Local Government Code Anniversary

October 10, 2011
The landmark on local autonomy and decentralization known as the Local Government Code of 1991 will mark its 20th year of implementation on October 10 of this year. In recognition of the development opportunities provided by this milestone legislation, the Union of Local Authorities in the Philippines (ULAP) is spearheading the celebration of the gains of its 20 years of implementation.

The theme of this 20th anniversary celebration is “Local Government Code: 20 years of Gains Towards A More Meaningful Autonomy.” The celebration aims to reflect on the two decades of accomplishments made possible by the LGC, highlight continuing challenges in local governance within the framework of the LGC that need to be addressed and explore possibilities for future evolution of the code provisions in enhance local autonomy towards national development . As a way of increasing awareness of the general public on local governance issues, a series of parallel activities at the local and national level will be organized.

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