DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Belen T. Fernandez believes that God will make way for the passage and approval of the city’s City Land Use Plan (CLUP) like what happened to the passage of the 2016 Annual Budget.
She disclosed this during the regular flag raising ceremony at the city plaza as she encouraged every city hall employee to pray more for the approval of the CLUP as this will benefit the city and its citizenry in terms of improved economic status of the city so that it can be at par with its neighboring cities, which are undoubtedly have become more progressive.
The city’s CLUP remained untouched for the last 37 years since its approval in 1978.
“We need to update our CLUP so that we can create more opportunities to address the needs of the present generation and for the next 50 years. With God’s intervention, I know that there’s no problem that we can never resolve,” said Fernandez.
City Councilor Joey Tamayo, who was present during the flag raising ceremony, vowed to do his best to convince his colleagues in the council to eventually pass the CLUP and for its eventual approval by the National Land Use Plan Committee.
“We need to seek Divine intervention for this, so let’s do this together,” said Tamayo while appealing for support from everyone when he too spoke during the flag raising ceremony.
Once approved, the CLUP will open the door for the establishment of a new government center along De Venecia highway and more job opportunities for every Dagupeño. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Jan. 18, 2016)