MILF faces tremendous challenge on governance, says UP Prof
ABS-CBN News, 06 August 2018
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) faces a tremendous challenge in showing its capability to run a government, a professor on Islamic Studies said Monday.
Taytay creek is water rehab model for Southeast Asia
Rappler, 02 August 2018
After the rehabilitation of the Maningning Creek in Taytay, Rizal, it now serves as a model for the rehabilitation of waterways, a model to be replicated to save other creeks and rivers in other ASEAN countries.
Naga to equip PUV drivers with first aid skills
Rappler, 01 August 2018
A new ordinance in this city in the Bicol region will train drivers of jeepneys, trimobiles, padyak, and e-trikes to become first aid responders during road crashes.
Towns to vote on inclusion of their barangays in Bangsamoro
MindaNews, 30 July 2018
Barangays outside of the core territory of the Bangsamoro that are proposed for inclusion in the Bangsamoro in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will become part of the new political entity if the municipalities to which they now belong will vote in favor of the law creating such region, an official explained on Monday.
Moro people urged to register to ensure ratification of Bangsamoro law
MindaNews, 29 July 2018
Moro people of voting age should register with the Commission on Elections to boost the chances of ratification of the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao during the plebiscite, Engr. Aida Soliwan of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s social welfare committee said.
Palace to spend up to P90M for federalism information campaign
GMA News Online, 26 July 2018
Malacañang has formed an inter-agency task force that would conduct a nationwide information dissemination campaign about President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for a federal form of government.
Duterte signs Bangsamoro Organic Law
The Philippine Star, 26 July 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law, Malacañang confirmed Thursday. The president first announced the signing of BOL during the 69th anniversary of Ipil, a town in Zamboanga Sibugay, at about 5:13 p.m. Thursday.
Año: LGUs support localized peace talks
Inquirer.Net, 19 July 2018
Various local government units have expressed their support for the holding of localized peace talks, according to Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año.
De Lima proposes system for LGUs to aid PWDs
Manila Bulletin, 18 July 2018
Senator De Lima urged local officials to train enough emergency service providers who can assist family members of the PWD community in times of man-made or natural disasters.
Bicam OKs final Bangsamoro bill for Duterte signature
Rappler, 18 July 2018
The bicameral conference committee finalized on Wednesday, July 18, the bill that would establish and grant greater autonomy to a new Bangsamoro region.
Creation of federal gov't estimated to cost P55B -Manasan
Manila Bulletin, 17 July 2018
The creation of a federal government is estimated to cost P55 billion and would mean more taxes from Filipino citizens, Dr. Rosario Manasan of the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) told the Senate constitutional amendments and revision of codes said Tuesday.
Supreme Court: LGU shares shall be sourced from all national taxes
Rappler, 04 July 2018
The Supreme Court (SC) announced on Wednesday, July 4, its ruling that the “just share” of local government units shall be sourced from “all national taxes and not only national internal revenue taxes.”
PH still far from becoming PWD-inclusive -- UP study
Rappler, 25 June 2018
Only 60 percent of local government units have a Persons with Disability Office (PDAO), according to a study by the UP Center for Local and Regional Governance (UP CLRG) on persons with disability (PWD) inclusion in the Philippines.
DILG: More than 300,000 SK officials finish mandatory training
MSN, 25 May 2018
In an effort to prepare and capacitate newly-elected youth leaders, around 335,600 Sangguniang Kabataan officials have completed their nationwide mandatory training nearly two weeks after the 2018 barangay and SK elections, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said Friday.