Assistance to LGUs in the Completion of the Comprehensive Land-Use Plans (CLUPs)
To ensure rational land use and sustainable urban and regional development, Executive Order (EO) No. 72 provides for the preparation and implementation of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) of LGUs pursuant to the Local Government Code of 1991. CLUPs determine the specific uses of land and other physical and natural resources, both private and public, within their territorial jurisdiction including areas co-managed with the national government and, as appropriate, management plans for ancestral domains, critical watersheds, river basins, and protected areas.
The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) (i) provides technical assistance to LGUs/Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs)/ Independent Component Cities (ICC) in the formulation/updating of their CLUPs; and (ii) also reviews and approves Provincial Physical Framework Plans (PPFPs). As of 2017, out of the 1,634 LGUs, 1,569 or 96 percent already have approved CLUPs.