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PRESIDENTIAL LEGISLATIVE LIAISON OFFICE

INTRODUCTION In the Philippines, the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) is the primary arm of the President and the entire Executive Branch in promoting presidential legislative initiatives, policy reforms, and development programs in the Legislative Branch of Government. The PLLO therefore is regarded as the principal government entity implementing advocacy strategies that shape and shepherd the Administration’s priority legislative measures in Congress. Throughout the years, the PLLO has established its relevant and strategic role in the bureaucracy by continuously advocating for responsive legislation, that is, ensuring that laws that comes out of the legislative mill are consistent with the policy reform agenda of the Administration and effectively addressing the needs and aspirations of their intended beneficiaries. In pursuit of these goals, the PLLO is guided by clearly defined processes and procedures which collectively articulate and communicate the organization’s vision and mission as well as its mandate and functions across the organization and the whole of government. As a government office, PLLO complies with good governance practices, including the promulgation of this Operations Manual. This manual primarily covers the organizational profile, the functions and responsibilities of the various units, officers and staff of the PLLO as well as the operating procedures for its various processes and activities.

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OBJECTIVES

In the development of this Manual, the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) aims to achieve the following:

• Outline the processes and procedures currently being



undertaken by all the units of the PLLO;

• Streamline the processes and procedures undertaken

by these units to come up with more efficient and effective

manner

of

performing

their

mandated

functions;

• Serve as a handbook or reference guide for the



employees of PLLO to better equip them to effectively



and efficiently perform; and

• Provide

the

various

governance

partners

and



stakeholders of the PLLO, practitioners and students



of government and the general public with a reference



on how the PLLO undertakes legislative



work in Congress.

advocacy

Hence, this Operations Manual serves as a testament to the PLLO’s commitment to good governance leading towards Quality Management System.

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DEFINITION OF TERMS

Legislative Advocacy Plan indicates

operational

strategies

and

plans,



including strategic interventions in the legislative



mill to shepherd specific measures in the list of



legislative priorities and “red flag” bills.

Priority Legislative Agenda

are proposed legislative measures in response to



the priority thrusts, policies and other initiatives of



the Administration which are subjected to



prioritization process. Legislative-Executive a consultative and advisory body to the President Development Advisory

on national socio-economic issues and concerns

Council (LEDAC)

consisting of representatives from the Legislative



and Executive Branches of Government as well



as the private sector.

Legislative Liaison System

an aggrupation of legislative liaison officers from

(LLS)

various executive offices, including constitutional



commissions, and government-owned and



controlled corporations (GOCCs).

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Logical Framework a tool for improving the planning, implementation,

management,

monitoring

and

evaluation

of



projects. It is also known as “log frame” which is a



way of structuring the main elements in a project



and highlighting the logical linkages between

them. Organization Performance an approach to expenditure management that Indicator Framework directs resources towards results and accounts

for performance. It enables agencies to focus



efforts and resources on core functions and on



delivering high impact activities at reasonable



costs and qualities. Presidential Legislative

for brevity, PLLO, is the primary arm of the

Liaison Office

President and the whole Executive Branch in



formulating



strategies to shepherd its policy reform and



priority legislative agenda in Congress. Political Mapping

and

implementing

advocacy

the process used to record and analyze alliances



and/or positions of political actors or stakeholders



relative to a particular policy proposal.

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Shepherding

refers to pushing or advancing priority bills in the



various stages of the legislative mill (drafting,



filing and committee referral,



second



conference level until its enactment into law).



It



interventions after determining the acceptability



of a non-priority measure. Thus, shepherding in



the context of legislative advocacy may mean



any one or any combinations of all, but not



limited to, the following interventions in the



legislative mill:



• Pushing or facilitating passage of a priority

also

reading,

third

involves

committee reading,

undertaking

level,

bicameral necessary

measure from one stage to the next in the

entire labyrinthine process of legislation;

• Parrying or preventing the progress of any

measures that may adversely impact on the Administration’s core policy reform agenda or

program

of

governance;

• Perfecting or building consensus among

concerned agencies with the end view of introducing amendments that may enhance the acceptability of well-meaninged measures

initiated by Congress;

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• Purveying or ushering the delivery of prompt

executive responses to congressional request – in terms of technical assistance relative to the consideration of legislative measures or constituency support in line with the parochial concerns of individual legislators – with the end

view

of

promoting

cooperative

executive-legislative relationship; and

• Political Reading or continuing monitoring and

analysis of the political dynamics in Congress relative to a particular legislative measure to allow in-depth understanding and informed action-planning as well as timely advisories

to the President.



All of these interventions, plus a lot more



unconventional



including the employment of necessary analytical



and



traditional or official networks, may come into



play



legislative advocacy.

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advocacy as

part

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approaches tools, of

the

and art

and

options,

mobilization of

lobbying

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Stakeholder

individuals, groups, organizations or institutions



that have a significant interest on the success of



an advocacy project. Stakeholder Analysis

the process of identification, classification, and



characterization of potential major stakeholders



on a policy issue in terms of position, interest



and power.

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LIST OF ACRONYMS

ARE............................. Acknowledgement Receipts for Equipment CabSec........................ Cabinet Secretary CS................................ Civil Society CLA.............................. Common Legislative Agenda DTR.............................. Daily Time Record DLLO........................... Department Legislative Liaison Office EDAC........................... Executive Development Advisory Council EO................................ Executive Order GAA............................. General Appropriations Act GOCCs........................ Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations KYC.............................. Know-Your-Clients LAO.............................. Legislative Affairs Office LEDAC......................... Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council LLS.............................. Legislative Liaison System LGU............................. Local Government Unit MTPDP........................ Medium Term Philippine Development Plan

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NGA............................. National Government Agency NIRC............................ National Internal Revenue Code NGO............................. Non-Government Organization ODESLA...................... Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs OPA.............................. Office of the Political Adviser OPIF............................. Organizational Performance Indicator Framework PDP.............................. Philippine Development Plan PL................................. Party List PIs................................ Performance Indicators PS................................ Political Society PLA.............................. President’s Legislative Agenda PLA.............................. Presidential Legislative Adviser PLLO............................ Presidential Legislative Liaison Office RATA............................ Representation and Transportation Allowances SRC............................. Social Reform Council SDO............................. Special Disbursing Officer SONA.......................... State of the Nation Address TWG............................. Technical Working Group WTO-AFTA-APEC...... World Trade Organization - Asean Free Trade –

Association Asia Pacific Economic Council

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LIST OF MAJOR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS/STAKEHOLDERS

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LIST OF MAJOR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS/STAKEHOLDERS

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LIST OF TABLES Table 1

The Legal Bases and Institutional Milestones............................ 31

Table 2

PLLO’s Summary of Plantilla Positions...................................... 49

Table 3

Stakeholders Analysis Matrix....................................................117

Table 4

Political Mapping Matrix...........................................................118

LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1 PLLO’s LogFrame...................................................................... 42 Figure 2 PLLO’s Performance Indicators................................................. 44 Figure 3 PLLO Organizational Structure.................................................. 50 Figure 4 PLLO Operations Flow Diagram................................................ 95 Figure 5 Public Policy Reform System..................................................... 22 Figure 6 The Lawmaking Process.......................................................... 112

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction.................................................................................................... 3 Objectives ........................................................................................................ 4 Definition of Terms........................................................................................... 5 List of Acronyms............................................................................................ 10 List of Tables.................................................................................................. 14 List of Figures................................................................................................ 14 Table of Contents........................................................................................... 15 Chapter 1. Organizational Profile............................................................... 19 1. Vision and Mission.....................................................................................20 2. Mandate.....................................................................................................21 3. General Functions ....................................................................................21 4. Other Functions.........................................................................................27 5. History ...................................................................................................... 28

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Chapter 2. Organization and Responsibilities........................................35 1. The Functional Offices...............................................................................36

1.1. Office of the Presidential Legislative Adviser..............................36



1.2. Liaison Office for the Senate.......................................................38



1.3. Liaison Office for the House of Representatives........................39



1.4. Administrative, Financial and Management Division.................40

2. The Logical Framework.............................................................................41 3. The Performance Measures and Targets.................................................43 Chapter 3. Operational Control and Supervision...................................47 1. Organizational Structure............................................................................48 2. The Management and Supervision..........................................................51 Chapter 4. Operating Procedures.............................................................75 1. Formulation of Policy Direction and Legislative Agenda.......................... 76 2. Prioritization of Legislative Agenda........................................................... 76

2.1. The President’s Legislative Agenda........................................... 76



2.2. The LEDAC Common Legislative Agenda.................................79



2.3. Certification for Immediate Enactment.......................................79

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2.4. Other measures to address emerging issues, including



compliance with International Conventions and other

international commitments..........................................................81 3. Formulation of Legislative Advocacy Plan................................................82 4. Implementation of Legislative Advocacy Plan..........................................83 5. Legislative Intervention Programs.............................................................85 6. Review and Feedback Mechanisms.........................................................91 Appendices................................................................................................ 101 1. The Legislative Environment and Processes.......................................... 102 2. Stakeholders Analysis Marix Form..........................................................116 3. Political Mapping Matrix...........................................................................117 PLLO Directory and List of Key Officials........................................ 118-127

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1. Vision & Mission

T

he PLLO envisions itself to be a trailblazer in the Philippine’s legislative aspect of governance empowering all relevant stakeholders to

enable them to effectively influence the formulation of public policies through strategic interventions in the legislative process. It is the aspiration of the PLLO to attain the ideal relationship between the Executive and Legislative

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Branches of Government primarily characterized by collaboration that allows the facilitation of all legislative initiatives towards the realization of the Government’s policy reform agenda. However, given the complexity and urgency of these matters, a legislative environment must be fully-functioning and well-orchestrated. It must always be an environment that is harmonious, collaborative and transparent for the favorable attainment of President’s legislative goals and the propitious achievement of the Philippine Development Plans. Consequently, the PLLO has committed to perform its mandate, promote sound legislative practices and steer the dynamic legislative process towards responsive legislation.

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2. Mandate

T

he PLLO is mandated to promote the legislative initiatives and generate maximum support for the President and his/her legislative agenda

in Congress, among non-governmental organizations and cooperative interest groups. As an agency under the Office of the President, it is tasked to officially to provide the President necessary and vital legislative and other congressional information that may be used as effective inputs to the formulation of policies and presidential and/or executive response to emerging issues.

3. General Functions

T

he PLLO advocates for all internal and external support in shepherding of the President’s legislative agenda, Administration-sponsored

policy interests, and all other legislative-related concerns of the Executive branch. In line with its mandate, a number of periodic and strategic activities are designed, organized, spearheaded and/or sponsored by PLLO. These, among others, are essential in the promotion of legislative initiatives, consolidation and facilitation of political support among various interest groups, and management of the President’s day-to-day relations with the Congress.

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As PLLO strives to promote significant legislative initiatives, priority policy reforms and development programs, it commits to orchestrate activities relative to the formulation, promotion and completion of legislative agenda in partnership with the relevant and appropriate government and non-governmental entities. 3.1.

Provision of Policy Advisory to the President



of Legislative Concerns

The Head of the PLLO, as concurrent

Presidential Legislative Adviser (PLA), is the



alter-ego of the President relative to legislative

and other congressional-related concerns.

This mandates him to provide day-to-day



information on situations in both Chambers



of Congress as well as intelligence assistance

affecting order support

policies to on

Governance

of

government

in

ensure

executive-legislative

policies

and

of

the

programs

President

and

of the

Administration and consolidation of executive

and/or presidential response to emerging issues.

