Gearing Up For Full Devolution

With just less than a year before the Mandanas ruling is fully implemented, an estimated Php 295B worth of programs, activities, and projects (PAPs) from national government agencies (NGAs) is expected to be devolved in 2022 to comply with the ruling (BusinessWorld, 2021). The added budget and devolution of PAPs will empower local government units (LGUs) more in realizing genuine and meaningful local autonomy, as mandated by the Local Government Code of 1991.

This webinar aims to discuss the preparations of the NGAs in implementing the devolution. It also examines how the fiscal arrangements between the national government and LGU, such as intergovernmental transfers, can be influenced by the implementation of the Mandanas ruling.

Objectives: Specifically, the webinar aims for the participants to:

  1. Gain awareness on the mechanisms resulting to successful devolution of public services;
  2. Understand the further implications of amending the internal revenue allotment to both national and local governments; and
  3. Learn about the initiatives and mechanisms of selected NGA in its preparation for full devolution of its selected services to LGUs.

Rewatch the livestream of the webinar through Facebook Live.


Resource Person
Ms. Rochelle F. Ramirez

Chief Budget and Management Specialist, Systems and Productivity Improvement Bureau

Department of Budget and Management


Dr. Romulo Emmanuel M. Miral, Jr.

Deputy Secretary General, Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department

House of Representatives

Ms. Joseline P. Niwane

Assistant Secretary for Policy and Plans

Department of Social Welfare and Development

Ms. Magdalena L. Mendoza

Senior Vice-President for Programs

Development Academy of the Philippines

Ms. Laura B. Pascua

Former Undersecretary, Budget Policy and Strategy 

Department of Budget and Management

Ms. Emelita Bailon Menghamal

Director, Systems and Productivity Improvement Bureau

Department of Budget and Management

Ms. Imelda C. Caluen

Vice-President and Managing Director, Center for Governance

Development Academy of the Philippines