October 07, 2016
LGA and Spanish government join forces for disaster preparedness
Data is becoming more important in disaster preparedness, but are local governments ready to meet the new challenges?
September 27, 2016
New local officials to receive mentoring to enhance training
For newly-elected officials, a little mentoring can go a long way
September 07, 2016
New tools for new challenges: LGA to participate in UNDP workshop
MANILA, Philippines – Applying band aid solutions is easy. Finding real, lasting change is not. As the Local Government Academy (LGA) continues to assist local government units (LGU) in tackling many of the country’s most pressing issues, it is becoming more important for its staff to develop their problem analysis and program design skills...
August 18, 2016
L!STO continues roll-out, this time in Surigao del Sur
MANILA, Philippines – It is a hot spot for extreme sports enthusiasts, but lately, it has also been a destination for extreme weather. . .
August 18, 2016
Many powers, responsibilities ahead for governors – Lina
MANILA, Philippines – Newly-elected governors will not have to worry about being bored. As local chief executives of communities varying in size, population, and levels of development, governors must not only manage these areas, but also create a vision for long-term progress. “Your responsibilities are almost limitless,” former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jose Lina told the new governors. . .
August 16, 2016
LGOOs to learn policy development at new workshop
MANILA, Philippines – One of the expectations from government employees is that they know their way around policy, and with the new president prioritizing a shift to federalism, knowledge of policy is more important than ever. . .
August 12, 2016
L!STO Heads to Tuguegarao
As the city continues to beef up their disaster preparedness measures, Operation L!STO’s organizers hope the program will be a step in the right direction.
August 10, 2016
Online LED Course Leads LGUs to ASEAN Integration
The Local Government Academy (LGA) and Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) developed an online learning platform for LGUs to enhance their knowledge of local economic development (LED). Named LED4LGUs, the website focuses on strengthening local governments’ capacity to facilitate LED. . .
July 26, 2016
Japanese, Philippine LGUs look for shared solutions to local problems
MANILA, Philippines – On April 14 2016, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Kyushu, the southwestern most of Japan’s main islands. Two days later, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Kyushu again. Three years before, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings in Cebu and nearly levelled Bohol. . .
July 26, 2016
Local Government Collaboration Towards A Resilient and Sustainable Local Economy: Knowledge Exchange Forum
Japanese and Filipino experts come together to make local government units more globally competitive MANILA, Philippines – Do local government units (LGUs) have something to learn from international experiences?