These

tasks

also

require

the

PLA to provide inputs to the formulation of the

President’s and

Cabinet

Clusters’

Legislative Priorities and the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council

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Common Legislative Agenda (LEDAC-CLA)



in terms of congressional/political acceptability.

3.2. Promotion

of

Presidential

Legislative

Initiatives

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The PLLO handles all tasks that are aligned with



the promotion of the President’s legislative



agenda. These tasks span from providing



guidance in the development of bills, facilitating



consultations among concerned agencies to



reach consensus or a common Administration



position on proposed measures, supervising



legal research and legislative/policy analyses,

handling conflict resolutions, design and

employment of appropriate interventions to

ensure congressional passage of priority

legislative measures until their enactment



into law.



These require the PLLO to regularly monitor the



progress of all bills in various stages of the



legislative mill and other congressional initiatives



that may impinge on the Presidency and the



Administration.It also involves sensible review of



existing government policies and programs, in a



conscious effort to identify major developments



in Congress affecting the same and undertake



judicious assessment of their impact on the

overall

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policy

direction

and

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3.3.

Consolidation and Facilitation of Political

Support

The PLLO, as part of its mandate and as support



to the effective implementation of advocacy



strategies and interventions also undertakes



activities geared toward building a strong



and reliable network of support from actors

within

the

legislative

bureaucracy

system,

the

and

the

whole political environment.

Primarily, the

PLLO

endeavors

to

sustain

enhanced



collaboration and partnership of the President



and the whole Executive Branch with the



Legislative Branch of Government at the



institutional level as well as with the individual



members of Congress to ensure active support



to the President’s and the Administration’s



Program of Governance.



Likewise, the PLLO accordingly interfaces with all



government entities through members of the



Legislative Liaison System (LLS) to ensure



consistency of the legislative agenda vis-a-vis



existing programs and projects of the national



government as well as in the provision of technical

and

logistical

support

in

the

PLLO’s

advocacy efforts.

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Further, the PLLO pursues constructive engagement with other stakeholders to positively influence the reform constituencies (CSOs, NGOs, other organized groups and allies) to participate in the legislative process and to transform such influence to rally support behind President’s legislative agenda and development programs/projects from the national level down to the grassroots level.

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3.4

Management of the President’s Day-to-Day



Relations with Congress



In most cases, managing the President’s



day-to-day business with individual members



of Congress can be a demanding and arduous



task. For PLLO, this Executive-Legislative

dynamics

is

As

an

all

matters

given

adviser

to

relating

due the to

importance. President

legislation

on and

Executive-Legislative relations, PLLO has

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been in the forefront of laboriously facilitating



the conduct of activities of the President requiring



congressional participation as well as ensuring



that the legislators’ constituency needs are



addressed by the various agencies/department



of the Executive.

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4. Other Functions

4.1 Stewardship of the Legislative Liaison System

(LLS)

The PLLO is formally regarded as the steward



of the Legislative Liaison System (LLS). The LLS



is a conglomeration of legislative liaison officers



from various executive offices, including national



line agencies, constitutional bodies, commissions,



government-owned and -controlled corporations

(GOCCs).

In charge of managing a network of legislative



liaison officers from various departments and



agencies that compose the Legislative Liaison



System, the PLLO orchestrates collaborative



activities with Congress aimed at forming a



stronger Executive-Legislative tactical alliance.



In pursuit of this, the PLLO provides the members



of the LLS assistance on how to navigate through



and intervene in the legislative process in order to



promote and advance their respective policy

requirements,

legislative

agenda

and

other



related matters.



4.2 Provision of Technical Support to the



LEDAC and other Policy Advisory Bodies



The PLLO is likewise equally committed in



performing its tasks as the technical adviser to



the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory



Council (LEDAC) particularly in the formulation

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and shepherding of the shared policy reform



priorities of the two branches of government under



a Common Legislative Agenda (CLA) pursuant



to Republic Act No. 7640. The PLLO regularly



coordinates with the LEDAC Secretariat and



supervises its periodic meetings.



PLLO also maintains active participation in most



Executive policy-making bodies such as the

various Cabinet Clusters, and the Cabinet 1

Assistance System (CAS).

4.3 Capacity-Building

on

Legislative



Advocacy Work



The PLLO also conducts a bureaucracy-wide

Capacity-Building Seminars for members of

the Legislative Liaison System (LLS) on as

well

as

other

interest

aspects

of

legislative

intended

to

provide

necessary

knowledge

groups

advocacy. participants and

tools

various This

is

with

the

that

are

important in their work as legislative liaison

of their respective departments/agencies to Congress. cluster-level

and

the

PLLO

undertakes

agency/department-level



capability seminars. Capacity-building is also



effected through one-on-one consultations of

individual

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Likewise,

advocates

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all

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5. The History

T

he PLLO, being directly responsible to the President for legislative affairs, has gone a long way in ensuring the overall integration of the

Administration’s efforts in the Congress, developing comprehensive legislative engagement strategies and disseminating critical information to all major stakeholders.

Undeniably, Philippines was made known as the “sick man of Asia” to being a “bright spot in Asia.” PLLO has its own share of transformation. From “a mere experiment” in 1987 and “temporary conduit” between Congress and the President, PLLO has metamorphosed to being “an indispensable cog” in the whole government machinery.

During the time of President Corazon C. Aquino, PLLO has emerged into the national psyche for the primary purpose of responding to the immediate need for a formal conduit of official communications between the newly restored Philippine Congress and the fledgling administration. The process of bargaining and compromise between the Executive and Legislative branches has greatly challenged PLLO but later on gained momentum. In fact, under the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos, several pronouncements were issued that further

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strengthened the existence of PLLO and propelled a departure from the traditional mould of a government entity. In particular, during the first plenary conference of President Ramos with the newly elected Senators and Congressmen held at Malacanang, President Ramos formally announced that:

“The PLLO is the agency under the Office of the President that will liaise with Congress on all matters impinging on executive-legislative relations.” 1 Subsequently, at the regular meeting of the Cabinet immediately thereafter, President Ramos issued one of the most significant statements that guided the modern-day PLLO, to wit:

“The PLLO is the agency under the Office of the President tasked to officially orchestrate the formulation and shepherding of the Executive-Legislative Agenda and all other concerns of the Executive Department having to do with the Legislature.”

The above statement was made official in an accompanying Memorandum Order signed by President Ramos that effectively affirmed the stewardship role of the PLLO over the Legislative Liaison System. Memorandum Order No. 24 specifically required all government departments

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and agencies to designate their respective liaison officers, preferably with the rank of Assistant Secretary, to closely coordinate with the PLLO in the shepherding of administration measures and in the promotion of collaborative relations with Congress.

The merging of the Legislative Affairs Office (LAO) and the PLLO during the administration of President Joseph E. Estrada, with both offices under the administration and operational jurisdiction of the PLLO headed by the Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs, intensified the role of PLLO and strengthened the legislative procedures. In the following years, efforts of the PLLO were sustained under the Macapagal-Arroyo Administration.

President

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo further affirmed the growing reliance on the PLLO and recognition of its strategic significance within the whole bureaucracy in various capacities. The PLLO’s strategic post as an authority in the legislative environment was further intensified. It was concretely manifested in the designation of the PLLO as regular member of key national consultative bodies focused on the formulation and monitoring of developmental policies.

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Table 1. The Legal Bases and Institutional Milestones

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During the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III, a major reorganization of the cabinet cluster system was implemented through Executive Order No. 43. With this, the PLLO is designated as a member of the cluster on Good Governance and Anti-Corruption with the mandate of promoting transparency, accountability, participatory governance and strengthening of public institutions. This cluster, together with the other four cabinet clusters created under same Executive Order, namely: Human Development and Poverty Reduction; Economic Development; Security, Justice and Peace; and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, serves as the primary mechanism of the Executive Branch for directing all efforts towards the realization of the Social Contract with the Filipino People. Indeed, the PLLO, being a bureaucratic innovation that has survived the test of times since EDSA revolution, continues to become a hub of innovations. The then objective of ensuring smooth and sustainable relations with legislative bodies has remained and even further strengthened.

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1. The Functional Offices

T

he PLLO maintains “strategic coordinating posts” in the Senate, in the House of Representatives and in Malacañang Palace to ensure effective and efficient advocacy of official party lines, to monitor the progress of Administration measures, and to advise the President and concerned executive departments/ offices of relevant developments in Congress. With its three office stations, the PLLO has a total of 42 approved plantilla positions that include the Head and two Undersecretaries, each heading the PLLO stations in the Senate and in the House of Representatives. In the pursuit of its mandate, the PLLO maintains offices at the New Executive Building in the Malacañang Compound, Senate and House of Representatives to ensure effective and efficient advocacy of official party lines and to monitor the progress of administration measures.

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The PLLO is composed of four (4) units/outposts namely: • Office of the Presidential Legislative Adviser • Liaison Office for the Senate • Liaison Office for the House of Representatives • Administrative, Finance and Management Division 1.1. Office of the Presidential Legislative Adviser 1.1.1. Responsible for promoting Presidential Legislative initiatives and other

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Administration-sponsored priority policy reforms and development programs; 1.1.2. Advises the President on all matters pertaining to legislation and Executive Legislative relationship and manages the President’s day-to day relations with individual members of Congress, including Executive-Legislative dialogues/conferences and other Presidential activities requiring the participation of Congressional members; 1.1.3. Coordinates with the Legislative Executive Advisory Council (LEDAC) in the formulation and shepherding of the shared policy reform priorities of the Executive and Legislative Branche under a Common Legislative Agenda; 1.1.4. Responsible for general planning, direction and control over the functions and activities of the organization and oversees the implementation of approved operating policies, plans and programs; and 1.1.5. Responsible for the implementation of projects/ assignments directly emanating from the President or the Cabinet, e.g. the oversight function of monitoring the implementation of new laws.

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1.2. Liaison Office for the Senate 1.2.1. Responsible for the liaising and monitoring of administration bills and other administration-sponsored priority policy reforms and Development programs as far as the Senate is concerned, forming vital linkages with the Legislative Liaison System (LLS); 1.2.2. Assists in promoting Presidential Legislative initiatives and other Executive issuances through a strategic information dissemination campaign and sustained day-to-day collaboration with the Senate; 1.2.3. Responsible for the review of Senate bills recommended for certification by the President as urgent and/or priority bill; 1.2.4. Conducts political analyses through voting patterns in the Senate and the like that serve as bases for facilitating relationships and the formulation of policies and implementation thereof; 1.2.5. Addresses concerns and requests of members of the Senate particularly those addressed to the President and various Executive departments and agencies; and 1.2.6. Prepares reports/advisories on crucial legislative operations and developments, sentiments and reactions of members of the Senate on specific bills and issues. 1.3. Liaison Office for the House of Representatives

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1.3.1. Responsible for the liaising and monitoring of administration bills and other administration-sponsored priority policy reforms and development programs as far as the House of Representatives is concerned, forming vital linkages with the Legislative Liaison System (LLS); 1.3.2. Assists in promoting Presidential Legislative initiatives and other Executive issuances through a strategic information dissemination campaign and sustained day-to-day collaboration with the House of Representatives; 1.3.3. Responsible for the review of House bills recommended for certification by the President as urgent and/or priority bill; 1.3.4. Conducts political analyses through voting patterns in the House of Representatives and the like that serve as bases for facilitating relationships and the formulation of policies and implementation thereof; 1.3.5. Addresses concerns and requests of members of the House of Representatives particularly those addressed to the President and the various Executive departments and agencies; and 1.3.6. Prepares reports/advisories on crucial legislative operations and developments, sentiments and reactions of members of the House of Representatives on specific bills and issues.

