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FALSE: Richard Gomez won’t accept returnees to Ormoc City

May 29, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The President says in a late night address that Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez would not accept returning residents in Ormoc City. Gomez never said this.

RELIEF OPERATIONS. Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez talks to personnel working in relief operations. Photo from Richard Gomez' Facebook

IATF recommends GCQ for Metro Manila from June 1 to 15

May 28, 2020 - 9:36 AM

The government's coronavirus task force also recommends the resumption of mass transportation – except for jeepneys – under general community quarantine

SKYLINE. Metro Manila on August 30, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Año: Balik Probinsya arrivals confusion in Leyte an 'isolated incident'

May 26, 2020 - 9:48 PM

The interior secretary says Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez may have received some wrong information – the arrivals were stranded people, not OFWs – although it's true they have not been tested for COVID-19

EDUARDO AÑO. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año in a press conference on Monday, February 17, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG: Those who received cash aid twice need to return money to government

May 19, 2020 - 11:05 PM

Secretary Eduardo Año says President Duterte ordered that the names of those who got double benefits be made public

RETURN. A beneficiary in General Trias, Cavite returned the cash aid she received. Photo by Dennis Abrina/Rappler

Año: NCRPO chief Sinas' birthday party 'a big no-no'

May 13, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas should have called off the party as soon as it started, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

'DELICADEZA.' DILG Secretary Eduardo Año delivers a speech during the Launching of the Inter-Agency Task Force Federalism and Constitutional Reform at Camp Crame on Monday, January 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/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

No-contact sports will be allowed soon – Año

Apr 30, 2020 - 9:23 PM

While sports events remain prohibited, the government may allow fitness activities that can conform to physical distancing like tennis, bowling, and golf

SAFE DISTANCE. In other countries, bowling centers have been allowed to operate as lockdown rules ease up. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

LGUs can no longer declare lockdowns on their own

Apr 24, 2020 - 4:42 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says defiant local governments will not receive their allocated cash aid subsidies for poor families

LOCKDOWN. An interagency effort composed of the PNP, Philippine Marines and Army restrict unnecessary travelers to pass through the Coastal Road toll gate at the boundaries of Paranaque and Las Pinas cities from Cavite. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Año tests negative for coronavirus

Apr 13, 2020 - 7:19 PM

(UPDATED) Interior Secretary Eduardo Año was tested on April 8

NEGATIVE. 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 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

In this order: Lorenzana, Año, Galvez to lead task force vs coronavirus

Mar 27, 2020 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) The 3 ex-generals are at the helm of government’s plan to quell the pandemic, and their positions in their new task force reflect the military rule of seniority

EX-GENERALS. (L-R) Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, and Peace Process Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr oversee the arrival of medical supplies donated by China at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on March 21, 2020. Malacañang photo

What we know so far: PH 'National Action Plan' on the coronavirus outbreak

Mar 27, 2020 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) The National Action Plan is considered the government's overall strategy in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak and its aftermath

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN. QCPD Police Personnel apprehend curfew violators along Timog Avenue, Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Peace process chief Galvez is 'chief implementer' of gov’t policy vs coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:38 PM

The former military chief will be third-in-command in fighting the pandemic, after Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

CARLITO GALVEZ. Secretary Carlito Galvez of the Office of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process at the Senate inquiry on the updates of the implementation of the Bangsamro Organic Law on March 10, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Manila e-trikes different from Pasig’s tricycles on ‘limited trips’ – Año

Mar 20, 2020 - 2:49 PM

Manila's e-trikes were specifically hired to ferry health workers and were not ordinary tricycles that take on passengers, says the interior secretary

TRICYCLES. Officials of Barangay Kaunlaran in Quezon City disinfect tricycles as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Cabinet denies Duterte's lockdown 'reminder' aimed at certain mayors

Mar 20, 2020 - 2:14 PM

'Our enemy is the novel coronavirus, not one another,' says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles as he reiterated the President's order to strictly follow the national government's lockdown guidelines

RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with the officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on March 19, 2020. Ace Morandante/Malacañang Photo

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

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

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

'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

Año confirms Espenido is on Duterte's own drug list

Feb 14, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año confirms Rappler's report that drug war poster boy Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido is on President Rodrigo Duterte's own drug list

