NEWS AND STORIES

Getting Cities Ready for Vaccines

Quezon City, 23 February 2021 - The Liveable Cities Labs, presented by the Liveable Cities Challenge PH and the League of Cities of the Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom, will kickstart its 2021 series--a continuation of our webinars last year that aim to equip cities with knowledge and insights for designing better solutions for their communities.

Mandaluyong City: A City Brimming with Best Practices

Mandaluyong City, 23 February 2021 - The City of Mandaluyong has always been a welcoming site for learning and benchmarking activities for local governments. While the city is a consistent recipient of awards for good local governance, nutrition, child-friendliness, and economic competitiveness, it is also proud of its unwavering dedication to providing health and basic social services that are anchored on gender and development (GAD).

City Mayors Get Green Light to Make Advance Payments on Vaccines

Bacolod City, 18 February 2021 - City mayors heaved a sigh of relief and welcomed the move by President Rodrigo Duterte, granting LGUs the authority to make advance payments exceeding the 15\% limit for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.

City Mayors Appeal to Malacanang for Advance Payment Authority on COVID-19 Vaccines

Quezon City, 16 February 2021 - The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), headed by Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia as national president, is appealing to the Office of President Rodrigo Duterte to issue an Executive Order to authorize city mayors to make advance payments for the COVID-19 vaccines contracted by city governments.

Closing the gap in collecting gender data

Baybay City, 15 February 2021 - For almost ten years now, the City of Baybay, located in the Province of Leyte, has been collecting sex-disaggregated data (SDD) and been using them for its local development planning. A project beneficiary of UP Los Baños Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs' Extension Program, the "Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (BIDANI)" was implemented in the city in partnership with the Visayas State University (VSU) in 2009.

As Vaccine Rollout Nears, City Mayors Tackle Procurement Rules

Quezon City, 8 February 2021 - As the initial rollout of COVID vaccines is set to start this first quarter of the year, city mayors met with Commission on Audit (COA) chair Michael Aguinaldo and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. to discuss procurement guidelines at the general assembly of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).

Providing safe spaces for women and children in cities

Tayabas City, Dumaguete City, Island Garden City of Samal, 5 February 2021 - Cities are now beginning to recognize the importance of providing safe spaces for women, girls, and children to protect them against further violence. The establishment of crisis centers and facilities do not only provide temporary refuge to survivors but also offer holistic services to address their needs for health, psychosocial, financial, and legal assistance.

City mayors' league throws support behind Magalong

Bacolod City, 4 February 2021 - The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) on Wednesday threw its support behind Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who has been criticized for attending a celebrity birthday party held in his city last month.

Statement of Support for Baguio City Mayor Benjie B. Magalong

Quezon City, 3 February 2021 - The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) expresses its strong support to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, LCP's Focal Mayor for Anti-Criminality and Illegal Drugs. We laud his solid leadership as the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Czar in formulating a comprehensive and systematic contract tracing approach while engaging and empowering various local governments with Baguio City's innovative ICT solutions.

Manila Bay LGUs Discuss Solid Waster in LCP Webinar

Quezon City, 27 January 2021 - Technical experts, local chief executives, and LGU officers from Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Cavite, and NCR gathered at a webinar organized by the League of Cities of the Philippines last December 2020 to tackle interlocal partnerships for the management of solid waste, one of the six priority measures of the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan (MBSDMP).
Granting Authority to make Advance Payments for the Procurement of COVID-19 Vaccines
February 19, 2021
LOOK: Memorandum Order No. 51 signed by President Duterte granting the national government and local government units (LGUs) authority to make advance payments exceeding the 15\% limit for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
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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.
Save the Date: Liveable Cities Labs Session on the Value and Use of Data for Managing LGUs
August 25, 2020
I am inviting city mayors and LGU officers to support the Liveable Cities Labs co-organized by the LCP by attending the fourth webinar of the online series entitled Data Analytics 101: The Value and Use of Data for Managing LGUs on 02 September 2020 (Wednesday) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
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