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3 Top Issues that Make CLUP Preparation Hard for Local Governments in the Philippines

Why do Filipino planners have difficulty preparing comprehensive land use plans? This 2016 paper may contain the answers.

Why do Filipino planners have difficulty preparing comprehensive land use plans?

This 2016 paper may contain the answers.

Context: Status of CLUP Updating in the Philippines

Local government units in the Philippines are required to complete and update two plans. These are:

Secretary Eduardo del Rosario of the DHSUD describes the CLUP as “a necessity…no longer an option.”

However, as of November 2020, only 508 out of the 1,634 local government units in the Philippines have CLUPs that are updated and mainstreamed with climate change and disaster risk reduction measures.

Read: FAQs about CLUPs

Top 3 major problems in CLUP Preparation

What issues are hindering LGUs in the Philippines from updated CLUPs?

Quitalig and Orale (2016) found that LGU planners in Samar rank these as top 3 major problems.

  1. Absence of GIS Specialist
  2. Multi-tasking or overload of tasks of MPDC
  3. Insufficiently qualified staff

Read: Challenges in updating the CLUP of Tiwi

With these problems, the authors recommend interventions, including:

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