Forest land use plan gab held in Comval
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