Local Government In The Philippines

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As a democratic and republican country, the power of the government principally comes from the people of the Republic of the Philippines, as it is stated in Section 1, Article II of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Because sovereignty lies in the people, a government structure should embrace to the individuals and not the individuals to a managed kind of structure. With the existence of Filipinos with distinctive influences and ethnic diversities, a decentralized manifestation of government would be more manageable (Nolledo, 1991). As stated in Title 1, Chapter 1, Section 2 of the 1991 Local Government Code, the process of decentralization shall continue from the national government to the local government units (LGUs). Through
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Initiative in this setting is the procurement of clear and key long haul vision. This vision and mission are claimed by all and are touched base at consensually and in a participatory manner (Brillantes, 2003). However, for Robredo (2003), leadership did not and should not limit to meeting the standards alone of having a good strategy of a long-lasting vision and mission for the city. Because the local government envisions confidence in the bureaucracy and their capacity, the leaders themselves should be inspiring, energizing, empowering and dignifying. When the former mayor assumed office, his administration quickly defied two long-standing and politically troublesome issues, which gradually destroyed the credibility of the preceding administration 's leadership. Robredo’s administration chased illegal gambling, which gave the impression that local citizens and police authorities are on the take. They also shut down all the clubs and shabby joints, the vast majority of which become foregrounds for prostitution and drug trade. In doing it this way, the local officials demonstrated that nothing was impossible if the leaders had the resolution deserving the…show more content…
The main motive of this program is to assure the tenurial rights for urban poor beneficiaries. This is refined by obtaining the landholding that these beneficiaries are settling in through different innovative strategies, with the city government playing a critical and arbitrary role. At the point when negotiations are concluded, beneficiaries then amortize their lots in affordable condition through mortgage in the community. At the point when the landholding is completely paid, property rights to individual lots are conveyed to beneficiaries, with asset building organized by the poor (Robredo, 2007). Robredo also stated that because the sole competence of the program does not just come from the people’s initiative to arrange themselves, the Community Organizers of the Philippines Enterprises (COPE), a non-government sector led the community in social preparation and arranging manners of program implementation. Through a tripartite approach, the efficiency of the program comes from shared resources and potentialities made possible to resolve the issue of land tenure. The involved organizations in the sponsorship of tripartism are national government agencies, the city government, urban poor associations (POs) assisted by
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