The Department of the Interior and Local Government is mandated to implement the policy of the State, as provided for in Section 2 of RA 6975 known as the Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990. This is so stated as follows:
“TO PROMOTE PEACE AND ORDER, ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY AND FURTHER STRENGTHEN LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAPABILITY AIMED TOWARDS THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF BASIC SERVICES TO THE CITIZENRY”
By implementing its mandate, DILG has a very beautiful dream and an ambitious aspiration:
Hence, the DILG’s mission statement is a declaration of its main purpose for being:
THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMOTE PEACE AND ORDER, ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY, STRENGTHEN THE CAPABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS THROUGH ACTIVE PEOPLE PARTICIPATION AND A PROFESSIONALIZED CORP OF CIVIL SERVANTS.