Who We Are

The Deparment of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is a dynamic government agency mandated by law to assist the President in the exercise of general supervision over local governments (Local Government Code of 1991).


The Department was created under Republic Act No 6975, otherwise known as the DILG Act of 1990, in order to prmote peace and order, ensure public safety and further strengten local government capability aimed towards the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry. The operating offices and bureaus responsible for the peace and order and public safety functions of the Deparment are the National Police Commssion (NAPOLCOM), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) and the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC). The Department is headed by the Secretary who is also the ex-officio chairman of the NAPOLCOM.

DILG has established regional offices throughout the country to implement the policies and programs of the Department. It continues to work closely with local government units (LGUs), national government agencies (NGAs) and civil society, including non-government organizations (NGOs) and people's organizations (POs).

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Powers and Functions

• Assist the President in the exercise of general supervision over local governments;
• Advise the President in the promulgation of policies, rules, regulations and other issuances on the general supervision over local governments and on public order and safety;
• Establish and prescribe rules, regulations and other issuances implementing laws on public order and safety, the general supervision over local governments and the promotion of local autonomy and community empowerment and monitor compliance thereof;
• Provide assistance towards legislation regarding local governments, law enforcement and public safety;
• Establish and prescribe plans, policies, programs and projects to promote peace and order, ensure public safety and further strengthen the administrative, technical and fiscal capabilities of local government offices and personnel;
• Formulate plans, policies and programs which will meet local emergencies arising from natural and man-made disasters;
• Establish a system of coordination and cooperation among the citizenry, local executives and the Department, to ensure effective and efficient delivery of basic services to the public;
• Organize, train and equip primarily for the performance of police functions, a police force that is national in scope and civilian in character.



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