Local Government Code of the Philippines 1991

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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: * Book I – General Provisions
* Title I – Basic Principles
* Title II – Elective Officials
* Title III – Human Resources and Development
* Title IV – Local School Boards
* Title V – Local Health Boards
* Title VI – Local Development Councils
* Title VII – Local Peace and Order Council
* Title VIII – Autonomous Special Economic Zone
* Title IX – Other Provisions Applicable to Local Government Units

* Book II – Local Taxation and Fiscal Matters
* Title I – Local Government Taxation
* Title II – Real Property Taxation
* Title III – Shares of Local Government Units in the Proceeds of National Taxes * Title IV – Credit Financing
* Title V – Local Fiscal Administration
* Title VI – Property and Supply Management in the Local Government Units

* Book III – Local Government Units
* Title I – The Barangay
* Title II – The Municipality
* Title III – The City
* Title IV – The Province
* Title V – Appointive Local Officials Common to All Municipalities, Cities and Provinces * Title VI – Leagues of Local Government Units and Elective Officials

* Book IV – Miscellaneous and Final Provisions
* Title I – Penal Provisions
* Title II – Provisions for Implementation
* Title III – Transitory Provisions
* Title IV – Final Provisions
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
Metro Manila
Eighth Congress

Republic Act No. 7160             October 10, 1991
Setion 41(b) Amended by RA 8553
Setion 43 Amended by RA 8553
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:: BOOK I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
TITLE I
BASIC PRINCIPLES
CHAPTER I
The Code: Policy and Application
Section 1. Title. - This Act shall be known and cited as the "Local Government Code of 1991". Section 2. Declaration of Policy. -
(a) It is hereby declared the policy of the State that the territorial and political subdivisions of the State shall enjoy genuine and meaningful local autonomy to enable them to attain their fullest development as self-reliant communities and make them more effective partners in the attainment of national goals. Toward this end, the State shall provide for a more responsive and accountable local government structure instituted through a system of decentralization whereby local government units shall be given more powers, authority, responsibilities, and resources. The process of decentralization shall proceed from the national government to the local government units. (b) It is also the policy of the State to ensure the accountability of local government units through the institution of effective mechanisms of recall, initiative and referendum. (c) It is likewise the policy of the State to require all national agencies and offices to conduct periodic consultations with appropriate local government units, nongovernmental and people's organizations, and other concerned sectors of the community before any project or program is implemented in their respective jurisdictions.1awphil.net Section 3. Operative Principles of Decentralization. - The formulation and implementation of policies and measures on local autonomy shall be guided by the following operative principles: (a) There shall be an effective allocation among the different local government units of their respective powers, functions, responsibilities, and resources; (b) There shall be established in every local government unit an accountable, efficient, and dynamic organizational structure and operating mechanism that will meet the priority needs and service requirements of its communities; (c) Subject to...
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