Policies & Legislation


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:


62nd National Executive Board Meeting

1. Position paper on Local Budget Memorandum No.74 Adjusted FY2017 Internal Revenue Allotment and Additional Guidelines on the Preparation of the FY2017 ANnual Budgets of Local Goverment Units

2. Position paper on the Postponement of the Barangay Elections and Appointment of Barangay Officials by the President

3. LCP Resolution Appealing to President Rodrigo R. Duterte to Restore the 5\% Share from the Gross Income of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)


63rd National Executive Board Meeting

1. LCP Proposition on Federalism: The Local Government Perspective

2. Position paper on HB 3907: Extending the Term of Brgy Officials to Five Years

3. Position paper on HB 4119: Amending Section 450 of the Local Government Code

4. Position paper on the Amendments to the 1991 Local Government Code (RA 7160)

5. Position paper on the Postponement of the Barangay Elections and Appointment of Barangay Officials by the President (HB 5359)


64th National Executive Board

1. Discussion paper on the Financial Benefits of Federalism to Cities

2. LCP Response to the Sectorial Consultation on Federalism

3. Position paper on the Cityhood Bills


65th National Executive Board

1. Discussion paper on HB 7198: Institutionalizing Strategic Volunteerism Based on Multi-Sectoral Public-Private Partnership Framework in all LGUs and Congressional District in the Country

2. LCP Statement on SB 1842

3. Techincal Comments on HB 527 and SB 2179

4. Position paper on HB 6047: Creating Recreational Spaces in Cities and Municipalities

5. Discussion paper on HB 235 and 3279 Requiring Mandatory Environment Insurance Coverage for Environmetally-Critical Business

6. Discussion paper on SB 481 and 511 Promoting Transparency in Government by Establishing a Local Government Finance Website and Establishing the Local Management Information System

7. Position paper on HB 4113: 100-Day Maternity Leave Law

8. Position paper on the Amendments to the 1991 Local Government Code )RA 7160)

9. Position paper on Bigger Pie, Bigger Slice Bills

10. LCP Inputs on HB 8221: Institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) and Allocate a fund for its purpose

11. LCP Inputs on SB Biill 1896: Universal Health Care Bill

12. LCP Statement on SB 1842

13. Policy Notes on 20\% Development Fund and Special Education Fund

14. LCP on Securing the Future of Cities in the Philippines Federalization Agenda

15. LCP Discussion on the Impact of SB 1842


66 NEB

1. LCP Statement on the Ongoing Amendments to RA 8794



1. LCP Comments on SB 2198: Amending the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006

2. LCP Letter to Commission on Audit Chairman Hon. Michael G. Aguinaldo Regarding LCP Status as an Organization


69 NEB

1. Discussion paper on HB 3012: Establishing Local Language as the Official Language in LGUs

2. LCP Correspondence on to DILG Director Anna Liza F. Bonagua on the Guidelines in the Integration of Barangay Clearance in the LGU Permitting Proceses of Citie and Municipalities

3. LCP Correspondence on to DILG Director Anna Liza F. Bonagua on the Guidelines for Regulatory Reforms Pursuant to EODB-BGSD Act of 2018

4. Discussion paper on the Draft IRR of RA 11311 that Seeks to Imporve and Provde Adequate Facilities for Land Transporation Terminals, Stations, Stops, Rest Areas and Roll-On/Roll-Off Terminals for the Convenience and Comfort of its Clientele

Philippine Cites Local Issuance on COVID-19
March 18, 2020
Philippine Cities Local Issuance on COVID-19
2019 Climate Action Summit
September 12, 2019
The 2019 Climate Action Summit this 23rd of September will showcase national and local efforts across the globe in responding to the current global climate emergency.
Loan Project Financing by the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO)
January 24, 2020
We are pleased to inform you of the different financing windows currently being offered by the Municipal Development Fund Office (MDFO) of the Department of Finance (DOF). MDFO is mandated to provide financing for priority development projects of Local Government Units (LGUs) at lower interest rates. Since 1998, the MDFO has been extending loan assistance to LGUs, including free technical assistance in the preparatory stages of project implementation.
Taal Volcano Comprehensive Situational Report
January 14, 2020
To understand the magnitude of the Taal Volcano eruption, we have consolidated the reports from various agencies monitoring the situation. Attached is a copy of a Comprehensive Situational Report obtained from the websites of Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysial and Astronomical Services Administration, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and the Manila International Airport Authority for your reference. We will continually update you of any developments.