Intensifying the fight against criminality and illegal drugs

In line with the main thrusts of the Duterte administration for peace and order, DILG has initiated capacity building interventions for peace and order councils (POCs) and anti-drug abuse councils (ADACs) to strengthen their roles in keeping communities safe.

For the National Capital Region, the Regional Peace and Order Council-NCR is responsible for the creation of policies to promote peace and order in Metro Manila; it creates venues for convergence of stakeholders to address concerns on public safety.

Currently, the Council is chaired by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, with PNP NCRPO PDir Guillermo Eleazar as Vice Chair. DILG-NCR serves as its Secretariat, headed by Regional Director Maria Lourdes Agustin.

Strengthening of People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB)

PLEB is the local body that receives and processes citizen’s complaints against the officers and members of the Philippine National Police. To ensure availability of avenues for citizen’s concerns with the police force, DILG-NCR has been active in providing capacity development interventions for the organization of PLEB, by providing trainings, assistance and conduct of ocular inspection of facilities and other resources for PLEBs in NCR.

Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives and Awards (LTIA)

The Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives and Awards (LTIA) is a joint program of the DILG and the Department of Justice (DOJ) that gives recognition to Lupons that exhibited exemplary performance in amicably settling disputes among barangay constituents.

It also aims to encourage development of the Katarungang Pambarangay, which holds up the time-honored tradition of settling differences with the help of respected leaders in the community.

Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA)

The CFLGA is an audit that measures LGU performance in the delivery of services which promote the welfare of children. The assessment criteria uses benchmarks consistent with national standards, averages and targets.

Gender and Development

DILG plays an important role in creating gender responsive LGUs with its provision of technical assistance on mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) in local plans and programs. Through GAD mainstreaming, gender issues are addressed; roles of both men and women are recognized, promoting gender equality.