City officials from 55 cities across the country gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, to participate in the 1st Convergence of Family of Servants of the League of Cities of the Philippines last 16 to 18 August 2022.
With the theme "LCP Reimagined: Moving Forward. Unifying. Building Smarter Cities," the League brought together prominent speakers from the national government and the private sector to discuss the pressing concerns of cities. Further, it became a venue to strategize ways to strengthen public-private partnerships for cities' continued development.
LCP National President and Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama welcomed the delegates during the event. He underscored the need for cities to work together and recognized the essential role of a multi-stakeholder approach to good governance.
The LCP General Assembly, the organization's highest governing body, also convened during the three-day event to reflect on the role of the League in realizing the collective vision of sustainable, resilient, and resource-efficient Philippine cities.
Dialogues with concerned national government agencies
As local governments gear towards full devolution with Executive Order No. 138, the League organized an interactive session with selected national government agencies (NGAs).
The Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary Wilford Will L. Wong and Director John Aries S. Macaspac discussed the salient features of EO No. 138. In their presentation, they highlighted the issues surrounding the complementation of NGAs' and LGU's devolution transition plans, the selection criteria for the Growth Equity Fund, and the status of the capacity-building program for cities.
Meanwhile, Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary Charles Frederick T. Co joined the dialogue via Zoom. He shared the various services that his Department will devolve to LGUs, including assistance to individuals in crises and sustainable livelihood programs.
"We duly recognize the LGUs are the ones that will directly feel and determine the needs of their constituents," said Co. "The DSWD is here to support the LGUs in this endeavor. Our fervent hope is that we remain allies working towards uplifting the quality of life of our vulnerable sectors, ensuring that no one is left behind."
Strengthening public-private partnerships
During the courtesy visit of the LCP's new officers to President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr., on August 4, he encouraged city mayors to "be open to the possibilities of PPP" and eventually ensure cities' efficiency through digitalization and rightsizing.
In response to the President's call, the League invited prominent figures from the private sector to share their knowledge and expertise and strategize ways to collaborate in building more sustainable, resilient, and smarter cities across the nation. Distinguished guests included Ayala Land Vice President and Senior Estates Development Head for VisMin, Ms. Jennylle S. Tupaz; WIN Corp. President, Ms. Maritess Garcia; President of the Shopping Center Management Corporation, Mr. Steven T. Tan; and the President and CEO of the Information Technology Business Solutions Corporation, Mr. John Paul M. Miranda.
In the knowledge-sharing session sponsored by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), British Deputy Ambassador Alistair White handed over the Future Cities Programme, the overseas technical development assistance of the UK to promote inclusive economic growth and increased global prosperity in 19 cities across ten (10) countries. Cebu City is among the two Philippine pilot sites of the Programme. Deputy Ambassador White emphasized the urgent need for solid collaboration to address climate change and issues in urban development.
"We look forward to continuing our collaboration, not just with Cebu City, but for the whole League of Cities of the Philippines, as we lay down the succeeding pathways for the future – the next steps of these partnerships – for a better, greener, sustainable future," said, White.
The Advocate January 15, 2021 The Q1-Q2 2020 issue of our official newsletter features the League's mid-year accomplishments including our response to COVID-19.
City Mayors to meet Vaccine Czar, FDA Director January 10, 2021 League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) National President Bing Leonardia has called for a special online General Assembly of city mayors on January 12 to meet with the Vaccine Czar of COVID National Task Force and the Director General of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the availment of COVID-19 Vaccines on top of the agenda.
COVID-19 at PH Cities March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Cases at Philippine Cities (Source: DOH, 15 November 2020).
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.
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:
Call for applications for the ICMA-YSEALI fellowship program March 3, 2019 The U.S. State Department, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability have opened the applications for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Sustainable Development and the Environment Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for Fall 2019.
PASUNDAYAG: Central and Southern Luzon Regional Innovation Fair January 29, 2019 In 2018, a number of promising innovation DRRM approaches and models were developed by groups ans organization from academe, civil society, and private sector. To share their models and stories, we invite you to PASUNDAYAG: Central and Southern Luzon Regional Innovation Fair on February 12, 2018 at Skydome, SM North Edsa, Quezon City.
SCURP: ABC in URP January 29, 2019 We are pleased to inform you that the TESD will conduct its "16th Special Course on Urban and Regional Planning:A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning (SCURP: ABC in URP)" on 11-15 March 2019 at the Carino Hall, 3/F SURP Bldg., E. Jacinto St., UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101.
