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Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Rector cites security risks in the 12,000-camera Safe Philippines Project of the DILG in partnership with a China Telecom affiliate and Huawei

Police Director General Oscar Albyalde during the Senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government and its attached agency on October 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DENR, DILG, DOT chiefs to map out El Nido rehabilitation plan

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will be in El Nido town on November 28 to meet with local officials

EL NIDO. El Nido, Palawan, will undergo rehabilitation but will not be temporarily closed to tourists. By Firth m - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

PNP, DILG will continue to support 'Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:31 PM

The statement comes after Coco Martin and producers of the show meet with officials of the PNP and DILG

LOOK: DILG irons out problems with Coco Martin’s ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:28 AM

'Walang gusot na hindi napapag-usapan,' says the Philippine National Police after DILG Secretary Eduardo Año met with the cast of the popular TV series

SMILES. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año (middle) smiles with Coco Martin after airing his displeasure for teleserye Ang Probinsyano, which Martin stars in. All photos from by Philippine National Police

DILG to meet 'Ang Probinsyano' producers for 'honest discussion'

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the producers of the show 'have a moral and ethical responsibility to the nation'

ANG PROBINSYANO. Coco Martin says he and the people behind the show are careful in tackling issues currently happening in the country such as party drugs. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Artists' group: PNP, DILG have no right to meddle in 'Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines condemn the DILG’s threats to sue the long-running ABS-CBN teleserye

GOOD COP. In 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano,' Coco Martin plays Cardo Dalisay, an honest cop who contends with corrupt officials and politicians. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DILG to sue ‘Ang Probinsyano’ if plot is not changed

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

DILG cites a host of legal cases that can be filed if the popular TV series doesn't make the cops look good

LEAD STAR. File photo of 'Ang Probinsyano' main character Coco Martin.

DILG chief wants 'Ang Probinsyano' plot changed to favor PNP

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'It affects the morale of the PNP.... Tinataya nila ang buhay nila diyan,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

NEW PLOT? Newly sworn in DILG chief Eduardo Año wants hit show 'Ang Probinsyano' to be rewritten. Photo from ABS-CBN

Año wants PDEA to release new drug list ahead of 2019 elections

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:18 PM

'Gusto ko ilabas talaga 'yan para makita ng mga tao kung sino ang dapat iboto at hindi,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año amid concerns that the list is not fully vetted

ANOTHER LIST? DILG Secretary Eduardo Año wants a repeat of April 2018, when they released a drug list of barangay officials just before the elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año backs another martial law extension in Mindanao

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says he has received feedback from Mindanaoans wanting to prolong military rule in the island region

ONE MORE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with newly-appointed Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año following the oath-taking ceremony at the Malago Clubhouse. Malacañang photo

DILG: Attack on FDA convoy shows talks with Sison 'futile'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:20 AM

'When you offer peace with your left hand but shoot with your right hand...that's the height of duplicity,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año

CRIME SCENE. The tailing police vehicle accompanying the convoy of Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is barraged with bullets. Photo from Bicol Police

DILG backs AFP's proposed anti-communist task force

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:37 PM

A former Armed Forces chief himself, DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año says the country's long-running communist insurgency 'is not primarily a military or police problem but a governance problem'

EX-AFP CHIEF. In this file photo, DILG OIC Eduardo Año speaks during a press conference at the PDEA Headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG raises alert levels for local gov't units in Typhoon Ompong's path

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:46 PM

(UPDATED) These alert levels guide local government units on what to do before Ompong's landfall

681 barangays to undergo anti-violent extremism training

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:11 PM

'Preventing and countering violent extremism does not primarily call for a military or police response,' says Interior Assistant Secretary Manuel Felix

PEACE. Children with Down syndrome in super hero costumes talk with members of the Philippine Army who fought in the Marawi Siege while viewing some artworks by artist Nemesio “Nemi” Miranda Jr. in the Marawi: The Homecoming exhibit to mark the National Heroes Day celebration of the Sm City Masinag dubbed "HEROiSM" in Antipolo City, Rizal on August 27, 2018. The paintings depict the 5 months battles between the government forces against Islamic State Maute group and the affected people of Marawi. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DILG official: 'Freedom of expression' in call for revolutionary gov't

Sep 08, 2018 - 6:34 PM

The DILG says the call of Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for a revolutionary government is 'his personal opinion,' and that the department is 'advocating for federalism through constitutional means'

'REVGOV' SUPPORTER. In this file photo, DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III speaks at a Senate hearing. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Gov't approves permits to operate of 25 Boracay hotels, resorts

Sep 01, 2018 - 3:51 PM

The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force is implementing a 'No Compliance, No Opening' policy to ensure that establishments follow rules and regulations

