HLURB, Pangasinan planners conduct CLUP summit

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Baguio City  — The Northern Luzon Regional Office (NLRO) of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), in coordination with the Provincial League of Local Planning & Development Coordinators of Pangasinan successfully conducted a CLUP Summit last April 23, 2019 at the Employment Skills & Development Center, Capitol Complex, Lingayen, Pangasinan with the theme “Building Resilient Communities through Land Use Planning”.

The Summit was attended by about 160 delegates from the 44 out of the 48 LGUs of the Province of Pangasinan, composed of municipal engineers, assessors, MPDCs, local DRRM officers, PLUC members and provincial government officers.  Gracing the Summit were Commissioner Melzar Galicia as guest of honor and speaker and Commissioner Marylin Pintor who updated the body on current HLURB thrusts and programs.

The activity aimed at showcasing the accomplishment of the HLURB, the local planners and the provincial government in attaining a 100% compliance to the Zero-Backlog thrust in the completion/updating of the Comprehensive Land Use Plans of all the 48 local government units (LGUs) of Pangasinan (47 municipalities, 1 highly urbanized city).  Using the enhanced guidelines, the feat is considered a milestone in the history of the province insofar as comprehensive land use plans (CLUPs) are concerned.  Thirty-one LGUs have completed their land use plans and 10 are currently undergoing refinement;  6 plans are now due for approval while the CLUP of Dagupan City has already been approved last year.

Meanwhile, Atty. Jann Roby R. Otero, a former Mayor of Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur is now the HLURB-NLRO’s new Regional Officer, replacing Atty. Arturo M. Dublado.  Otero  reiterated HLURB’s vital role in development and directed the crafting of new/improved strategies to make the agency more responsive as to its services and bringing it closer to the grassroots level.

The HLURB-NLRO continues to provide the following core government services: provision of technical assistance for comprehensive land use planning and zoning; regulation of real estate business through the issuance of certificates of registration, licenses to sell, advertisement approvals, extension of time to develop and certificates of completion for subdivisions and condominiums, and development permits for condominiums including monitoring.

It also registers brokers, salesmen, dealers and homeowners associations (HOAs); monitor real estate projects and HOAs; and mediate and adjudicate complaints and cases relative to its functions and mandates. ( hcvnool)