Local governance

2 decades of unamended RA 7160 failed to empower barangays

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2010

(Part 2 of a series on Survey of Mayors’ Delivery of Health and Education Services) In The Philippine STAR’s August 11 issue, the article entitled “Noy scraps GMA’s P8-billion ‘pork’ for LGUs” stated that President Noy Aquino scrapped two lump sum budgetary items of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The Kilos Asenso for livelihood programs and…

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What have local governments done?

Published by rudy Date posted on August 18, 2010

In 1991, the Local Government Code of the Philippines was passed, paving the way for the most sweeping fiscal decentralization reform in the country. Eighteen years later, what have we learned? At best, there has been no serious deterioration in the delivery of local public services; in fact, there were a few well-performing ones among…

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Lawmaker pushes salary hike for LGU execs, workers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – A lawmaker has filed a measure increasing the salaries of officials and employees of local government units (LGUs).

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Money problems, other basic issues still hound LGUs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2010

SEVENTEEN years after the implementation of the Local Government Code (LGC), Local Government Units (LGUs) continue to struggle with many issues and basic functions mainly due to funding problems, according to a consultant’s report for an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance to the Philippines.

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DILG and EU in unique link up

Published by rudy Date posted on August 1, 2010

BUILDING on the best-practice results of several recent cooperation programs, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the European Union (EU), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and German Association for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) have got together to prepare a primer on how to strengthen cooperation among local government units in delivering essential services,…

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