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1.4. Administrative, Financial and Management Division 1.4.1. Responsible for the planning, direction and control of activities related to human resources management and development, accounting and budget management, general services, purchasing and property administration; 1.4.2. Responsible for addressing timely and effectively the financial and administrative requirements of the various operational units of the agency; 1.4.3. Prepares and maintains accurate recording and reporting system; conducts examination and review of all financial transactions; and ensures adequate control measures in the administration of funds and property; and 1.4.4. Ensures that agency personnel, accounting, budgeting and financial practices, systems and procedures are in conformity with existing rules and regulations.

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2. The Logical Framework

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very conscientious and concerted effort of PLLO’s functional offices in stirring the legislative environment has gone a long way.

And as any other government entities, PLLO strives to achieve desired outcome and long-term impact of its legislative and development programs/projects. With a view to responsive legislation, PLLO is guided by its own Results Monitoring and Evaluation approaches through the Logical Framework (LogFrame). The LogFrame enables PLLO to assess the effectiveness of all legislative affairs with respect to its development goals and objectives.

Aligned with its organizational mandate and functions, below is the LogFrame which guides the PLLO.

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3 . The Performance Measures and Targets

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ased on the Organizational Performance Indicator Framework (OPIF), government agencies like PLLO must specify its appropriate

performance indicators and accomplishment targets. For focus and manageability, the PLLO has identified three (3) Performance Indicators (PIs). The following PIs were agreed upon, harmonized and confirmed among the PLLO Head, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The performance of PLLO will be assessed based on specific numerical (percentage) performance measurement of the agency targets and actual accomplishments. PRESIDENTIAL LEGISLATIVE LIASON OFFICE (PLLO) PROGRAM PERFORMANCE INDICATORS A. Title of Program

Shepherding* of Presidential Legislative Initiatives and other Administration-sponsored Priority Policy Reforms and Development Programs

B. Organization Outcome: The President’s Priority Policy Reforms, Legislative Agenda and other Administration’s Program of Governance Promoted C. Program Objective Statement: To ensure that the President’s Legislative Priorities** are enacted into law and other legislative initiatives of Congress are made consistent with the policies and program of governance of the President and the Administration D. Output Indicators: 1. Number of advisories/reports relative to legislative/congressional concerns prepared and submitted to the President/ Cabinet 2. Number of measures under the President’s Legislative Agenda shepherded towards the advance stages of the legislative process 3. Number of interventions employed which led to the harmonization of pending measures in Congress with the policies of the Administration 4. Number of engagements with the LLS, CSOs, NGOs, and other organized groups 5. Number of engagements to effectively address executive-legislative concerns E. Outcome indicators: 1. Effective inputs to the President’s formulation of policies and and/or presidential response on emerging issues 2. Enactment into law of the President’s priority legislative agenda 3. Consistency of legislative measures approved by Congress with the President’s/Administration’s policies 4. Enhanced greater appreciation of the legislative process to allow meaningful and broader participation by all stakeholders 5. Enhanced Executive-Legislative collaboration and partnership to generate congressional support

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1. Organizational Structure

1.1. Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs and Head

(Secretary Level)

1.2. Presidential Legislative Assistants

(Undersecretary Level)

1.3. Head of the Management Support Services

(Division Chief Level)

1.4. Presidential Legislative Liaison Officers 1.5. Executive and Administrative Assistants

The table below shows the authorized 42 plantilla positions of PLLO.

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2. The Management and Supervision

2.1. Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO (Secretary Level) Serves as adviser to the President on all matters relating to legislation and Executive-Legislative relations by managing the President’s day-to-day relations with individual members of the Congress, including Executive-Legislative dialogues/conferences and other Presidential activities requiring the participation by the Congressional Leadership, e.g. LEDAC, Ad-Hoc Task Committee and providing all necessary administrative and operational support; Organizes, directs and supervises the promotion of the President’s Legislative Agenda-from bill drafting to inter-agency consultation, legal and legislative research, advocacy and conflict resolutions to avoid gridlock, preparation of Presidential certification to preparation for Presidential ceremony on bill signing; Conducts complete staff work on enrolled bills to secure the position of departments concerned thereto and makes the recommendation for the appropriate Presidential action on the same;

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Provides mechanism for effective exchange of information, consultation and coordination among the Executive departments, agencies and instrumentalities and with Congress and other interest groups;

Interfaces with all government bodies, whenever necessary, to ensure consistency of the Administration’s legislative proposals with existing programs; Consolidates political support from Congress and other interest groups; Monitors the progress of all Administration bills and other measures affecting the Presidency, existing government programs and other overall government machinery, and informs the President of such developments on daily basis; and Performs other functions directly emanating from the President of the Cabinet, e.g., the oversight function of monitoring the implementation of new laws.

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top level policy-making meetings such as the LEDAC, Cabinet Cluster on National Security and Political Stability, WTO-AFTA-APEC Advisory Commission, and NSC; Participates in inter-agency and inter-branch technical working groups (TWG), pursuant to Presidential directives or in furtherance of Presidential legislative initiatives, to formulate the policy position of the Executive Branch in relation to pending legislative measures and current issues in Congress and/or drafts/ reviews legislative proposals to be certified by the President to Congress as Administration measures; Formulates the work plans and programs of the office as well as supervises the performance by all personnel of work assignments, the implementation of operation procedures and mechanisms to best monitor developments at all levels of the legislative process and the consolidation of the relevant information in both Senate and the House of Representatives that impinge on the President’s legislative agenda and policy pronouncement, vis-a-vis data from concerned agencies or sectors in

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line with the preparation for defense of a legislative measure; and ensures the preparation of accurate and relevant advise/communications addressed to the President, the Cabinet and individual Executive agencies; and Manages the President’s day-to-day business with members of the Congress by coordinating with the appropriate Malacañang offices the preparation of the President’s indicative calendar for the month; assists in the arrangements for the participation by members of Congress in the President’s official provincial and foreign visits; and supervises preparation and management of the President’s one-on-one weekly or special meetings with the legislators. 2.2.2. Promotes efficient and effective Executive-Legislative relations. Confers with concerned Legislative Liaison Officers and technical personnel of concerned departments or with Congress leadership and secretariat in the legislative process;

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members; and Provides appropriate technical and administrative support during meetings of the Cabinet and its Cluster E, the Legislative Liaison System and all its clusters, the LEDAC, the Executive Legislative Resource Mobilization Working Committee, the Social Reform Council and its TWG, and the WTO-AFTA Advisory Commission, and prepares and/or presents reports as may be required. 2.2.3 Promotes Presidential linkage with sectoral organizations, local government units and other interest groups. Oversees the preparation and reviews of all communications or information for dissemination to PLLO publics; Drafts speeches/messages for the President and the Presidential Adviser and holds lectures or delivers speeches before interest groups, NGOs, etc. for and in behalf of the Presidential Adviser; and Assists in the formulation and implementation of sector-focused projects intended to promote and reinforce collaborative and cooperative relations with various sectoral clients,

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including media and informal sectors. 2.3. Presidential Legislative Assistant (Undersecretary Level) 2.3.1 Assists the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO in the development of an effective implementation plan which contains the operating policies and systems of the office pertaining to legislative affairs; 2.3.2 Assists the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO on all the latter’s actions and initiatives relating to legislations, congressional audience with the President, congressional requests/recommendations, Executive Legislative conferences (e.g. LEDAC Task Force, FVA Commission/Oversight Committee), and inter-agency meetings relating to legislations; 2.3.3. Keeps Congress informed about the thinking of the Executive regardin policy issues being considered by Congress and also interpret the congressional mood to the officials of the Executive; 2.3.4. Attends personally to request and concerns of the individual members of Congress; 2.3.5. Assists in the preparation of regular schedules of prioritized activities for legislative operations; 2.3.6. Prepares periodic reports on the

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performance of legislative operations for submission to the President, the Presidential Legislative Adviser and as required by other offices or individuals; 2.3.7. Coordinates the activities of various sectoral organizations and interest groups; and 2.3.8. Reviews and approves reports/ correspondences prepared by subordinates. 2.4. Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer III (Assistant Secretary Level) 2.4.1. Serves as Legal Assistant to the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO on bills which necessitate legal interpretation; 2.4.2. Represents the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO in top level inter-department meetings and discussions; 2.4.3. Assists the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO on the latter’s actions and initiatives relating to legislation, congressional audience with the President, congressional requests/recommendation, Executive Legislative conferences (e.g. LEDAC Task force, VFA Commission/Oversight Committee), and inter-agency meetings relating to legislation; 2.4.4. Monitors the confirmation process conducted by the Commission on

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Appointments on all the nominations/ appointments submitted by the President for confirmation; 2.4.5. Liaises with the Executive Departments on legislative matters; and 2.4.6. Oversees the administrative operation of PLLO’s three (3) outposts: PLLO Malacañang, PLLO-Senate and PLLO House of Representatives. 2.5. Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer II (Director IV Level) 2.5.1. Assists the Presidential Legislative Adviser (PLA)/Head, PLLO in the latter’s actions and initiatives relative to the promotion of the Presidential Legislative agenda, and with congressional requests/recommendations and represents PLA in top-level policy making meetings such as the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC), the National Security Council and all others as assigned; 2.5.2. Provides appropriate technical and administrative support during meetings of the Cabinet and the Legislative Liaison System (LLS) and its clusters, the LEDAC, the Social reform Council, and prepares reports as may be needed; 2.5.3. Participates and presents reports as maybe required, in inter-agency technical working groups (TWGs)/

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meetings in furtherance of Presidential legislative initiatives, and in sectoral organizations and other interest groups to promote Presidential linkages; 2.5.4. Assists in developing/implementing/ maintaining a feedback mechanism for the effective/efficient exchange and coordination of information within the organization and with the executive agencies/LLS members; 2.5.5. Coordinates with concerned Presidential Legislative Liaison Officers and LLS officers/members and technical personnel of concerned Departments in following through the legislative process; 2.5.6. Reviews legislative proposals to be certified by the President to Congress as Administration or other priority measures, and helps prepares presidential certifications thereto; 2.5.7. Assists in formulating work plans/ programs of the office, helps implement and supervises the performance of work assignments, and attends office budget technical meetings; and 2.5.8. Reviews communications received, drafts responses thereto and oversees attendant process therein including their dissemination.

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2.6. Head Executive Assistant 2.6.1. Serves as the clearing officer for documents, reports, and communications for signature and/or action of or by the Presidential Legislative Adviser and PLLO Head; 2.6.2. Assists the Presidential Legislative Adviser and PLLO Head in supervising/ directing operational and administrative transactions of the office; 2.6.3. Drafts reports/communications for the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO intended to either base of Congress and/or other departments/ agencies concerning legislation and related importance matters; 2.6.4. Coordinates the activities of the staff to ensure effective and efficient support to the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO; 2.6.5. Screens and keeps confidential matters which may be referred to the Presidential Legislative Adviser and Head, PLLO; and 2.6.6. Performs other functions that may be assigned from time to time.

