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Mayors face admin complaints over lack of anti-drug councils

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:29 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of the Interior and Local Government will file similar complaints against 800 more mayors, which include the names of 46 alleged ‘narco-politicians’

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHR: Drug list ahead of polls 'will only fuel mudslinging, violence'

Mar 07, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The Commission on Human Rights opposes the plan of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to release a drug list in time for the May 2019 elections

DILG against using gov’t funds for Bong Go shirts

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:37 PM

‘I will never allow government funds to be spent on anything not allowed by law,’ says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

FOR NEUTRALITY. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año distances himself from the Liga ng mga Barangay, which allegedly used government funds for shirts promoting administration Senatorial bet Bong Go. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Palace on releasing drug list: Politicians can just file libel if not true

Mar 04, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says releasing the list is part of the 'duty' of the government to inform the voters of who they should vote for

NARCOPOLITICIAN LIST. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte will allow release of list of local officials involved in the drug industy, as he did before. Presidential file photo

Drug list out soon for polls? 'We'll validate it first,' says DILG

Feb 28, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'We will make sure that when it is released, it is vetted, validated, so it is fair to those involved,' vows Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

VALIDATION FIRST. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año speaks to reporters after the Bantay Korapsyon Summit in PICC. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

List of local officials with alleged drug links 'up for Duterte approval'

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government wants to release the list ahead of the 2019 elections

NEW LIST. DILG Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya said the release of a list of local government officials with alleged links to illegal is up for President Rodrigo Duterte's approval. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

DILG orders LGUs: Take down campaign materials on gov't properties

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'We will not allow candidates to use government properties as a platform for their election campaign,' says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

DOWN IT GOES. Manila City hall workers remove campaign materials in Sta. Mesa, Manila on February 11, 2019, after Comelec  reminded candidates to immediately remove all prohibited forms of election propaganda at least 72 hours before the election period or otherwise face sanctions. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Climate-vulnerable LGUs urged to implement resiliency program

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'Climate change is already here, and it will be here for the next generations. It is now, therefore, our obligation to take this program for implementation,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu conducts an inspection at Estero de San Antonio Abad along Mabini Street connecting to Manila bay in Manila on 11 January 2019 to determine how a large amount of coliform made its way to Manila Bay. Photo - Lito Borras

95 LGUs around Manila Bay violating environmental laws – DILG

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

These local government units won't face complaints just yet, as the Department of the Interior and Local Government will first help them with compliance

NO PUNISHMENT YET. The DILG foregoes filing complaints against the LGUs, saying that they want to assist them first. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Jolo 'suicide bombers' left 10-year-old daughter in Sulu

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Citing intelligence data, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the child is still in Sulu

CHILD IN SULU. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says the alleged suicide bombers left a daughter in Sulu. File photo from the Department of Tourism.

Jolo bombing 'mastermind' Sawadjaan is new ISIS head in PH – Año

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:44 PM

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says Hatib Hajan Saawadjaan replaced Abu Dar after the latter lost most of his forces in Marawi

NEW THREAT. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año at the senate inquiry on the lowering of age of criminal responsibility, January 25, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DILG orders 108 LGUs to explain absence of waste management plan

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:01 AM

'We don't want another case of Manila Bay,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

DILG CHIEF. Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano says local govenrments should all have solid waste management plans as provided under the law. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CA confirms Año as DILG chief, Bautista as DSWD secretary

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The Commission on Appointments also confirms 5 foreign affairs officials and the promotion of 43 senior military officers

CONFIRMED. Senate President and Commission on Appointments chair Vicente Sotto III with newly-confirmed Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lizada, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año (third from left), and DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista on February 6, 2019. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo

LIVE: Senate probes killings of local officials

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:31 AM

The Senate public order committee probes the killings of local officials since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office

Año: Sources say Jolo 'suicide bombers' were Indonesians

Feb 01, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The DILG chief sees a connection between the Jolo Cathedral bombing and the Basilan blast in July 2018, both of which supposedly involved foreigners linked to ISIS

AFTERMATH. Two bombs detonate at the Jolo, Sulu cathedral killing civilians hearing mass and Armed Forces personnel who later rushed to rescue survivors. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

DILG: No travels, leaves of absence for local officials during disasters

Jan 26, 2019 - 7:00 AM

'As we are guided by law, we will exercise it to its full extent to ensure that local chief executives are where they are expected to be in times of disaster or calamities,' says DLG Spokesman Jonathan Malaya

LEADERS NEEDED. People look damage home after a landslide brought by Typhoon Mangkhut in Barangay Kinakin, Banaue, Ifugao province, the Northern part of the Philippines, on September 17, 2018. Photo by Richard de Guzman/Greenpeace

DILG orders 5,700 barangays to clean up Manila Bay every week

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The DILG says all villages within and near the Manila Bay area must conduct cleanup activities and provide proper documentation

Baldo behind bars is still Daraga mayor – DILG Bicol

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The DILG will have to meet with the Comelec after Mayor Baldo's inquest proceedings, and determine if he no longer has the capacity to govern

NO POLICE POWERS. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo no longer has control over their local police. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Recto blocks payment for DILG's China-funded CCTV project

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto makes the move as he raises national security concerns and questions about the P20-billion surveillance system project

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano 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

Recto seeks Senate probe into DILG's China-funded CCTV project

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says there is 'mounting concern' that China may be using Huawei as a 'proxy' in intelligence operations

