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Title XII Chapter 6

LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEAGUES OF PROVINCES, CITIES

Chapter 1 AND MUNICIPALITIES

GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 19. Leagues of Provinces, Cities and Municipalities. -


There is hereby created the Leagues of Provinces, Cities
Sec. 1. Declaration of Policy. - The State shall ensure the and Municipalities.
autonomy of local governments. For this purpose, it shall
provide for a more responsive and accountable local
government structure instituted through a system of
decentralization. The allocation of powers and resources
to local government units shall be promoted, and inter-
local government grouping, consolidation and
coordination of resources shall be encouraged. The State
shall guarantee the local government units their just share
in national taxes and their equitable share in proceeds
from the use of natural resources, and afford them a
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Chapter 2

DEPARTMENT PROPER

Sec. 5. Office of the Secretary. - The Office of the


Secretary shall consist of the Secretary and his immediate
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Chapter 3

DEPARTMENT SERVICES

Sec. 7. Planning Service. - The Planning Service shall be


responsible for providing the Department with efficient
and effective services relating to planning, programming,
research and statistics.

Chapter 4

BUREAUS AND OFFICES

Sec. 12. Bureau of Local Government Supervision. - The


Bureau of Local Government Supervision, to be headed by
a Bureau Director appointed by the President upon the
recommendation of the Secretary, shall have the
following functions:

Chapter 5

REGIONAL AND FIELD OFFICES

Sec. 18. Regional and Field Offices. - The Secretary is


authorized to establish, operate and maintain one
Regional Office in each of the administrative regions
established by law. A Regional Office shall have, within its
administrative region, the following functions: