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ulap logo mobileThe Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) is the umbrella organization of all leagues of local government units (LGUs) and locally elected government officials, and was formed in 1998, registered in 1999, and further endorsed through Executive Order 35, series of 2004.

Prior to its creation, ULAP was called the "League of Leagues", which played an important convening role for the local governments to lobby and develop the Local Government Code of 1991. ULAP was created to convene and represent its member leagues and local governments to national and sub-national policy and program committees in continuous pursuit of strengthening and capacitating LGUs for local autonomy and good governance.

To date, ULAP’s primary member leagues are:

  • League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP)
  • League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP)
  • League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)
  • Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB)
  • League of Vic Governors of the Philippines (LVGP)
  • Vice Mayors League of the Philippines (VMLP)
  • Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines (PBMLP)
  • Philippine Councilors League (PCL)
  • Lady Local Legislators’ League
  • National Movement of Young Legislators

On September 1998, the idea to revive and strengthen the umbrella organization for all the Leagues of LGU’s and local officials throughout the country was hatched in a meeting initiated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Two weeks later, a Resolution was made that changed the name of League of Leagues, which was established in May 5, 1997, to the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) in order to give it a distinct personality as an associate member of the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) and to register the same with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Executive Order No.351 was issued on August 17, 2004 that recognized the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines as the umbrella organization of all the Leagues and Federations of local elective and appointed officials.

MALACAÑANG
MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 351

RECOGNIZING THE UNION OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES OF THE PHILIPPINES (ULAP) AS THE UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION OF ALL THE LEAGUES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS (LGUs) AND LEAGUES AND FEDERATIONS OF LOCAL ELECTIVE AND APPOINTIVE OFFICIALS

WHEREAS, the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) was formed in 1998 as the umbrella organization of all leagues of local government units (LGUs) and leagues and federations of local elective and appointive officials;

WHEREAS, in order to carry out its purposes and mandate, there is a need to recognize ULAP as the umbrella organization of all its members, to further strengthen its vital role as a major stakeholder in nation building.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby order:

SECTION 1. The Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines or ULAP is hereby duly recognized as the umbrella organization of all the leagues of local government units, and the leagues and federations of local elective and appointive officials.

SECTION 2. ULAP shall promote more efficient and effective networking and consensus-building among its members particularly in addressing issues on local autonomy and governance.

SECTION 3. ULAP shall derive funds from annual assessment fees, special contributions or donations of provinces and cities, and from annual dues from its member-leagues or federations, at the rate to be determined by the ULAP and duly-recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government through a corresponding Memorandum Circular for that purpose, provided that no funding requirement of ULAP shall be charged to the National Government. It may, in support of its programs and projects, secure financial assistance or undertake fund-raising activities, subject to the pertinent provisions of the Local Government Code and the Omnibus Election Code.

SECTION 4. ULAP’s specific objectives and purposes, membership rules, and other matters affecting its internal organization shall be governed by its constitution and by-laws and such appropriate rules and regulations as may be promulgated by its National Executive Board and General Executive Council, provided that said constitution, by-laws and rules and regulations shall always conform to the provisions of the Philippine Constitution and existing laws.

SECTION 5. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 17th day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Four.

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) ALBERTO G. ROMULO
Executive Secretary

SourceMalacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (2004). [Executive Order Nos. : 301 – 400]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.

PDF: http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/downloads/2004/08aug/20040817-EO-0351-GMA.pdf

Amendment to DILG MC No. 2004-124 Series of 2004, Amending further DILG MC No. 99-06 Dated January 7,1999, Entitled,ULAP Annual Membership Dues

PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mo_TX0QCInspOKGBL_QWeYGxybFtmh7I/view