DILG tasks PNP, LGUs to enforce law vs. firecracker
by admin | Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has tasked the Philippine National Police (PNP) and all local government units (LGUs) in the country to ensure that regulations on firecrackers are being strictly enforced this holiday season.
DILG’s directive aims to prevent any accidents caused by firecrackers.
The department targets to lower down firecracker-related injuries this year.
Under the Republic Act No. 7183, the PNP determines the type of illegal firecrackers and sets the regulation to prevent its use.
Local chief executives, meanwhile, may construct regulation against firecrackers in their respective areas.
Meanwhile, under the Executive No. 28 of President Rodrigo Duterte, firecrackers may be use in community fireworks display only under the supervision of a trained personnel accredited by the PNP.
“Upang maiwasan ang anumang sakuna o sunog na dulot ng paputok, kailangang ipatupad ng mga LGUs ang kautusan laban sa paggamit ng paputok,” said DILG Sec. Eduardo Año. — UNTV News & Rescue
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2019
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will push for random drug testing of newly elected government officials.
According to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año the random drug test will be conducted regularly to ensure that government officials are following the law.
“Para hindi masayang iyong ibinoto ng mga tao natin, (this is so that our votes are not wasted),” he said.
Based on the data of the DILG, there are over 17,000 newly elected officials during the last May elections.
Among the 17,000, there are 37 of them included in the narcolist. The 27 re-elected will have their deputation for police power revoked and their Ombudsman cases will also push through.
“Iyong mga barangay captains titingnan din namin iyong nasa listahan din. Ito wala namang police deputation pero sasampahan namin ng administrative cases and eventually criminal cases, (We will also look into the barangay captains included in the list. They have no police deputation but we will file administrative cases and eventually criminal cases)” Año said.—AAC (with reports fromMarisol Montaño)
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday (July 17) directed local government units (LGU) to immediately undertake clean up drives to contain the spread of dengue.
“The alarming increase of dengue cases in several areas should prompt LGUs to act now and act fast in arresting the spread of dengue in their respective areas. We should not allow dengue to debilitate our communities,” DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said in a statement.
Año issued the statement days after Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III declared a “National Dengue Alert” amid spiking number of dengue cases in the country.
The DOH earlier reported it has identified regions with raised dengue alerts exceeding the epidemic threshold, namely MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Visayas (Region VII), and Northern Mindanao (Region X).
Meanwhile, the Ilocos region (Region I), Cagayan Valley (Region II), CALABARZON (Region IV-A), Bicol region (Region V), Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX), Davao region (Region XI), Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are identified as regions that have exceeded the alert threshold.
The DILG chief urged the LGUs to coordinate with DOH representatives in identifying the breeding sites of dengue-carrying mosquitoes and learning the necessary steps to effectively eliminate mosquitoes.
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año has commended Metro Manila mayors for their good performance in their first 100 days.
Año has lauded Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso for his political will in solving several problems in Manila. This includes the clean-up in Divisoria and waste-management program.
“I’m pleased that in the first weeks of his administration, Mayor Isko has already shown that the challenges of the city are not insurmountable and can be addressed with political will and commitment,” he said.
Año also lauds Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Makati Mayor Abby Binay for their good performance. He assured to support these young leaders.
“Our young leaders can count on our support to implement their good governance agenda. That is why the DILG is here. We are not only your supervisors, we are also your partners and mentors, your guidance counselors and your cheerleaders. Your success is our success as well,” he said.—AAC
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