For­est land use plan gab held in Com­val

Sun.Star Davao - - SOUTHERN -

COM­POSTELA VAL­LEY - Aim­ing to have a com­mon un­der­stand­ing of the var­i­ous gov­er­nance-ori­ented For­est Land Use Plan (FLUP) pro­cesses among lo­cal gov­ern­ment units (LGUs), the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR) 11 con­ducted a one-day ori­en­ta­tion in the prepa­ra­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the FLUP on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, at the San­i­tary Func­tion Hall in Nabun­tu­ran town, Com­postela Val­ley.

DMO III Marcelino M. Bar­quin Jr., re­gional geo­graphic in­for­ma­tion sys­tem (GIS) fo­cal per­son, spear­headed the ori­en­ta­tion to the of­fi­cials, project co­or­di­na­tors, and some mem­bers of the tech­ni­cal work­ing group of the LGUs of New Bataan and Mawab both in Com­postela Val­ley.

“This ori­en­ta­tion will just fo­cus on the ba­sic steps in for­est land use plan­ning process to come up a bet­ter mu­nic­i­pal FLUP all the way through its im­ple­men­ta­tion,” Bar­quin said.

DENR-Pro­vin­cial En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Of­fice (Penro) Com­postela Val­ley's Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices Divi­sion Chief Anita M. An­tolin graced the event while em­pha­siz­ing that the FLUP is a very im­por­tant doc­u­ment to sup­port the com­pre­hen­sive land use plan (CLUP) in each mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

An­tolin fur­thered that con­sid­er­ing we have lim­ited re­sources, thus, plan­ning out such re­sources is in­deed im­per­a­tive for present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

For­est re­sources are a driver of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. Many will be ad­versely af­fected if these re­sources could not be pre­served and man­aged in a sus­tain­able man­ner, An­tolin added.

Dur­ing the ori­en­ta­tion, Bar­quin, on the other hand, dis­cussed com­pre­hen­sively the pro­cesses in the for­mu­la­tion of the mu­nic­i­pal FLUP in­clud­ing its mile­stone ac­tiv­i­ties.

He fur­ther em­pha­sized to in­te­grate the prin­ci­ples of good gov­er­nance in the plan­ning process, speci?cally, the prac­tice of trans­parency, in­formed de­ci­sion-mak­ing, in­creased ac­count­abil­i­ties and stake­hold­ers’ par­tic­i­pa­tion.

Among the par­tic­i­pants present were the rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Con­ser­va­tion and De­vel­op­ment Divi­sion 11, per­son­nel and staff of DENR-Penro in Com­postela Val­ley, and Com­mu­nity En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources of­fices in Maco and Monkayo. Ro­ge­lio R. Le­rio/DENR-CENRO Monkayo

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