribution irregularities

CASH AID. DILG files cases against erring barangay officials over cash aid anomalies. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

House panel chair to DILG: 'Cha-Cha can wait'

May 21, 2020 - 2:26 PM

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez says lawmakers would rather focus on measures 'that will save lives and the livelihood of our people' during the pandemic

RUFUS RODRIGUEZ. Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez chairs the House committee on constitutional amendments. Rappler screenshot

19 more barangay officials face criminal cases over cash aid distribution

May 21, 2020 - 2:07 PM

'Nalalapit na ang paghuhukom para sa mga tiwaling opisyales ng mga barangay,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

CASH ASSISTANCE. Emergency Cash Assistance returned General Trias Cavite. Photo by Dennis Abrina

Duterte federalism campaign goes online during pandemic

May 18, 2020 - 4:19 PM

The Duterte government gives a quota of at least 100,000 signatures per region

PLEDGE. The statement of support signatories commit to in signing for the Duterte government's constitutional reform campaign. Rappler screenshot

23 barangay officials face criminal charges over cash aid distribution

May 18, 2020 - 9:05 AM

Barangay officials are accused of falsifying the list of beneficiaries and getting a cut or 'tara' from the emergency subsidy program

CASH AID. Residents of Barangay Labas in Sta. Rosa, Laguna receive their financial assistance under the government's Emergency Subsidy Program during the last day of payout on May 7, 2020. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

43 mayors face show cause orders over cash aid distribution

May 14, 2020 - 6:18 PM

The DILG says 4 of the mayors are in Metro Manila

CASH AID. Residents of Barangay Labas in Sta. Rosa, Laguna receive their financial assistance under the government's Emergency Subsidy Program during the last day of payout on May 7, 2020. Photo by Mary Grace dela Cerna/Rappler

Año: Jinggoy Estrada violated lockdown rules

May 04, 2020 - 1:10 PM

While former senator Jinggoy Estrada wanted to help, relief operations should be done according to the law, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

FOLLOW RULES. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conferen on Monday, February 17, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año: LGUs may declare ECQs in towns, barangays with reg'l task force approval

May 04, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Without RIATF concurrence, the LGU declaration is invalid. 'National IATF may supercede anytime should circumstances call for it,' Año says

DILG CHIEF. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says local government units may impose strict lockdowns on towns and barangays with the approval of the regional task force on coronavirus. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't task force rejects ECQ requests of several provinces

May 03, 2020 - 5:18 PM

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says regional task forces may instead extend the enhanced community quarantine in smaller areas such as towns and barangays

GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE. La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III declares general community quarantine in the province in Ilocos region. Photo from La Union Facebook page

DILG, DSWD extending deadline for LGUs to complete April cash aid

Apr 30, 2020 - 3:03 PM

DILG chief Eduardo Año says they understand that it is difficult to distribute cash aid while observing physical distancing in areas that are densely populated, like in Metro Manila

National Task Force on Covid-19 chief implementor Carlito Galvez Jr., leads the first distribution of P 8,000 under the government's social amelioration program to residents of Barangay Vitales, Paranaque City on April 3, 2020, part of the 'Bayanihan to Heal as One Act' to provide subsidy to low income families affected by enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DILG orders LGUs to set up local coronavirus task force

Apr 26, 2020 - 3:40 PM

The local task forces should adopt the 4-step general protocols against COVID-19: contact tracing, isolation, testing, and reintegration or referral

LGU certification required for groups conducting coronavirus relief ops

Apr 25, 2020 - 2:08 PM

Groups unable to show this certification will be stopped at checkpoints, says DILG Spokesman Jonathan Malaya

Barangay volunteers prepare relief goods to be distributed to residents of Paranaque City on March 20, 2020, during the enhanced community quarantine period. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Is Baguio covered in Benguet’s extended lockdown? DILG says yes

Apr 25, 2020 - 9:02 AM

Residents are initially confused, thinking Baguio's administrative independence from the province also applies in a quarantine situation

CITY OF PINES ON LOCKDOWN. Baguio City police regulate the entry of people at the Baguio City Market as part of its physical distancing policy. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DILG to LGUs: No more window hours in markets, groceries, pharmacies

Apr 19, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Local officials' move to set window hours for buying food and medicine led to further congestion, says the Department of the Interior and Local Government

MARKET RUN. A long queue of consumers is seen outside of a Puregold Supermarket branch in Quezon City on March 27, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

3 governors, 2 mayors face show cause orders for violating lockdown rules

Apr 15, 2020 - 10:51 AM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government does not identify the local officials who allegedly violated the national government's 'prescribed directives' during the lockdown

