Policies & Legislation

LCP: SECURING THE FUTURE OF CITIES THROUGH POLICY ADVOCACY

Since 1988, LCP has relentlessly steered the direction of national and local policy discourse toward greater local governance, consistent with its vision to achieve genuine autonomy for local governments in the country. The League constantly takes a stance on pressing policy issues that affect city governments and their constituents, guided by a mission to secure the future of both through policy advocacy. Further, LCP ensures that city's united voices are heard by national authorities by reverberating them during legislative hearings in both Houses of Congress and other similar platforms. As of the latest, LCP is closely engaged in monitoring and promoting cities' welfare in different policy issues to include federalism, local fiscal autonomy, LGU conversion, and the review of the 1991 Local Government Code among others. Readers can obtain a more nuanced understanding of the cities' perspective in the mentioned areas, by browsing through the following position papers crafted by the League.

 

Below are the position papers LCP submitted to various bills on Senate and Congres:

 

1. Position paper on BIGGER PIE, BIGGER SLICE -->

2. Position paper on CITYHOOD -->

3. Position paper on FEDERALISM -->

4. Position paper on LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE REVIEW -->

5. LCP Statement on SENATE BILL NO. 1842 -->

6. Position paper on Maternity Bill (House Bill No. 4113) -->

One Planet City Challenge 2019 - 2020
March 19, 2019
On behalf of the Climate Change and Energy Unit of WWF-Philippines, I wish to invite all cities to join the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC) 2019-2020.
Earth Hour 2019 Switch-Off Event
March 18, 2019
In support of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Philippines’ upcoming Earth Hour celebration on 30 March 2019, I invite all city governments to:
 MEMO
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women 2018 Call for Proposals
December 10, 2018
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women ('UN Trust Fund') is calling for project proposals under its 22nd grant cycle. The call looks into organizations to fund which can implement projects under the three programmatic areas of its 2015-2020 Strategy:
EOI to become a Pilot City on localizing SDGs for Sustainable Urban Resource Management in Asia
August 30, 2018
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) are inviting interested cities to become a pilot city for the project "Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into local action in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific."
 FEATURE CITY