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Unformatted text preview: he power and responsibility to undertake basic
services previously performed by the central government through its regional offices.
Furthermore, the Code empowers people at the grass roots through a system of sectoral
representatives in the local legislative councils. Finally, the Code has given LGUs more
power and responsibility not only by devolution of functions but also by providing them the
power and responsibility over sources of revenue 7.
Prior to 1991, the public sector was highly centralized. Under the centralized system,
the provincial level of government along with central agencies coordinated delivery of
services, which included hospitals, education, welfare, public works and highways, rural
health, agriculture extension, environmental protection, as well as property tax assessment. 7 Dillinger, W. (1994), Decentralization and Its Implications for Service Delivery, Urban Management Program
Discussion Paper No. 16, The World Bank: Washington DC. Dillinger outlines different form...
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