Secretary, DILG
E-mail: emanodilg@dilg.gov.ph
Undersecretary for Local Government
E-mail: mcsacendoncillo@dilg.gov.ph
Regional Director
E-mail: mliringan@dilg.gov.ph
Assistant Regional Director
E-mail: aasanjose@dilg.gov.ph
CONTACT NO#: (074) 422-6339


Five (5) months after the presidential directive to clear the roads of illegal obstructions, the operation resumes this year pursuant to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2020-027 issued last February 07, 2020.

Also known as “Road Clearing 2.0”, the DILG memorandum specifies the responsibilities of all local government units (LGUs) to manage and to maintain roads within their jurisdiction as a basic service and facility.

LGUs are directed to continue doing these six (6) tasks: Enact, List, Clear, Strategize, Restore, and Establish. First, to enact or review existing ordinance/s that provide for the conduct of road clearing operations and the prohibition of road obstructing structures and constructions. Second, to list down or conduct an inventory of roads within its jurisdiction in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineering Office (DEO).

Local officials are also asked to regularly conduct road clearing operations to remove obstructions in all provincial, city, municipal, and barangay roads, and national primary and secondary roads. Next, is to strategize on how will they implement displacement plans for those affected by the conduct of road clearing operations.

It is also the responsibility of the LGUs to ensure that the cleared roads are rehabilitated and restored for public use. Lastly, they are to establish a feedback or grievance mechanism, either physical or electronic, through which citizens can report unremoved obstructions, provide suggestions, and air out implementation concerns.

“DILG Cordillera will closely monitor our LGUs because it is underscored in the directive that significant results must be achieved within seventy-five (75) calendar days,” recapped DILG Cordillera regional director Engr. Marlo Iringan.

Dir. Iringan also said that it is the department’s duty to create teams who are responsible to validate, monitor, and assess for at least once in every two weeks. The team shall compose of representatives from DILG (regional to local), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Following the 75-day implementation, validation reports shall be submitted not later than April 30, 2020.

In case of non-compliance, LCEs shall be issued show-cause orders. Failure to provide a sufficient response shall result to the filing of appropriate administrative cases pursuant to Section 60 (c) of the Local Government Code of 1991 and other existing laws and policies.

"Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan"


Amid the rising number of cases relative to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or nCov, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) calls all the local government units (LGUs) to reinforce the efforts of the national government in addressing the said acute respiratory disease.

Through DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2020-018 or “Guides to Action Against Coronavirus”, the department enjoins all local officials, from provincial to barangay level, to perform their respective functions on the promotion of health and safety within their areas of responsibilities.

The memorandum reiterates the tasks of LGUs to intensify information education campaign against 2019-nCov, and implement programs, projects, and services that will promote the health and well-being of every Filipino.

Although the Cordillera region remains nCov-free, DILG Cordillera Regional Director Marlo L. Iringan appeals to the LGUs and the general public to stay vigilant and always be cautious.

“We are continuously coordinating with the LGUs to make sure that they are sending the right message to the public because misinformation can engender paranoia and it can create panic.” remarked Dir. Iringan.

He also commented on the cancellation of events as a result of this public health emergency of international concern, stressing that public safety is of paramount importance. “Cancelling event is not a sign of panic, it just shows that we are being proactive, putting safety of people first.” Dir. Iringan added.

Stipulated in the memorandum is the creation of Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) to help manage patients under investigation and their contacts. Part of the functions of BHERTs is to visit every home of every arriving person from a coronavirus-infected country.

Compulsory 14-day home confinement will be in effect for those persons arriving home from those coronavirus-affected countries. Specific roles of local officials are also specified in the guidelines.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public on the meaning of NCOV before sharing any information – Never share unverified news, Check sources before sharing, Only source out from the DOH official channels, and Verify news at www.doh.gov.ph/2019-nCoV.

"Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan"


LGCDD Chief Daisy A. Payang together with LGOO VI Rolando R. Gonzales (Kalinga), LGOO V Ralph Kevin B. Brett and LGOO IV Sherwin O. Daep at the OCD-CAR's Gawad KALASAG Awarding Ceremonies in Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City.

DILG-CAR is an active advocate and partner of the Civil Defense-CAR in ensuring a resilient community especially during preparedness measures through its Operation L!sto program. With this recognition, the agency lauds the unwavering efforts of the local government units and different sectors in the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction Management programs.

WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS to all awardees from the local government units, civil society organizations, private sectors and individuals in today's event!

"Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan"


Orientation on Regional Development Council Policies, Plans, Programs cum Capability Building and Joint RDC- Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) attended by local government functionaries, heads, representatives and members of the different council agencies.

Today's activity is graced by Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security -CAR and DA Sec. William D. Dar together with RDC-CAR Chairperson and Abra Governor Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos, RPOC-CAR Chairperson and Baguio City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong and Head Secretariat of RPOC-CAR and DILG CAR RD Marlo L. Iringan.

Sec. Dar said that the relevant views and ideas shared today is very crucial in the attainment of regional development and is looking forward to a strengthened partnership with each council members and functionaries in the region. Also, today's agenda includes the presentation of RPOC accomplishments of the different clusters, updates on DevAd Com and presentation of results for the ADAC and POC assessment.

"Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan"
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