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1Head, Political Science Division, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippine Los Baños
Morality is important in the existence of society. Legislation, which is one of the government’s function, can deter commission of acts that are detrimental to public morals. The study assesses the implementation of Chapter 2, Section 16 of the Local Government Code (LGC) that states that “local government units shall ...improve public morals” by the Provincial Government of Cavite. The specific objectives are 1) to identify the laws and administrative issuance on public morals; 2) to determine the capacity (in terms of Organization and Management) of the Provincial Government of Cavite to implement Chapter 2, Section 16 of the LGC; 3) to determine the policies, programs, projects, and services; and ordinances and resolutions on public morals implemented by the Provincial Government of Cavite; and 4) to create a framework for assessing the implementation by the local government units (LGUs) of Chapter 2, Section 16 of the LGC. This research uses a qualitative design which employs the case study method. Primary data is gathered from face-to-face and written interviews with officials and employees of the Provincial Government of Cavite. Secondary data was taken from documents, i.e., accomplishment reports, legislative-executive agenda, etc. provided by the Provincial Government of Cavite.