Issue 12  |  November 25, 2016

“This is a perfect Christmas gift for the 45 ISFs who will be spending the yuletide season in their new homes.”

                                                  - Secretary Sueno on the construction
of micro-medium rise buildings (MMRB) for ISFs

ISFs get new homes as early Christmas gifts

More than one month before Christmas, 45 informal settler families (ISFs) from Quezon City will receive early Christmas presents from the government and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The 45 ISF beneficiaries will receive the keys to their own homes as the DILG led the ceremonial turnover of the recently-completed micro-medium rise building (MMRB) and livelihood center project in Barangay Mapulang Lupa in Pandi, Bulacan.

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First phase of mega drug rehab center
in Nueva Ecija to open soon

The first of the four phases of the 10,000-bed Mega Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija is set to open on November 29, 2016.

Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities
‘different’ from BuB

The DILG’s new Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) program is ‘different’ from the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) program of the previous administration. Find out why.

Child-friendly governance is good governance

DILG Secretary Ismael D. Sueno rallies all local chief executives to aim for conferment of the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) being given by DILG in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The winning team is composed of Mr. Abbo Hernandez (extreme right) as the Prime Minister, Mr. Leomar Doctolero (3rd from right) as the Deputy Prime Minister and Ms. Leslie Torres (2nd from right) as the government whip. Joining them on stage are DILG ASec Ricojudge Janvier M. Echiverri (center), Public Affairs and Communication Service Director Marlo S. Guanzon, Ph.D. (2nd from left), Federalism Project Management Office Head Enerico Sampang (3rd from left) and Mr.  Jesus Palcis III (extreme left) as the Chief Adjudicator.

UP Diliman wins first DILG-initiated debate
on local governance, federalism

The DILG congratulates the University of the Philippines–Diliman (UPD) for winning the first ever inter-university debate on local governance and federalism in the country.

BPLOs empowered through
DILG R3's Regional Convention

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA — In line with its vision of being a dynamic organization empowering Business Permits and Licensing Officers (BPLOs) in the Region, the Central Luzon Association of BPLOs (CLAB) held its first Regional Convention on November 16, 2016 at the City of San Fernando to discuss relevant issues currently affecting the BPLOs.

MASA MASID program launched
in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY Around 800 invitees and other stakeholders, gathered during the Regional Launching of the Mamamayang Ayaw sa Anomalya, Mamamayang Ayaw sa Iligal na Droga (MASA MASID) program recently at the Phela Grande Convention Center, General Santos City.


Photo courtesy of PNP-PIO

PNP commended for arrest of Dayan

Secretary Sueno has commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the arrest of Ronnie Dayan, who was earlier linked to the drug trade by no less than President Duterte.
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