CGBP slates seminar on local gov’t code
(The Philippine Star) - April 4, 2017 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Center for Global Best Practices will hold a seminar titled, “Citizens’ and Public Officials Guide to The Local Government Code of the Philippines” on April 28 at Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City.

The seminar aims to educate public officials on the salient points of the Local Government Code. The topics for discussion will focus on the basic foundation and principles on local governance: local autonomy, fiscal autonomy, decentralization and democratization and how these principles are operationalized to bring about more responsive and accountable local governance.

The seminar will feature lawyer Alberto Agra. He served the government as secretary of justice in 2010. He also held various positions in government as solicitor general and government corporate counsel. He provides briefings on this topic to help businesses on the challenges they face with this new law. He is a strong advocate of PPP, professor of laws (1993 to present) at the Ateneo Law School and a political law bar reviewer in the same institution. He is the author of the two-volume course book on Local Government PPPs and the principal author of Knowing PPP, BOTs and JVs. He also heads Forensic Law and Policy Strategies Inc. and Forensic Solutions, a think tank with expertise in the fields of policy, law reform, advocacy and governance. Presently, he serves the government as chairman of the board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority. 

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