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Civil society groups asked to be watchdog of LGUs, cops

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After seeking the religious sector’s help in monitoring the P20 billion fund for local government projects, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) tapped civil society groups to keep track on government spending.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino happy with gov’t response to ‘Mario’–Secretary Roxas

A man dives in the background as rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after continues heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. AP

President Benigno Aquino III was satisfied with the government’s response to Tropical Storm “Mario” in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said on Saturday.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mar Roxas: Lifestyle check to include Purisima

These days when the Quezon City Police District is finding a few “villains” within its own ranks, an old tarpaulin streamer from last year’s QCPD’s anniversary celebration seems to remind people at Camp Caringal that they have no shortage of “superheroes,” with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas donning a red cape and PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima picking up a shield. Can you recognize the other characters? LYN RILLON

Is it wrong for a policeman to be a millionaire? Not really, except if his monthly pay as a law enforcer could not explain his riches, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said Wednesday as he disclosed that his department had begun finalizing a policy requiring all members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to undergo a lifestyle check.

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Metro mayors urged to require establishments to install spy cams

LUNETA LOOKOUTS  Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. and National Parks Development Committee Executive Director Juliet Villegas on Tuesday inspect the command center for the CCTV cameras installed around Rizal Park (also known as Luneta) to boost security in time for the holiday season. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II met with Metro Manila mayors on Wednesday to urge them to require owners of business establishments to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) units in a bid to reduce criminality in the region.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Groups to keep their eyes on project funds


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has engaged the Catholic Church and community leaders in monitoring the implementation of projects funded by the multibillion-peso Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program (GPBP).

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »