Public Forum | Empowering Local Governance in the Philippines: Policy Studies for the National Capital Region

The UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC), together with the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), invites everyone to Empowering Local Governance in the Philippines: Policy Studies for the National Capital Region, a public forum happening on 8 November 2019 (Friday), 9:00 AM–3:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

This forum draws from the research conducted by the UP CIDS and the Department of the Interior and Local Government–National Capital Region (DILG–NCR) showing that there are many opportunities to strengthen and empower local government units (LGUs), especially in the National Capital Region. The papers featured in this forum tackle environmental governance, devolution of health and education services to LGUs, issues on water services in Metro Manila, local insurance, local fiscal governance, urban land use, and socialized housing.

Speakers

PANEL ONE

Solid Waste Management, Environmental Governance, and Sustainable Development: Prospects for the National Capital Region
Maria Lourdes G. Rebullida, DPA
Professorial Lecturer, UP Department of Political Science

The State of Health, Delivery of Health Services, and Equity of Access in Metro Manila: Successes, Challenges, and Possible Ways Forward
Maria Ela L. Atienza, Ph.D.
Professor, UP Department of Political Science and
Co-convenor, UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change

Urban Dimensions of Floodings and Holistic Flood Risk Management: Case of Pasig-Marikina River Basin in Metro Manila
Guillermo Q. Tabios III, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Civil Engineering, UP College of Engineering

Alternative Water Sources for Metro Manila for Water Security and Resilience
Guillermo Q. Tabios III, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Civil Engineering, UP College of Engineering

Reclaiming Public Services: Giving Back Ownership and Control of Water Services to the Public Sector
Eduardo C. Tadem, Ph.D.
Convenor, UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development

PANEL TWO

Charting a Strategy on Local Insurance: Risk Transfer Mechanism
Dennis G. dela Torre
Research Fellow, Center for Local and Regional Governance, UP National College of Public Administration and Governance

Does Fiscal Decentralization Benefit the Margins? Examining the Uneasy Relationship Between Transfers and Local Fiscal Governance
Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UP Department of Political Science

Urban Farming and Urban Land Use Dilemmas in Metro Manila
Kristian Karlo C. Saguin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UP Department of Geography

Ensuring the Affordability of Socialized Housing: Towards Livable and Sustainable Homes for the Filipino Poor
Chester C. Arcilla, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, UP Manila

Basic Education and Federalism: Implications and Options for the National Capital Region
Elvin Ivan Uy
Director for Operations, Philippine Business for Social Progress

Register

The forum is free and open to the public, but seats are very limited. You may email [email protected] for more information.