Duterte asks people giving food aid: Coordinate with barangay officials

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 05:48:59 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked those who want to distribute food aid to the public to tap their barangay officials so the same will be distributed to poor Filipinos who really need it and mass gatherings will be prevented. He made the statement amid the rise of community pantries in the country where people […]

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DILG seeks probe into community pantry death

Credit to Author: Christian Crow Maghanoy| Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2021 04:28:31 +0000

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to investigate the death of a senior citizen who was lined up at the community pantry set up by actress Angel Locsin. “Since somebody died, the PNP has to conduct an investigation. We cannot ascertain yet who could be liable […]

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Duterte defends appointment of ex-military men to pandemic task force

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 03:34:32 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to appoint retired military officials to lead the public health crisis due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In his public address late Wednesday, Duterte said those leading the fight against the pandemic need not be doctors. “Kayo nagtatanong bakit kaya masyadong atat sa military wala mang alam […]

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DILG urges Congress to allocate P5-B fund for hiring contact tracers

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:46:37 +0000

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday appealed to Congress to allocate P5 billion fund to be used to hire 50,000 contact tracers. With the increasing number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19l cases, the amount from the P162 billion fund under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act would boost the […]

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All the President’s men tapped to boost support in high-risk Covid areas

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 03:16:38 +0000

THE government’s task force against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has designated President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet to Metro Manila cities and other areas with high virus transmission to “provide stronger support” in its pandemic response. The latest order, which was contained in Resolution 62 approved by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious […]

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1,502 telco tower construction permits approved — Año

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:35:10 +0000

A total of 1,502 applications for the construction of telecommunication towers were approved by the local government units (LGUs), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reported on Monday night. In his report to President Rodrigo Duterte, Año said the permits were approved by 80 LGUs out of the 1,930 applications that were filed by Touch Mobile and Globe […]

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50 village chiefs face suspension over aid anomalies – Año

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 07:10:37 +0000

INTERIOR Secretary Eduardo Año reported on Monday night that about 50 barangay chiefs would be suspended due to various anomalies in the distribution of Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The preventive suspension would be implemented pending the administrative investigation on the officials who face charges of malversation, corruption, estafa, Año reported to President Rodrigo Duterte in a […]

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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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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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