Quirino Governor and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) president Dax Cua renewed his call for strengthened representation of local governments units (LGU) in the national stage and improved national-local collaboration to empower local government units with strengthened, integrated, and responsive services for their constituency.
The Ayala Group is one of the leading proponents and believers of the Philippine Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program. Since 1996, it has been engaged in a water concession and, in the recent past, has been awarded the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway tollway, automated fare-collection system, extension of Light Rail Transit 1 system and integrated terminal system under the build-operate-transfer law.
THE Central Visayas Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), headed by Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III, will assess the peace-and-order situation of the region next week after the trade minister’s meeting of the Asean that started last Wednesday in Bohol.
A vice chairman of the House Committee on Local Government on Sunday urged local government units (LGUs) to help the Department of Tourism (DOT) identify “tourism gaps” between market expectations and what tourist destinations can offer to visitors.
Which local government unit (LGU) has the most number of awarded public-private partnership (PPP) projects? Is this the same LGU that has the most number of reclamation projects? For this LGU, what PPP modality did it use to develop its infrastructure projects?
The most PPProlific LGU is the City of Manila, led by its PPPeople-driven mayor, former President Joseph E. Estrada. In the past three years, Manila has already awarded 10 PPP contracts. Aside from these, it is currently vetting three more.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it is keen on increasing its climate change-related financing support to the Philippines starting next year.
Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino is appealing to local government units (LGUs) to be business-friendly and avoid harassing foreign investors.
An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday urged local government units (LGUs) to adopt and implement the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) 2016-2028 by integrating it in their respective development agenda.
A leader of the House of Representatives has asked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and local government units (LGUs) to create a special office that would cater to start-up entrepreneurs and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were displaced from the Middle East.
THE government has its eyes keenly trained on so-called extractive industries, such as mining, and recently ordered the monitoring of their contributions to the nation’s coffers via the electronic receipt and expenditure system, or eSRE.
LOCAL Government Secretary Ismael D. Sueno on Monday urged local governments to end violence against women (VAW) as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launches next week the “18-Day Campaign to End VAW” starting November 25.
THE Department of Finance (DOF), acting on the ruling of the Office of the Ombudsman, has ordered the dismissal of the municipal treasurer of Buguias, Benguet, for her alleged involvement in the P728-million fertilizer-fund scam.
The national government plans to undertake a public rental housing program that will allow Filipinos to live near their workplace, according to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).