Lack of sectoral representation in LGUs hit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 Oct) — Sectors in the community are not well-represented in most local government units and that most of the local development councils are not functional in Mindanao, an official of a network of NGOs in Mindanao said.

Dolores S. Corro, coordinator of the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks, said the two are among so many things left to be desired with local governance 15 years after the enactment of the Local Government Code of 1991 or Republic Act 7160.

Corro spoke with government officials in a press conference Wednesday in a forum held to make known feats of partnerships with local governments, private sector and civil society organizations.

She said a continuing survey conducted starting 2004 around Mindanao showed that most local government units have not convened the municipal development council or the city development council. Read full story here.


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