Event Reports

R.A. 11032: Leading the LGUs towards efficient Government Service delivery

LoGIC-LPP Ease of Doing Business Forum

The Local Government Integrity Circles Network and the League of Provinces of the Philippines hosted the First National Ease of Doing Business Forum at the Diamond Hotel along Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Ms. Stephanie Carette, Program Manager for the European Union Delegation in the Philippines and Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr., the National President of LPP and Governor of the Province of Marinduque welcomed 102 delegates from various local government units, civil society organizations, the business sector, and national government agencies.

The first half of the forum featured key insights from the National Government Agencies on the Ease of Doing Business Law and their existing programs that will compliment the implementation of the Law. The resource persons from the 4 National Agencies (ARTA, DTI,  CSC and DILG) gave a very informative session on how their agencies work to contribute to the 'easement' of doing business in the Philippines context.

In the afternoon, representatives from various provinces and their respective Chambers shared their local best practices on how they manage to implement the ease of doing business and presented their current challenges in the implementation of the new law as well.

Through the LoGIC Project, It was indeed a good venue to have brought the NGAs, LGUs and Business Sector all together to discuss RA 11032 that will contribute to the culture of integrity in the Philippines.