Review, Approval and Adoption
RPFP acquired legitimacy as the result of a formal process of
endorsement and adoption. As such, government agencies, local
government and the private sector acknowledge its significance.
It becomes an integrating factor in various development
activities in the Region.
RPFP will guide detailed land use planning and development at
the provincial, city and municipal levels through the various
legal and political controls operating at those levels. Under
present conditions, the main leverage of the national and
regional agencies relate to their public investment functions.
The LGUs through their planning and zoning powers, as well as
their capital improvement programs, will carry out the RPFP
provisions which pertain to them. At both levels, through
positive and negative measures, government seeks to influence
plan implementation process started with the official
endorsement by the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) of the
draft RPFP after the completion of the first draft RPFP by the
RLUC. It was submitted to the RDC for approval and adoption as
the final RPFP.
steps in this process were as follows:
interregional consultations were attended by NEDA personne.
The first inter-regional consultation group was with the
Visayas and Mindanao regions, i.e. regions IV-B, V, VI, VII,
VIII, IX, X and XIII. The second group was composed of
Regions III, IV-A, IV-B and V. These consultations aimed
to identify and resolve inter-regional issues; to agree on
possible areas for integration and complementation of
development strategies, especially among regions with strong
trade and transportation linkages and those sharing common
boundaries; and to establish substantive linkages among
the draft RPFP by the Regional Land Use committee, which
is composed of agencies concerned with the plan components,
i.e. settlements, production, protection and infrastructure.
The overall responsibility for orchestrating the review
process was with NEDA.
Provincial Consultations. The RLUC-TWG presented the
draft RPFP to the Provincial Development Councils (PDCs)/
Provincial Land Use Committees (PLUCs) for their comments
and suggestions. This also familiarized them with those
provisions of the RPFP that affect the province.
of Draft. The RLUC-TWG made revisions on the draft RPFP
based on results of the inter-regional consultations and the
and Endorsement by the RLUC. The RLUC reviewed again
the RPFP, the revised draft incorporated results of the
series of consultation meetings. The revised draft was
endorsed for presentation to the RDC for approval and
Approval and Adoption. The RDC approved and adopted the
RPFP during its meeting on April 25, 2006 through an
30-year period programs and projects is divided into three
phases, Phase 1 from 2000-2010, Phase 2 from 2011-2020 and Phase
3 from 2021-2030. To have a disagregation of financial costing
and to synchronize the RPFP with the tenure of political
officials and the medium term and short-term planning cycles at
the different levels.
Organizational Structure for Plan Implementation
Regional Development Council, through its Regional Land Use
Committee (RLUC) is the over-all lead in the implementation of
this plan. This entity is the counterpart of the National Land
Use Committee (NLUC) which is responsible for the coordinative
functions tasked to oversee physical planning activities in the
region. The RLUC shall likewise perform deliberative functions
on purely land use policy issues and conflicts. Policy
recommendations shall be elevated to the Regional Development
Council for final deliberation and decision. Operational and
technical issues/conflicts shall be decided upon by the RLUC and
based on the nature of the concern may no longer be raised to
RLUC shall be backstopped by a Regional Core Group with NEDA V
staff as the lead. The RCG shall be supervised by the RLUC and
supported by lead staff on concerns related to production land
use, protection land use, settlements and infrastructure. These
lead sector staff shall provide the necessary sector/technical
inputs and give preliminary recommendations on issues related to
their particular sector. The Regional Core Group shall serve as
the integrating body of the sector inputs and shall likewise act
as the technical secretariat of the RLUC.
existing structure of the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) as
a special/affiliate committee under the Regional Development
Council (RDC) shall be maintained. It is chaired by the
Regional Director of NEDA and Co-chaired by the Regional
Coordinator of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating
Council; and the members are the Regional Directors of the
following agencies: Department of Agriculture, Agrarian Reform,
Tourism, Interior and Local Government, Environment and Natural
Resources, Transportation and Communication, Public Works and
Highways, Trade and Industry, Science and Technology and the
Regional Administrator of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory
Board and three regular RDC members representing the Private
Regional Core Group (RCG) shall be composed of senior technical
staff from the selected RLUC member agencies, namely: DENR, DAR,
DA, DPWH, HLURB, DOT, DOST, HUDCC, DILG, DOTC and NEDA. Overall
coordination of all physical planning activities shall be the
responsibility of the NEDA Regional Office specifically the
Macro Intersectoral Coordination and Assistance Division (MICAD).
the Provincial Level, a Provincial Land Use Committee (PLUC) is
the counterpart of the Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC), which
is also tasked to coordinate and supervise the physical planning
activities in the Province.