• Binay orders review of CLUPs

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    VICE President Jejomar Binay on Tuesday ordered the review of the old Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLPUs) of local government units that were severely affected by typhoon Yolanda.

    Binay said the review of CLUPs will focus on the effects of climate change and the adoption of risk reduction measures.

    “In Tacloban particularly, we initiated a talk with Mayor Romualdez. We plan to meet with him and his city planning officer to discuss their CLUP and make sure the proper revision are made,” Binay said, who left on Monday night with his wife Elenita aboard Cathay Pacific Air flight CX 902 for South Africa.

    The Vice President, on the instruction of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, will attend the memorial and state funeral for former South Africa President Nelson Mandela.

    He said that it is crucial to reassess the CLUPs to make sure that it contained measures on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

    Binay added that the housing sector has already pushed for initiatives to include climate change response actions in national and local government land use policies.

    The housing czar cited the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board’s Zero Backlog Program, which aims to complete updating the CLUP of all local government units.   BENJIE L. VERGARA

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