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Liaising Services: Legislative – Legislator to Congressional Secretariat and Executive – Undersecretary (DLLO) to Director IV 2.7.2. Duties and Responsibilities Provides technical support in the formulation and implementation of strategic plan/design for the legislative measures; Undertakes necessary researches relative to priority legislative measures; Provides inputs to analyses undertaken on the substantive aspect as well as the political environment that affects the probability of passage of priority legislative measures; Monitors and prepares written reports of the following: • Congressional Committee Hearings (both at the TWG and mother committee level) on priority legislative measures and other significant measures as well as congressional investigation affecting the President and the Administrators • Plenary sessions of Congress • Bicameral Conference Committee Meeting priority measures and other significant measures;

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Undertakes voting pattern analyses on selected priority legislative measures; Manages databases on important legislative and other relevant information, such as: • History/Status of Priority Legislative Measures included in the LEDAC, CLA, SONA Commitments and other significant measures • List of vetoed Measures, Enacted Laws/Republic Acts • Statistical of Laws Enacted • Status of enrollment of legislative measures approved in Congress • Salient features of and other relevant studies on priority legislative measures and other significant measures • Party affiliation and other significant information on members of the House of Representatives (profile);

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Coordinates with and provides inputs to the members of the LLS and other Executive departments on progress/ developments of their specific legislative priority measures;



Assists in the preparation and actual conduct of the:

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Meetings of the LEDAC Plenary and cluster meetings of the LLS Conduct of presidential ceremonial signing of various legislative measures.

Assists in the preparation and actual conduct of presidential ceremonial signing of various legislative measures; Provides regular inputs to the monitoring of Presidential Directives relative to legislation;

Provides assistance to members of Congress and their staff on their specific concerns/ requests from various departments of the executive branch;

Assists in the processing of various requests and communications of members of the House of Representatives and the various departments of the executive branch; Assists in the preparations for the SONA of the President and the President’s Legislative Agenda; Provides inputs to the quarterly/annual physical performance reports required by the DBM; and Performs other functions that may be assigned from time to time.

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2.8. Chief Administrative Officer -Administrative Division 2.8.1 Strategic Priorities/Core Functions Provision for effective and efficient services relating to human resource management, general services, supply and property management, accounting, budget and finance. • Human resource management and development • Procurement and management of supply and property-based • Budget preparation and management of fund utilization • Recording and reporting of financial transactions • Internal Auditing 2.8.2. Duties and Responsibilities Organizes, plans, directs and supervises the overall functions and activities related to personnel administration, salary and wage administration, accounting, budget and finance management, general services, purchasing and property administration;

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Ensures the validity and necessity of financial claims; acts as counter signatory to checks; Reviews and approves/signs contracts, agreements, job orders, requisition issue vouchers and other related documents; Prepares office orders, memos, letters; Reviews appointment papers, screen/ interviews applicants for employment; acts as liaison between management and rank and file employees; gives occasional counseling to staffers; and

Performs other functions that may be assigned from time to time.

2.9 Department Legislative Liaison Specialist 2.9.1. Strategic Priorities/Core Functions Promotion and shepherding of Presidential Legislative initiatives and other Administration-sponsored priority policy reforms and development programs. 2.9.2. Duties and Responsibilities Conducts preliminary researches, inquiries and studies on the President’s Legislative initiatives and other national/ significant bills of Congress;

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Farms out Committee Reports to concerned agencies for review and comments; Collates comments/position papers on national/significant bills for study and recommendation; Prepares, maintains and updates the status of the legislative and certified measures such as the President’s Legislative Agenda, and national/ significant local measures as determined by the Head of Office; Assists in establishing network with the Chiefs of Staff of Congressmen, Committee Secretaries, House Officials and LLS members. Assists/coordinates with LLS members in the conduct of LLS Meetings, inter-departmental coordinative meetings, small groups/one-on-one consultation relative to pending national/ significant measures in Congress;

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for regular meetings of LEDAC/Cabinet/ Cabinet Cluster/LLS/other meetings; Process periodic accomplishment/ performance reports of the Office for submissions to DBM, COA and Congress; Assists during the yearly State of the Nation Address (SONA) physical/ logistics preparation; Handles administrative and financial needs of PLLO-HOR; and Performs other functions that may be assigned from time to time. 2.10. Chief Accountant 2.10.1 Strategic Priorities/Core Functions Provision for effective and efficient services relating to human resource management, general services, supply and property management, accounting, budget and finance. 2.10.2.

Accounting and reporting system maintenance to provide the necessary internal controls.

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payment on the accuracy of computation; certifies that the supporting documents are complete and proper, and the availability of funds; Monthly Trial Balance; Journals; Journal Entry Vouchers; Liquidation Reports; Recording and posting of transactions in the book of accounts; Issues withholding tax certificates to the payees upon payment; and Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports. 2.11. Supervising Administrative Officer 2.10.1 Strategic Priorities/Core Functions Provision for effective and efficient services relating to human resource management, general services, supply and property management, accounting, budget and finance. 3

2.10.2. Duties and Responsibilities Assists in the selection process and ensures that the recruitment process is in accordance with CSC rules and regulations;

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Ensures accurate computation of personnel benefits;



Assists in the implementation of CSC, GSIS, DBM, Pag-IBIG and PhilHealth personnel programs and policies;



Conducts inquiries/studies and keeps informed of new laws and circulars;



Provides assistance on the requests of employees related to human resource;



Prepares Service record, Certificate of Employment and Compensation, and other data/ information as requested by the personnel;

Monitors performances attendance;

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Maintains an accurate and complete personnel records/files e.g. 201 files, application for leave and leave cards,

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Office Orders, Memorandum Circulars, DTRs, and other Executive & Administrative Orders regarding personnel policies and programs;



Prepares reports required by CSC, DBM, and GSIS;



Prepares the yearly budget proposals of personnel services; and



Performs other function that may be assigned from time to time.

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Executive Assistant III/Property-Supply Officer 1.12.1 Strategic Priorities/Core Functions

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Responsible for the overall custody of supplies, materials and equipment;

Determines the agency’s requirements for office supplies and materials; Posts all issuances of office supplies, materials and equipment, issues Receipts for Equipment (ARE) to establish accountability;

Assists in the implementation of government rules and regulations on public bidding and negotiated contracts, prepares Invitation to Bid, request for Quotations, Abstract of Bids, Notice of Awards, etc.;

Coordinates directly with suppliers regarding price and delivery and sees to it that supplies, materials and equipment delivered are complete and in accordance with acceptable specifications/standards; Prepares Purchase Job Orders, RIS,

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Request, Agency Procurement Requests/Agency Service Agreements and Contracts for approval by the Chief Administrative Officer/Head Executive Assistant/Head of Agency;



Prepares and verifies propriety and accuracy of supporting documents of claims for payment from suppliers;



Ensures that all purchases, repairs, services are properly documented/inspected/recorded prior to processing of payment;



Conducts periodic inventory of supplies and equipment;



Updates Supplies Ledger Card, Inventory of Supplies, Inventory of Equipment and vehicles;



Prepares reports of Supplies and Materials Issued, Inventory of Motor Vehicles, Equipment and Supplies;



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disposal vehicles

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1. Formulation of Policy Direction and Legislative Agenda

Integrity. Accountability. Transparency. These are just few of the major elements of public administration and management that shape policy direction and legislative agenda of a given administration. The process of the formulation of the Administration’s Legislative Agenda, the formulation process begins with the President’s clear definition of program of governance which is translated into concrete policy statements and specific legislative proposals. At the start of every session in Congress, policy directions and legislative priorities are presented to members of the House of Representatives and the Philippine Senate in a joint session to signal the President’s and the Administration’s priority thrusts. Itemized SONA priority measures and all other initiatives form part in the President’s Legislative Agenda formulated through a legislative agenda prioritization process.

2. Prioritization of Legislative Agenda 2.1. The President’s Legislative Agenda This process is initiated at the agency department level where all executive units undertake an agency-level legislative agenda prioritization process based on specific agency/department thrusts. However, It also worthy to note

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that this process is different from policy agenda and legislative agenda formulation which is a process undergone through the crafting of the Philippine Development Plan or the PDP-process. The PLLO has limited role in this process and only intervenes when requested by individual department/agency for assistance. The PLLO vets initial program of priorities in terms of level of acceptability in Congress and in terms of consistency with the overall policy thrusts of Government. Once Agency-level Legislative Agenda are formulated, the same are then submitted to appropriate Cabinet Clusters for review for purposes of prioritization wherein individual department/agency legislative proposals are pitted against each other based on specific criteria. Once passed, it shall be packaged as Cluster Legislative Agenda. Again, the PLLO assumes major role in this process. PLLO’s unique perspective given its understanding of the dynamics in Congress and the nuances of the legislative process has been recognized. Each Cluster requests PLLO to provide inputs on the political acceptability of a given proposed measures. These Cluster Legislative Agenda are then

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consolidated by a composite group also known as the Technical Working Group (TWG) of Executive Committee of the LEDAC consisting of the Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary on Legal Affairs (ODESLA), as lead, with the LEDAC Secretariat, the Office of the Cabinet Secretary (CabSec), the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) and the PLLO. The consolidated list is then pre-assessed based on the following criteria prescribed in a memorandum issued by the Executive Secretary: • measure under the PDP/SONA/Social Contract; • international commitment; • Cabinet/NEDA Board/NSC concern; • included in the fiscal/financial or investment program; • political acceptability; and • impact /effects. The result of the completed staff work is then presented to a Cabinet-wide Workshop to consolidate all legislative initiatives and measures. All proposals undergo prioritization process to come-up with the official draft of the President’s Legislative Agenda (PLA). In the same workshop, the TWG-EDAC acts as Secretariat. The presence of the PLLO Undersecretaries for the Senate and the House of Representatives are strongly desired in the workshop given their experience and expertise on the matter. Eventually,

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Presidential Legislative Adviser participates in the workshop to provide inputs on political suitability and likelihood of passage in Congress of all measures presented. After careful and thorough deliberations, the Chairmen of the five (5) Cabinet Clusters, with the Presidential Legislative Adviser and the Executive Secretary proceeds with the short-listing process by determining which among the measures should be submitted to the President for consideration based on urgency, necessity and probability of passage. Once approved, the set of measures will comprise the PLA.

2.2. The LEDAC Common Legislative Agenda The PLA is then directly transmitted to the both Chambers of Congress, through the PLLO for inclusion in the priorities of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Otherwise, the PLA is presented to the LEDAC for consideration and inclusion in the LEDAC Common Legislative Agenda (LEDAC-CLA), the shared priorities of the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government. The PLLO, during the LEDAC meeting, extends assistance to the LEDAC Secretariat in administratively running the meeting as well as provision of technical inputs on political issues. 2.3.

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time, certify measures filed in Congress outside of the PLA and the LEDAC-CLA for immediate enactment based on Article VI, Section 26 (2) of the Philippine Constitution. The President, on the basis of the urgent need to address specific calamity and/or emergency, certifies immediate enactment of these measures. Any member of Congress, executive department/agency or any private organizations or individuals may request the President for said certification and will be signed and endorsed by the President to Congress as long as it meets the constitutional requirement.

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The Executive Secretary, through the ODESLA, then reviews the said proposal and recommends to the President to issue the certification if it finds merit to the request. The certification is then transmitted by the OES to Congress through the PLLO. All throughout this process, the President and/or the Executive Secretary consults the Presidential Legislative Adviser on the political impact as well as technical implications of the said certification in the legislative process. For this purpose, the PLLO outposts in both Chambers assess the political receptiveness of individual members to said proposal to ensure that it will be acted upon favorably by Congress and will not put the exercise in vain and politically embarrass the President.

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2.4. Other measures to address emerging issues, including compliance with International Conventions and other international commitments All things considered, the SONA measures, the PLA, the LEDAC-CLA, and measures certified by the President comprise the universe of legislative measures that the PLLO is mandated to shepherd in the legislative mill. However, other measures may be taken cognizance of by the PLLO when the situation warrants such as measures that require immediate action in compliance with an international agreement or a commitment drawn from an international convention or resolution. Likewise, measures that need to respond to emerging situations or issues but does not qualify as measures for presidential certification may also form part of these lists of priority legislative measures. 2.5

Legislative Measures of Concern Aside from priority measures, the PLLO need to identify as well pending legislative measures in Congress and/or specific provisions thereon which are not consistent with the policies of Administration. These shall be tagged as “red flag bills” that need to be closely monitored and managed to ensure that no measures come out of the legislative mill outside of the program of governance of the Administration.