APO International Conference on Public Sector Productivity October 5, 2018 The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), as the implementing arm of the Asian Productivity Organization's (APO) Center of Excellence on Public Sector Productivity, is pleased to host for the second year the APO International Conference on Public Sector Productivity on November 22 to 23, 2018 at the DAP Conference Center in Tagaytay City, Philippines.
WaterLinks Forum 2018 August 25, 2018 The 7th WaterLinks Forum will be held from 25-27 September 2018 at the Unilab Bayanihan Center, Metro Manila. The Forum’s theme is: "Solving Asia’s Urban Water Crisis: The WaterFood-Energy-Climate Change Nexus".
Support to the Boy Scout of the Philippines May 3, 2018 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), created under Commonwealth Act No. 111 as amended by Presidential Decree No. 460 and Republic Act No. 7278, is an organization that recognizes the vital role of the Filipino youth in nation-building.
Earth Hour 2018 Switch-Off Event March 9, 2018 Uniting millions around the world for climate action, Earth Hour is a testament to our collective power to make real and significant change. It is most successful global campaign of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour 2017 was participated by 187 countries and inspired more than 18 million Filipinos to switch off their lights for the planet.
Confucius Institute Day and Mid-Autumn Festival celebration September 25, 2017 The Confucius Institute of the University of the Philippines Diliman invites you to take part in experiencing Chinese arts, culture, and heritage in the coming Confucius Institute Day and Mid-Autumn Festival celebration to be held in UP Diliman, UP Town Center, and Angeles City from 28 September to 5 October 2017.
BI Bares New Travel Rules for LGU Execs, Employees August 3, 2017 Officials and employees of the Local Government Units (LGU) planning to tour or vacation abroad no longer need to present an authority to travel from their department heads to Immigration Officers at the airports.
Training Program on Project Development and Management (PDM) June 21, 2017 The Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED) of the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), University of the Philippines (UP) would like to invite you to our Training Program on Project Development and Management (PDM)on 26-30 June 2017.
UP NCTS Training Course on Road Safety Audit June 15, 2017 The U.P. National Center for Transportation Studies (UP NCTS) cordially invites you or your representative(s) to attend the 12th offering of the Center's Training Course on Road Safety Audit.
World Day to Combat Desertification June 5, 2017 The Bureau of Soils and Management (BSWM), the United Nations Convention to Combat Disertification (UNCCD) national focal agency, is please to invite you to join us in the celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Land Degradation to be held on June 15, 2017 at the BSWM Convention Hall.
Global Peace Volunteers Camp (Teen Edition) May 9, 2017 GPV CAMP aims to create a learning environment for upcoming and current university students and youth leaders to develop and practice their skills to explore, discuss, and engage for leadership and personal growth.
ASEAN Creative Cities Forum and Exhibition April 12, 2017 This event will feature initiatives of 10 ASEAN countries in making culture and creativity a driving force for sustainable development and urban regeneration
Australia Awards Scholarship April 11, 2017 Do you want to be a leader in your field and make a difference in the Philippines? Apply now for your opportunity to gain a world class education and become an emerging leader for development with strong links to Australia.
Call for Applications: YSEALI Professional Fellows Program February 28, 2017 The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and International County/City Management Association (ICMA), with the US State Department are opening applications for two Professional Fellows Programs (PFPs) under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders' Initiative (YSEALI)
Conference on Sustainable Land Governance February 7, 2017 The Conference on Sustainable Land Governance will promote the sharing of good practices and new sustainable approaches to urban land administration and reform.
UN Habitat III Opening Session October 18, 2016 Vice-President Leni Robredo, LCP President Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, and Catbalogan City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan at the UN Habitat III official opening session.
3rd International River Summit October 13, 2016 The Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council, City Government of Cagayan de Oro with the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and DENR-River Basin Control Office (DENR-RBCO) will host the Third International River Summit on November 24-26, 2016 at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. This year's theme is "HEALTHY WATERSHED - CLEAN RIVERS - SAFER COMMUNITIES".
58th National Executive Board Meeting June 8, 2016 On June 17, 2016, we will be holding our 58th National Executive Board Meeting at Oudh A & B, 9th Floor, Marco Polo Ortigas, Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Road, San Antonio, Pasig City.