CONFIRMED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año delivers a speech during the launching of the Inter-Agency Task Force Federalism and Constitutional Reform in Camp Crame on Monday, January 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año: Cabinet will abide by Duterte’s U.S. travel ban

Jan 30, 2020 - 3:35 PM

The interior secretary, who says his US visa remains valid, believes the prohibition would exclude emergencies, such as illness requiring medical treatment in the US

NO U.S. TRAVEL? Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says he and other members of the Cabinet will abide by President Rodrigo Duterte's order prohibiting them from traveling to the U.S. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año orders stop to 'visiting hours' to Taal Volcano danger zone

Jan 20, 2020 - 11:13 AM

'I don't see the logic of giving 4 hours when in fact you don't even know when it will erupt and in a matter of minutes, everybody will die,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

STRICT LOCKDOWN. Residents leave the town of Agoncillo, Batangas after retrieving some of ther belongings and livestock animals from their homes on January 17, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr / Rappler

Can Año take over PNP procurement? Duterte thinks so

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:25 PM

(UPDATED) In a speech before Marine soldiers, President Rodrigo Duterte hits the Philippine National Police, which has not had a chief since early November

PRESIDENT'S ORDERS. President Rodrigo Duterte orders Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to handle the Philippine National Police's procurement program. Malcañang photo

Unlike Boracay, Baguio won’t be closed to tourists during rehab period

Jan 11, 2020 - 7:56 AM

The rehabilitation of Baguio will start with the 3 T's: trees, traffic, and tourism

SUMMER CAPITAL. Baguio City. Photos by Mau Victa

Año: Generals should never snatch cell phones. Period.

Jan 10, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The PNP launches an investigation, but stops short of relieving Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan to ensure an impartial probe

FRUSTRATED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Ano during a Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP national headquarters in Quezon City. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Duterte: Año to 'handle' PNP for now

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he asked Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to 'fix the police'

DIGOS VISIT. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano (left) joined President Rodrigo Duterte in an event in Digos City on December 30, 2019. Duterte said Ano will 'handle' the Philippine National Police he looks for a new chief. Presidential Photo

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

Año says China-funded Safe Philippines project will be 'all-Filipino'

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The national government will handle all the data gathered by the surveillance system project, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

ALL FILIPINO? Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that after providing the equipment, Chinese contractors will not be handling the Safe Philippines project. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

Año on Vico Sotto backing arrested workers: 'Don't take sides'

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:14 PM

'Hanggang hindi pa tapos ‘yung case, dapat we stay neutral on the ground,' said Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

STAY NEUTRAL. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that while local chief executives are responsible for maintaining peace and order, they must remain neutral on the ground. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Año: Robredo can refine plans, but anti-drug operations remains with PNP

Nov 19, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's link to the public can help measure the effectiveness of anti-drug operations, says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

FEEDBACK MECHANISM. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that Vice President Leni Robredo may relay the comments and suggestions from the public regarding anti-drug operations. Photo by Jay Ganzon/OVP

No hard evidence to file admin case vs Albayalde over ninja cops – Año

Nov 04, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Command responsibility merits Oscar Albayalde's removal from his post, but this becomes moot since he has stepped down, says DILG chief Eduardo Año

NO HARD EVIDENCE. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says current allegations against former police chief General Oscar Albayalde are just "words against words". Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Duterte has ‘other officers in mind’ outside Año list for next PNP chief

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:09 PM

'There are other officers in his mind,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

UNDECIDED. President Rodrigo Duterte still has no choice for his third Philippine National Police chief. Malacañang file photo

Next PNP chief: Año recommends 3 to Duterte

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:37 AM

It's now up to President Rodrigo Duterte to choose who he wants as his third Philippine National Police chief

DUTERTE'S DECISION. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año gives 3 names to President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang Photo

DILG says road clearing program to continue

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Interior and Local Government spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the DILG will conduct quarterly validations of the LGUs' road clearing efforts

Parts of Commonwealth Avenue and at the NIA Road in Quezon City are seen a day after the DILG deadline for the local governments to clear the roads of vendors, structures and obstruction to give back sidewalk space to the walking public and help ease traffic congestion in major roads around the metro. October 2, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte to await Año probe before deciding on Albayalde's fate

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will be 'fair' in deciding whether or not to fire Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, who retires in a month

PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde takes oath before the start of the seventh hearing of the GCTA at the senate. October 1, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Año should be traffic czar, says lawmaker

