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Department of the Interior and Local Government

Mr. Jayson L. Chavez

Municipal Local Government Operations Officer

Email Address:  [email protected]

Office Address: 2/F Old Municipal Building, J. Tanalega Street, Barangay San Agustin, Municipality of Bay, Laguna, 4033 


Legal Basis

    • Acta de Tejeros (March 22, 1897) provided the roots of the present DILG with the establishment of the Department of Interior during the Revolutionary Government of 1897.
    • Presidential Decree No. 1 (September 24, 1972) created the Department of Local Government and Community Development (DLGCD).
    • Executive Order No. 777 (February 28, 1982) reorganized and renamed the DLGCD as Ministry of Local Government, later Department of Local Government (DLG) with the change to presidential form of government.
    • Executive Order No. 262 (July 25, 1987), Reorganization Act of the Department of Local Government, reorganized the DLG to enhance its capability in assisting the President in the exercise of general supervision over local governments, in promoting local autonomy, in encouraging community empowerment, and in maintaining public order and safety services.
    • Republic Act No. 6975 (December 13, 1990), Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990, reorganized the DLG into the Department of the Interior and Local Government.


    • The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) promotes peace and order, ensures public safety, and strengthens the capability of local government units to effectively deliver basic services to the citizenry.

Mission and Vision


The Department shall ensure peace and order, public safety and security, uphold excellence in local governance and enable resilient and inclusive communities.


A highly trusted Department and Partner in nurturing local governments and sustaining peaceful, safe, progressive, resilient, and inclusive communities towards a comfortable and secure life for Filipinos by 2040.

DILG Shared Values

  1. Ang DILG ay Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan.


    1. Peaceful, safe, self-reliant, and development-dominated communities.
    2. Improve the performance of local governments in governance, administration, social and economic development, and environmental management.
    3. Sustain peace and order conditions and ensure public safety.


    1. Reduce crime incidents and improve crime solution efficiency.
    2. Improve jail management and penology services.
    3. Improve fire protection services.
    4. Continue professionalization of PNP, BFP, and BJMP personnel and services.
    5. Enhance LGU’s capacities to improve their performance and enable them to effectively and efficiently deliver services to their constituents.
    6. Continue to initiate policy reforms in support of local autonomy.

DILG Quality Policy

We, the DILG, imbued with the core values of Integrity, Commitment, Teamwork and Responsiveness, commit to formulate sound policies on strengthening local government capacities, performing oversight function over LGUs, and providing rewards and incentives. We pledge to provide effective technical and administrative services to promote excellence in local governance and enhance the service delivery of our Regional and Field Offices for the LGUs to become transparent, resilient, socially-protective and competitive, where people in the community live happily. We commit to continually improve the effectiveness of our Quality Management System compliant with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and international standards gearing towards organizational efficiency in pursuing our mandate and achieving our client’s satisfaction. We commit to consistently demonstrate a “Matino, Mahusay at Maasahang Kagawaran Para sa Mapagkalinga at Maunlad na Pamahalaang Lokal”.

    Power and Functions

      1. Assist the President in the exercise of general supervision over local governments.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. Provide assistance towards legislation regarding local governments, law enforcement and public safety.
      5. 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.
      6. Formulate plans, policies and programs which will meet local emergencies arising from natural and man-made disasters. 
      7. 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.
      8. Organize, train and equip primarily for the performance of police functions, a police force that is national in scope and civilian in character.