Issue 11  |  November 16, 2016

"We are not selling ‘appointments’ of any official in the local government level, whether for a Barangay Chairman post or Sangguniang Barangay membership. There is no way that the DILG will collect fees in exchange for any projects.”

                                                  - Secretary Sueno on peddling appointments
at the local government level

Public warned against groups peddling barangay OIC posts, project contracts

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael Sueno warns the public to be on the lookout for unscrupulous individuals or groups who promise appointment-for-a-fee as barangay chairman.

Sueno said that the DILG does not tolerate ‘shadowy schemes” and he reiterated that barangay officials who are not facing any pending case or complaint before the Ombudsman, the Sangguniang Bayan or Panlungsod or any other legal body should not worry about losing their post.


First batch of DILG's post-Yolanda
rehab 99.66% complete

As the whole nation looks back at the lessons from super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) that wreaked havoc on the Philippines in 2013, the DILG reported that the first batch of post rehabilitation efforts under the Recovery Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) program is already 99.66% complete.

Pimentel, de Pedro lauded as main actors
in the enactment of Local Government Code

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has given tribute to two of the significant personalities that made the enactment of the 25-year old Local Government Code (LGC) possible.

LGUs encouraged to innovate,
share best practices

Secretary Sueno encourages LGUs to join the “Innovative Solutions Bank” of the Local Government Academy (LGA) which hastens the collection, dissemination, and creation of practical yet strategic solutions for specific governance challenges faced by local governments. An LGU will be given a training to replicate selected policies of another LGU.

PHL, China tie-up to produce
world class aromatic tea

DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno has announced that China is determined to enter into a partnership with the Philippines to come up with a world class tea to be produced in Philippine soil, a partnership that will bolster the ties between the Philippines and the People's Republic of China.

Together with the local chief executives (LCEs) of the winning LGUs in Eastern Visayas are Senator Sonny Angara, DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno (bottom, 3rd from left), Undersecretary of Local Government Austere Panadero (top row, 11th from left) and OIC - Regional Director Marivel Sacendoncillo (bottom,2nd from left) 

LGUs in Eastern Visayas awarded
with Seal of Good Local Governance

TACLOBAN, LEYTE Twelve local government units in Eastern Visayas proved that they belonged to a select group of LGUs nationwide that passed the highly coveted “Seal of Good Local Governance” of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Archdiocese of Jaro endorses

JARO, ILOILO – The Archdiocese of Jaro in the provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras publicly expressed support to the DILG’s Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayan Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga (MASA MASID) program and the Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan (UBAS).

Heroic fireman awarded with
Medalya ng Kabayanihan, gets promotion

DILG Secretary Ismael D. Sueno has awarded the Medalya ng Kabayanihan to a fireman who risked his life to save six tenants from a condominium which was gutted by fire in Quezon City.

Only 28 POIs are 'cooperative' -
DILG Task Force Agila

Only 28 of the 52 local officials included in the list of drug personalities released by President Duterte are cooperating in the investigations being conducted by the DILG's Task Force (TF) Agila.
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