Programs & Projects

The LCP offers and implements wide range of urban development programs to its member-cities. The LCP has been engaging funding agencies, national government offices, the civil society partners, business/private sector, and the academe in the implementation of noteworthy programs and projects.

An added-value in the LCP-initiated programs and projects is its point of entry – through the local chief executives. The city mayors’ full support enables the program implementation to work efficiently at the city level. This includes among others the sustainability mechanisms both in local policy and practice through integration into the local development agenda and provision of budget.

Buy-in from the other local chief executives and city-to-city mentoring remain important processes in the project implementation. Critical and collaborative support from the other local officials, city department heads, and stakeholders also complement the program strength. The LCP Secretariat, often as the program and project management office, exercises ownership and further capacitates its technical and administrative staff.


Below are the LCP programs and projects:



During the 2016-2019 LCP National Executive Board (NEB) Strategic Planning, members of the NEB have envisioned to develop its own database – a consolidation of comprehensive pertinent local government data ranging from demographics, economic activities, local revenue, education, environment and natural resources, peace and security, and local best practices, among others. The database will be available online and made accessible to cities in a user-friendly format through the use of data visualization and information technology. Through this initiative, local data will be made available to key stakeholders such as the city government, researchers, and development partners in a form that is easier to understand. It is a response to the current issues confronting local governments – inaccessibility of local data that are usually shelved in offices, lack of consolidated data at the city-level, and the challenge in understanding and interpreting data. LCP will play an important role in bringing the consolidated data back to its source – the cities themselves and underscore the importance of utilizing and visualizing data.



The rapid growth of urbanization signals a significant demographic shift that will change the way people live and the way our human
settlements function. New infrastructure and systems are needed to support the growing population, and now is the time to plan and implement more resource-efficient andcompact urban form, which will make cities more livable and more sustainable. We face a strategic and historic opportunity to change global material and energy flows by changing the way we manage cities.

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The International River Summit (IRS) is a biennial, multi-partner, international initiative organized to improve the conditions of rivers in the Philippines through intensified river advocacy and governance and by raising awareness on the importance of rivers to everyday life. Since 2012, three international river summits have been organized by the DENR, the LCP, and selected host cities across the country.  

The first and well-attended IRS was organized in Iloilo City on 30 May to 1 June 2012. The main output of the event was the Iloilo Declaration which calls for greater investment to address the challenges brought about by the impacts of climate change and rapid urbanization on rivers. In November 2014, the 2nd IRS was organized in Marikina City where the Marikina River Institute was established. The institute aimed at strengthening the science behind river management. The Marikina Declaration, on the other hand, itemized the global, national, and local actions toward river rehabilitation and management. The 3rd IRS, which was held in Cagayan de Oro City on November 2016 paved the way for the adoption of the Cagayan de Oro Consensus. The consensus is an outcome document that focuses on the conservation of watersheds, improvement of water quality, establishment of resilient communities, and recognizes the importance of watersheds in the health of rivers.

This year, the City Government of Mandaue takes pride in hosting the 4th International River Summit on 22-24 November 2018 at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, Philippines. With the theme of “Raising awareness, commitment, and resources for the rivers,” the Summit will strengthen efforts in the rehabilitation of the Butuanon River. It realizes that through the staging of the 4th IRS in the city, the Butuanon River will be at the front and center of various rehabilitation efforts to be led local, national, and global actors.

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The League of Cities of the Philippines will co-organize with the Biodiversity Management Bureau’s SMARTSeas PH Project a Partner’s Forum to bring together marine protected area managers from project sites. This is part of the UNDP-funded project on strengthening marine protected areas to conserve marine key biodiversity areas in the Philippines. The forum will convene partners from local and national government agencies, civil society organizations, academic research institutions and other stakeholders.


The three-day forum will run from October 9-11, 2018 in Davao City. It is will be a venue for partners to exchange experiences, innovative ideas and community-based initiatives to enhance effectiveness of marine protected areas and scaling up to MPA networks, strengthen the science-policy interphase and integration at all scales. This is also designed to increase networking, and foster local and national collaborations among local government units.

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The LCP-WPF partnership aims provide automated weather station (AWS) to Philippine Cities. These AWS will gather data to monitor and track typhoons entering Philippines.  In addition, to assist cities, the AWS can also provide free localize weather information.  And to further assist cities, WPF will also conduct trainings that will help cities become resilient to disaster especially typhoons.



Support to the Boy Scout of the Philippines
May 3, 2018
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), created under Commonwealth Act No. 111 as amended by Presidential Decree No. 460 and Republic Act No. 7278, is an organization that recognizes the vital role of the Filipino youth in nation-building.
Earth Hour 2018 Switch-Off Event
March 9, 2018
Uniting millions around the world for climate action, Earth Hour is a testament to our collective power to make real and significant change. It is most successful global campaign of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour 2017 was participated by 187 countries and inspired more than 18 million Filipinos to switch off their lights for the planet.
Updates on the City Public Spaces Project
August 10, 2018
We are pleased to forward a copy of the Status Update on City Public Open Spaces Project sent by the Department of Budget Management
Updates on the 3rd Reading of Senate Bill 1842 Scheduled on 6 August 2018
August 10, 2018
Due to our concerted efforts and with the help of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, we were able to block the passage of Senate Bill 1842 that was calendared for third reading on 6 August 2018.