national land use - updates

Rappler's latest stories on national land use


As land use act stalls, Duterte to issue executive order instead

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte again pushes for a national land use law during a December 2 Cabinet meeting where he is shown the National Economic and Development Authority's draft bill

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 44th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on December 2, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Passage of land use act will earn ire of local governments, Cynthia Villar says

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Deciding how to utilize land should be determined by LGUS, according to the senator, whose committee in the past Congress failed to pass the measure

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, Senator Cynthia Villar, and businessman Manuel Villar Jr. at the sidelines of the unveiling of the marker for the Mella Hotel Las Piñas located at the C5 Extension in Barangay Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas City on December 13, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

3rd time's the charm? Duterte again pushes for Nat'l Land Use Act

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:30 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to pass a national land use law by the end of 2019

Houses in the upland village of Brgy. Amguid in Ilocos Sur gradually rocked and cracked by continuous downpour during the month long monsoon rains last August. According to a geologist, ground subsidence and rainfall induced landslides caused the destruction.  The risk area totaled to 75 hectares and will now only be used for agriculture. Zone 1 and 2 of Brgy. Amguid are now declared geological hazard and no longer inhabitable. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Duterte calls for creation of Department of Disaster Management

Jul 23, 2018 - 7:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also calls on Congress to pass the proposed National Land Use Act, which has been pending for two decades

Villar confronts oppositor questioning Vista Land's Boracay permit in CA hearing

May 29, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'Bakit ba binabanggit mo puro Vista Land? Galit ka ba sa akin? Is this a political issue or a legitimate issue?' asks Senator Cynthia Villar, whose family owns Vista Land

Photo by Angie de Silva

House passes 45 bills on final reading after summer break

May 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients and one that mandates free public internet access

FIRST DAY HIGH. The House of Representatives approve on 3rd reading a total of 45 bills on May 2. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Congress urged to pass 3 'green' bills before election hype

Jun 05, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Bills like the National Land Use Bill certified as urgent by President Aquino need to be passed before lawmakers become distracted by the 2016 elections say green groups

GREEN BILLS. Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr joins environmental and youth groups calling for the passage of 3 'green' bills on June 5, World Environment Day 2015. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

2013 in green: Top 10 PH environmental news

Dec 27, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From devastated coral reefs to renewable energy 2013 was a rollercoaster ride for Mother Nature to say the least

A month after Haiyan: Rebuilding a resilient society

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Technical fixes are important but real rebuilding starts now in improving the capacity of communities and local governments

Blame Yolanda damage on lack of nat'l land use law

Dec 04, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Without a national land use policy urban and rural planning has become haphazard and dangerous to the Filipino people

DAMAGED. The scale of devastation in Tacloban City could have been lessened if a national land use policy was implemented. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Marcos: We did nothing since Ondoy, Pepeng

Jun 20, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Sen Bongbong Marcos asks why the government needs 22 years to complete its flood control master plan

'TOO LONG.' Sen Bongbong Marcos asks why the government needs 22 years to complete its flood control master plan. Photo by Senate PRIB, Cesar Tomambo

Kite-flying for National Land Use Act

May 22, 2013 - 3:21 PM

“We Need Space” is the concept used by CLUP Now advocates in calling for the immediate passage of the National Land Use and Management Act

Aquino certifies National Land Use Act as urgent

Feb 02, 2013 - 2:53 PM

The urgent stamp will allow senators to fast track the bill which languished in Congress for almost two decades

Image of President Benigno Aquino III courtesy fo the Malacañang Photo Bureau.