DILG-LGA train 11 new academic partners
LGSP-LED LGUs attracted P55.9 billion new investments
DILG, Canada conduct ‘TraBAJO’ forum for LGUs
Canada, DILG took provinces to pitch at Davao int’l investment forum
LGU-led tourism initiatives to generate 8 billion pesos in 2016

LED News & Stories

Tourism helps rebuild Northern Iloilo

Isla Gigantes is the farthest island off the northern coast of the province of Iloilo, Philippines. It is one of the 33 islands in the islands in the Municipality of Carles where 97% of villages are coastal. Out of the 33 islands in the municipality, Isla Gigantes might be the one most visited by tourists. This was not always the case. Isla Gigantes only gained popularity after it suffered through supertyphoon Yolanda in November 2013.

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Hablon Goes Global

Solar Living, a Canadian company that promotes solar energy for both residential and commercial use, opened its showroom at SM City Iloilo on December 18, 2015. Owned by Malaysian-Canadian businessman Alan Yong, Solar Living is the first to respond to a 2014 business matching activity organized by the LGSP-LED.

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LED Forums & Events

Training on Investment Promotion: Preparing Investment Guides and Briefs for LEIPOs

The Philippines’s economic environment offers a wide array of opportunities to secure a healthy resilient and sustainable local economy in provinces, cities and municipalities. These opportunities could be taken advantage local communities by done by helping local governments grow small business grow, lead major development projects, secure outside investments through business attraction, secure access to capital, marketing and communication.

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Knowledge Forum on Tourism Product Development

As part of sustaining local growth, an LGU’s role is to work with the local private sector in building a competitive local tourism industry. This includes improving the quality and variety of tourism products and services that a destination can offer. Through the Forum, LGUs together with their private sector partners are able to gauge and exchange ideas on how to develop products—tour packages in particular—so that not only the tourists arrivals increase but also the local communities benefit more from the opportunities in tourism, making the growth in tourism more inclusive.

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Building Competitive LGUs Through Workforce Development

High unemployment rates can be attributed to a mismatch in the worker competencies that institutions produce as compared to the needs of a particular industry. This proves to be true in the experience of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) through its Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED).

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Opportunities: Jobs

Seeking Applications for Case Writers–Deadline 15 Dec 2015

The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is seeking applications for locally-based Case Writers. We are looking to hire writers based in Metro Naga, Zamboanga Del Norte, Albay/Sorsogon, Iloilo, Northern Palawan, Northern Aklan/Antique, Negros Occidental, Northern Iloilo, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Northern Cebu, and Davao Del Norte.

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Seeking Applications for Consultant on Investment Promotion–Deadline 29 July 2015

The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED) is seeking applications for Consultants on Investment Promotion, particularly to Develop Investment Guides and Project Briefs for LGUs. The Terms of Reference (TOR) detailing the background, scope of work, roles and responsibilities, and qualifications is provided: TOR Consultant on Investment Promotion.

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Local Projects

Program intervention in Batch 1 project sites was geared towards strengthening the LED-enabling roles of LGU alliances, enterprises, and organized farmer/MSME groups in both tourism and agribusiness sectors.

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Batch 2 local projects focused on the role of LGUs as enablers of LED. Initiatives were made market-driven through an intensified engagement of the private sector.

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Batch 3 Local Projects are focused on tourism circuit development, applying the lessons learned and best practices of Batches 1 and 2. Four (4) of the nine (9) Batch 3 local projects were devastated by super typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. As such, these sites will focus on tourism industry recovery, and improving resilience through the use of build-back-better approaches.

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LED Tools

LGU Business-Friendliness Tools

Business-friendliness is a condition where local governments spur sustainable economic and inclusive growth by engaging business sector, promoting local trade/ businesses, and generating employment.

This can be attained when LGUs bring about an environment and create the conditions where economic development is possible and sustainable through policy reforms, businesses and permits licensing automation, or adopting practices that help them attract investments and create jobs.

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Sector Competitiveness Tools

The Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development or LGSP-LED serves as one of the DILG’s key programs that build business-friendly and competitive LGUs.

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Growing Local Economies

Growing Local Economies: LGSP-LED from 2008 to 2013

Growing Local Economies: LGSP-LED from 2008 to 2013

The Philippines has shown vigorous economic growth rates in recent years. But the government is still challenged to make this growth tangible to a larger number of poorer Filipino men and women.

With support provided by the Government of Canada to its Local Governance Support Program forLocal Economic Development (LGSP-LED), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is contributing to inclusive growth by enabling local government units (LGUs) to become more business-friendly.

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Sparkbiz.ph: Featured LGU Profile



It’s not all Banana in the land in bounty. Davao del Norte is endowed with fairly tropical climate that is evenly distribute throughout the year, rich fertile land and other natural resources, as well as, intrinsic beauty that made it not only productive but also charmingly attractive to investors and tourist alike.

Visit the Business-friendly Profile: Davao del Norte