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Know Your Local Leaders (Part 1)
Do you know your local leaders and their duties? How can you work together with your local government and help develop your community? To help your students learn more about the local government (Pamahalaang Lokal) and its policies, powers, and functions, let’s give them a brief background first.

Here are some interesting facts!

What is the Philippine Local Government Code of 1991?
Since early 1950s, mandate for the Local Autonomy Bill has been proposed by the organization of the appointed presidential representatives to cities and provinces. Under the Marcos regime, the League of Governors was formed and eventually diverged into separate leagues -- the League of Provinces, League of Municipalities and League of Cities – through the issuance of EO No. 262 by President Aquino. After the authorization of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the leagues pushed for the drafting of a new local government code. On October 10, 1991, the Local Government Code of the Philippines was signed into law. The Code declares that “the territorial and political subdivisions of the State shall enjoy genuine and meaningful local autonomy to enable them to attain their fullest development as self-reliant communities and make them more effective partners in the attainment of national goals. Toward this end, the State shall provide for a more responsive and accountable local government structure instituted through a system of decentralization whereby local government units shall be given more powers, authority, responsibilities, and resources. The process of decentralization shall proceed from the national government to the local government units.” How are the barangays, municipalities, cities, and provinces created, and what are their roles? According to the Code, “the creation of a local government unit or its conversion from one level to another level shall be based on verifiable indicators of viability and projected capacity to provide services, to wit: income, population, and land area.”

Fast facts!
>According to the Philippine National Statistical Coordination Board, there are 81 provinces, 118 cities, 1,510 municipalities, and 41,995 barangays in the Philippines as of December 31, 2006. >The province with the most number of barangays is Iloilo, with 1,901 barangays, 42 municipalities, and 2cities. >Batanes has the least number of barangays --- 29 districts only!

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