‘Paglobo ng COVID-19 [sic] case mga probinsya, sinisi ng IATF sa DILG; Balik Probinsya Program, walang koordinasyon’

DILG Regional Office 6 through its Regional Director is the Chairperson of the IATF. Although the Chairperson, DILG 6 cannot act solely on matters presented to the IATF. All actions and decisions are collectively made.
National Government Agencies, including local government units (LGUs), take part in this national endeavor. Each has a role to fulfill.
Like any activity in a national scale and with the complexities of COVID -19, there has to be bumps along the road. We have an unfamiliar and unseen enemy. Yet, all the men and women in the government are working tirelessly and risking their own safety to combat the virus while continue serving the people.
In these trying times, we all need a shoulder to lean on, a voice that could uplift our spirits, information to properly guide us out of this pandemic, and the cooperation of everyone.
The interview with Atty. Roy Villa as the spokesperson of the RIATF may have been taken out of context, when he referred to the DILG’s role in coordinating the arrivals of the Locally-Stranded Individuals (LSIs) in the region.

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ILOILO City – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Western Visayas has a new OIC - Regional Director in the person of Dir. Juan Jovian E. Ingeniero, CESO IV.
Effective June 1, 2020, he is replacing Engr. Ariel O. Iglesia, CESO IV, who has been designated as RD of DILG CALABARZON (4-A), his home region.

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ILOILO City – The DILG Region 6 expressed its commitment to support the investigation of reports and complaints relative to the implementation and distribution of grants under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) of the national government in Western Visayas.
In a meeting with the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, its arm Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Regional Field Unit 6, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6 on May 15, 2020, DILG Regional Director Ariel O. Iglesia said that while the Department is not an investigating body, it is committed to provide any support that may be requested by the DSWD and the CIDG-PNP as they investigate complaints and cases relative to SAP.
RD Iglesia assured that the Department can be tapped to assist in data gathering and to secure documents from barangays and local government units (LGUs) that may aid the CIDG-PNP or the DSWD during their validation or investigation.

Read more: DILG6 supports investigation of SAP-related complaints

Download, fill up, and submit this form to the barangay where you are currently staying.
Link: https://bit.ly/LSIsRegForm

For more details on Guidelines for the Locally Stranded Individuals see links below:

Steps that must be observed by the LSIs who intend to travel home: https://bit.ly/LSISteps
Process flows in the issuance of Travel Authority: https://bit.ly/LSITravelAuthority