LCP-ICMA YSEALI Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program April 5, 2016 The League of Cities of the Philippines and International County/City Management Association (ICMA), with the US States Department are calling applications for the Environmental Sustainability Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for professionals from the Philippines under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders' Initiative.
LCP-ICMA-US State Department call for applications March 4, 2016 The League of Cities of the Philippines and International County/City Management Association (ICMA), with the US States Department are calling applications for the Legislative Process and Governance Professional Fellows Program (PFP) for professionals from the Philippines under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders' Initiative.
LCP-ICMA-US State Department call for applications October 8, 2015 The LCP and International County/ City Management Association (ICMA), with the US States Department are calling applications for the 2016 Professional Fellowship Exchange Program under the Young Southeast Asian Leaders' Initiative.
UP NCTS Traffic Administration Course October 27, 2014 The U.P. National Center for Transportation Studies (U.P. NCTS) is pleased to announce that applications to the 10th offering of the Center's Traffic Administration Course are now being accepted.
LCP CCTB forum presentations downloadable here September 10, 2014 The LCP has been doing a nationwide forum series titled Synergizing Efforts to Combat Tuberculosis in Cities (CCTB) to help cities develop local policies and build public-private alliance to fight local TB.
DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2014-39 March 28, 2014 Department of the Interior and Local Government Memorandum Circular No.2014-39: 2014 Seal of Good Local Governance: Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal
Job Announcement October 27, 2013 The League of Cities of the Philippines through its Secretariat is currently seeking (1) Content Writer and (1) Graphic Artist in the development of infographic materials on Solid Waste Management for Local Government Units.
Job Announcements March 20, 2013 LCP is looking for Junior Program Officer and Finance, Property and Logistic Officer
Alberto C. Agra March 27, 2010 Alberto C. Agra is back in pubic service. Last November 7, 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority, the infrastructure development authority focused on reclamation. He was the former Acting Secretary of Justice, Acting Solicitor General and Government Corporate Counsel.
Appeal for coordinated assistance to affected cities of Typhoon Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses November 16, 2020 The unprecedented landfall of three (3) tropical storms in three weeks or from October 25 to November 11 in the country has greatly affected our cities from Luzon. Based on the available Situational Reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), a total of 64 cities have been affected by Typhoon Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses.
Invitation to Participate in the 6th Asia Pacific Futures Network Conference October 15, 2020 The Philippine Futures Thinking Society (PhilFutures), in cooperation with its partners, will host the 6th Asia Pacific Futures Network Conference with the theme "Regenerating Asia 2050: Using futures literacy to transform governance, culture, and economy" on 19-21 November 2020 via online platform.
Promoting Interlocal Cooperation in the Manila Bay Masterplan October 13, 2020 The League of Cities of the Philippines, in partnership with VNG International, is pleased to invite you, your City Planning and Development Officer, DRRM Officer, and members of the Sanggunian to a webinar entitled: Promoting Interlocal Cooperation in the Manila Bay Masterplan: Strengthening the Interface of Local Plans with the Masterplan.
Save the Date: Liveable Cities Labs Session on GovTech September 14, 2020 City mayors and LGU officers are invited to attend the fifth webinar of the Liveable Cities Labs entitled GovTech: Technology for Government Transactions on 16 September 2020 (Wednesday) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
BAKUNADO, PROTEKTADO: Restoring Vaccine Confidence in Cities September 9, 2020 The League of Cities of the Philippines, in partnership with MSD Philippines, is pleased to invite you, your City Health Officer, or your Local Health Board members to a webinar entitled: BAKUNADO, PROTEKTADO: Restoring Vaccine Confidence in Cities. This will be held on 18 September 2020 at 1:00-2:30PM via Zoom.
Dissemination of Policy Notes on Updated DOH guidelines August 20, 2020 As part of our commitment to articulate the urgent concerns of cities on the COVID-19 response, the League continues to engage with national government agencies. Recently, city mayors, led by our LCP President Mayor Bing Leonardia, participated in several dialogues with the National Task Force and the Department of Health.
Information on Gracia Telecoms and the Gracia Care Educational TV August 14, 2020 We thank those who attended the online info session on digital transformation and financial inclusion organized by Gracia Telecom and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) last 11 August 2020. Attached in this letter are copies of the presentations and videos from the event for your reference.
