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32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

May 30, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Barangay Chairman Angelito Sarmiento is killed inside his home by unidentified gunmen

32 Manila barangay officials on drug watchlist, 1 killed last week

What can local governments do when terror strikes?

May 28, 2017 - 5:30 PM

When terror strikes, the first responders are barangay officials, mayors, and governors

What can local governments do when terror strikes?

FAST FACTS: Avoiding double taxation for nonresidents

Apr 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Philippines is currently a signatory to 41 tax treaties that address double taxation situations

FAST FACTS: Avoiding double taxation for nonresidents

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

Mar 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

As we approach the tax month of April, check if you know enough about the Philippine tax landscape

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

Local governments not spending enough on social services – budget chief

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:50 AM

'Bulk of funds are spent on local administrative functions instead of education, health and nutrition, population control, labor and employment, housing and community development, social welfare and so forth'

Local governments not spending enough on social services – budget chief

DOF: Mining closures to cost LGUs over P821M in revenue losses

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says 3 of the 17 affected areas would lose revenues representing more than 50% of their current operating income

DOF: Mining closures to cost LGUs over P821M in revenue losses

DOF to LGUs: Study impact of mining closures on revenues

Feb 06, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Local treasurers are told to submit reports to the Department of Finance by Friday, February 10

DOF to LGUs: Study impact of mining closures on revenues

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn't follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

Jan 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The Commission on Audit releases its first-ever report on how funds for disaster risk reduction and management were used by national and local officials

COA: DND, 183 LGUs didn't follow rules for disaster funds in 2015

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Prepare to help LGUs hit by Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle makes this appeal to parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila, which covers 5 cities in the National Capital Region

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Prepare to help LGUs hit by Nina

Cities highest-earning LGUs in 2015

Nov 02, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Quezon City and Makati were the top earners overall, while Bulacan and Negros Occidental reported the highest revenues among provinces, according to COA's 2015 Annual Financial Report on Local Government Units

Cities highest-earning LGUs in 2015

FAST FACTS: The Local Government Code turns 25

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:46 PM

October 10, 2016 marks 25 years since the Local Government Code – the bible of local governance – was enacted in the Philippines. It is undergoing a comprehensive review.

FAST FACTS: The Local Government Code turns 25

Local governments urged to prioritize programs for PWDs

Jul 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM

July 17 marks the start of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week

Local governments urged to prioritize programs for PWDs

Sex education in PH schools still lacking – UNFPA

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:50 AM

According to the latest report on the implementation of the RH law, the education department has not yet developed the minimum standards of comprehensive sexuality education that schools should comply with

Sex education in PH schools still lacking – UNFPA

Globe brings Fiber to Binondo SMEs, eyes $2B rollout

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Globe partners with the Manila City government to speed up the process of laying network infrastructure for its high-speed projects

Globe brings Fiber to Binondo SMEs, eyes $2B rollout

How can citizens take charge of #OpenRoads?

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:54 PM

To help improve the quality of roads in the country, citizens should take charge

How can citizens take charge of #OpenRoads?

Binay wants mega infrastructure projects for every region

Dec 11, 2015 - 6:25 PM

At a forum in the Ateneo, UNA's standard-bearer promises higher Internal Revenue Allotment shares for LGUs

Binay wants mega infrastructure projects for every region

27 LGUs failed to submit Q2 receipts, expenditures report

Aug 12, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The finance department's tax watch ad shames 19 cities, 8 provinces for failure to submit their electronic statements of receipts and expenditures

27 LGUs failed to submit Q2 receipts, expenditures report

Tommy Osmeña's birthday message to Cebu: 'Think of your future'

Jul 26, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Is the former mayor eyeing his old seat again?

Tommy Osmeña's birthday message to Cebu: 'Think of your future'

Aquino signs law creating open high school system in PH

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The law comes as the Department of Education works on its 'last mile': bringing the schools to where the learners are

Aquino signs law creating open high school system in PH

Bangko Sentral loans to MSMEs hit P1.74B

Jul 20, 2015 - 7:49 PM

The Credit Surety Fund for micro, small, and medium enterprises is expected to spur economic activities

Bangko Sentral loans to MSMEs hit P1.74B

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Manila is the country’s most competitive city, while Davao del Sur heads the provinces, according to the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index

Index shows local governments make PH more competitive

LGUs, agencies ready for Typhoon Dodong

May 09, 2015 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) On Saturday, DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Austere Panadero says #DodongPH will be the official hashtag used to monitor calls for rescue and other typhoon updates from citizens

LGUs, agencies ready for Typhoon Dodong

Small farmers, priority sectors get P331B in loans

Mar 21, 2015 - 6:53 PM

Government-owned Land Bank priority sector loans are up 35% in 2014 and hit a record 85.9% of total loans

Small farmers, priority sectors get P331B in loans

LGUs to play big role in ASEAN integration

Feb 15, 2015 - 4:30 PM

But local officials claim they would be needing more beyond simply being briefed about the economic integration

LGUs to play big role in ASEAN integration

Slow Internet? Blame red tape – telcos

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Telco giants in the Philippines say bureaucratic red tape hampers infrastructure to improve data services in the country

Slow Internet? Blame red tape – telcos

DA to expedite funds release for PH rural dev't program

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:14 PM

The program supported by the World Bank temporarily waives a requirement, thus enabling Yolanda-hit LGUs to immediately avail of the funding scheme

DA to expedite funds release for PH rural dev't program

Parañaque now a 'strictly' non-smoking city

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:35 PM

'We need to show how serious we are by putting our feet firmly down the necks of all violators,' says Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez

Parañaque now a 'strictly' non-smoking city

Imperial Manila? 'Conditional' budget hinders LGUs

Nov 25, 2014 - 9:46 AM

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr says that instead of empowering LGUs, ‘alternative’ but ‘restrictive and conditional’ sources of funds reduce their autonomy

Imperial Manila? 'Conditional' budget hinders LGUs

Yolanda a year after: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Few local government units taking advantage of scientific data on disaster-preparedness could undermine the government's goal of building back better after Yolanda

Yolanda a year after: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

'#ZeroCasualty during disasters not just about numbers'

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:39 PM

(UPDATED) Zero casualty means everybody must not only live but must also have equal chances during disasters, says Albay Governor Joey Salceda

'#ZeroCasualty during disasters not just about numbers'

Salceda to NCR mayors: What happens to disaster funds?

Oct 08, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Albay Governor Joey Salceda urges local governments to follow the law and mount funds for disaster risk reduction in their area

Salceda to NCR mayors: What happens to disaster funds?

Gawad Listahan: DSWD to award top LGU data users

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:43 AM

LGUs with active social protection projects and programs benefiting the Listahanan-identified poor are encouraged to enter the competition

Gawad Listahan: DSWD to award top LGU data users

After Yolanda: State of Barangay 88

Jul 29, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Some residents of a community in Tacloban feel abandoned despite the deluge of international assistance and funding

After Yolanda: State of Barangay 88

Before SONA, Aquino OKs Yolanda rehab plans for Tacloban, 5 others

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says his office will submit to the President the P169.7-billion master rehabilitation plan by August 1

Before SONA, Aquino OKs Yolanda rehab plans for Tacloban, 5 others

To the social media savvy: Help report school damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Education officials say the preemptive suspension of classes by local government units helped a lot during Typhoon Glenda

To the social media savvy: Help report school damage

#ProjectAgos: DILG officials tackle use of technology in disaster preparedness

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:44 PM

DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero says most local government units have problems in making critical information (evacuation centers, prepositioning of relief goods) accessible to the public.

#ProjectAgos: DILG officials tackle use of technology in disaster preparedness

2 in 5 cities spend less than P1,000 per public school student

Jul 09, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Cities are the most capable to fund educational services yet, some of them still fall short of the average spending per public school student, the government's latest tax watch ad shows

2 in 5 cities spend less than P1,000 per public school student

7 in 10 provinces: Less revenues for education spending

Jul 02, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Local government units are allowed by law to impose a 1% levy on the assessed value of lands, in addition to the basic real property tax, for their Special Education Fund

7 in 10 provinces: Less revenues for education spending

Health care on wheels: A little push for political will

May 14, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The health department's roadshow aims to visit 3 provinces every month until June 30, 2016, with a budget of P1 million per region

Health care on wheels: A little push for political will

Centralized bank account soon for Yolanda aid

May 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM

This comes as the national government remains blind to Yolanda donations made directly to LGUs, says a budget official

Centralized bank account soon for Yolanda aid

DILG to grant P2 B to CAR for anti-poverty projects

Apr 25, 2014 - 3:05 PM

The projects were identified through the Grassroots Participatory Budget Process (GBPB)

DILG to grant P2 B to CAR for anti-poverty projects

DILG to prioritize Yolanda areas for anti-poverty projects

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:07 PM

DILG is hoping local governments can draft clear plans for spending the money

DILG to prioritize Yolanda areas for anti-poverty projects

What senior high school tracks fit your locality?

Feb 19, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Education Undersecretary Dina Ocampo says regional offices should do a fact-check on their economic data to put their senior high school curriculum in context

What senior high school tracks fit your locality?

Shortage? Doctors in PH 'enough' – Ona

Feb 14, 2014 - 6:18 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says the problem in the Philippines is maldistribution of doctors and the incentives given to them

Shortage? Doctors in PH 'enough' – Ona

Can geo-tagging help combat corruption?

Feb 03, 2014 - 1:35 PM

Geo-tagging gives both local government units (LGU's) and citizens the capacity to monitor the progress of projects even in remote areas

Can geo-tagging help combat corruption?

DOH to give catch-up measles vaccinations in 7 provinces

Jan 22, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Parents can bring their children to health centers January 23-February 3 in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Bulacan, and Pampanga

DOH to give catch-up measles vaccinations in 7 provinces

Corruption in LGUs: Why medicines are inaccessible

Nov 03, 2013 - 1:30 PM

The procurement of medicines by local governments has been a major source of corruption, politicking, and even risk to doctors' lives

Corruption in LGUs: Why medicines are inaccessible

Fences and farmers: LGU efforts in education reforms

Oct 13, 2013 - 2:09 PM

More local government units are taking up the responsibility of improving the quality of education in the country

Fences and farmers: LGU efforts in education reforms

LGUs told: Graduates need not always head to Manila

Oct 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM

What jobs do regions offer, and what skills do they need? LGUs should adapt their school curricula to these market requirements.

LGUs told: Graduates need not always head to Manila

Robredo legacy: P1-B fund ready for performing LGUs

Sep 05, 2013 - 6:49 PM

LGUs with a "Seal of Good Housekeeping" from the DILG may tap into the P1 B fund