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CLRG is currently contributing to the development of a highly-functional and transformative Open Data (OD) Ecosystem in the Philippines with its action- research entitled “Harnessing Open Data to Promote Transparency and Accountability in the Philippines at the Local Level”. Led by Dir. Erwin Alampay and Ms. Pauline Bautista, CLRG is studying the open data needs of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) engaged in Citizens’ Participatory Audit (CPA), Bottom Up Budgeting BUB), Social Audit and Participatory Budgeting.
A total of 28 participants, composed of both incumbent and aspiring local legislators aimed to improve their legislative skills through the 49th installment of the Development Legislation Enhancement Course.
Coming from different parts of the country, the healthy mix of participants went through a five-day training program, seeking to develop their legislative skills, and for some to be oriented on how local legislative bodies work.
42 barangay officials complete good local governance course
27 November 2015
CLRG and NCPAG's Public Administration 208 masteral class convened a forum on El Nino climate financing last 27 November 2015 with Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection as keynote speaker.
The forum discussed the financing facilities that local governments can tap into as well as the challenges to access, local capacities and understanding of issues on climate change.
The continuing partnership of the Local Government of Quezon City through its Barangay Operations Office and CLRG produced new graduates of the Harnessing Barangay Development Capacities or HBDC last November 25, 2015.
With 41 QC barangay officials and a guest participant from Cainta, Rizal, the executive and managerial course has once again contributed....
Dirk Breuer, 38, a visiting researcher at CLRG in 2003, was elected by an absolute majority of 56% of all votes in the City Hurth, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Back then he undertook research in the Philippines for his Diploma in Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz. Prior to being mayor he served at the German Federal Parliament, Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the City of Bonn and at the Hurth City Council.
In celebration of its 75th Founding Anniversary, the local government of Quezon City recently conducted an international conference titled “Future Perfect: Cities at the Forefront of Change and Development.”
Held last 8-9 October 2015 at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, the conference was organized by UP NCPAG and CLRG on behalf of Quezon City. Mayor Herbert Bautista, Quezon City’s chief executive, graced the occasion and welcomed around 300 participants from parts of the Philippines and the world.
QC Ladies' Foundation learns how to better complement Quezon City government projects
17 January 2014
CLRG conducted a one-day seminar-workshop on "Engaging the Community Better" for the board and district officers of the Quezon City Ladies' Foundation, Inc. on 17 January 2014 at the Discovery Suites, Ortigas Center.
Local legislators from Bicol get a more critical view of their function
07 December 2013
Thirty one (31) members of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL)-Bicol Chapter attended CLRG’s special course on Development Legislation Enhancement (DLEC).
CLRG researchers in review of worldwide experiences of democracy assessments
29 September 2013
Three researchers from CLRG co-authored a paper that reviewed the democracy assessments that the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) had supported during the last 10 years.
Former CLRG Director Brillantes appointed as CHED Commissioner
27 September 2013
UP NCPAG Professor and former CLRG Director and NCPAG DeanDr. Alex Brillantes, Jr. has been appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as a commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
CLRG conducts the 2ndbatch course for local
12 August 2013
The Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG), a constituent unit of UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), successfully conducted the 2nd batch of its preparatory course for new an
returning local chief executives and transition team/technical support members.
More enrollees flock to CLRG's courses for newly elected LG officials
5 August 2013
116 newly elected local legislators have recently graduated from the iExceLL course. 90 more officials will be attending two courses this week: Legislative SETLLE and Preparatory Course for Newly Elected Local Chief Executives & Executive Team
75 young legislators prepare for 2013-2016 term
12 July 2013
60 newly elected young legislators are attending a customized course on local government policy making. The course is sponsored by the 7,000-member National Movement of Young Legislators--a long-time partner of CLRG.
Network sets platform for citizen involvement in LGU transparency
03 July 2013
The Citizen Action Network for Accountability (CANA) and its website was launched on 2 July 2013 in Quezon City. CANA plans to set up 28 citizen action groups all over the Philippines to help in monitoring LGU transparency and accountability.
CLRG researchers examine Katarungang Pambarangay
27 June 2013
Two CLRG researchers are undertaking research on the relevance and effectiveness of the quasi-judicial Katarungang Pambarangay (or Village Justice), one of the indigenous local justice systems in the Philippines and has been strengthened under the Local Government Code.
Newly elected officials get a head start at CLRG
19 June 2013
About 400 newly elected local government officials will be attending CLRG’s short courses this June. Participants poured in to enrol in the preparatory course for local chief executives (Prepare U) and the special course for local legislators (iExceLL).
CLRG conducts course for local chief executives
17 June 2013
The Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) successfully conducted a training program for local chief executives and their staff. Attended by newly-elected officials from various LGUs in the country, the program ran from June 13 to 15, 2013 at the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) of the University of the Philippines.