LGUs told: Make policies, ordinances attuned to ‘new normal’

By Masiding Noor Yahya ILIGAN CITY: The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has urged local government units in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) to make policies or ordinances attuned to the ‘new normal’ while there is still no vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). In a press conference on Tuesday in Cagayan de Oro,… Read More LGUs told: Make policies, ordinances attuned to ‘new normal’

183 execs probed for SAP corruption

By Darwin Pesco AT least 183 barangay (village) officials are being investigated for alleged anomalies in the distribution of the emergency cash assistance given by the government under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said on Monday. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is conducting the investigation. Año, however, said the identities of these village officials… Read More 183 execs probed for SAP corruption

BARMM seeks NBI help to probe alleged SAP dispersal anomalies

By Masiding Noor Yahya MARAWI CITY: The Bangsamoro government has sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for alleged anomalies involving elected local officials and civil servants in the distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash aid in the autonomous region. Lawyer Naguib Sinarimbo, the region’s minister of the interior and… Read More BARMM seeks NBI help to probe alleged SAP dispersal anomalies

Local execs involved in anomalous SAP distribution face arrest

MANILA: The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately investigate reported anomalies in relation to the distribution of cash aid from the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) like splitting or not giving the correct amount. This came following the arrest and detention of a barangay… Read More Local execs involved in anomalous SAP distribution face arrest

ARMM’S local leaders vow commitment to region’s development programs

Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal A. Adiong Jr. leads almost all but a couple of chief executives of the province’ municipalities now posing for a souvenir with President Duterte Davao City (November 30, 2016) – Local government officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) vowed full commitment to the region’s development programs.… Read More ARMM’S local leaders vow commitment to region’s development programs

Six ARMM LGUs receive 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance

Cotabato City (October 18, 2016) – Six local government units (LGUs) — one provincial government, one city government and four municipal governments — in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were awarded with 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance, a regional executive said.Noor Hafizullah Abdullah, Secretary of the ARMM’s Department of the Interior and… Read More Six ARMM LGUs receive 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance

Lanao chief executives sign performance commitment

By PHIL PA-ALANMarawi City, Lanao del Sur Lanao del Sur Provincial Director McMillan A. Lucman of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) disclosed recently that the Provincial Office is conducting an orientation for all newly elected officials of the province to acquaint them of their duties and functions as local chief executives… Read More Lanao chief executives sign performance commitment

Editorial: Governance in Cebu and in Lanao del Sur: The contrasting difference

Editorial In Cebu, a barangay councilman was arrested by two city hall employees and put to police detention Friday night. Reason: he failed to return a city hall issued vehicle.Of course, the vehicle did not belong to him. It belongs to the public and, like any other government property issued to officials, it was issued… Read More Editorial: Governance in Cebu and in Lanao del Sur: The contrasting difference

ARMM businessmen cite region’s good governance during meeting with Swiss envoy

COTABATO CITY, March 11 – Business leaders in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) have cited good governance as among the major reasons for increased investments in the region during a meeting with Switzerland’s ambassador to the Philippines Andrea Reichlin. The main subject of the meeting, hosted recently by the Regional Board of Investments… Read More ARMM businessmen cite region’s good governance during meeting with Swiss envoy