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:31 PM

House transportation committee chairman Edgar Mary Sarmiento says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año should lead the proposed traffic crisis inter-agency management council as his agency oversees local governments

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG reminds LGUs: Memo only for obstruction removal, not road widening

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:32 AM

(UPDATED) The DILG gives the reminder following reports that MC 121-2019 was being used 'to remove century-old trees, demolish waiting sheds that do not obstruct sidewalks, and even structures in private lots without notice and just compensation'

ILLEGAL STRUCTURE. A team from the General Trias LGU removes an illegal structure along Antero Soriano Highway in Barangay Bacao onSeptember 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of General Trias LGU

[PODCAST] Dapat bang gawing ilegal ang pagiging komunista?

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:37 PM

Ano ang maaaring umusbong na problema kung ituturing na krimen ang pagiging miyembro ng Communist Party of the Philippines?

Rappler Talk: DILG Secretary Año on keeping Duterte's deadlines

Sep 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM

From clearing roads to arresting freed heinous crime convicts, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año is President Rodrigo Duterte's go-to man. Watch Rappler's interview with him on Thursday, September 19.

Año says no more revival of anti-subversion law, but…

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:54 PM

In the same breath, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says membership in the Communist Party of the Philippines should still be outlawed under a new law

NO MORE? DILG Secretary Eduardo Año during the Rappler Talk Interview at the PNP National Headquarters in Quezon City on September 18, 2019. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

China-backed telco also wants to build structures in PH police camps

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:34 AM

But unlike the military, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año holds off the deal with Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel), citing concerns over ‘some provisions’ in the proposal

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS. Thousands of cops gather for a program in Camp Crame, the national base of the Philippine National Police. PNP photo

Año: Even Bato dela Rosa should be probed in GCTA mess

Sep 06, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The DILG secretary says, all former chiefs of the Bureau of Corrections should be investigated

EX-BUCOR CHIEFS. Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa and sacked Nicanor Faeldon, along with other former chiefs of the Bureau of Corrections, may face probes into their actions that led to the release of heinous crimes convicts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Año says 'gov't has no responsibility' to help families of drug war victims

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:07 PM

However, DILG secretary Eduardo Año said, the families of those killed in illegal drugs operations may 'approach appropriate government agencies' for help

NO POLICY. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said the agency has no policy in place to assist families of those killed in the drug war.

DILG wants to extend suspension of GCTA law

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:16 PM

'After we finish the review, we will recommend it to Congress, and probably Congress would have to amend the law,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

NO GCTA FOR NOW. Convicted former mayor of Calauan, Laguna Antonio Sanchez is seen inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on August 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tantanan ang kabataan

Aug 26, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Stop these brazen attempts to control the minds of the youth – and control the future

Creating a Marcos? Reviving the anti-subversion law under Duterte

Aug 21, 2019 - 8:46 PM

The anti-subversion law was the dictator Ferdinand Marcos' tool of choice in strangling the opposition and crushing legitimate dissent. Groups fear its planned revival under President Rodrigo Duterte will lead to the same – or even worse.

Armed members of the New Peoples Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CPP slams bid to revive Anti-Subversion Law

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Reviving the law would only 'further rouse the people to resist President Rodrigo Duterte's tyranny' and 'foment greater dissent,' the Communist Party of the Philippines says in a statement

GREATER DISSENT. In this file photo taken on July 30, 2017, guerrillas of the New People's Army (NPA) stand in formation in the Sierra Madre mountain range, located east of Manila. - In a nation plagued by armed groups ranging from kidnap-for-ransom outfits to Islamist secessionist movements, the communist New People's Army (NPA) is among the deadliest. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

Año: Communism should be illegal

Aug 13, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The former intelligence officer seeks the restoration of the Anti-Subversion Law, which was repealed nearly 30 years ago by the Ramos government

ANTI-SUBVERSIVE ACT. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año proposes the restoration of the Anti-Subversive Act. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Despite Duterte's opinion, Año says cops receiving gifts will face charges

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:57 AM

'As a matter of policy, employees under the DILG, including police officers, will be held criminally and administratively liable,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

IN LINE. Cops in formation at the Quezon City Police District. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Año wants to open gated subdivisions during rush hours

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año lays down his initial plan to implement President Rodrigo Duterte's order to reclaim public roads to ease Metro Manila traffic

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler