No mass transportation, quarantine passes required in MECQ areas – Año

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:26:08 +0000

MASS transportation is prohibited and quarantine passes are required in areas placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday. President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, and Bulacan will revert to MECQ starting at midnight of August 4 due to the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 […]

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1,488 mayors eye Charter amendments

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 16:08:40 +0000

In the middle of the pandemic, a total of 1,488 municipal mayors have expressed backing for amending the 1987 Constitution, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) bared on Saturday. The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) submitted a paper to the DILG, calling for the amendments in the Constitution and expressing […]

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Motorcycle barrier not a safety concern ‒ DILG

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:41:31 +0000

THE physical barrier in motorcycles is not a safety concern, asserted the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday. “We do not see this as a possible cause, a possible safety concern,” said DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya at the Laging Handa press briefing. According to Malaya, the barrier design was approved by the National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) in order to […]

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Año OKs LSI 14-day travel ban in Eastern Visayas

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:22:12 +0000

INTERIOR Secretary Eduardo Año on Thursday approved a 14-day travel suspension for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) to Eastern Visayas. Año’s decision was based on a recommendation by local officials from Eastern Visayas due to the rising number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the region. “I am going to accede and accept their proposal so ang gagawin natin for 14 days lahat […]

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DILG files raps vs Olongapo mayor for quarantine violations

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 08:32:04 +0000

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) filed a complaint against Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino, Jr. for violations of the quarantine protocols on holding mass gatherings and allowing motorcycle backriding. According to DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, the complaint was filed before the Office of the Ombudsman against Paulino. “We are dismayed […]

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134 Barangay officials face charges over SAP anomalies

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 12:00:52 +0000

A total of 134 barangay (village) officials are now facing criminal charges over irregularities in the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) distribution, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday. Año said that those barangay officials have been charged before the Prosecutor’s Office of the Department of Justice (DOJ) for SAP anomalies. He added that the said number of barangay executives […]

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DILG orders PNP to set up helpdesks for stranded persons

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 06:45:36 +0000

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has ordered the establishment of help desks in police stations nationwide for locally stranded individuals (LSIs) and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs). DILG spokesman and Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya on Saturday said that helpdesk could assist those stranded individuals about the inquiry on requirements for them to get […]

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Quezon City govt files multiple criminal cases vs village execs over SAP violations

Credit to Author: Franz Lewin Embudo| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 09:11:15 +0000

THE Quezon City government filed multiple criminal cases against barangay (village) officials and employees for misconduct in the implementation of the government’s social amelioration program (SAP). “Public officials and employees shall at all times uphold that public interest over personal interest,” the city government said in a statement. The local government said since last week, […]

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Palace: SAP distribution should continue

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 09:55:25 +0000

GOVERNMENT aid should continue to be given out under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) beneficiaries who have not yet received it, Malacañang said on Monday. Secretary Eduardo Año of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was said to have announced a national payout rate of almost 91 percent as of Sunday. May 10 was […]

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Metro Manila mayors present 3 post-lockdown scenarios to IATF

Credit to Author: Jan Arcilla| Date: Sat, 09 May 2020 14:04:50 +0000

METRO Manila mayors failed to reach a “unanimous decision” on whether to recommend a 15-day extension of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) but came up with “unanimous suggestions” for the  Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID)  when it meets next week to reassess the coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) situation in the country. […]

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