DILG-8 Urges Support for “Unity Walk for SAFE 2013”
January 17, 2013
Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-8) today called on barangay officials, civic and religious groups, and the academe to join the “Unity Walk and Prayer Rally for Secure and Fair Elections” or SAFE 2013 led by the Philippine National Police on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
DILG Sec. Roxas to lead covenant signing for peaceful elections
January 11, 2013
Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will lead the signing of the covenant on peaceful elections on April 13, 2012 for candidates vying for various elective posts in the promise of Samar.
This was revealed by Regional Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. of DILG, who added that the covenant signing at the Calbayog City cathedral would be officiated by no less than Most Rev. Isabelo C. Abarquez, Bishop, Diocese of Calbayog who will bless the agreement between rival politicians in the province of Samar.
DILG Highlights Disaster Preparedness in Tapatan Roadshow
June 11, 2012
Secretary Jesse M. Robredo of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) led in the regional launching of the Seal of Disaster Preparedness during the Tapatan roadshow on Disaster Preparedness on Monday, June 11, 2012 held at DPWH Mutli-Purpose Hall, Government Center, Palo Leyte. During his speech introducing the Seal of Disaster Preparedness and interfacing with local chief executives and their respective LGU DRRM officers; member agencies of the Regional DRRM Council; media; and civil society groups underscored the need for local governments to be both “mahusay at matapat”. He expressed hope that the system of instilling good governance by providing incentives for performance while providing guidance on standards would be felt by the community.
Leyte recieves the regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi award
December 17, 2012
The Province of Leyte maintained its hold on the provincial category of the regional Gawad Pamana ng Lahi (GPL) award for two years in a row.
Last December 14, 2012 during the Christmas Party of the provincial government of Leyte held at the new Convention Center in the town of Palo, Governor Mimiette S. Bagulaya formally received the P 3 Million cash prize and trophy from Director Pedro A. Noval Jr. of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Aside from the trophy prepared by DILG national office, Dir. Noval, assisted by DILG-Leyte Provincial Director Artemio B. Caneja also presented Gov. Bagulaya a plaque of recognition from DILG-regional office.
LGUs to Highlight Women’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management during Women’s Month Celebration
March 7, 2012
The key role of women in disaster risk reduction and management shall be among the highlights of the activities that will be conducted by local governments nationwide as they celebrate Women’s Month this March, according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
“It is high time that we accentuate women’s involvement in disaster preparedness, risk reduction, recovery and rehabilitation,” said Robredo, adding that "they (women) too play an equally important role in these efforts."
The theme for this year’s celebration, “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility,” underscores the role of women as powerful agents of change in disaster risk reduction.