Police Clearance Now Required for COVID-19 Relief Drives: DILG

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Non-government organizations who wish to help in pandemic recovery efforts need to secure a police clearance first, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said Friday to ensure the legitimacy of such groups.

The police clearance, according to DILG Officer-in-Charge Bernardo Florece, Jr., will serve as proof that the group has no record of illegal activity.

"Gusto lang nating makasiguro na ang mga CSOs (civil society organizations ) na katrabaho natin ay tunay na nais makatulong sa gobyerno at sa mga mamamayan,” Florece said.

Other requirements that groups need to submit are as follows:

  • list of current officers and members
  • board resolution signifying intention for accreditation;
  • original sworn statement that the group is an independent, non-partisan organization
  • minutes of annual meeting, annual accomplishment report, and financial statement for the preceding year.


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The announcement comes after the DILG said it confirmed reports of fly-by-night groups who use the pandemic to secure funding from local and foreign institutions for their personal agenda.

"Kunwari ay gustong makatulong at makikipagpartner sa gobyerno pero may hidden agenda ang mga ito kaya kailangan nating siguruhin kung legitimate ba talaga sila o nanggagamit lang," Florece said.

Organizations who wish to help in pandemic recovery efforts are encouraged by the DILG to coordinate with their barangays.  

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