Members and guests of the CALABARZON Regional Land Use Committee during its second semester meeting on November 5, 2021 via videoconference.

The CALABARZON Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) reviewed and conditionally endorsed the Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plans (PDPFP) 2021-2030 of the Provinces of Cavite, Quezon, and Rizal to their respective Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) during its 2nd semester meeting on November 5, 2021 via videoconference.

The Cavite PDPFP 2021-2030 utilizes the Urban-Rural Integrated Development Strategy. Cavite Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator (PPDC) Engr. Lorna R. Leyran said “this will be realized through implementing the three growth triangle spatial strategy”. The growth triangles include La Llave de Manila or the Key to Manila, Cavite Nuevo or New Cavite, and Metro Tagaytay.

For the Province of Quezon, PPDC Maria Odessa Z. Perez highlighted the linkages of protection, settlement, infrastructure, and production areas in the province’s PDPFP 2021-2030. She added that “the province’s PDPFP 2021-2030 is geared towards attaining its 15+1 goals to realize its vision of becoming CALABARZON’s agro-industrial capital by 2030.”

Meanwhile, Rizal PDPFP 2021-2030 envisions a peaceful and ecologically balanced province with a progressive, creative, and sustained multisector economy by 2030. Engr. Camilla R. Collantes of the Rizal Provincial Planning and Development Office said “this will be realized by implementing the province’s spatial development strategy of regulating urbanization in the First District, Antipolo City, San Mateo, and Rodriguez through promotion of balanced development and environmental protection and strategic clustering of growth centers; and pushing for agro-modernization in the Second District.”

The endorsement is conditional upon the provinces’ integration of recommendations of RLUC members in their PDPFP as well as submission of required documents to the regional offices of NEDA and the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD).

The PDPFP is the primary technical guide on the development of a province and links its development priorities and agenda at the regional and national levels.

Ben Patrick U. Soliguin, NEDA Region IV-A | November 12, 2021