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Philippines

Open Local Legislative Processes (PH0055)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

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 Transparency, Legislation & Regulation, Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation, Subnational

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: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

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.


Philippines's Commitments

  1. Civil society participation to improve LGU service delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Engage communities in the fight against corruption, criminality and illegal drugs

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  4. Ease of doing business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge)

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Citizen Participatory Audit)

    PH0046, 2017, Audits and Controls

  6. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  7. Government feedback mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. E-Participation through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Citizenship and Immigration

  10. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, E-Government

  11. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  12. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, E-Government

  13. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, E-Government

  14. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  15. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Right to Information

  16. Transparency of local govs plans and budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  17. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Open Data

  18. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Extractive Industries

  19. CSO engagement in public audit

    PH0033, 2015,

  20. Civic enagement in local budget planning

    PH0034, 2015, Participation in Budget Processes

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

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  22. Improving public service delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  23. Improving local govs' performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  24. Improve the ease of doing business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  25. local government competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Capacity Building

  26. Public and private sector dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  27. Improving corporate accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  28. Sustain transparency in national government plans and budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

  29. Support for the passage of legislations on access to information and protection of whistleblowers

    PH0021, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  30. Engage civil society in public audit

    PH0022, 2013, Public Participation

  31. Enhance performance benchmarks for local governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  32. Enhance the government procurement system

    PH0024, 2013, E-Government

  33. Strengthen grassroots participation in local planning and budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Participation in Budget Processes

  34. Provide more accessible government data in a single portal and open format

    PH0026, 2013, E-Government

  35. Starred commitment Initiate fiscal transparency in the extractive industry

    PH0027, 2013, Extractive Industries

  36. Starred commitment Improve the ease of doing business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  37. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Transparency

  38. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Right to Information

  39. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, OGP

  40. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Participation in Budget Processes

  41. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Subnational

  42. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  43. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Public Participation

  44. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  45. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  46. Citizen’s Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  47. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Audits and Controls

  48. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, E-Government

  49. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  50. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, E-Government

  51. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Open Contracting and Procurement

  52. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  53. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  54. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  55. Budget ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Transparency