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The team had research collaboration with the Women in Governance (WIG) for its primer, the Institute of Popular Democracy for the chapter on the Party List. Aside from its regular publication, the Governance Brief, a monologue of the proceedings of the recent forums on the IRA had also been published. Together with the LGPF Partners, there likewise has been no let-up in its legislative advocacy and dialogue in policy making bodies and concerend local government structures.

The Local Governance Policy Forum (LGPF) is a network of non-governmental organizations, people's organizations, and members of the academe who have come together to create avenues for discourse and advocacy on local governance issues. The group believes that local government is the most feasible avenue for democratic and participatory governance and therefore must be strengthened. It's work has focused on policy analysis which it presents in fora and publications that we hope will bring these issues to public discourse.

The LGPF is composed of the Philippine Business for Social Progress, Kaisahan Tungo sa Kaunlaran sa Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan (KAISAHAN), Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), Trainor's Collective, Inc. (TCI), Makati NGO-PO Network (MNN), Ateneo Center for Social Policy (ACSP), Center for Legislative Development (CLD), Kumare-Kumpare Network and the Institute of Politics and Local Governance. It also counts a wide netwrok of local government executives, NGOs and POs throughout the country. IPG serves as the secretariat od the LGPF.

For the year 2000, together with our partners:
Filed a petition at the Supreme Court last August 22, 2000 seeking to declare as null and void sections 1 and 4 of the 2000 GAA for placing Php11 Billion of the IRA under unprogrammed funds. The respondents are currently being asked to comment on the petition.

Continuing discussions for and advocacy on the IRA. A monograph of the proceedings of the February 8, 2000 forum on the IRA Cut was published, another one on the June and August Fora is underway.

Participation in the hearings and deliberations of the Subcommittee in the People's Participation of the Committee on teh Suffrage and Electoral Reforms pertaining to civil society participation in national policy making bodies, and electoral and other political reforms.

In particular:
The Local Sectoral Representation Bill which has been approved ar the Committee leve. We have begun talking to the office of Senator biazon for the Senate counterpart of the Bill.

Ammendments to the Party List Law adopted by the Subcommittee on Suffrage in partnership with Rep. Loretta Rosales of AKBAYAN!

Omnibus Bill Ammendments to the Local Government Code.

The BUDGET WATCH to be launched before the end of the year 2000 is the culmination of efforts by the LGPF in its relentless campaigns for the just share of the LGUs in the national revenues. Together with the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) and progressive lawmakers, this advocacy project is intended to serve as watchdog for any further and future untrusions in the budget.



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