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3. Formulation of Legislative Advocacy Plan Several planning sessions and workshops are held to flesh-out legislative communication strategies and advocacy plans. Once the list of legislative priorities and “red flag” bills have been identified and consolidated, the Presidential Legislative Adviser shall call for Legislative Priorities Advocacy Planning Session to formulate advocacy plans for the specific measures in the priority list. Initially this is done within the PLLO where a planning workshop is conducted before the start of every regular session of Congress or immediately after opening of every regular session. The PLLO, as a technical body, undertakes an assessment of every measure in the list. This process starts with the clustering of the measures parallel to the Cabinet Cluster System and assigning a PLLO cluster coordinator per cluster of measures in both outposts of the PLLO in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Clusters of Priority Measures • Climate ChangeAdaptation and Mitigation Cluster (CCAM) • Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPR) • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Cluster (GGAC) • Economic Development Cluster (EDC) • Security, Justice and Peace Cluster (SJPC)

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Once measures are grouped into clusters, each outpost will conduct their respective workshops to plan out advocacy strategies for each and every measure in the list and submit the same to the Presidential Legislative Adviser for approval. Once approved, the Office of the Presidential Legislative Adviser, through the technical legislative team headed by the Head Executive Assistant, will consolidate the same to provide budgetary and logistically support for its implementation. As Presiding Chairman, the Presidential Legislative Adviser will then convene the LLS. The list of priority legislative agenda and the so-called “red flag” bills are presented to the plenary for information before the start of a planning workshop to formulate advocacy strategies. The LLS members will then be asked to break out into clusters corresponding to the clusters of measures and formulate their respective advocacy strategies to steer the measures under their respective clusters. Each cluster advocacy strategy will then be presented to plenary for comments and further suggestions. Once agreed upon, the same will be finalized and translated into a commitment contract agreed upon by all members to implement with specific target outputs and timelines.

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are pre-requisite to an effective implementation of any advocacy strategy. True enough, at any stage of the legislative process, information sharing is vital to be able to effectively assess the nature and timeliness of an intervention. Ideally, a consultation meeting, either one-on-one with concerned agency, by selected concerned agencies, and/or by cluster, is undertaken as initiated by the PLLO or upon request of agency or department concerned to conduct pre-implementation analysis of any intervention. This will ensure the implementation of a calibrated strategy that would minimize setbacks and ensure relative success. Interventions are prompted in various stage of the legislative process in both Chambers of Congress with varying targets based on the required or anticipated outcome. Implementation is supervised and spearheaded by the Undersecretaries of the PLLO in the Senate and House of Representatives in close coordination with each other, concerned executive departments and the Presidential Legislative Adviser. The two PLLO functional offices report on the status of the implementation of the interventions on a regular basis to the Presidential Legislative Adviser. A PLLO management meeting is held weekly to assess the impact and viability of interventions implemented so as to determine the next necessary steps, that is, either to proceed to planned activities or revisit strategies, in which case, decide on whether to go back to the drawing board by undertaking a Legislative Advocacy Planning at the level of the PLLO, the LLS Clusters or the LLS Plenary, accordingly.

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5. Legislative Intervention Programs

The PLLO, as part of its mandate and as support to the effective implementation of advocacy strategies and interventions, also undertakes activities geared toward building a strong and reliable network of support both inside the legislative system, the bureaucracy and the whole political environment. 5.1.

Congressional Request Facilitation



First, the PLLO facilitates requests on various



concerns of members of Congress. A request



in written form or verbally relayed by any



member of Congress is accommodated and



accepted by the PLLO, and transmitted to

concerned

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response. Members of Congress often utilize



the PLLO tract since historically it has been



proven effective since executive departments



tend to be more receptive given that the PLLO



is able to present political implications and



scenarios of any requests done not in the



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hand,

congressional

request facilitation starts with receipt of written

acknowledgment

of

verbal

requests by members of the Senate and the

House

or of

Representatives.

The

communications are then sent to the Office

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of the Presidential Legislative Adviser for



review in terms of importance and transmit

and/or endorse the same to appropriate department/agencies. The

Office

of

the



Presidential Legislative Adviser then monitors



and follows-up the status of these requests



through the electronic legislative monitoring

system. Members of Congress are then

updated on action/s taken through the PLLO



outposts in both Chambers.

5.2.

Congressional Support Activities

5.2.1. Assistance to the Commission on Appointments The

PLLO

also

confirmation Cabinet

of

by

concerns

assists

in

the

members

of

the

anticipating

of

Commission

members as

well

as

issues/ of

the

private

oppositors and by providing a venue to address the same outside the formal sessions of the Commission. This is done upon request of the agency whose Secretary is up for confirmation or the Commission itself or any of its members to be able to facilitate the confirmation process. The

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confirmation

considered

a

process

networking

is

building

intervention since it allows the PLLO to link members of Congress and the agencies concerned and establishes

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a rapport and familiarity among. 5.2.2 Audience

with

the

President

of

congressional members The PLLO also manages audience of members

of

Congress

President.

Upon

request

with

the

of

any

member of Congress for an audience with the President, the PLLO sends the formal request with the Office of

the

President. The

processed

by

the

same

is

Appointments

Office of the President with regards to availability of the President and the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) and/or the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) relative to the substantive requirements of the meeting. In this regard, The PMS/OES requires the PLLO to ascertain the agenda for the said meeting and together with the PLLO and concerned agencies undertakes a complete staff work (CWS) relative to the proposed agenda. Once the CSW is completed and

the

available

schedule

is

determined, the PMS/OES requires

the PLLO to submit its recommendations

in terms of the political implication of said meeting, which together with its assessment, it sent to the President for consideration.

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5.2.3. Ceremonial Enactment into Law of

Significant Measures Any member of Congress and/or proponent executive agencies may request for the signing of a legislative measure into law through a ceremony. Upon request for a ceremonial signing which may be sent directly to the Office of the President or through the PLLO, the Appointments Office of the

President

determines

the

available and appropriate schedule in coordination with the PMS and the OES. Once determined, a coordination meeting

is

conducted

with

all

concerned units of the OP presided by the PLLO to discuss the details of the proposed event. Once details are set, the PLLO prepares the scenario

and

the

program

as

well as proceed to invite concerned personalities (congressional members and other stakeholders) in coordination with the proponent agency/ies of the legislative measure to be signed into law. Preparations also includes, the PLLO ensuring that the document (enrolled

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which

is

usually

a set of seven copies) to be signed has already been transmitted by Congress particularly

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and

that

ODESLA

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reviewed the same and favorably recommends

the

enactment

into

law of the said measure. During the actual signing ceremony, the PLLO supervises all aspects of the event including protocular requirements as well as the PLLO Head or his designated

official

acting

as

the

master of ceremonies.

5.2.4. Assistance in Provincial Visits

In instances when the President has to attend an event in Malacanang or in any parts of the country involving members of Congress, the Socials Office and the Protocol Office or the Office for Regional Concerns of the PMS as in the case of provincial visits consult the PLLO relative to the management members

of

invited

congressional and/or

present

in the said locality/event. The PLLO provide its recommendations in terms of political hierarchy as well as other vital information, including pending requests of concerned members of Congress needed to ensure the success of said event. Most of the time, PLLO officials are even asked to be present in said events to personally

handle

members

of

Congress present.

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5.3.

Capacity-Building for Stakeholders

Strengthening of human and institutional capabilities

has

been

continually

acknowledged and considered. As a support

platform

to

advocacy

intervention

and

implementation, the conduct of capacity

building for members of the LLS, concerned

units of various executive departments/ agencies

and

other

stakeholders

from



outside the bureaucracy is regularly undertaken



by the PLLO. The PLLO, on a yearly basis,

conducts

a

bureaucracy-wide

Capacity-

Building Seminars for members of the

Legislative Liaison System (LLS) on various

aspects of legislative advocacy. This is intended to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools that are

important in their work as legislative liaison of

their

respective

departments/agencies

to

Congress. Likewise, the PLLO spearheads cluster

level and agency-level capability seminars as



well as capacity initiatives for selected civil

society

organizations,

organizations and local government units.

Focus-group

non-governmental

discussions,

key-informant

sessions and one-on-one consultations are

participated by a number of legislation

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6. Review and Feedback Mechanisms 6.1.

Legislative Advocacy Review



In most cases, implementation of strategies



and advocacy plans are not always favorable,



if not, produced unintended consequences.



The need for constant review is inevitable.

The

PLLO

relentlessly

perform

diligent

reviews of the Legislative Advocacy Plan after

its

implementation. The

PLLO

cascade



the results of the review to concern groups



and stakeholders. The review shall ascertain



the degree of success from implementation,



in particular, the extent to which the plan met



its purpose and requirements as originally



defined. It shall examine all the elements



of the advocacy plan to see whether or not

improvements

have

to

be

made

to

optimize benefits.

6.2. PLLO-LLS

Monitoring

and

Feedback

Mechanism

The PLLO and the LLS have established a



monitoring and feedback mechanism to be

able to effectively track the progress of

measures and timely disseminate the same

to members of the system in order for

appropriate agencies/departments to provide



immediate feedback to address emerging

issues/concerns.

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While individual agencies’ legislative liaison

offices

are

expected

to

monitor

their



respective concerns in Congress, the PLLO



has taken upon itself to provide all members



with information on status and issues on

legislative

measures

respective

department/agencies



pertaining

to

their

at

every

stage of the legislative process. Every PLLO

Cluster coordinator electronically provides

daily updates to their respective members



on progress of measures from filing of the



measure, to first reading in plenary, committee

referral

and

eventually

approval

in



Committee-level, and in plenary on Second



and Third Reading. Agency-level legislative



liaison offices are expected to farm-out these



information to their respective appropriate



units for immediate processing of needed



position of their respective agencies. Once



positions have been formulated and approved,

the agency may proceed to implement

necessary strategies to ensure that their



position is heard or considered in Congress.

Otherwise, they may request the PLLO to

undertake build

consensus

agencies

intervention,

particularly in cases where there is a need

to 4

necessary

and/or

among

concerned

address

concerns

of members of Congress. In any case, the

Department

Legislative

Liaison

Office

provides the PLLO with these positions papers

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which

shall

form

part

of

the

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monitoring report of the PLLO on priority and

“red flag” bills which shall be made as inputs

to

the

formulation

of

advocacy

strategies during the LLS cluster and/or

plenary workshops conducted ideally, monthly



and quarterly, respectively.



The PLLO coordinators in two outposts are



able to get these information on progress



and issues relative to these measures by

regular monitoring of the daily plenary session,

committee

hearings,

technical



working group meetings and/or consulting



the online legislative update database of

each

Chamber. The

likewise

PLLO

consistently

secretaries

of

Committees,

coordinators

consult

important key

committee

Congressional

officials

of

the

Congressional Secretariat, legislators and their respective legislative staff as well

as other stakeholders outside of Congress,



if necessary, to able to get a holistic picture



of the issues surrounding each and every



measure being monitored. A report is then

prepared by the PLLO coordinator and submitted to the Undersecretary of each PLLO

outpost

in

the

House

of

Representatives and the Senate for review

and then forwarded to the Presidential Legislative transmit Secretary

Adviser the

that

same

and/or

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to

shall the

President

formally Executive directly.

