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'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.

2017: A year of rejection for Duterte's appointees

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:03 PM

As 2017 ends, Rappler takes a look at the sacked and rejected members of the Duterte administration

New DAR chief Castriciones vows to prioritize farmer beneficiaries

Dec 08, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Agrarian Reform Acting Secretary John Castriciones also wants to fast-track the distribution of certificates of land ownership awards to agrarian reform beneficiaries

NEW CHIEF. Department of Agrarian Reform Acting Secretary John Castriciones assumes office. Photo from DAR website

DILG official files libel complaint vs Rappler reporter

Nov 23, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Castriciones was among 3 undersecretaries whom DILG officials and employees anonymously asked to be sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte

COMPLAINANT. John Castriciones was appointed to oversee the DILG's operations. Photo from Castriciones' Facebook account

Embattled DILG usec says he only wanted to review procurement process

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Undersecretary Jesus Hinlo Jr also admits knowing a Negros Occidental gambling lord who was his client until just before he was appointed to the DILG

3 DILG undersecretaries 'floating' since April

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno clips the powers of the 3 undersecretaries before they convinced President Duterte to fire the DILG chief

'FLOATING'. The three Interior Undersecretaries have been clipped of their powers, only able to represent the DILG in meetings and conferences for the past 3 months. Photos from the officials' Facebook pages

DILG officials, employees urge Duterte to fire 3 undersecretaries

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

In a confidential memo submitted to President Duterte DILG officials and employees accuse Jesus Hinlo John Castriciones and Emily Padilla of corruption

INVESTIGATED. Interior Undersecretaries JV Hinlo, Emily Padilla, and John Castriciones are the same officials who urged President Rodrigo Duterte to sack former DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno. Photos from officials’ Facebook pages

Controversial Rosenbauer fire trucks in PH, but won't be used until 2018

May 09, 2017 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED The Bureau of Fire Protection has yet to open the bidding for brokers who will deliver the units to local government units in Mindanao

BIDDING TO FOLLOW. The Bureau of Fire Protection already has the Rosenbauer firetrucks and is now undergoing preparation for the bidding of their delivery.

#AnimatED: Reality check not just for Gina Lopez

May 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year after it assumed power can this presidency really afford to appoint people on the basis of competence and not loyalty or personal ties to the leader?

Palace: Austrian firetruck deal will proceed

Apr 20, 2017 - 6:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte fired a Cabinet official over the deal with Rosenbauer International AG but Malacañang says nothing prevents its implementation for now

SKETCHY DEAL? Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says, so far, there are no moves from the Palace to intervene in a contract with an Austrian company that got DILG chief Sueno fired. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:14 AM

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When President Duterte goes on a firing spree

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:15 AM

The President s one whiff you re out rule shows a leadership style governed by instinct and passion and little reflection say political analysts

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Apr 06, 2017 - 9:56 PM

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Duterte 'misinformed' about me – Sueno

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Former interior secretary Ismael Sueno gives a summary of his response to corruption allegations with the heading 3 DILG Usecs conspired and misled President Duterte to summarily dismiss an innocent DILG secretary

FORMER CHIEF. Ismael Sueno gets a send-off from department employees on Thursday, April 6. Rappler photo

Duterte on firing Sueno: 'I could never be misinformed'

Apr 06, 2017 - 4:29 PM

When I fire you diyan mismo alam ko ang ginagawa ko The first whiff ang unang singaw – and maski hindi totoo – ba bye tayo says President Rodrigo Duterte insisting he has sound basis to sack former interior secretary Ismael Sueno

'ONE WHIFF.' President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet meeting on Monday, April 3. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

IN PHOTOS: Sueno says goodbye to DILG employees

Apr 06, 2017 - 3:17 PM

A traumatized former interior secretary Ismael Sueno bids farewell to his official family of 9 months at a send off ceremony

HURTING.Former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno is joined by wife Jocelyn Sueno during a Mass for his send off at the DILG office on April 6, 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

Unlike predecessors, Duterte gov't has 'no blunder yet' – Sotto

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:36 PM

UPDATED Compared to previous administrations less na less ang blunder May kamalasan na nangyayari [pero] iba yung blunder iba yung pagkakamali says the senator

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Sueno: 'I'm a willing victim' in Duterte's fight vs corruption

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The former Cabinet official says he is deeply hurt by the baseless corruption allegations against him

GOODBYE. Former DILG secretary Ismael Sueno delivers a farewell speech before the DILG officials and employees during send-off ceremony for him on April 6, 2017 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Usec Catalino Cuy is acting DILG chief

Apr 05, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Undersecretary Catalino Cuy a former Davao City police chief will hold the position until President Rodrigo Duterte chooses a new secretary says Malacañang

TRUSTED MAN. Interior Undersecretary Catalino Cuy is chosen as acting DILG chief. PCOO photo

Bongbong Marcos on Cabinet post: I can't say no to the President

Apr 05, 2017 - 1:50 PM

If the President asks you to serve in whatever capacity you can t say no says former senator Bongbong Marcos who will be eligible for a government post after the one year appointment ban on losing candidates lapses next month

NEXT DILG CHIEF? Former senator Ferdinand  'Bongbong' Marcos Jr talks to reporters in Lubao, Pampanga, where former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo celebrated her birthday on April 5, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte on Sueno, National Privacy Commission, Colombia mudslide | Midday wRap

Apr 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 5, 2017

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:40 AM

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'Saddened' Koko Pimentel wants to see evidence vs party mate Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 11:04 PM

