They urge President Arroyo to veto a provision in the juvenile delinquency
bill allocating one percent of their Internal Revenue Allotment for local child
protection councils Local government officials have urged President Arroyo to
veto a provision in the juvenile delinquency bill allocating one percent of
their Internal Revenue Allotment for local child protection councils (LCPGs).The
bill has been endorsed to Malaca and is awaiting the President's
signature.In a joint resolution, the Union of Local Authorities of the
Philippines (Ulap), League of Cities of the Philippines,League of Governors, and
League of Municipalities of the Philippines, said they object to Section 15 of
the proposed law regarding the allocation. Bohol Gov.Erico Aumentado, Ulap
chairman, said Section 15 is a "rider" that violets local autonomy and
decentralization of government. He also said it is not part of the original bill
that was certified as urgent by the President. However, he said local officials
support the creation of the LCPCs and the development of programs for the youth.
The justice and social welfare departments and the National Youth Commission
support the President's signing of the bill into law.