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GIVE MORE FUNDS TO LGUS AS FIRST RESPONDERS — CO

The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations stressed the need to strengthen the capacity of local government units (LGUs) as the first responders in emergencies or disasters, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. During the hearing on the P251.18-billion proposed budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, AKO BICOL party-list Representative […]

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DENR TAPS LGUS FOR INDIGENOUS SPECIES PROTECTION

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is focusing on building the capacity of local government units (LGUs) and strengthening the protection of indigenous species and their habitats. This is part of the agency’s thrust of promoting environmental management and climate change mitigation at the local level according to DENR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, […]

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CUA: LGUS TO RESPOND TO BOOSTER DRIVE CALL

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) president Dakila Cua vowed that all local government units under ULAP’s wing will respond to Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.’s rallying call for LGUs to “build a wall of immunity” against COVID-19. “Of course, ULAP and all its LGU-members will respond to the President’s rallying call positively. We […]

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TOLENTINO TO DBM: EMPOWER LGUS TO FIGHT RECESSION

Senator Francis Tolentino urged the incoming leadership of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to empower local government units using the “Mandanas ruling” of the Supreme Court in averting the effects of a looming global recession amid the combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the inflation brought by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Tolentino […]

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NCR LGUS TO EYE 250,000 VAX JABS WITHIN ECQ – MMDA

On the second day of enhanced community quarantine in the National Capital Region, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority inspected anew vaccination sites in Metro Manila, particularly in cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos oversaw vaccination rollout at Pasolo Elementary School in Barangay Pasolo, Valenzuela; Robinsons Townmall in Tinajeros, Malabon; Navotas […]

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CUA: ULAP BACKS LGU ADVANCE VACCINE PAYMENTS

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) President and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua on Thursday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing local government units (LGUs) to give COVID-19 vaccine suppliers and manufacturers advance 50% payment, and said the move was a big boost for LGUs working to protect their constituents from the COVID-19 virus. […]

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LGUS SHOULD TAKE LEAD IN DIGITAL SERVICES – ANGARA

To bolster the country’s efforts in developing and implementing e-government services, Senator Sonny Angara said that local government units (LGUs) should take the lead in digital transformation for the public sector. Angara noted how the shift to digital or online services has accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and “government cannot afford to […]

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LGUS TO AID NAT’L GOV’T BUY COVID VACCINES – CUA

Local government units (LGUs) are “inspired” to help the national government in buying, using, and handling coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines as a way of volunteerism, Quirino Governor Dax Cua said. In a virtual news briefing sponsored by the Presidential Communications Operations Office-Philippine Information Agency, Cua, president of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines […]

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CUA TO DEPED: CONSULT LGUS ON FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES

Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua on Wednesday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to consult local government unit (LGU) executives and officials of the Department of Health (DOH) with regard to the possibility of resuming face-to-face classes in January amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and stressed […]

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BAYANIHAN 2 HAS HOUSE-INTRODUCED PROVISIONS TO BEEF UP LGU COVID RESPONSE, HASTEN BUSINESS RECOVERY — VILLAFUERTE

Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte said over the weekend the proposed Bayanihan To Heal As One Act that the House of Representatives is set to ratify on Monday contains features that aim to strengthen the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response capabilities of local government units (LGUs) and hasten the recovery of businesses hit hard by the coronavirus-induced […]