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The PLLO Coordinators are also expected

to

undertake

parallel

information

dissemination to their respective members

under the LLS as mentioned above for immediate

feedback

and

response,

if necessary.

Monitoring is being undertaken as well

as at the level of the Bicameral Conference

Committee. Although Bicam Conferences

are officially conducted in executive sessions,



the PLLO and the members of the LLS



with concerns on the bills being discussed



in Bicam are enjoined to monitor in whatever



means the conduct of deliberations in the

Bicam. This is necessary to be able to

anticipate concerns of the Bicam panels to be

able

to

immediately

information

or

provide

technical

necessary

assistance

and

therefore ensure approval of acceptable

provisions of the measure being deliberated

on. To

be

able

to

optimize

what

modern

technology offers, the PLLO is currently

in the process of designing its Information

System

Strategic

Plan

(ISSP)

for

implementation in the next three years 4

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consisting of



systems and resources and thereby ensuring



a more efficient and effective exercise of



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It is a recognized fact that an efficient ICT

capability

gathering,

would

processing

improve

data

(analysis

and

consolidation) and dissemination in terms

of information accuracy and quality, and speed

in

collection

dissemination

timeliness

outputs.

The

in

PLLO,

being in the middle of information traffic

between

of

and

the

Legislative

and

Executive

Branches of Government as well as with

other

stakeholders

process,

would

in

be

able

the to

legislative effectively



undertake its mandated function of providing



legislative liaison services by developing a



digital information sharing system focused



on priority Presidential legislative and policy

initiatives and reforms that as of today

has not been established and is not being



offered by existing e-portals.

To

be

called

Electronic-Legislative



Liaison Service System or e-LLS System,



the e-LLS is an integrated and interactive



information portal that will allow access to

generated

legislative/congressional

information impinging on Presidential priority

congressional 4

the

initiatives,

reforms

and

programs collected and processed by the

Presidential (PLLO). This

Legislative system

Liaison will

provide

Office easy

digital inputting of data which shall be automatically consolidated and formatted

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to

desired

reporting

outputs

and

disseminated, transmitted or submitted to

appropriate stakeholders. Under this system,



access to specific information will be based

on security and confidentiality levels of information

available.

Therefore

certain



information may only be accessed by the



President, the Executive Secretary and the

Presidential Legislative Adviser and other information for exclusive access by the

Cabinet and the Legislative Liaison System

(LLS) members while other stakeholders

may be allowed access on information for



public consumption.



Inherent in the said portal is the automatic

review

(validation

and

verification)

and



approval of the heads of the specific systems’



owner (PLLO outpost heads) before access



or dissemination is allowed. This will ensure

accuracy

and

reliability

of

available in the portal.

data

made

Another unique

feature being proposed is the real-time

feedback mechanism wherein stakeholders,

particularly

the

members

of

the

LLS

would be required to immediately respond

to information and/or issues raised by providing

necessary

recommendations

of

positions their

and/or

respective



departments/agencies. This will enable the



PLLO, along with the LLS to be able to

formulate

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a unified strategic intervention, if necessary.



The system requires the management of



several databases which shall be integrated



and interoperable across outposts of the

PLLO.

For

initial

implementation

of

the system, five (5) databases have been

identified

and

prioritized.

But

it

is

projected that as soon as the system has been operating, important databases

shall be added to the system.

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APPENDICES

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LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT AND PROCESSES

1.

The Legislative Environment: Process Locus



1.1. Political Configuration



The bicameral legislature is composed of the House of Representatives



and the Senate.



The HOR, also called the Lower Chamber, a.k.a. the “Bigger House” or the



“House of the People”.



The Senate, also referred to as the Upper Chamber, only has 24 members.

The Senators are elected at large just like the President and the Vice

President;

this

should

explain

why

the

senators

maintain

a

macro perspective and often cross party lines over issues of national impact.

In

the

view

of

some

political

analysts,

senators

are

like



independent republics.



In both Chambers, the majority-minority demarcation is drawn based on the

results of voting over the Speakership and the Senate Presidency. 1.2. Leadership Structure

The HOR has the following leadership structure: Speaker, 6 Deputy Speakers,



Majority Leader, Minority Leader, members of the Committee on Rules

(ex-officio members of all committees) and chairmen/vice-chairmen of

committees/sub-committees. The House Secretariat consists of the following:

Secretary

General,

8

Deputy

SecGens,

Sergeant-at-Arms,

and

the



6 Committee Clusters.



The Senate President, with a Senate President Pro Tempore, heads the Senate

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and the rest are similar with those of the House of Representatives. The

secretariat

consists

of

the

Secretary,

3

Deputy

Secretaries,

Sergeant-at-Arms, and 3 Committee Divisions.

1.3. Ancillary Bodies The

Commission

on

Appointments

is

a

separate

bicameral

entity

mandated by the Constitution to review the qualifications and fitness

of the President’s appointees to the Cabinet, the foreign service corps



and the AFP from the rank of colonel or naval captain; chaired by the



Senate President, with 12 members from the House and 12 members

from the Senate elected on the basis of proportional representation

from political parties including party list organizations.



Each, the House and the Senate, has an Electoral Tribunal as mandated



by the Constitution to serve as sole judge of all contests relating to the election,



the returns, and the qualifications of their respective members. There are nine



members in each tribunal: 3 come from among the Justices of the Supreme Court



and 6 from the Chamber; chaired by the senior Justice in the tribunal.

2.

The Legislative Process: Parallel Process

In a Bicameral System of Legislature, the legislative process may be described

as

a

bit

complicated.

Contrary

to

common

perception,



particularly of those who have not been involved in the mainstream of



policy-making process, the nitty-gritty of legislation is far from being simple.



In fact, for those in the know, this process is like a maze that if one is



not politically sophisticated enough, he/she might get lost or get eternally



trapped in the process without having realized his/her initial objective.

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Hence, knowledge of each of these stages are very important to PLLO



who is the legislative lobbyist of the Administration. It is a must therefore



that PPLO knows these stages by heart, so that PLLO will be able to

strategically intervene when the situation necessitates. PLLO is not a

mere audience at the gallery of the session hall of Congress, but an



active participant in the policy-making process.



2.1. The Bill Drafting



The germ of idea about a bill may come from any conceivable origin.



It may be conceived in coffee shops, in the academe, in the bureaucracy, etc.



But it has to be authored by a member of Congress. It may be filed in either or



both Chambers, ideally done simultaneously in identical copies.

There

are

DIFFERENT

FORMS

by

which

to

pursue

a

legislative

proposal or objective.

2.1.1.

Bill



It has an explanatory note, and various sections such as Short Title,



Declaration of Policy, Guiding Principles, and other provisions to include



funding, separability and repealing clauses, as well as effectivity.



• The title must contain only one subject (e.g., prostitution and vagrancy)



• It may amend, or repeal existing laws; or may pursue legislation

on any subject, as inherent in the plenipotentiary power of Congress.

• It must undergo 3 readings on separate days in both Chambers of

Congress unless certified urgent by the President [N.B.: Article VI, Section 26(2) of the Constitution].

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bill --- to sign into law, to allow it to lapse into law, or to veto.

• When signed into law, it is assigned a Republic Act Number based

on chronology of enactment.

2.1.2.

Joint Resolution



It contains “whereas” clauses to set the premises upon which to build



what the measure resolves to accomplish.



• The title must contain only one subject too.



• Generally, it contains the bicameral sentiment of Congress in pursuit



of a specific objective which hopefully the President will support in no



uncertain terms, such as grant to the President authority to allocate



funds not included in the current year’s General Appropriations Act



(e.g., Jt. Res. 1 in 2004, Revised Compensation and Classification System)



or to create a special body (e.g., Jt. Res. 1 in 1995, creating the Joint



Congressional Commission to review and assess the state of the Philippine



Agriculture) or to mandate a specific urgent function in pursuit of



national interest (Jt. Res.



Agrarian Reform Program).



• It must also undergo 3 readings.



• Has the force and effect of a law when signed by the President;

1 in 2009, extending the coverage of the

otherwise, if not signed by the President, it remains a mere expression of the sentiment of Congress. There is no veto to speak of.

• When signed into law, it is assigned a Joint Resolution Number based

on chronology of enactment within a given year.

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2.1.3. Resolution – merely expresses the sentiment of a single Chamber

(i.e., simple resolution) or both Chambers (i.e., concurrent resolution).



• Inquiries in aid of legislation



• In the performance of legislative oversight



• Concurrent Resolution required in the case of the President’s grant

of amnesty (Article VII Section 19 of the Constitution)

• Goes up to Second Reading only



2.1.4. Privilege Speeches – Any matter that affects the duties, conduct,



rights, privileges, dignity, integrity or reputation of the Chamber or



its members, individually or collectively, may warrant the delivery of a



speech on the floor as a matter of privilege.



• A legislator may register to speak during the Privilege Hour

(Mondays unless suspended) without time limit.

• A legislator may invoke the question of privilege any time, subject to the

permission of the presiding officer and limited to 10 minutes (with extension if requested).



2.1.5. Petition – This is actually a bill pursued through the process



of people’s initiative based on Section 3(b) and Section 11 of R.A. 6735



also known as “Initiative and Referendum Act”.



Filed exclusively by legislators are PETs in pursuit of a legislative objective



except a PET that is physically presented to the Secretary General for



proper authentication and authored by a private group or individual.

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2.2. Consensus Bill Process



During the past Administration, there has evolved an innovative paradigm



that linked at the conceptualization phase of a bill the stakeholders and the

implementing

agencies

of

the

executive

branch. This

is

called

the



“Consensus Bill Process.”



The move was initiated by the PLLO within the Social Reform Council



(now integrated with other Poverty-Alleviation Agencies under the National



Anti-Poverty Commission or NAPC) in response to the strong rejection



by the basic sectors of certain well-intended pieces of social legislation



churned out by Congress which fail to respond to actual situation on the ground.



The process requires the holding of sectoral assemblies or consultations



to determine the collective sentiment across the whole spectrum of interest

groups

and

stakeholders

including

the

government.

Subsequently,

when the draft bill is filed in Congress, a Presidential certification

on the necessity of its enactment is issued.



2.4. First Reading



Under the Constitution, certain bills have to originate exclusively in the HOR.



To wit:



a. Appropriations (GAA or any fund allocation or reduction)



b. Revenue (Share in the Proceeds of Government Sale of Properties,



Amendments to NIRC, Idle Land Tax, Registration Fee, Tax Holidays)



c. Public Debt (debt cap)



d. Tariffication (Import Quota Allocations, MAV, Import Restrictions, Tariff rates)



e. Local Application (Infrastructure, creation of new cities, etc.; renaming)



f.



Under the Constitution too, treaties, international conventions and agreements

Private (franchise)

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have to be considered exclusively by the Senate for possible ratification



(e.g., WTO related agreements, ILO convention agreements, Bilateral Agreements).



Just as it suggests, the bill is simply read for the first time into the



official records of Congress at session time. The bill which consists of the body



and the explanatory note is submitted to the Bills and Index for numbering.



2.5. Committee Consideration



When the bill is “read,” it is also referred to the appropriate committee



for consideration.





In the HOR, there are 48 regular committees, 11 special committees,



and 3 task forces;



In the Senate, there are 36 regular committees and 7 special committees.



This explains why Congress runs out of conference rooms and their

meetings spill over hotels and restaurants.



It is at the committee level where intervention is paramount. The lobby effort

or

representation

by

concerned

agencies

or

stakeholders

can

spell



the difference between the bill as originally filed and the bill as reported



out for plenary consideration.





A committee only has 30 days to act on a measure referred to it.



But of course, some bills are shelved or archived.



