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Robredo worried DILG federalism roadshow being used for 2019 polls

Jul 10, 2018 - 3:44 PM

'Doon sa amin sa Bicol, maraming nagrereklamo na mga kababayan ko na pinapunta sila [sa] DILG-sponsored event, so pera ng taumbayan. Pero may mga nagsalita na mga kandidato para sa susunod na senatorial elections,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

WARNING VS CAMPAIGNING. VP Leni Robredo questions why the DILG invited officials expected to run for the Senate to its federalism roadshow in Albay. Photo of convention by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler, photo of Robredo by OVP

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 mayor Bautista orders listing of LGBT gov’t employees

Sep 10, 2017 - 1:39 AM

The purpose of the list is for registration profiling and inclusion in the city government s LGBT association

EQUALITY. A gay couple kisses while a man holds up a sign to celebrate a US Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. File photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler.com

DA lifts ban on poultry shipments from Luzon

Aug 22, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says they are lifting the ban upon the recommendation of biosecurity experts

BAN LIFTED. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol gives updates during a press conference on the avian influenza. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Almost 400' PH towns have no fire trucks – DILG

Jun 29, 2017 - 4:22 PM

As of April 2017 the Bureau of Fire Protection has 2 674 fire trucks – 932 units short of the ideal number

NOT ENOUGH. Despite multiple fire truck deals struck by the government, many local government units still have no firefighting vehicles.

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Local governments should enforce ordinances penalizing sexual harassment in public spaces says an expert on women empowerment

GLOBAL TO LOCAL. UN Women Asia-Pacific Consultant Katherine Belen stressed that local government executives need to step up in creating policies that promote safety in public spaces. Photo by Rambo Talabong

Ex-mayor faces jail time for declaring 'wrong' wife in SALNs

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:25 PM

If the former mayor is to be believed it s a sad love story that has just taken a turn for the worse

WRONG WIFE? A former mayor in Biliran province is facing jail time after writing a different name of a woman as his wife in his SALN.

DILG official to push for human rights office

May 15, 2017 - 1:29 PM

It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante style killers and accused cops

Duterte appoints ex-PNP intel chief Quinsay as DILG assistant secretary

May 12, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Nestor Quinsay Jr will oversee the Bureau of Fire Protection

Then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte gives a press conference on May 26, 2016 in Davao City after clinching the election. Photo by Manman Dejeto

3 challenges Año will face as DILG chief

May 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The military general will oversee Yolanda recovery efforts the community based war on drugs and the campaign for federalism among local governments

DILG CHIEF. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Eduardo Año was appointed unceremoniously by President Rodrigo Duterte right before he left for Cambodia.

DILG: Postpone barangay elections, focus on war on drugs

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno backs the House minority s proposal to let President Rodrigo Duterte appoint barangay officers in charge if the elections are postponed

POSTPONE BARANGAY POLLS. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno supports the postponement of the barangay elections scheduled in October. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Electing local governments: Are there other ways to do it?

May 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Local electoral systems across nations allow electors to vote for candidates directly including independent candidates without any need for party affiliation

Roxas reminds Duterte, Poe: A president's word becomes policy

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:18 PM

LP standard bearer Manuel Roxas II hits front runners Rodrigo Duterte and Grace Poe for flip flopping on China and for failing to appreciate government data

ADMIN BET. Mar Roxas with President Benigno Aquino III and running mate Leni Robredo. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr./Malacañang Photo Bureau

Eastern Visayas officials penalized for fake receipts, bid documents

Feb 15, 2016 - 3:38 PM

One is found selling fake attendance certificates at the Philippine Councilors League meeting 6 have authorized the purchase of a truck without bidding

New Cagayan de Oro mayor sworn in; Moreno holds out

Nov 12, 2015 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED Vice Mayor Ian Acenas has been sworn in the regional DILG official but dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno says he will submit his pleading with the appeals court

NEW MAYOR. Ian Acenas, elected vice mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, assumes mayorship after the Ombudsman dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno. Photo from Ian Acenas' Facebook page