HOTELS. The Department of Tourism releases a list of accredited accommodation establishments in Boracay. Photo from Fairways and Bluewater Beach Resort

DILG to local officials: Suspend classes faster

Jul 30, 2018 - 10:15 AM

'Hindi puwedeng tutulog-tulog,' says Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año

FLOODS. Residents brave the knee deep flood along Magdiwang Highway in Noveleta, Cavite. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Zero performance? COA flags DILG's anti-criminality projects

Jul 08, 2018 - 9:40 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Department of the Interior and Local Government failed to submit accomplishment reports for its Masa Masid project despite using its full budget

COA questions DILG's last-minute P99-million fund transfer

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The Commission on Audit expresses concern that the Department of the Interior and Local Government may have intended to avoid returning unspent funds to the national treasury

DILG federalism roadshow's 'surprise' guest in Albay

Jul 07, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) This official did not only have a video presentation at a federalism convention attended by thousands in Albay, he had his speech read by a fellow Cabinet official too

ROADSHOW. Hundreds of participants gathered at the federalism roadshow in Legazpi City on July 6, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Nueva Ecija town mayor Bote not linked to drugs – DILG

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government says General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote is not in the infamous narco-list

AMBUSHED. General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote dies in an ambush on July 3, 2018. Photo from Mabuhay Papaya LGU

Administrative, criminal complaints filed vs 17 Aklan officials over Boracay neglect

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:23 PM

Among those named in the complaints filed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government before the Office of the Ombudsman are Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Malay Mayor Ciceron Cawaling, and Malay Vice Mayor Abram Sualog

CASES. DILG Uundersecretary Epimaco Densing shows a copy of the consolidated complaint he filed before the Office of the Ombudsman against officials related to Boracay. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Densing appointed DILG usec, Ebarle named DOLE usec

May 29, 2018 - 5:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also reappoints Ding Borja and William Lima as his special envoys to China, and Dante Ang as his special envoy for international public relations

What happens to LGUs that don’t enforce the smoking ban?

May 10, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The DILG has monitored 450 cities and municipalities that are not enforcing President Duterte's Executive Order 26, but the agency has yet to file any administrative cases against officials

Masbate barangay officials face complaints over lack of anti-drug councils

May 03, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The officials did not create barangay anti-drug abuse councils, which are required by the Department of the Interior and Local Government

ADMIN COMPLAINTS. DILG Assistant Secretary Ricojudge Echiverri (right) swears to an Ombudsman official as he leads the filing of administrative complaints against 10 barangay officials in Masbate for failing to create anti-drugs councils. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Boracay workers file 1st petition vs closure at Supreme Court

Apr 25, 2018 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts, 'Unless a TRO is issued, the planned closure of Boracay to tourists shall proceed'

Lawyers from the National Union of People's Lawyers standing as representatives of residents and workers from the famous Boracay Island file a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction on the 6-month closure of the Boracay beach before the Supreme Curt in Manila on April 25, 2018. Photo Ben Nabong/Rappler

More than a million candidates run in 2018 barangay, SK elections

Apr 23, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'This really shows the vibrancy of our democracy,' says DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, as more than a million Filipinos file their certificates of candidacy

FILING OF COCS. Barangay and SK candidates crowd the Comelec Manila office as they file their certificates of candidacy on April 14, 2018, the first day of filing. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

P59.8-M SAF allowance mess 'litmus test' for Albayalde – Año

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:53 PM

'This should be his first priority and will serve as litmus test on how he will carry out the internal cleansing program within the police organization,' says DILG OIC Eduardo Año, as the new Philippine National Police chief assumes his post

FORMER AFP CHIEF. DILG OIC Eduardo Año wants incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde to solve the SAF allowances issue. Malacañang file photo.

Año to drug-linked barangay bets: 'Don't even consider running'

Apr 13, 2018 - 6:12 PM

DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año gives the warning on the eve of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

'NO NARCO-POLITICIANS'. DILG OIC Eduardo  Año speaks at the PNP Academy Alumni Homecoming 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIST: New Boracay rules during 6-month closure

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:47 PM

DILG Assistant Secretary Densing III releases a rough list of rules that the government considers for residents, tourists, foreigners, and journalists

NEW RULES. Boracay is scheduled to be 'shut down' starting April 26. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DILG to Comelec: Require barangay, SK bets to publish resumes

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This will help voters to be discerning in their choice of candidates, says Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, spokesperson of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

RESUMES REQUIRED. DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya in a joint press conference with Comelec. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año: No-tattoo rule protects cops' image as 'role models'

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:37 PM

'We want our police to look dignified, wearing proper uniform, and with no tattoos,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año

