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As election violence in Samar escalates, governor seeks DILG help

Apr 26, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Local officials say DILG Secretary Mel Sarmiento has taken for granted the province s unstable situation during the election period

ERVIs. Samar has consistently been listed as one of the country's election hotspots.

Roxas gets shoutout at turnover of new police jeeps, fire trucks

Apr 04, 2016 - 10:44 PM

While the former DILG chief campaigns in Caraga region he gets several mentions during the turnover of new fire trucks and patrol jeeps in Quezon City

LP COLOR. Yellow-tinted water jets through new firetrucks at the Quezon Memorial as President Benigno Aquino III and DILG Secretary Mel Sarmiento watch. Malacañang photo

DILG chief: Who funded, organized Kidapawan protest?

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:44 PM

The interior secretary and national police chief insist dialogues were held prior to the dispersal and that the cops exercised maximum tolerance in Kidapawan

'MAXIMUM TOLERANCE'. File photo of DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 cabinet members say Negros Occidental trip for work, not for campaign

Mar 13, 2016 - 12:47 PM

The cabinet secretaries met with beneficiaries of the government s Bottom up Budgeting BUB program and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program 4Ps

Photo by Marchel Espina / Rappler

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Jan 06, 2016 - 6:29 PM

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Increase police wages? Interior chief has concerns

Jan 05, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Interior Secretary Mel Sarmiento emphasizes the need for balance following the proposal of candidates Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano to increase police wages

BETTER, BIGGER PAY? The Duterte-Cayetano tandem wants higher pay for the police force. File photo of President Benigno Aquino III and Director General Ricardo Marquez by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

DILG chief on re-opening of Mamasapano: Respect previous probes

Jan 05, 2016 - 10:02 PM

One year after more than 60 Filipinos died during a controversial police operation the Senate wants to re open its probe because of possible new evidence

CASE OPEN? The Senate is set to re-open its probe into the bloody Oplan Exodus exactly a year after the operation claimed the lives of 44 elite cops. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

WATCH: DILG chief to Nona-affected areas: Be alert, stay awake

Dec 14, 2015 - 8:46 PM

Typhoon Nona makes its 2nd landfall in Sorsogon on Monday afternoon December 14 after hitting Batag Northern Samar in the morning

P2M reward for info on DILG director's assailant

Dec 14, 2015 - 6:58 PM

The DILG says President Aquino himself gave instructions to offer the cash reward for the arrest of the suspect in the shooting of Calabarzon director Renato Brion

SHOT. A P2 million bounty is offered to aid the capture of DILG CALABARZON chief Renato Brion's assailants. Rappler file photo

Why Pangasinan is under signal 1 but still on red alert

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Ang ulan ay hindi bahagi ng typhoon signal natin Rainfall isn t part of our typhoon signal says PAGASA s Dr Vic Malano

Abducted Agusan del Sur mayor found dead

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:24 AM

3rd UPDATE The bodies of Mayor Dario Otaza and his son are found early morning in Barangay Bitan agan some 12 kilometers from Butuan City proper Interior Secretary Mel Sarmiento says

Roxas: 'Highest honor' to be DILG chief

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Mar Roxas the administration standard bearer bids good bye after 3 colorful and difficult years as Secretary of the DILG

DILG NO MORE. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II speaks during a 'ceremonial turnover' of the post to Western Samar Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Leni calls DQ case 'desperate'

Jun 10, 2013 - 2:55 PM

Leni Robredo says she accepted campaign donations only from dual citizens

PROCLAMATION. Leni Robredo is proclaimed winner in Camarines Sur. File photo by Allan Camata

Comelec cancels candidacy of 2 Tans in Samar

May 11, 2013 - 7:38 PM

Comelec denies due course to the candidacy of two Tans in Samar

LP slams UNA's ER Ejercito for using PNoy in posters

May 03, 2013 - 2:39 PM

President Aquino s Liberal Party calls Laguna incumbent Gov ER Ejercito s use of Aquino s photos in his campaign paraphernalia deception of the highest order

May polls a test of Salceda's loyalty - LP

May 01, 2013 - 1:58 PM

Salceda s stance as a member of the Liberal Party questioned by Team PNoy members

SALCEDA'S STANCE? LP’s Albay Gov Joey Salceda flashes the LP sign while UNA leaders and candidates with him pose with their own sign. Photo from OVP Media

Sarmiento, Mel

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM