The Public Policy Analysis on the Program Implementations of the Delivery of Basic Services in the Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7160) in the Province of Ilocos Sur

Christopher F. Bueno


For more than two decades the implementation of Republic Act No.7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code, has been exclusively assessed by local governance experts (particularly the Local Government Operation Officers) of the decentralization policy within the context of basic services and facilities (Section 17) in the Local Government Units (LGUs). The Local Government Operation Officers (LGOOs) assessed the experience in the field as to how the Local Government Units provide the support of the local executive and legislative body including the national programs along the devolved functions of agriculture and environment services, health services, social welfare services, education services, peace and public safety, and infrastructure facilities. The objective of this study was to assess the public policy on the program implementations of the delivery of basic services in the Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7160) through the extent of effectiveness and responsiveness in the implementation along the devolved areas (the transfer of power from the national government agencies to the local government units devolved) on education, health, social welfare, and environment.



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