BLGF passes ISO standards review anew, beefs up LGU credit financing certification

Closing the year amid the Covid-19 crisis, the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), an attached agency of the Department of Finance (DOF), has passed anew a third-party review of its compliance with international standards in quality management under ISO 9001:2015. TÜV Rheinland, an independent certifying body, reported that its first surveillance audit of the […]


BLGF is 2020 Freedom of Information awardee

The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) has been recognized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in the 2020 Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards for government agencies contributing to the development and progress of the FOI Program. Announced in the awarding ceremony on 25 November 2020 and livestreamed via Facebook, the BLGF shared the […]


BLGF welcomes new Director of Region VII

After 18 years of vacancy, the BLGF welcomes the appointment of Mr. JESSIE B. DOCTOLERO as Director II of the BLGF Regional Office No. VII, Cebu City. His appointment letter was signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte dated 04 September 2020. Starting his career as a Revenue Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue – […]


BLGF joins webinars for LGUs

The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), through Director Ma. Pamela Quizon joined discussions on improving utilization of Special Education Fund (SEF) and tapping credit financing to facilitate local recovery programs given the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19). In the Webinar on the Utilization of SEF hosted by E-Net Philippines, Director Quizon advised LGUs to maximize SEF’s […]


BLGF welcomes two new Regional Directors

The BLGF welcomes the appointment of its two new Regional Directors, namely Gerardo A. Avorque of BLGF Region VIII and Geriebeth G. Dela Torre of BLGF Region IV-A (Calabarzon). President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued the appointment letters of Mr. Avorque and Ms Dela Torre, both as Director II of the BLGF, on 15 May 2020 […]


BLGF and Rare hosted a webinar on LGU financing opportunities for Covid-19 recovery

The Bureau of Local Government Finance and Rare, Inc., organized an online seminar entitled “Accessing Financing Opportunities for COVID-19 LGU Recovery” last June 23, 2020. Attended by local officers and officials from partner LGUs of Rare on coastal fisheries and resource management, the webinar tackled the available financing windows for LGUs to address the effects […]


BLGF conducts a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on the Manual for the Evaluation of Local Treasury Operations (MELTO)

As part of its mandate to assist in the formulation and implementation of policies on local government revenue and fund management and to exercise administrative and technical supervision and coordination over the treasury and assessment operations of Local Government Units (LGUs), the Local Treasury Operations Division (LTOD) conducted an FGD on MELTO on 19 to […]


BLGF, LRA sign MOU on Data Exchange

The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) and the Land Registration Authority (LRA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the exchange of proprietary information, pertinent to real estate valuation, transactions and corresponding taxation thereto. BLGF Executive Director Niño Raymond B. Alvina and his LRA counterpart Atty. Ethel B. Regadio, signed the MOU at the […]


BLGF, DOF partner with banks on LGU debt information exchange

The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), together with the Department of Finance (DOF), signed on 12 December 2019 a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with eight (8) government and private domestic banks on the exchange of information on indebtedness, payments and balances of local government units (LGUs). The agreement seeks to establish mechanisms for a […]


BLGF Caps Milestone Year with 2019 Stakeholders Program

The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) marks another year with a new milestone by a recognition program for the stakeholders on 12 December 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The BLGF, in partnership with the different stakeholders, strengthen its position through the ceremonial signing with different financing institutions on the exchange of […]