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Open Local Legislative Processes (PH0055)



Action Plan: Philippines 2017-2019 Action Plan (Updated)

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: 1. Provincial Government of Bohol, Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Bohol Province 2. Provincial Government of Surigao Del Norte through its Sangguniang Panlalawigan 3. Provincial Government of Albay through its Sangguninang Panlalawigan

Support Institution(s): Provincial Government of Bohol 1. Dionisio Neil Balite,Ph.D. – Chief of Staff, Office of the Provincial Vice-Governor 2. Bonifacio Quirog, Ph. D. – Sangguninang Panlalawigan Secretary 3. Deanfel Corre – Sangguniang Bayan Member (Municipality of Alicia) 4. Diego Medina – Sangguniang Bayan Member (Municipality of Trinidad) 5. Susan Espera Lopez – Sangguniang Bayan Secretary (Municipality of Tubigon) Provincial Government of Surigao Del Norte 1. Teresita R. Ajoc – Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor 2. Sherryl S. Abanza – Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice Governor, 3. Rodulf Valentino A. Sering – Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretary Provincial Government of Albay To follow after appropriate processes, consultations and local stakeholder assembly. Provincial Government of Bohol 1. Rolaine Uy, Executive Director, Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. 2. Janette Corona, Executive Director, BANGON 3. Francis Bernard Batoy, Executive Director, BIDEF 4. Emilia Roslinda/Joel Gubot, Executive Director,PROCESS 5. Nestor Pestelos, Executive Director, BLDF 6. Jumjum Ouano, Program Coordinator, FORGE 7. Noel Uy/Marijo Narca, HNU-CEDEV 8. Robert Rola, MOFA, Tubigon 9. Leonardo Namoco, Federation of PTA, Alicia Provincial Government of Surigao Del Norte 1. Mr. Engwan Daniel C. So – President, AGTASI 2. Sherryl S. Abanza – Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice Governor 3. Rodulf Valentino A. Sering – Sangguniang Panlalawigan Provincial Government of Albay To follow after appropriate processes, consultations and local stakeholder assembly

Policy Areas

E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Legislation & Regulation, Local Commitments, Public Participation, Public Participation in Budget/Fiscal Policy, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, Social Accountability

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: In the current local legislative process, the citizens can only provide feedback or comments on limited ordinances through public hearing. This results to most people being unaware of the ordinances passed in the Saggunian, excluding them in the decision-making process of the Sanggunian. If there are public hearings conducted for the passing of an ordinance, a limited few attends the public hearing due to lack of interest and/or the inaccessibility of the venue for the public hearing. This leads to low citizen participation in the creation of legislations. In addition, although CSOs are members of the local special bodies, their participation in the legislation process is also very limited. Looking at the current context of the local legislation process, it can be observed that there is low citizen participation due to lack of interest, inaccessibility of the public hearings for the ordinances and inadvertent exclusion of some citizens.; What is the commitment?: The commitment aims to create more spaces for citizen engagement to further improve the local legislative process.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: A highly accessible and transparent local government through open legislative processes will increase the citizens’ participation through public awareness and spaces for engagement between the public and the government.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: This alternative process will supplement the current offline legislative events such as committee hearings and public assemblies. Leveraging technology through an online platform, specifically through social media, the citizen’s interest on legislation will improve and in effect improving the citizen’s participation. Social media, such as Facebook, is a more accessible medium for the citizens as most citizens have active Facebook accounts. Inclusion of citizens in the process of legislation shall open up opportunities for engagement and effectively improve legislations passed. Elected officials will also be well informed of the people’s ideas and reactions.


  1. Citizen Participation in Local Government

    PH0056, 2019, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in Local Tourism Development

    PH0057, 2019, Capacity Building

  3. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Capacity Building

  4. Open Data Portal

    PH0059, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Participatory Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    PH0060, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. Implement EITI

    PH0061, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Labor Inclusivity and Dispute Resolution

    PH0063, 2019, Access to Justice

  9. Participatory Children's Health and Nutrition Program

    PH0064, 2019, Gender

  10. Indigenous Representation in Local Legislative Councils

    PH0065, 2019, E-Government

  11. Open Contracting Data Publication

    PH0066, 2019, Access to Information

  12. Civil Society Participation to Improve LGU Service Delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Access to Information

  13. Engage Communities in the Fight Against Corruption, Criminality and Illegal Drugs

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  14. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  15. Ease of Doing Business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge)

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  16. Citizen Participatory Audit

    PH0046, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  17. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  18. Government Feedback Mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Access to Information

  20. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, Access to Information

  22. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  23. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, Access to Information

  24. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, Access to Information

  25. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  26. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Access to Information

  27. Transparency of Local Govs Plans and Budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  28. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Access to Information

  29. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  30. CSO Engagement in Public Audit

    PH0033, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  31. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning

    PH0034, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  32. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning – Community Capacity-Building

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  33. Improving Public Service Delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  34. Improving Local Govs' Performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  35. Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  36. Local Government Competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Access to Information

  37. Public and Private Sector Dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  38. Improving Corporate Accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  39. Sustain Transparency in National Government Plans and Budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

  40. Support for the Passage of Legislations on Access to Information and Protection of Whistleblowers

    PH0021, 2013, Access to Information

  41. Engage Civil Society in Public Audit

    PH0022, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  42. Enhance Performance Benchmarks for Local Governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  43. Enhance the Government Procurement System

    PH0024, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  44. Strengthen Grassroots Participation in Local Planning and Budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Fiscal Openness

  45. Provide More Accessible Government Data in a Single Portal and Open Format

    PH0026, 2013, Access to Information

  46. Starred commitment Initiate Fiscal Transparency in the Extractive Industry

    PH0027, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  47. Starred commitment Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  48. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Openness

  49. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Access to Information

  50. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, Public Participation

  51. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Fiscal Openness

  52. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Local Commitments

  53. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  54. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  55. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  56. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  57. Citizen’S Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  58. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  59. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, Access to Information

  60. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  61. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  62. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  63. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  64. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  65. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  66. Budget Ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Openness

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