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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.