Proposal for establishment of modular testing laboratories for cities August 5, 2020 As the number of cases of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the country, it is imperative for cities to improve access to testing and ensure quicker turnaround time. As relayed by DOH Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire during our testing webinar last May, one of the most cost-effective strategies for expanding access to testing is through the establishment of modular labs. These are container vans that can be converted into testing laboratories and can be set-up even in far-flung and remote LGUs at a lesser cost than the full-blown molecular laboratories.
Invitation to Enroll in a Public Policy Course by the University of Oxford July 29, 2020 The UK Department for International Trade and the British Embassy Manila would like to invite city mayors, LGU executives, and city department officers to enroll in an online course by the Blavatnik School of Government of the University of Oxford called Evidence in Public Policy.
Forum with Baguio City Mayor Magalong on Elevating the Role of Local Government in Contact Tracing July 16, 2020 We are pleased to invite you to an online dialogue on 16 July 2020 at 10:00 AM with Mayor Benjamin Magalong of Baguio City, LCP Focal Mayor on Anti-Criminality and Illegal Drugs. This dialogue aims to provide an avenue for Baguio City to share its best practices and innovative strategies to swiftly identify and isolate contacts of confirmed cases. This will also guide LGUs in conducting responsive contact tracing approach and disseminate information about existing programs on contact tracing.
Dialogue with Department of Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones on 10 July 2020 via Zoom July 1, 2020 We are pleased to invite you to an online dialogue with Secretary Leonor "Liling" Briones of the Department of Education on 10 July 2020, 1:00 PM via Zoom. The dialogue was organized to expound on the roles of cities in the implementation of the Basic Education-Learning Continuity Plan. The format is informal to be able to discuss the anticipated gaps in the opening of classes openly and more clearly.
Invitation to Join the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation June 23, 2020 Philippine cities are invited to join the fifth cycle of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award), a knowledge sharing system for sustainable urban development that aims to recognize innovation in improving social, economic, and environmental sustainability in cities.
Special Education Fund (SEF) Survey Form June 18, 2020 To achieve a unified response and to properly articulate our position on the Special Education Fund (SEF), we seek your support and active participation in responding to our survey.
UNICEF online webinar on COVID-19 IPC for Cleaners and Sanitary Personnel May 22, 2020 UNICEF, in partnership with DOH and WHO and with support from USAID, has developed a training module on COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC): Cleaning and Disinfection. The module is developed specifically for sanitation personnel working in public spaces, community health care, quarantine and isolation facilities.
UNDRR and WHO webinar on Emerging Technologies in Response to COVID-19 May 22, 2020 We are pleased to invite you to attend a webinar organized by the UNDRR and WHO as part of its Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic series, Emerging Technologies in Response to COVID-19: Blockchain, ICT and Data for Pandemic Management. This will be held on Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 06:00 PM Incheon time (05:00 Manila time).
Call for City Participation in ESCAP and UNEP Project on Localization of SDG 7 in Southeast Asia May 19, 2020 The ESCAP and UNEP is pleased to invite interested cities to participate in its project on the localization of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, "Clean energy for sustainable and low carbon cities" The project aims to support Southeast Asian cities to accelerate progress on the implementation of SDG 7 by helping cities to develop local sustainable energy policies and projects and establish effective dialogues between national, sub-national, and local levels of governance.
Invitation to Answer COVID-19 Survey on Local Food Systems April 21, 2020 The Office of the Representative in the Philippines of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has an online survey on responses of cities and municipalities to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, particularly in relation to the local food systems.
LCP COVID-19 Assistance Team March 14, 2020 We are in the State of Public Health Emergency and for sure, as chief executives, we are all concerned and focused on how to prevent and fight this COVID-19.
Letter from the DoF on Various Financing Options for LGUs February 4, 2020 On 29 January 2020, our National President met with the Department of Budget and Management Secretary Wendel E. Avisado to follow-up on the status of the Green, Green, Green Program, and the updated guidelines on the utilization of the 20\% development fund and the Special Education Fund.
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.
Invitation to Attend the International Disaster Conference 2019 October 29, 2019 The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) are inviting you to attend the International Disaster Conference 2019 on 21 November 2019 at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City.
Needs Assessment Survey on Air Quality and Local Climate Change Planning October 29, 2019 The League is inviting member cities to answer a quick survey developed by Clean Air Asia, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability-East Asia Secretariat (ICLEI-EAS) to help identify the needs of cities in incorporating air quality in local climate change plans.
