The Financial Condition of Pampanga

  • Manuel Gerardo G. Duran UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga
Keywords: decentralization, financial condition, local autonomy, local government finance, locally-sourced revenues, internal revenue allotment, quarry tax, Pampanga


The passage of the 1991 Local Government Code was a serious effort at strengthening the financial condition of local government units by providing them with greater revenue raising powers and by devolving many expenditure functions from the national government to local governments. The paper that follows will evaluate the financial condition of a typical high-growth province in the Philippines. It will analyze the factors that shape its financial performance and will determine whether, in recent years, the province has gained greater fiscal autonomy and has become more efficient at providing public goods and services needed for its development.

Author Biography

Manuel Gerardo G. Duran, UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga

Assistant Professor of Economics