Sibalom, Antique – DILG Antique Provincial Director Cherryl P. Tacda, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Local Government of Tibiao, Antique represented by Mayor Klemens G. Bandoja, and the University of Antique President Dr. Pablo S. Crespo, Jr. on the formulation of the LGU’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) on 11 October 2022 at the UA main campus here.
The MOA legitimizes the partnership between the Local Government of Tibiao, Antique, the University of Antique – Hamtic Campus, and the Tibiao Local Governance Municipal Resource Center (LGMRC) which is considered one of the most viable, costefficient, and effective strategies to complete the formulation of their CLUP.
“I express my gratitude to the University of Antique and DILG-Antique for extending their assistance to the municipality of Tibiao. We are now confident that the municipality’s CLUP will be formulated with ease and ready for implementation in no time,” said Tibiao Municipal Mayor Bandoja. He added that this initiative serves as a milestone in building and strengthening the linkages of LGU Tibiao with other government agencies.
The DILG has been actively advocating that LGUs should prepare/update their respective CLUPs in accordance with DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-172. The preparation of the CLUP entails consistency of the land uses and sectoral development plans, based on the soundness, full integration, and comprehensiveness of the sectoral analysis and spatial planning. Disaster risk reduction and management, climate change, sustainable, integrated, and participatory development, and gender responsiveness are also taken into consideration.
“I am thankful that we have the University of Antique as our partner in the Multisectoral Advisory Committee (MSAC) of the Antique Local Governance Resource Center (ALGPRC), as they can ably assist the LGUs in the preparation of required plans such as the CLUP,” said Provincial Director Tacda.
According to the MOA, Tibiao’s CLUP is expected to be completed by December 31, 2024. It is the second municipality in Antique that signed a partnership with the ALGPRC, which oversees the LGMRC.