NFA offices, warehouses remain open during Holy Week

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY—The National Food Authority offices and warehouses nationwide will remain open throughout the Lenten Season. In a press release posted on its Facebook page, National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Judy Carol Dansal announced that the agency…

LGUs ordered to establish isolation facilities as COVID-19 cases seen to rise

Krissy Aguilar 04/08/2020

MANILA, Philippines— Local government units (LGUs) have been ordered to immediately set up their own isolation facilities in preparation for the spike of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary…

Capitol readies P376M as aid to LGUs during ECQ

Rosalie Abatayo 03/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu provincial government will disburse a total of P376 million of financial assistance for the local government units amid the implementation of the province-wide enhanced community quarantine. The amount is allocated equitably…

LGUs urged to implement own energy efficiency, conservation plan

By Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/27/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Local government units (LGUs) would have to reduce their energy consumption to comply with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act. The Republic Act 11285 requires LGUs to implement their own local energy efficiency…

DILG warns local execs vs trikes on highways

Melvin Gascon - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/02/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Local executives who fail to impose restrictions against tricycles on national highways will face administrative sanctions as the national government continues to implement a nationwide clearing of roads and streets, Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya…

DILG orders LGUs to create Wuhan coronavirus task forces

Daphne Galvez 01/31/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed all local government units (LGUs) to establish their respective task forces to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This as…

5 LGUs to lend emergency teams for Sinulog 2020 activities

Rosalie Abatayo 01/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  At least five local government units (LGU)have already committed to assist the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) in the deployment of emergency responders during the Sinulog 2020 activities. PDRRMO chief…

Ginatilan mayor: DILG’s unclear process, case filed are frustrating

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) evaluation of road clearing operations for local government units (LGUs) is unfair and frustrating.  This was the statement of Ginatilan Mayor Dean Michael Cinco, who…

Public told to follow designated firecracker zones; hospitals already in Code White

Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) urged the public to follow the designated firecracker zones in their respective local government units to avoid firecracker-related incidents during the Christmas celebration. PDRRMO…

RPOC tackles insurgency, crimes for last quarterly meeting in 2019

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Peace and Order Council in Central Visayas (RPOC-7) discussed issues about insurgency in the region for its last quarterly meeting in 2019. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, RPOC chairman, who presided…

Gwen ‘assures’ DILG: My energy is totally dedicated to helping LGUs

Rosalie Abatayo 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia assured the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that “all of her energies were totally dedicated in helping out our local government units.” Garcia was earlier the subject…

Tumulak wants DRRMOs placed under DILG

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local Government Units like Cebu City should no longer be burdened with the task of disaster risk reduction and management planning. Councilor Dave Tumulak said that a separate agency should be created to…

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