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DILG ‘inspired to serve’

Neil Alcober

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Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Wednesday said that the agency is inspired to serve the public better amid the continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis following the high trust rating it recently received.

In a statement, Año said that the positive public feedback on the DILG’s actions and efforts is a significant push for the department’s officials and employees — whether working in the field or from home — to work double time as the battle against the virus rages on.

According to the poll conducted by consultancy firm EON Group and research firm Tangere, the DILG received 82.19 percent trust mark from 5,425 survey respondents using the Tangere app across the country.

The report said people’s trust in the government and its institutions especially during the COVID-19 crisis are influenced by the government’s action and engagement with the people.

Año stressed that that the DILG, together with all of its attached agencies, are doing its duties in ensuring that the spirit and letter of Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act are implemented.

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