LOCKDOWN. A checkpoint at the boundary of Bulacan and Valenzuela City on April 7, 2020, after President Rody Duterte has extends the Luzon lockdown until April 30. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Vico Sotto can't be prosecuted for violating Bayanihan law – DILG

Apr 02, 2020 - 1:42 PM

'It’s a useless political distraction,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya of the NBI summons against the Pasig mayor

SUPPORT. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto leads the distribution of the first batch of Pamaskong Handog goody bags to residents on November 28, 2019. Photo by JC Gotinga/Rappler

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says he has not shown any symptoms of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19

POSITIVE. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano during the Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP GHQ In Quezon City. September 18, 2019. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

DILG to barangays: Voter's ID not required to seek help

Mar 25, 2020 - 1:40 PM

'Panahon po ngayon ng magandang pamamahala, hindi po panahon ng politika,' says DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya

HELP FOR ALL. In this photo, the Navotas City gives out relief packs for its residents. Photo from Navotas City local government Facebook page.

‘Wag na lang mag-quarantine,’ DILG says if tricycles are exempted from ban

Mar 19, 2020 - 5:43 PM

Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says if they allow Pasig City to exempt tricycles, then other local governments will seek for exemptions too

BANNED. Policemen stops motorists entering Pasig City at a checkpoint along Eastbank Floodway bordering Cainta, Rizal at the start of the community quarantine on March 15, 2020. Photo by Joser Dumbrique/Rappler

DILG to LGUs: Realign your budgets to feed more during Luzon lockdown

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:06 PM

The DILG says local governments can set realign items in their budgets that are not urgent like 'beautification projects'

NEED FOR FOOD. Consumers are seen buying goods more than their daily need at a Market in Quezon City on March 13, 2020, after President Duterte announced on March 12 a community quarantine. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Safer inside': DILG rejects release of low-level offenders amid coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020 - 5:51 PM

The call is to temporarily release detainees – meaning, people who have not been convicted yet – and those who are entitled to bail but just couldn't afford it

CORONAVIRUS. Officers from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) conduct an awareness seminar regarding COVID-19 to detainees in Manila City Jail on March 12, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Workers exempted from Metro Manila lockdown – Año

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:41 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says workers from outside Metro Manila will be allowed to enter and leave as long as they present their company IDs and proof of their work in the capital region

LOCKDOWN. The Metro Manila skyline. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Barangay assemblies nationwide canceled due to coronavirus scare

Mar 11, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'While the holding of the barangay assembly day is important, we need to think of the greater good and ensure the general welfare of our people,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION. A barangay assembly held in 2014 inside UP Diliman. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

How can commuters evade virus? Use masks, hand sanitizers – Año

Mar 10, 2020 - 12:45 PM

'We really need preventive measures,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

CROWDED. Metro Manila train commuters take a plunge in a stream of humanity every day. File photo by Mick Basa

P50k at stake in DILG Cordillera's peace-building poster-making contest

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:55 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Regional winners will receive certificates and cash prizes – P10k for the first prize, P6k for the second prize, and P4k for the third prize

DILG files charges vs 2 mayors for failing to clear roads

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:56 PM

The latest to be charged are the mayors of Boliney, Abra and Motiong, Samar

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conference on the Continued implementation of the Presidential Directive to clear Roads of Illegal Obstructions, on Monday, February 17, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG orders LGUs to craft plans for the 'Big One' in 90 days

Feb 26, 2020 - 6:52 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says local officials that fail to do so may face administrative, even criminal cases

Manila fails DILG's good financial housekeeping standards

Feb 19, 2020 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Only 10.8% of assessed local government units nationwide fail to meet the Good Financial Housekeeping criteria as of January 31, 2020

NON-PASSER. Manila is the only local government unit in the National Capital Region to be excluded from the list of Good Financial Housekeeping passers. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Safe' to join public gatherings amid COVID-19 threat, says PH gov't

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:50 PM

Several Cabinet officials including Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tell the public that they can join gatherings with large crowds for as long as they observe DOH-recommended precautionary measures against COVID-19

FACE MASKS VS COVID-19. People wearing face mask look for books during the opening ceremony of 'Big Bad Wolf' book sale in Pasay City on February 13, 2020. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DILG targets barangays in new 75-day road clearing campaign

Feb 17, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Mayors and barangay captains must focus on local roads next

ONE MORE ROUND. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at a press conference on the continued implementation of the road clearing campaign. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Pinuyat pero 'di jinowa'? On Valentine's Day, DILG staff show state of love via dress code

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:47 PM

A memo released on the eve of Valentine's Day instructs staff to let colors do the talking

DILG: Proposed regional dev't authority 'not a political unit'

Feb 04, 2020 - 2:08 PM

But Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel says the proposal would 'complicate' the process of implementing projects in the regions

CHARTER CHANGE. Inter-agency Task Force on Federalism and Constitutional Reform chair Jonathan Malaya discusses before lawmaker their proposed changes to the Constitution on February 4, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DILG urges LGUs to form coronavirus task force

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the local task forces 'will implement DOH protocols and guidelines and extend full cooperation to the DOH and other government agencies to meet the world health emergency'

PREVENTIVE MEASURE. A 'No mask, no entry' sign can be seen at the entrance of San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on January 30, 2020, the day the Philippines confirmed its first case novel coronavirus. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DILG forbids entry in 14-kilometer Taal danger zone

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:38 PM

The DILG directs mayors in high-risk areas to strictly implement a total lockdown

GHOST TOWN. A general view shows vehicles covered in ash by the eruption of the Taal volcano, near Agoncillo, Batangas, on January 20, 2020. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

DILG issuing show cause orders vs officials allowing Taal danger zone visits

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:50 PM

After the aerial survey of Taal Volcano, DILG Calabarzon OIC Elias Fernandez Jr says there are still people living at the danger zone

NO WINDOW HOURS. DILG orders a stop on the set 'visiting hours' by some mayors which allowed residents to go back to their homes and get their belongings. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Lawmakers to recall Cha-Cha resolution they approved in secret

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

The House committee on constitutional amendments also plans to reopen public hearings after the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed changes to the charter

CHA-CHA TALKS. House committee on constitutional amendments chair Rufus Rodriguez says he would reopen their public hearings on charter change this month. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Camiguin mayors protest DILG charges over road clearing

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:36 AM

Mayor Joseph Uayan of Sagay and Mayor Helenio Abecia of Guinsiliban say they have nothing to clear really, – their towns are among the smallest in the country, and their roads are narrow

TOO SMALL FOR OBSTRUCTION. The town of Sagay is a 5th-class municipality with a population of about 12,000 in Camiguin. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Moreno camp to DILG: Why blame Isko for Erap’s anti-drug faults?

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:40 PM

The DILG issues a show cause order to Mayor Isko Moreno's administration for the poor performance of Manila's anti-drug abuse council during the time of his predecessor

NOT TO BLAME. Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's chief of staff Cesar Chavez hits Interior Undersecretary Ricojudge Echiverri for holding Moreno accountable for the poor anti-drug council performance during the term of Joseph 'Erap' Estrada. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to deliver donations for Typhoon Tisoy victims for free

Dec 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Donors will have to get an endorsement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for Cebu Pacific to accommodate their cargo

RELIEF GOODS NEEDED. Residents affected by Typhoon Tisoy are in urgent need of food items and shelter repair materials, among others. File photo from Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Año supports end of Mindanao martial law

Dec 05, 2019 - 3:48 PM

'Normalcy has returned to the entire region,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, backing Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's recommendation against another extension of martial law in Mindanao

RECOMMENDATION. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano during the Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP NHQ In Quezon City. September 18, 2019. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

DILG urges mayors to suspend classes for SEA Games 2019

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:39 AM

In anticipation of heavy traffic, class suspensions are recommended for schools in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Southern Luzon

SUSPEND CLASSES. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that a memorandum circular has been issued urging mayors to suspend classes in areas with SEA Games 2019 venues. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo did not get anything confidential from us – DILG

Nov 27, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says Robredo did not gain any information regarding drug lords and drug syndicates

NEED TO KNOW. While the Department of the Interior and Local Government was open to giving Vice President Leni Robredo information on the anti-drug campaign, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año allowed it on a need-to-know basis. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

DILG's new anti-drug info system excludes data on killings

Nov 07, 2019 - 9:26 PM

The Anti-Illegal Drugs Information System aims to address 'disinformation' in the international community, but will not include data on drug war killings

EXCLUDED. A new information system containing consolidated figures of the anti-illegal drug campaign has been given a soft launch, but has excluded data on the killings made during anti-drug operations. Photo by Micah Guiao/Rappler

Citing legit warrants, DILG says no crackdown on militant groups

Nov 06, 2019 - 10:14 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says it's the police's job 'to monitor communist groups'

NO CRACKDOWN? Department of the Interior and Local Government Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya said that the raids and arrests made in progressive groups' offices are just 'in furtherance of a warrant of arrest issued by a competent court.' Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler