MALAYBALAY CITY- City Planning & Development Office spearheaded the Modules 1 and 2: Direction Setting and Sectoral Studies Workshop as part of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) Updating on May 7-10, 2024 with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD). Under the Memorandum of Agreement, the two parties are required to undertake the preparation/ updating/ refinement of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance of the city.

The said CLUP updating responds to the need to integrate climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction management concepts and concerns into the different planning documents of the city. Other reasons include the fast-growing housing subdivisions and projects within the city.

As mentioned by Mr. Richard Maboloc of DHSUD, sectoral studies is an integral part of the CLUP preparation process. Further, it involves documenting and understanding the current conditions prevailing in the planning area. He added that the said studies are a manifestation of the social, economic, cultural, environmental,
political, and other values of the locality/community.

Diagnostic in approach, the sectoral studies workshop is geared towards identifying the issues prevailing in the sector, and analyzing their causes and effects and/or implication and establishing the potentials and development needs of the sector and determining the spatial requirements of the sector.

The 4-day workshop was attended by Planning Core Members and Technical Working Groups representing different sectors of the city. There will be two (2) more modules to complete the CLUP updating. Module 3 would focus on physical planning while Module 4 would focus on formulating the zoning ordinance. The said modules are scheduled on July and October this year, respectively.

As mandated under the Local Government Code or RA 7160, CLUP is one of the primary and dominant bases for the future use of the land resources. With this, the said planning document shall prescribe reasonable limits and restrains on the use of property within the jurisdiction of the city/municipality.

Report: Atty. Kristina Egnar- Blaza, EnP