Sometimes, the referral of the bill can be influenced to ensure its referral





to a more cooperative or sympathetic chairman.



From the committee, the committee report goes to Committee on



Rules for clearance and calendaring on Second Reading. Lobbying can



result to an early schedule for floor deliberation.



2.6. Second Reading



At this juncture, the rest of the members of the Chamber get a crack at the



bill during the plenary consideration. The committee bill goes thru a series



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Amendments (Committee and Individual)

• Approval - acclamation (no objection to a motion to approve),

viva voce (division of the house) or nominal voting (explanation of votes)

2.7. Third Reading

Three days after the copy of the bill as approved on Second Reading



has been distributed to the members, the Third Reading is set. If the



bill is not controversial, it simply goes thru the perfunctory motion of calling



the roll. Otherwise, it is accompanied by explanation of votes.

2.8. Conference Committee

In the Philippine context, this is the final arbiter of the shape of a piece of legislation.



This is sometimes referred to as the Third Chamber.





Consists of elected members of the two Chambers, sometimes with the



Senate President and the Speaker chairing their respective panels.





The conflicting provisions of the House and Senate versions are reconciled.





Last ditch lobbying must be exerted.





Deliberations are normally clothed with confidentiality so creativity is



necessary to access information and influence the decision-making from



within the conference room.



The end product of the bicameral conference is contained in a report which is

submitted to the floor of the two Chambers for ratification. Thereafter,

the harmonized version is printed in final form often referred to as “enrolled copy”



and submitted to the President for his consideration.



2.9. Presidential Action



Utmost precaution is taken to protect the integrity of the enrolled copy.



It is reviewed against the Bicameral Report line-by-line and countersigned



by the secretariat and leadership of both Chambers.

Once received by Malacanang, the 30-day countdown starts for its

final enactment. The President has 3 options:

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To affix his signature,





To allow it to lapse into law, or





To exercise his veto power



The last option is resorted to only when the President has very serious



objections to the proposed law. His/her veto message must be submitted

to

the

There

originating is

the

Chamber

danger

of

a

within

the

30-day

congressional

prescriptive

override

by

a

period. vote

of

2/3 of the members.

Generally, a law becomes effective 15 days after publication in the Official Gazette or a newspaper of national circulation; or otherwise

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3. Political Mapping and Stakeholder Analysis

Between the executive and legislative branches, the PLLO has learned about



the political terrain within Congress but have yet to immerse in the actual



dynamics of legislation until PLLO has conducted in-depth analysis of the



actors in the legislative process.

“KYC”

is

a

procedural

standard

applied to financial transactions.

a.k.a.

“know-your-clients”

commonly

PLLO can also adapt it in the context of

legislative advocacy. “KYC” would then mean knowing the composition

of the entire political spectrum of actors or players relative to a legislative



proposal for better targeting and shepherding.



For this purpose, two advocacy tools are found applicable: stakeholder analysis



and political mapping.



3.1. Stakeholder Analysis

3.1.1.

Stakeholder analysis requires the identification, classification,



and characterization of potential major stakeholders on a policy



issue in terms of





Position (i.e., profession/socioeconomic status);





Interest (i.e., motivation); and



• Power



(i.e.,

capacity

to

influence

behavior,

opinion or action).

3.1.2. Stakeholders

are

individuals,

groups,

organizations

or



institutions that have a significant interest on the success of



an advocacy project. They are the policymakers, duty bearers/



implementers, facilitators coming from various sectors – such



as civil society, business, academe, media, and faith-based



organizations.

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Policy audience – individuals or groups engaged in



policymaking who may be influenced to support



a policy change.



Policy champions – leaders with huge capacity to





articulate

the

issue,

to

command

respect

from



colleagues, and/or to exert persuasive effect over a

policy audience.



Policy advocacy partners – individuals pushing for the



approval of a certain policy stand (not necessarily new



policy but may include repeal or refinement of an

existing policy)





Final beneficiaries – sector of society who will benefit from a policy change.

3.1.3.

How to conduct a policy-oriented stakeholder analysis:





Define the policy change proposal;





Identify all individuals and groups who are interested



or affected by the policy change proposal;



Gather information in terms of position, interest,





power and capacity to participate in the advocacy



for or against the proposal;



Identify



and

analyze

the

extent

of

cooperation,



collaboration or conflict in the relationships between



and among the stakeholders;





Draw conclusions that will serve as guide in the



formulation of advocacy strategy that will include



the following design elements:



o

Activities to enhance cooperation and collaboration



arrangement among supporters and potential

supporters,

o

Management and coordination arrangements to

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sustain participation of stakeholders,



Distribution and equity issues to understand

o

stakeholders motivation. 3.1.4.

To further assist in stratifying the spectrum of stakeholders,



juxtapose two important factors –



The degree of power or capacity to influence (on the x axis)



and



(on the y axis); then divide a square with quadrants and



place “passive beneficiary” on the lower left, “vested beneficiary”



on the lower right; “show patron” on the upper left and



“key player” on the upper right.



“Passive beneficiary” refers to stakeholders with low level of



influence on or interest in the project; no need to be monitored.



“Vested beneficiary” refers to stakeholders who give high



importance to the success of the project but with low influence



e.g., elderly, children, IPs or unorganized sectors who are



direct beneficiaries but of little voice in the advocacy.



“Show patron” refers to stakeholders with high influence



whose interests may not necessarily be aligned with the overall



goals of the project. These are the ones to be monitored and



managed properly as source of potential risk e.g., politicians,



businessmen. “Key player” refers to stakeholders with high



degree of influence on the project and of high importance



for its success.

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3.2. Political Mapping

3.1.1.

Political mapping is used to record and analyze alliances



and/or positions of political actors or stakeholders relative



to a particular policy proposal.

3.1.2.

Show the three overlapping circles representing the civil



society (CS), the political society (PS), and the state.



The



identified relative to a policy proposal.





intersections

represent

the

alliances

must

CS includes NGOs, business, church, academe, media



and private institutions or personalities.



PS



which

includes

political

parties,

consultancies

and



related institutions and personalities;



The state refers to the government machinery including





NGAs and LGUs.

3.1.3.

When one starts to ask questions about the alliances,



that is when political maps generate important information



that impacts on the advocacy for a policy proposal, some of



which will lead to certain by-products –





Rapid identification of problems – pin-points impediments



to policy proposals including personalities; clarifies



motivation of players





Improved communication among organizations





Promotes new advocacy ideas and strategies



• Data

banking

related

to

political

problems



(testimonial and documentary evidence)





Improved political feasibility of policy

3.1.4.

Questions to ask (See Political Mapping Matrix; Appendices)

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3.1.5.

Identify all the actors relative to a particular proposed policy



change and rate them as to whether they are supportive,



opposed, or neutral in the high, medium or low levels.

3.1.6. “Resources”

refer

to

financial,

leadership

and

organizational resources.

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735-4822, 490-1000 loc. 2606, 7351980 951.4329 931.5001 Loc. 7062

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651.7800 loc. 1430 651-7800 loc. 1340/711-6180 651-7800 loc. 1377 711-6180 651-7800 loc 1377/711-6180 509-6664 651-7800 loc 1340/711-6180

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523.8481, 524.6304, 523.0263 F 524.6304 TF, 526.7644 DL 526.7644, 524.6304 TF 526.7644, 524.6304 TF 523.8481 Loc. 279, 209, 360 DL 523.8481 Loc. 285 536.0458 TF 526-2747

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911.6246 TF 912.9281, 911.6246

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304.3229, 304.3295 TF

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837.7497 TF, 837.3190 TF 837.2071 Loc. 2046

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DSWD

951.2239 DL, 931.9131 F 951.7123 TF, 931.8101 loc. 211

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DOT

459. 5200 Loc. 316 DL, 823.3819 F 459.2000 459. 5200 Loc. 316 DL, 823.3819 F

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895.3993 TF, 465.3392 DL 751.5986 to 84 751.5986, 751.3437 751.5986 to 84 751.5986 TF 895-3977

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DOTC

723.1507 TF 725.9304 TF 725.9304 TF 727.7910 Loc 265

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Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council 9/F BDO Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

HUDCC

812-0735 811-4172 telefax

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National Economics and Development Authority Bldg., Amber Ave. Pasig Manila

NEDA

631-3701, 631-0945 loc 301, 635.4794 F 631.3718 631-3705 631-3705 631-3705 635-9337 635-9337 635-9337

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LEDAC

National Anti-Poverty Commission MWSS LWUA Compound, G/F, Water Training Center Bldg., Quezon City 1101

NAPC

426-5028 local 115, 4234135 F 426.5028 local 105

[email protected] [email protected]

Civil Service Commission CSC Bldg., Consitutional Hills, Quezon City

CSC

931-8016/931-7935/931-7939 931-7947/951-4627 931-7947/9514627 9514627/931-7939 loc 265

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931.9220, 931.9232 931.9278, 931.7586 931.9220, 931.9232 932.9232

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Commission on Election Palacio del Gobernador Bldg., Intramuros, Manila

COMELEC

525.9294, 525.9301 F 525-9345

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Commission on Human Rights SAAC Bldg., UP Complex, Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, QC

CHR

927.4033 DL., 927.6254 F 927-6254 926.2905 927.2199

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Office of the Ombudsman Agham Road, North Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City

OMBUDSMAN

926.8738, 926.8734 DL., 926. 8734 F 927.0669 DL, 926.8715 F 928-7548 479-7300 loc 112

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Agricultural Credit Policy Council 3/F Agustin I Bldg., Emerald Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

ACPC

584.3861, 634.3320 to 21

Armed Forces of the Philippines Camp Aguinaldo, QC OLA, AFP

AFP

911.8121 TF 911.6001, 911.8121 TF

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Anti-Money Laundering Council Rm. 507 EDCP Bldg. Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Malate, Manila

AMLC

708-7066 DL, 708.7909 TF 302.3979 708.7069 DL, 708.7909 F 523.4421, 302.3979 524.6085 F 708.7069 DL, 708.7909 F

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Bureau of Internal Revenue BIR National Office Bldg., BIR Road (formerly Agham Rd.), Diliman, Quezon City

BIR

926.5536

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Bureau of Corrections NBP Reservations Muntinlupa City

BUCOR

807.2368 Loc. 110, 809.8299 F 809-8588 loc 807. Superintendent’s Office – local 2368

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Bureau of Customs Bureau of Customs Bldg.,Port Area, Manila

BOC

527.4537, 523.4573 (F)

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454.7211 927-5147, 927.6383 loc. 113

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BFP

426.9047

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736.1171, 735.3069, 735.3144 F

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Commission on Filipino Overseas City Gold Center, 1345 Pres. Quirino Ave., cor. South SuperHighway, Paco, Manila

CFO

552.4740, 552.4706, 561.8332 F 552.4740 DL, 561.8317 TF

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441.1258 Loc. 314, 313 988.0002 TF

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Cooperative Development Authority Aurora Blvd., Service Road, Brgy. Immaculate Conception Cubao, 1111 Quezon City

CDA

725.8536, 721.5324 TF

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Council For The Welfare of Children No. 10 Apo St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City

CWC

781.1035 Loc. 1003 781.1035 or 39 Loc 2003, 2004

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Dangerous Drugs Board 3rd Floor DDB-PDEA Bldg., National Government Center, NIA Road, Brgy. Pinyahan, Quezon City

DDB

929.1753, 929.4544 929.6639 F

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Energy Regulatory Commission Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center 1600, Pasig City

ERC

631.5806 TF, 689.5307 DL

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Environmental Management Bureau DENR Compound, Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

EMB

920.2241, 928-3725, 290.2246 F 928.3782

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Games and Amusement Board 2/F Legaspi Tower 200, Paseo de Roxas St., Legaspi Village, Makati City 1226

GAB

813.4667 TF

Housing & Land Use Regulatory Board HLURB Bldg., Kalayaan Ave., cor. Mayaman St., Diliman, Quezon City

HLURB

924.3370, 927.2710 F 927.3061

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Insurance Commission 1071 United Nations Ave., Manila

IC

523.8461, 524,4784 525.2015, 522.1434 F 522.1434 F

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Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino 2/F, Watson Bldg., 1610 J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila 1005

KWF

515.0326, 736.2524 Loc. 111

Land Registration Authority LRA Bldg., East Ave., cor. NIA Road, Diliman, Quezon City

LRA

921.1368, 925.6970 Legal 925-4498

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Metro Manila Development Authority MMDA Bldg., EDSA cor. Orense St., Guadalupe, Makati City

MMDA

882.4151, 881.7467F 882.0910, 882.4151

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Mindanao Development Authority 4/F SSS Bldg., JP Laurel Ave., Davao City

MINDA

(082) 221.1345, 221.7060 (082) 221.8108 F, 221.8109 F

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Movie & Television Review and Classification Board MTRCB Building, No. 18 Timog Avenue, Q.C.