Ormoc sea tragedy death toll climbs to 61

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Authorities have yet to identify two of the casualties: a woman and a 10 year old boy

SEA TRAGEDY. Rescuers hurry to the site of the capsized motor boat Kim Nirvana on July 2, 2015. Photo by Lalaine Jimenea

GenSan mulls closing down public market

May 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Mayor Ronnel Rivera is studying a proposal to build a bigger and modern public market in Barangay Labangal some 3 km away from its present site

CLOSING DOWN? The General Santos city government plans to close down its public market to build a 'bigger and more modern' one in Barangay Labangal, some 3 kilometers away from the present site. Photo by Edwin Espejo, Rappler

House panel unconvinced about Bangsamoro police

Apr 23, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Taking the supervision of the local police from mayors to the chief minister of the proposed new Muslim region violates the Local Government Code congressmen say

Roxas: Cops won't leave posts during, after Ruby

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:10 PM

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas assures the public that emergency responders – PNP and BFP personnel – will be ready to respond during and after Typhoon Ruby

ON CALL. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas speaks to PNP personnel in Boronga, Eastern Samar on December 5, 2014. Photo by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office

No leaves for DILG, LGUs along Hagupit's path

Dec 03, 2014 - 7:40 PM

We need to take each typhoon entering PAR seriously says Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas

PREPARE. DILG chief Mar Roxas orders agencies under the DILG, as was as LGUs to prepare as Typhoon Hagupit moves closer to the Philippines. Rappler file photo

Huge drop in Davao road accidents due to speed limit

Oct 30, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Some taxi drivers are complaining about delays on their trips and therefore lost income but the traffic management office says speed limits are not the culprit – road constructions

Camera feed from Davao City's Public Safety and Security Command Center

Lawmakers question PNP budget ‘cut’ in 2015

Aug 28, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas admits the PNP can use more funds and says Congress can allocate more for the agency if deemed necessary

LOWER 2015 PNP BUDGET. The Philippine National Police will get less funds in 2015, under its proposed budget. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Roxas: P170M for upgrade of police stations

May 10, 2014 - 1:42 PM

The primary purpose is to improve the image of the police organization and bring dignity to its personnel says DILG chief Mar Roxas

Gov't probes Bohol quake relief 'hoarding'

Oct 22, 2013 - 2:26 PM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas orders the Philippine National Police PNP to look into reports of hoarding following complaints goods delivered to local officers were not being distributed

Mayor Binay to Roxas: Don't play politics

Sep 07, 2013 - 4:33 PM

Mayor Junjun Binay slams Roxas for saying the status quo remains in the row over Fort Bonifacio

File photo by AFP

DBM releases P2.86-B for PNP upgrades

Aug 11, 2013 - 2:07 PM

The funds will be used to purchase patrol jeeps firearms and radios as well as to renovate police stations

Roxas scolds police over CDO blast site cleanup

Jul 28, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Investigations now focused on identifying the kind of explosive used

EXPLOSION. At least 6 were killed and 48 injured after a homemade bomb exploded in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo EPA/Bobby Lagsa

Nancy Binay: UNA to check DILG, CCT budget

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Sen Nancy Binay says her plan to check the budget of the DILG and CCT has no political color

'NO POLITICS.' Sen Nancy Binay denies that her plan to scrutinize the budget of the DILG and CCT is politically motivated, saying it is senators' job to check the budget. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

DILG to present gunman in Maconacon mayor slay

Jan 26, 2013 - 11:01 AM

The DILG will present the arrested gunman on Saturday January 26

Roxas relieves police chiefs over money scam

Nov 15, 2012 - 4:51 PM

Two police chiefs are relieved from their posts for their alleged failure to stop Aman Futures money scam in their province

Aquino confirms Puno out of DILG

Sep 09, 2012 - 10:22 AM

President Aquino confirms DILG Usec Rico Puno on his way out of DILG; PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome eyed as possible replacement

Jesse Robredo: 'If I were President...'

Aug 27, 2012 - 10:42 AM

'I will drastically change the allocation of government resources to favor local governments. I will make LGU leaders accountable to their constituents in a measurable way'

Rappler file photo