CONCERNS OVER SAFE PHILIPPINES PROJECT. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto raises serious concerns over the DILG's Safe Philippines project to be carried out with funding from China. Photo from the Facebook page of Senator Ralph Recto

Local gov’t career worker is DILG’s new undersecretary

Jan 16, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Marivel Sacendoncillo is currently the only woman undersecretary of the DILG

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERT. Marivel Sacendoncillo has decades of experience on local government. DILG photo

Senate seeks to restore DOH budget with DPWH, DILG 'insertions'

Jan 15, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Senators agree to add some P24.4 billion to the health department's budget to fund programs for health facilities and health workers

MORE FUNDS. Senator Franklin Drilon proposes to restore about P24.4 billion in the DOH's 2019 proposed budget. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Don't pay 'permit to campaign' fees to NPA, warns DILG

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government says candidates and local officials found paying fees to gain access to rebel strongholds will face sanctions

ARMED STRUGGLE. Fighters of the NPA's Melito Glor Command march from their bases to celebrate the Party's founding on December 27, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

ACT Teachers eyes charges vs PNP, DILG for profiling teachers

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:33 PM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says it's sad how teachers with heavy workloads yet low wages have to experience harassment from the government

RESPECT TEACHERS. ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro hold a press conference on January 8, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DepEd wants dialogue with DILG over alleged profiling of ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla says the department's central office 'was not aware' of the orders supposedly issued by the Philippine National Police

TAGGING. The DepEd says it will discuss with the DILG police orders to identify teachers affiliated with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.  File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DILG wants Daraga Mayor Baldo suspended over Batocabe slay

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año stresses they have 'very strong' evidence against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

SUSPENSION SOUGHT. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año says his department is already preparing administrative complaints against Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo. Rappler screengrab

Malacañang to Mindanao officials: Prepare for aftershocks, tsunami

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) 'The Palace urges local government units in Mindanao to closely monitor their respective areas of jurisdiction and take precautionary measures,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

QUAKE. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off east of Davao Oriental. Screenshot from USGS

Duterte orders DILG to sue Garins for allegedly mauling cop

Dec 27, 2018 - 12:51 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte warns candidates not to resort to 'political terrorism' as the 2019 elections approaches

SUE THE GARINS. President Rodrigo Duterte seeks charges to be filed against two Iloilo politicians who allegedly mauled a cop. File photo by Malacañag

Gov't alone can't end illegal drugs in PH – Año

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:40 PM

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says a 'whole-of-nation initiative' is needed against illegal drugs

NATION NEEDED. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año says communities need to help the government out in its campaign against illegal drugs and corruption. Rappler screengrab

Duterte authorizes DILG chief to fill in some vacant local elective posts

Dec 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The Interior Secretary, by the power of the President, can name 'qualified' persons to fill in the posts vacated by council members who are 'temporarily incapacitated'

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Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project

Dec 13, 2018 - 4:01 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto 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

Congress passes bill creating 3 new Palawan provinces

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros and other groups oppose splitting Palawan, saying it will benefit China. Bill to be transmitted to President Dutete for signing.

3 PROVINCES. A map showing the proposed composition of the 3 new provinces of Palawan.

Young civil servants push for digital transformation in LGUs

Nov 19, 2018 - 5:29 PM

#HackSociety winner AI4GOV wants local governments to use artificial intelligence to improve delivery of services. They also want to empower LGUs to champion digital methods

AI4GOV. Lei Motilla at the #HackSociety pitching emphasizes that 'it's not about simply utilizing available digital tools, but understanding the importance of the 'digital change-management process'


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

Martial law 'needed' because anti-terror law outdated – Año

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'Walang gumagamit ng Human Security Act,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

AMENDMENT NEEDED. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año at his office inside Camp Crame. Rappler screenshot

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

Rappler Talk: Eduardo Año on bringing Duterte to the grassroots

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Eduardo Año speaks to Rappler for his first sit-down interview ever since he was sworn in as DILG secretary

Año scolds DILG exec advocating for revolutionary government

Nov 17, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año 'warned' and 'admonished' Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for campaigning for a revolutionary government

'ADMONISHED'. DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III says recently, he has not frequented public forums to discuss declaring a revolutionary government. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

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

Number of DILG Seal of Good Local Governance awardees drop in 2018

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:36 AM

From 448 in 2017, only 263 local government units meet the higher standards set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government this year

COVETED AWARD. Receiving the SGLG gives local government units bragging rights and funds for development projects. DILG photo

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

Luzon officials to join Duterte in Mindanao martial law meeting

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM

'Kasi meron din tayong problema sa Luzon eh, meron ding mga affected areas, communist-affected areas sa Luzon,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año

CONSENSUS SOUGHT. President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with Mindanao and Luzon officials to hear their security concerns, and according to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, will ask for their opinion on extending martial law. Malacañang file photo

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

Richest LGU Makati breaches P100-B mark in assets

Nov 06, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Makati dislodges Quezon City as the richest local government unit in 2017, based on the Commission on Audit's Annual Financial Report on LGUs

Año takes oath as DILG secretary

Nov 05, 2018 - 10:46 PM

After serving as officer in charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government , Eduardo Año is formally given the rank of secretary

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of newly-appointed Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año during a ceremony at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park on November 5, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

SC clears the way for 500% hike in property valuation in Quezon City

Oct 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) City Administrator Aldrin Cuña says the QC Fair Market Values Ordinance can be implemented 15 working days after the Supreme Court decision