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Local Government Month (2019)

October is National Local Government Month in the Philippines!

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October is National Local Government Month in the Philippines!

As long as I have dreamed of being an Environmental Planner, I have become interested with how local development planning in the Philippines works!

This is why #LocalGovernmentDay and #LocalGovernmentMonth is so close to my heart!

I believe in the potential of local government units to spur economic development in the country, if only our leaders become transformational.

To contribute to #LocalGovernmentMonth, I posted on Facebook about some of the most interesting local government topics for me.

I also shared some reading materials for your reference!

If you are my subscriber, you received these first!

It is my hope that these will encourage your support for our local government units!

Don’t miss out!

October is National Local Government Month!Pres. Fidel Ramos signed Proclamation No. 63 s. 1992 to "recognize the contribution of local government units in nation-building."#localgov #localgovernmentmonth

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

#DIDYOUKNOW that RA7160, or the Local Government Code of 1991, should have been reviewed at least every five…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Saturday, October 5, 2019

#DIDYOUKNOW #LocalGovernmentMonth #localgovOne key motivation for #cityhood is higher share in the Internal Revenue…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

#DIDYOUKNOW #LocalGovernmentMonth #localgovRepublic Act 9009, enacted in 2001, increased the average annual income…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Thursday, October 17, 2019

#DIDYOUKNOW #LocalGovernmentMonth #localgovThere have been two separate attempts to convert the City of Cabanatuan…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Saturday, October 19, 2019

#DIDYOUKNOW #LocalGovernmentMonth #WasteWiseCitiesA 2013 study of cities in developing countries revealed that 80-90%…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Related Articles:

#DIDYOUKNOW #LocalGovernmentMonthThe “league of 16” were 16 cities that were the subject of legal battles between…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Monday, October 21, 2019

#LocalGovernmentMonthA highly urbanized city (HUC) is, in the spirit of the Local Government Code, on the same…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

#DIDYOUKNOW that at present, there are 38 independent cities in the Philippines. Independent cities are directly…

Posted by EnP Marion Micah Tinio on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Suggested References on Local Government

Book Theme: Happy City

Local governments are key to redesigning urban areas towards happiness. I enumerate four important themes from the book that are essential for Philippine cities.

Read now!


Why the Local Elections are Important

A special article I wrote to advocate voting for the 2019 Philippine Elections. My favorite quote: “visionary local executives understand the urgency of updating long-term land use and development plans.”

Read now!


DILG Reports and Resources Page

Local government planning is both a technical and political exercise. The resources from DILG are available in digital form for both new and seasoned officials. I listed the page in my compilation of knowledge sites for environmental planners.

Explore DILG page!


Video: 7 Principles for Building Better Cities 

Local governments are always accommodating growing populations in spite of climate change, disaster risk and urban sprawl. This Youtube video, along with others in my playlist, will give you a global perspective of our local issues.

Watch Video on Youtube!


Teng-Calleja et al. (2016). Transformation in Philippine local government

An international paper that examined the “challenges, enablers and outcomes of organisation transformation in Philippine local governments.” In short, an inspiration piece for local government executives towards transformational leadership.I cited it in my post about local elections.

Go to paper download page!


Should I write detailed posts about any of these? Tell me in the comments!


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