The Ministry of Human Settlements and Development, the Housing Arm of the BARMM, endorsed the draft Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the Local Government of Upi, Maguindanao del Norte to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) for the review and approval of the Provincial Land Use Committee (PLUC), held at the Satellite Office of Provincial Government of Maguindanao del Norte in Cotabato City on January 11, 2024.

Led by Atty. Janice-zah M. Macapantar, Chief of the Environment, Land Use and Urban Development Division (ELUUDD), the team from the MHSD submitted the document and was received by Engr. Fatima Bansuan, EnP, Provincial Planning and Development Officer with the Human Resource Management Office, and to be forwarded to the SP Secretary and PLUC for review and approval.

With Chief Macapantar were Yasser S. Mama, Chief of Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Engr. Muslima K. Abusama, Housing and Homesite Regulation Officer IV for MHSD-Maguindanao, Addan B. Abdullah, Information Technology Staff, and Leamir M. Sakal, Administrative Assistant.

The MHSD provided technical assistance to the Municipality of Upi throughout the drafting of their CLUP, served as witness to the public hearing for the plan at the Municipal Gymnasium of Upi, Maguindnao del Norte on November 28-29, 2023.

Through the public hearing, the LGU received feedbacks and statements of support for the draft CLUP from the stakeholders, with anticipation of the plan’s effectiveness upon implementation.

The PLUC now has three months to review the draft CLUP for subsequent step.