The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office and other government sectors led the discussions during the Multi-Sectoral Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on August 17 at AL Navarro National High School, Lasang, Davao City.

AL Navarro NHS is the first school in Davao region wherein a youth forum was held. The activity was participated by Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.

Read more: DILG XI draws insights on ASEAN Youth Forum

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is vying for another Red Orchid Award (ROA), the highest distinction given by the Department of Health (DOH) on promoting smoke-free environment, for this year.

In 2013, DILG Regional Office was given the White Orchid Award for garnering a total score of 60-69% based on the set criteria and a Red Orchid Award in 2015 for having a 100% score.

Read more: DILG XI vies for another Red Orchid Award


Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) throughout Region XI attended the Orientation on the 2017 Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) on August 3, 2017 at The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City.

The ADM Orientation was attended by the Provincial Directors, Cluster Heads, DILG Technical Engineers, and other staff from the DILG Regional Office. Policy guidelines and procedures in the implementation of the 2017 Local Government Support Fund – Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (LGSF-ADM) should be assimilated by the Local Government Units (LGUs) for them to be able to abide with the prescribed processes and be accountable for the overall implementation of the program.

Read more: MLGOOs participate in the 2017 ADM Orientation

Mayor Sarah Duterte

Davao City took part in the celebration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) golden anniversary through the lighting of the ASEAN landmark lantern on August 8, 7 o’clock, in front of the City Hall.

The ASEAN lantern was lit in various parts of the Philippines as 76 local government units (LGUs) participated in the simultaneous event.

Read more: Davao City joins the ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary



The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy calls for the DILG workforce and its attached agencies to attend to the pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) and to strengthen the on-going programs of the department.


Cuy stated that the police and military forces should be more careful and tighter when it comes to disrupting illegal drug activities and fighting against terrorism attacks.

Read more: DILG commits to putting into action 2nd SONA pronouncements