Basic Services and Facilities Devolved
- Agricultural extension and on-site research
- Community-based forestry projects
- Field health and hospital services and other tertiary health services
- Public works and infrastructure projects funded out of local funds
- School building program
- Social welfare services
Enhanced Governmental and Corporate Powers
- Full autonomy in the exercise of proprietary rights and managements of economic enterprises
- Authority to secure domestic or foreign grants without need of national government approval
- Cooperative undertakings among LGUs
- Exemption from payment of customs duties for imported heavy equipment
- Authority to extend loans to other LGUs and to provide assistance to calamity-stricken LGUs
Conceptualized by: Dr. Maria Ela Atienza (Professor and Chair), Asst. Prof. Jan Robert Go (Assistant Professor), and Herby Jireh Esmeralda (Research Assistant)
Atienza, Maria Ela. “Local Governments and Devolution in the Philippines.” In Philippine Politics and Governance, edited by Noel Morada and Teresa Encarnacion Tadem, 427-428. Quezon City: Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2006.
Philippines. The Local Government Code. Republic Act No. 7160. 1991.