Sponsorship Speech of Sen. Chiz Escudero

Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero mentioned in his sponsorship speech CCA-DRR tagged budgets, as presented in the paper Investing in Resiliency and Adaptive Capacticies Are We There Yet? by the ABI- Environment Cluster and the La Liga Policy Institute. In the light of the string of destructive calamities that descend upon the Philippines every year, it is […]

Investing in Resiliency and Adaptive Capacities: Are We There Yet?

Investing in resiliency and adaptive capacities

Alternative Budget Proposals for the Environment, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management La Liga (2013) - Wanted Immediately: Shift in CCA and DRR Budget Priorities The various studies in CCA and DRRM financing from both international and Philippine experiences show that there are two (2) key factors for a successful CCA and DRRM […]

LIFE AFTER PORK BARREL | Can these NGOs help fix budget that bogus NGOs helped ruin?

Sept 2013 ABI-Envi in Congress

INTERAKSYON.COM: The online news portal of TV5 (Sept 2013) -  MANILA, Philippines – Even as nongovernment organizations have been getting a bad rap in the raging scandal over the role of bogus NGOs in diverting congressional pork barrel into kickback-padded projects, an alliance of seasoned budget reformers is engaging lawmakers in a bid to make […]

Three-Month Project in Organic Rice Farming

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Manila Times (Aug 2013) – THE La Liga Policy Institute (La Liga), a development policy research nongovernment organization actively campaigning for the shift to organic farming in Luzon, on Tuesday launched a three-month project aimed at further boosting organic rice farming in the province. Dubbed Organikong Palayan Farmers Mentoring Support Project, the project targets to […]

DA, Pangasinan Towns Roll Out Organic Farming Project

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Business Mirror (Aug. 2013) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has partnered with several local government units (LGUs) in western Pangasinan and the La Liga Policy Institute to implement a three-month project aimed at boosting organic rice farming. Dubbed “Organikong Palayan Farmers Mentoring Support Project,” the project was launched on Tuesday. The DA said the […]

Organikong Palayan–Pangasinan Farmer Mentoring Support Project

OP PGN Mentoring Project

La Liga (2013) - The Organikong Palayan Farmer Mentoring Support Project is a continuation of the Organikong Palayan – Pangasinan (OP-PGN) that enhanced the capacities of farmers in Alaminos City, Bani, Burgos and Dasol on sustainable agriculture and supported the transition to organic farming. This project is implemented in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Regional […]

Civil Society Groups to Help Craft DENR’s 2014 Budget

2014 DENR Budget Consultation

Philippine Daily Inquirer (April 7, 2013) – MANILA, Philippines—Various citizen groups will participate in the crafting of the budget of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for next year, the first time the agency will open the process to civil society groups, according to the budget advocacy group La Liga Policy Institute. La […]

The Alliance of 7: Climate Change Adaptation in the Greater Metro Manila Region

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HDN Discussion Paper Series by Tuaño and Sescon (2013)   Introduction – In September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (international code name Ketsana) unleashed arecord amount of rainfall in Metro Manila and other areas. Together with Typhoon Pepeng,which occurred a week after and which also brought about widespread flooding in Central and Northern Luzon, the official death […]

PhP 1-B Envi Gains in 2013 National Budget Hailed; More Allocations in 2014 Eyed

ABI ENVI_DENR Workshop

ZAMBOTIMES (February 2013) - related undertakings as a result of dialogues by citizens’ groups with the government, and more allocations are expected in the 2014 national budget by utilizing participatory budgeting process. This was noted today by development organization La Liga Policy Institute, convening organization of the Environment Cluster of Social Watch Philippines – Alternative Budget Initiative […]

LGUs, Foundation Team-up for Disaster Response Project

A7 TAF workshop

PHILSTAR  (February 2013) – Local governments and international group The Asia Foundation (TAF) will undertake a project to improve the way the public prepares and responds to disasters. TAF will support a four-month project designed to enhance the operational framework, capacities and mechanisms for disaster risk management of seven local governments. The beneficiaries of the […]

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