DILG OIC. DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, former military chief, joins other security officials in opposing proposals to lift the no-tattoo requirement for aspiring cops.  File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DILG: Bureau of Fire officials to be charged over Davao mall fire

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'Our lawyers are now readying the complaints to be filed against them,' says Interior Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya

MALL FIRE. Firefighters try to contain the fire that hit the NCCC Mall in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the 2018 barangay, SK elections postponement

Mar 12, 2018 - 1:54 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Monday, March 12

Duterte to declare state of calamity in Boracay, warns courts not to interfere

Mar 06, 2018 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte warns courts not to issue a temporary restraining order against his declaration or else he will 'bullshit' them

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'merienda' he hosted for the rebel returnees at the Malacañan Palace on February 21, 2018, assures the surrenderees government support for them to be reintegrated back to the society. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DILG creates team to probe Boracay environmental crisis

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:41 PM

DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año says the team will particularly look into the issuance of permits in places where structures should not have been built

DILG's Boracay plan: 6-month state of calamity, 2-month business shutdown

Feb 28, 2018 - 7:16 PM

DILG Officer-in-charge Eduardo Año says the declaration will 'hasten' the island's recovery from intense commercialization

IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Barangays ordered: Do inventory of finances, equipment ahead of polls

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:35 PM

DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo Año issues the order in preparation for the May 14 barangay elections

INVENTORY REQUIRED. The DILG orders barangays to list all its finances and equipment ahead of the delayed elections.

May 14 barangay and SK polls ‘tuloy na tuloy na’

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:09 PM

The DILG and the Comelec emphasize the need to elect barangay and SK leaders who are 'matino, mahusay, at maaasahan'

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. DILG Undersecretary Martin Dino (right) and Comelec Spokeperson James Jimenez (left)  hold a joint press conference launching a campaign for 'Matino, Mahusay at Matapang' Barangay and SK officials to encourage the public to vote for good leaders on May 14, 2018, at the DILG office in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

QC police chief defends drop boxes: 'Even private establishments have them'

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:55 AM

Quezon City police chief Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar defends the local government-funded drop boxes

QUEZON CITY CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar supports the drop box reporting scheme. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Quezon City installs crime drop boxes despite DILG scrapping the project

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The DILG dropped the abuse-prone project under the anti-drug 'Masa Masid' program in 2017 after public outrage and upon senators' demand

PROUD. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte lifts up a sample drop box to the media. Quezon City photo

NDRRMC, other government agencies prepare for possible LPA before 2018

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:54 PM

If the said low pressure area will enter the Philippine area of responsibility before the year ends, it will be the 23rd tropical cyclone of 2017

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NDRRMC to public: Monitor weather updates this Christmas

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:40 AM

The reminder comes as PAGASA monitors a low pressure area which could enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this week

Malaya named new federalism campaign chief

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Jonathan Malaya was appointed assistant secretary to the DILG last October

FEDERALISM EXPERT. Malaya headed the PNP-Laban Federalism Institute. Rappler screengrab

Senate approves 'TokHang-free' P3.7-trillion 2018 budget

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate realigns the P900-million allocation for the PNP's Oplan Double Barrel as well as the P500 million for the DILG's Masa Masid

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DILG official files libel complaint vs Rappler reporter

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Castriciones was among 3 undersecretaries whom DILG officials and employees anonymously asked to be sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte

COMPLAINANT. John Castriciones was appointed to oversee the DILG's operations. Photo from Castriciones' Facebook account

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Batangas town mayor

Nov 18, 2017 - 7:30 AM

Mayor Cristeta Reyes is found guilty of grave misconduct after the local government purchased a land owned by her children

RECONSIDERATION. Malvar, Batangas, Mayor Cristeta Reyes, tells the Ombudsman she did not benefit from the municipal government's purchase her children's property. Photo from Malvar's website

Drilon wants P1.4-B anti-drug budget realigned to house policemen

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Under the proposed 2018 budget, the PNP's Oplan Double Barrel and the DILG's Masa Masid program have allocations of P900 million and P500 million, respectively

PNP HOUSING. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proposes an additional P1.4-billion allocation for the housing needs of PNP personnel. File photo

Sotto: Nueva Ecija facility can be used as mega drug enforcement academy

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:59 PM

Senator Vicente Sotto III says the 10,000-bed mega treatment and rehabilitation center can be made as an extension of the present PDEA academy

FIRST. The mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija is the first of its kind in the country. File photo by Ace R Morandante/PPD

No sea operations in Manila Bay Nov 5-16 for ASEAN Summit

Nov 03, 2017 - 10:44 AM

A 'No Sail Zone' will be imposed in the vicinity of waters from the H2O Hotel in Manila to Okada Hotel at New Seaside Drive in Parañaque City, says DILG OIC Catalino Cuy