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Issue 4  |  June 20, 2016
“Aalalayan ng DILG ang ating mga bagong-halal na local officials para maayos nilang magampanan ang kanilang tungkulin bilang tagapasimuno ng kaunlaran sa kanilang nasasakupan.”
 
                                                   - DILG Secretary Sarmiento on preparing newly-elected local officials in managing their respective localities


DILG readies training programs for newly-elected local officials 

As the term of office of local officials comes to a close, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through its training arm, the Local Government Academy (LGA), has come up with a capacity development program for Newly-Elected Officials (NEO) which is intended to prepare and develop the capacities of the new local officials who will take their oath of office in June this year. Read more

Photo courtesy of LGRC CALABARZON Facebook Page

Prepare for La Nina

With the onset of the rainy season, local government units (LGUs) are enjoined to carry out the disaster preparedness measures under the Operation Listo. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the current El Nino is already in its decaying stage and there is a possible rise of La Nina during the second half of 2016. Read more.

Photo courtesy of LGRC CALABARZON Facebook Page

Participate in the 2nd #Pagyanig Challenge

Outgoing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento called on all local government units (LGUs) to participate in this year’s 2nd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) be held on June 22, 2016 at 9 a.m. This year’s NSED’s hashtag (#Pagyanig challenge) is aimed at developing a “culture of preparedness” among Filipinos by educating them on how to properly respond to calamities such as strong earthquakes. Read more

Video courtesy of ViralVideos

MMDA men dance for Metro Shake Drill #MMShakeDrill

P35.17M in barangay death benefits released

A total of Php35.17 million has been released by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to settle the claims of the beneficiaries of 2,588 deceased barangay officials in 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. Read more.


REGIONAL NEWS

Sarmiento bids farewell during exit call

The DILG-ARMM, headed by Regional Secretary Atty. Anwar A. Malang, and together with his officers in the region and province, attended the exit call of DILG Sec. Mel Senen Sarmiento nationwide held at the Conference Room of Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CCAP)-Cotabato Airport on June 8, 2016. Present in the event were the directors and personnel of the distinct line agencies of ARMM, such as the BFP, BJMP, PNP, and NAPOLCOM. During his stay, Secretary Sarmiento's message inspired the audience. He said that, “in such a short period of time, I met and gained a lot of friends, saying goodbye is the hard thing to do.” Further, he pointed out that “Public service is a hard job; the DILG family is full of good people; public service is the objective.”

10,000 new police recruits        to take oath in July


With the 10,000 new policemen and women anticipated to take oath in July, police visibility is expected to improve nationwide. “Peace and order are vital in the country's economic development. The DILG and the National Police Commission (Napolcom) are committed in increasing police manpower strength, improve police-to-population ratio, and enhance police visibility program and anti-insurgency operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP),” according to DILG Secretary  and concurrent Napolcom Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento.   Read more

Justice Sector recognizes support of NAPOLCOM


National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao receives a certificate of appreciation from Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno in recognition of the Commission’s tireless support and contribution to the Justice Sector Coordinating Council (JSCC) in addressing the varied issues of delay and inefficiencies through sector-wide coordinative efforts.

One relevant topic discussed during the meeting is how the Philippine National Police (PNP) should address issues on Crime Scene Preservation since the PNP is the primary investigating arm of the criminal justice system and has the most significant role in Evidence Management. The awarding was held during the JSCC Principals’ Meeting at the Manila Pavilion on June 9, 2016 which was participated in by agencies under the justice sector that includes the NAPOLCOM.  

Also in photo are (from left) Supreme Court Spokesperson Jose Midas P. Marquez, DILG Undersecretary Edwin R. Enrile, DOJ Secretary Emmanuel L. Caparas and DILG Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento.
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