MTRCB

376.7380 Loc. 115, 376.7358

National Mapping and Resource Information Authority Lawton Ave., Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City 1638

NAMRIA

810.5461, 509.5166, 8104831 to 42 Loc. 230

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National Archives of the Philippines NLP Building, T.M. Kalaw Street, Ermita, 1000 Manila

NAP

526.1073, 522.8418 DL 562.1073 F

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National Commission for Culture and Arts 633 NCCA Bldg., General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

NCCA

523.0199 527.2192 to 98

[email protected]

National Commission on Muslim Filipinos 79 Jocfer Annex Bldg., Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

NCMF

952.6490 to 91, 952.4875 TF 952.4540, 952.4873

[email protected] [email protected]

National Council on Disability Affairs NCDA Bldg., Isadora St., Holy Spirit, Quezon City

NCDA

932.3663 952.2809

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NDRRMC

912.9281, 911.6246, 912.5256 912.9281, 911.6246

National Commission On Indigenous Peoples

NCIP

575-1200 loc. 1023

[email protected]

National Historical Commission of the Philippines NHCP Bldg., T.M. Kalaw St., Manila, 1000

NHCP

254.7482 loc. 128

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National Library of the Philippines T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines 1000

NLP

843.1337

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National Nutrition Council Nutrition Building, 2332 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Taguig City

ERC

631.5806 TF, 689.5307 DL

[email protected]

National Police Commission 1st E-Bank Bldg., Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

NAPOLCOM

927.4245 Loc.1304, 433.5333 F 929.0414 TF

National Security Council NICA Compound, V. Luna Road Cor. East Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

NSC

813.4667 TF

National Tax Research Center Harbor Center II, 23rd St., cor. Delgado St., Port Area Manila

NTRC

527.2064 TF 527.2050 F

National Telecommunications Commission NTC Bldg., BIR Road, East Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City

NTC

924.4042, 924.4048 921.7128 F

Office of the Cabinet Secretary J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Malacañang Palace, Manila

CABSEC

733.4797 TF 784.4286 733.4797 TF 733.4797 TF 733.4797 TF 733.3718 DL, 734.2215

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Office of the Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs Mabini Hall, Malacañang, Manila

OP/ODESLA

736.1429, 736.1014 784.4286 loc. 4368 736-1429, 736-1014 784-4286 loc 4368

[email protected]

Office of the Presidential Legal Counsel Mabini Hall, Malacañang, Manila

OCPLC

784.4286 Loc. 4926 784.4286 Loc. 4533, 735.0821 F

[email protected] [email protected]

Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process 6th Floor, Agustin 1 Building F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig City

OPAPP

636.0701b Loc. 864, 638.2216 F 636.0701 loc.824, 638.2216 F 636-0701 loc 824

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Office of the Vice-President Cocunut Palace, PICC Complex, Pasay City

OVP

376.7380 Loc. 115, 376.7358

[email protected] [email protected]

Optical Media Board 35 Scout Limbaga St., Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City

OMB

374.0217, 374.0460

Philippine Commission on Women 1145 J.P. Laurel St., San Miguel, Manila

PCW

735.4955 735.8918, 735.1654 Loc. 109 DL 735.1654 Loc. 128 DL 736.4449 F

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Philippine National Police Camp Crame, EDSA, Quezon City

PNP

932.0734 723.0401 loc. 3354 723.0401 Loc. 3354 932.0734, 931-5001 loc. 7642 932-0734

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Philippine Ports Authority Bonifacio Drive, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila

PPA

527.4424

[email protected]

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 3/F POEA Bldg., Oritgas Ave. cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong

POEA

722.1142 722.1179, 722.1192

[email protected]

Philippine Racing Commission 4th Floor, Electra House Bldg., Esteban cor. Rufino St., Legaspi Vill., Makati City 1229

PHILRACOM

815.6453 DL, 813.7198 F

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Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor 5/F New Exec. Bldg., Malacañang, Manila

PCUP

410.4691, 410.4656 410.4656, 410.4691 F 410.4656, 410.4691 F

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Presidential Communication Operations Office 3F, New Executive Bldg., Malacañang, Manila

PCOO

733.8663 734.7420 733.8663 733.8663

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Presidential Communications Development And Strategic Planning Office 3/F New Executive Building, Jose P. Laurel St., Malacañang, Manila

PCDSPO

733.3611, 734.0173, 733.3605, 735.6167 F

[email protected]

Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)

PLLO

931.5718, 931.6047 552.7015 552.7227

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Presidential Management Staff PMS Bldg., Arlegui St., San Miguel, Manila

PMS

734.2203, 734.2206 733.4810 733.4810

[email protected] [email protected]

Philippine Sports Commission Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., Malate Manila

PCS

525.0808 loc. 194

[email protected]

Securities and Exchange Commission SEC Building, EDSA, Greenhills Mandaluyong City

SEC

584.5418, 584.5848, 584.8459 F 584.5418, 584.5348

[email protected] [email protected]

Southern Philippine Development Authority 4F Karpentrade Bldg., Km. 2 Mac Arthur Highways, Matina. Davao City

SPDA

Manila Liaison Office: 332.5181 Davao Office: (082) 297.6664, 298.5745

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority NMYC, South Superhighway, Taguig

TESDA

893.1966 893.1966 TF 888.5652

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Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan 2/F Administrative Bldg., Mariveles, Bataan

AFAB

(047) 935.7551

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Vito Cruz cor. Mabini St., Malate Manila 1004

BSP

708.7150, 708.7416 F 708.7154, 708.7151 F 708.7701 Loc 2407 708.7421, 708.7422 306.2407 708.7701 Loc. 2478 708.7460 708-7161

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) BCDA Corporate Center, 2/F Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St., Crescent Park West., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

BCDA

575.1700 loc. 1730, 8160987 TF 575.1700, 816-1093 551.1730, 816.0987

[email protected] [email protected]

Development Academy of the Philippines DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

DAP

631.0921 to 30, 632.2123 F

Development Bank of the Philippines

DBP

Government Service Insurance System Financial Services, Pasay City

GSIS

976.4960, 479.3600 Loc. 2497 832.1207 F

[email protected] [email protected]

Export Development Council

EDC

890.4645

[email protected]

Cebu Ports Authority CIP Complex, Serging Osmena Blvd., North Reclamation Area, Cebu City

[email protected]

(032) 232.1461 to 63, 232.6848

Home Development Mutual Fund 40/F Petron Megaplaza Building, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

HDMF

811.4382, 892.9251 822.1597 822.0415, 822.1434 822-1147/892.9251 F

[email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]

Home Guaranty Corporation Jade Building, 335 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave. Makati City

HGC

897.3531 DL, 897.3286 F 897.3166

[email protected] [email protected]

Laguna Lake Development Authority Philippine Sugar Center Building, North Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

LLDA

709.7656

Light Rail Transit Authority LRTA Compound, Aurora Boulevard, Pasay City

LRTA

854.0461, 833.2466

Local Water Utilities Adm. Katipunan Road, Balara, Quezon City

LWUA

929.8362, 922.3434 F

National Food Authority PHILSUGIN Bldg., North Ave., Quezon City

NFA

455.7819, 929.2931 F 920.1123, 928.0721 F

[email protected] [email protected]

National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation Filomena Bldg. III, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City

NHMFC

892.5516 , 893.1501 Loc. 232, 892.4950 F 892.5522

[email protected] [email protected]

National Housing Authority Mayaman, Diliman, Quezon City 1100

NHA

921.7828, 922.2460 928.4961, 920.0882

[email protected]

National Irrigation Administration NIA Bldg., Edsa, Diliman, QC

NIA

922.2474

National Kidney and Transplant Institute East Ave., Quezon City

NKTI

981.0300, 981.0400 981.0300, 981.0400

National Power Corporation Quezon Ave., cor. BIR Road, Diliman, Quezon City

NPC

921.3448, 920.0161, 924.5461 F

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National Water Resources Board 8F Bldg., EDSA Diliman, Quezon City

NWRB

920.2603, 920.2654 920.2724 F 920.2724 TF 920.2641 TF, 920.2603 DL

[email protected] [email protected]

Palawan Council For Sustainable Development Rm. 403, The One Executive Office, West Avenue cor. Martines, QC

PCSD

(048) 434.4235, 376.2775, 376.2060 DL (048) 434.4234, 376.2775, 376.2060 F, 376.2775

[email protected] [email protected]

People’s Credit and Finance Corporation 2/F Accelerando Bldg., 395 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

PCFC

897.8521, 752.3745 to 46 Loc. 190 DL 897.8523 F

[email protected]

People’s Television Network, Inc. Broadcast Center, Vizayas Ave., Quezon City

PTV 4

455.4386 ( TF)

[email protected]

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation 6F Hyatt Hotel & Casino Manila 1588 M.H. Del Pilar St., Manila

PAGCOR

521.1542 loc. 304

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office PICC Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

PCSO

706-3067

Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation 7/F, Bldg. A, NIA Complex, , Q. C.

PCIC

332.8087, 441.0667 F, 441.1325

Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation 4F and 10Ff SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Ave., cor. V.A. Rufino St., Makati City

PDIC

841.4100 loc. 4101 841.4000 loc. 4141

Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency 17/F Citibank Tower, Citibank Plaza, Makati City 1226

PHILEXIM

885-4700 Loc. 304, 893.4480 F

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation City State Center, 709 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City

PHIC

637-3237 401-8598/441-7540 , 6373541, 638-3579 TF.

Philippine National Oil Company PNOC Building 6, Energy Center Merrit Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

PNOC

892.0425, 892.0782 F

Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines

PPP

929-5187 929-8594

[email protected] [email protected]

Social Housing Finance Corp. BDO Plaza, 8737 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

SHFC

894.1096 TF 894.1096 TF

[email protected] [email protected]

Social Security System (SSS) East Ave. Quezon City

SSS

352.4964, 922.3680, 924.7856 F 920.6401 922.3683 DL, 435.9817 F 922.3683 DL, 435.9817 F

[email protected] desuniajc.gov.ph [email protected] [email protected]

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Bldg 229 SBMA Center, Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone

SBMA

(047) 252.4885 (047) 2524357 (047) 252.4097

[email protected]

Sugar Regulatory Administration Sugar Center Bldg., North Ave., Diliman., Quezon City 1101

SRA

929.6137, 236.0009 F

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[email protected]

[email protected] [email protected]

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