LGA News

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

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 22, 2016

Local Officials Hit the Ground Running with Training Program

Because local government units (LGUs) are largely autonomous, their community’s success or failure is largely determined by their officials’ performance, so leaders need to be fully prepared to take on this responsibility.

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