DAVAO CITY – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued on Tuesday, June 15, a warning against individuals or groups that uses their seal or logo in their promotional materials and/or activities without the permission of the department.
In a memo dated June 11, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said they received numerous complaint regarding private individuals, organizations or groups that use the DILG seal or logo in identification cards, signages, and/or any merchandise.
“Worse, a number of these reported private individuals, organizations, or groups are charging their members, recruits and the public certain fees and are misrepresenting that they are accredited by the department,” Año said.
He added that alarmingly, reports also indicate that a number of these organizations or groups are actually sanctioned by some DILG officials.
Año reiterated that the DILG has not issued any authority to any individual, organization, or group to utilize the DILG seal in any of their materials or undertaking.
The DILG secretary directed all agencies under the DILG to take appropriate actions to prevent the unauthorized use of the DILG seal or logo and to deal with the violators accordingly.
Año said any utilization and/or displacement of the DILG seal or logo in any materials without their consent will be dealt with accordingly in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, such as usurpation and illegal representation.