2019 Climate Action Summit 2019 Climate Action September 11, 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.
Invitation to the Biggest Mobile App Summit and Expo in the Philippines September 4, 2019 The Office of the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, headed by its President and Chair of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines, Mr. Joey Concepcion, cordially invites city mayors and technical officers to the event called, “SIGN UP: Angat Lahat sa Digital!” on 23 September 2019 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
DBM LBC No.120 - Guidelines on the release and utiliation of the LGSF-AC August 27, 2019 The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) recently issued Local Budget Circular (LBC) No. 120 dated 15 August 2019 prescribing the guidelines on the release and utilization of the Local Government Support Fund – Assistance to Cities (LGSF-AC) under FY 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), Republic Act (RA) No. 11260.
Request for Inputs on LCP's Appeal to Expand the Allowed Items under the SEF August 21, 2019 During the 68th National Executive Board meeting, it was unanimously agreed that the LCP will issue a formal appeal to expand the coverage of the Special Education Fund (SEF), allowing local governments to respond more effectively to the distinctive educational needs of their constituents.
Request to exempt LCEs from the Restrictive Provisions of EO No. 77 August 20, 2019 During the 68th General Assembly, LCP Representative for Region X and Tangub City Mayor Jennifer W. Tan presented the background and salient points of Executive Order (EO) No. 77, which prescribes the rules and regulations and rates of expenses and allowances for official local and foreign travels of government personnel
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."
3rd Reading of Senate Bill 1842 Scheduled on 6 August 2018 August 3, 2018 This refers to scheduled 3rd and final reading of Senate Bill 1842 authored by Senator Lacson which seeks to exempt municipalities and cluster of barangays with 250 Million locally-generated income from the population or land area requirements of conversion by amending Section 450 of the Local Government Code of 1991.
Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) on 21- 22 August 2018 in Argentina June 4, 2018 We are pleased to inform you that the Department of Foreign Affairs thru the Department of the Interior and Local Government is inviting Philippine cities to attend the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), entitled "II Cultural, Tourism and Sustainable Development Meeting of the Network of Cultural Cities of FEALAC Member Countries" on 21-22 August 2018 in the City of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina.
2019 Australia Awards April 26, 2018 The Australia Awards are the international development scholarship program of the Australian Government that aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and enduring linkages between Australia and its partner developing countries including the Philippines
2017 National Roll Out on the Formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan Training April 10, 2017 The League of Cities of the Philippines in partnership with the Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) is pleased to invite you to participate at the 2017 National Roll Out on the Formulation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan Training-Workshop. This 3-day workshop is in consonance with President Rodrigo R. Duterte's priority programs to address global warming and impacts of climate change.
Climate Change Commission Resolution No. 2016-001 August 9, 2016 This refers to the request of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to disseminate to our members a copy of Commission Resolution No. 2016-001 on the Development of a Clear Policy on Coal-Fired Power Plants in Pursuit of Low Carbon Development Pathway for the Philippines, signed by then President Benigno S. Aquino III.
2016 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) May 13, 2016 The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Interior and Local Government endorse the invitation from the Foreign Affairs of Guangzhou Municipal People's Government for cities and local government units to submit entries to the 2016 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation (Guangzhou Award) and participate in the 3rd International Conference on Urban Innovation to be held in December 2016.
Dissemination of Memorandum Circular No.93 from the Office of the President April 15, 2016 A Memorandum Circular No. 93, was issued and signed by Executive Secretary Pacquito N. Ochoa, Jr. dated March 3, 2016 entitled "Directing All Government Agencies and Instrumentalities, including Government-Owned or Controlled Corporations, and Encouraging Local Government Units to Extend Support and Participation to the Kabisig Philippine Government Expo 2016"
Solidarity with the Global Urban October celebration from October 5 to October 31 October 2, 2015 The United Nations (UN) Habitat, the UN agency for human settlements and urbanization, is encouraging local governments around the world in the annual Urban October, a global platform where individuals, organizations, and governments can discuss ways to address the challenges of urbanization. For 2015, the Urban October starts on October 5 in time for the World Habitat Day and ends on October 31 in time for the World Cities Day.
Earth Hour 2015 Main Switch Off Event March 19, 2015 Among World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) most successful campaigns is Earth Hour, the largest voluntary movement for the planet. WWF started Earth Hour to engage a mass audience behind the issues facing our planet, and to make a statement that when united we can make a difference.