UPDATED I know Secretary Sueno to be a kind low key and religious person says the Senate President of ex DILG chief Ismael Sueno

Sueno's 'wrong' answer to Duterte sealed his fate

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte asked then Secretary Ismael Sueno if he had read the opinion of the DILG s legal division on a suspicious contract

LINE OF QUESTIONING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the 14th Cabinet Meeting on April 3, 2017. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Sueno, Kadamay, immigration officers | Evening wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:22 PM

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Duterte says Marcos not likely to accept DILG post

Apr 04, 2017 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED The camp of Ferdinand Marcos Jr however says a Cabinet appointment won t affect his electoral protest and he respects Duterte too much to refuse any offer

ILOCOS LEG. Vice Presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos continues to visit various places in the north on the second day of his election sortie on Wednesday, February 10. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Sueno: Thank you, Mr President, but 'I am not corrupt'

Apr 04, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Ismael Sueno fired from the Cabinet on Monday can only wish that his detractors who made allegations against him would do better running the DILG

Trillanes dares Duterte: File corruption charges vs Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is not buying Malacañang s anti corruption excuse to justify Ismael Sueno s dismissal citing President Rodrigo Duterte s inaction on complaints against his other appointees

CONVENIENT EXCUSE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says President Rodrigo Duterte's dismissal of former Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno is just a 'convenient excuse' to appoint his preferred DILG chief after the election ban. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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Apr 04, 2017 - 1:27 PM

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INSIDE STORY: How Duterte fired DILG chief Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:02 PM

After supposedly checking on Sueno s past activities the President grills the former DILG chief on a sketchy government contract and foreign trip

DISMISSED. Former DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno listens during the 14th Cabinet meeting, the meeting during which he is fired by President Duterte. RTVM screenshot

Sueno dismissal sends 'very strong signal' vs corruption – lawmakers

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Opposition legislators believe that the dismissal of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno shows the crack and disunity in the Duterte administration

NO TO CORRUPTION. President Rodrigo Duterte President gives a message during his formal investiture as Chief Scout of the Boy Scout of the Philippines at the Malacanang Palace in Manila on April 3. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte fires DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 7:11 AM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte fires Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno in the wake of corruption allegations

FIRED. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno during a press briefing at the New Executive Building in Malacanang on January 5, 2016. Malacanang Photo/File

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Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs

ANOTHER POSTPONEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the specter of druglord-influenced barangay officials in seeking another postponement of the 2017 barangay elections. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Sueno hits Robredo for criticizing drug war, 'hurting' trade deals

Mar 22, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says Vice President Leni Robredo s criticism of the drug war is affecting the Philippines standing in the international community

Duterte wants to be 'manager' of Mindanao dev't projects

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Interior Secretary Sueno says the President will be the project manager of development funds and development projects in Mindanao

DILG memo: LGUs 'expected' to help mobilize for pro-Duterte rally

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:59 PM

The memorandum says local government officials may organize their constituents who are willing to participate in pro Duterte events scheduled this weekend

News Briefs: February 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017 - 11:42 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 20

DILG's Sueno on Korean's murder: Heads to roll

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno also says We will not let these few rotten members of the PNP undermine the gains of the anti illegal drugs drive particularly Oplan TokHang

'HEADS WILL ROLL.' Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno vows to hold perpetrators accountable over the murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

UK to nationals: 'Take care' amid Nazareno threat

Jan 07, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Like the UK Canada also advises its citizens to exercise caution during the Feast of the Black Nazarene

YEARLY TRADITION. The Feast of the Black Nazarene is expected to attract up to 8 million people this year. File photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

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Jan 05, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Maute Group may target Black Nazarene procession

Jan 05, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno gives assurances security forces are on full alert for possible terror threats to the religious event typically attended by over a million people

TARGET OF TERROR? Devotees try to get near the carriage carrying the image of Jesus of the Black Nazarene as the annual Traslacion starts at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Saturday, January 9, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel will assume the post governor while First Provincial Board Member Michael Canlas becomes vice governor

DILG names 19 cops probed for Espinosa killing

Nov 08, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says these officers – from the CIDG and the Regional Maritime Unit in Eastern Visayas – have been placed on floating status

FULL-SUPPORT. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno affirmed in a press briefing on Tuesday, November 8, that the authorities are investigating the recent murder of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr.

DILG chief orders Napolcom probe into Espinosa death

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Although the PNP in Eastern Visayas has started its own investigation Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says it is still necessary for Napolcom to get into the picture to lend integrity and credibility to the probe

NAPOLCOM PROBE, TOO. Police inspect the Leyte sub provincial jail in Baybay city where Rolando Espinosa was killed on November 5. File photo courtesy of Leyte police

Scam alert: DILG warns against barangay appointments for a fee

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:38 AM

DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno says the authorities know the locations and will apprehend the extortionist He asks those who have fallen victim to testify

Fireman gets promotion after QC tower fire

Nov 05, 2016 - 8:30 AM

After saving 6 lives from a burning building fire officer Florencio Azonsa also receives a Medalya ng Kabayanihan from the DILG in addition to his promotion

DILG recognizes over 300 LGUs for good governance

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno urges the local government units to continue engaging the public and to look forward to new challenges under federalism

DILG: Postpone barangay elections, focus on war on drugs

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno backs the House minority s proposal to let President Rodrigo Duterte appoint barangay officers in charge if the elections are postponed

POSTPONE BARANGAY POLLS. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno supports the postponement of the barangay elections scheduled in October. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

DILG tests 911 emergency hotline

Jul 21, 2016 - 7:31 PM

The 24 hour service will go live in August