CREATING THE TECHNICAL CORE GROUP TO UNDERTAKE THE RE-FORMULATION OF THE LOCAL SHELTER PLAN AND DEFINING ITS DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
WHEREAS, the shelter situation in Cotabato City speaks of a housing backlog of 8,240 units as of the last survey made in 2006 due largely to double-up households, while the latest count of informal settlers as of 2009 who are living under various conditions in thirty (30) barangays account for 15,129 households;
WHEREAS, Article IV, Sections 7 and 8 of the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 (R.A. 7279) mandates Local Government Units to conduct an Inventory of Lands and the Identification of Sites for Socialized Housing where informal settlers living in environment-critical areas, danger zones, road-right-of ways, government lands and other marginalized families with no permanent homes to call their own could be relocated or resettled;
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Cotabato City (CLUP 2011-2020) has allocated an area for residential purposes consisting of 1,266.62 hectares while 42.97 hectares are for socialized housing;
WHEREAS, in 2003, the Local Shelter Plan for Cotabato City was formulated and subsequently endorsed by the then Local Chief Executive (together with the CDC Resolution) to the Sangguniang Panlungsod but was never adopted by the latter;
WHEREAS, the absence of a ratified Local Shelter Plan negates the capacity of the City Government to implement a comprehensive integrated housing and land development program for the city's constituents;
WHEREAS, premises considered, there is a need to re-formulate the city's Local Shelter Plan following the guidelines set forth by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC);
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAPAL J. GUIANI, JR., Mayor of Cotabato City, and by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby constitute the following:
Section 1. Technical Core Group
The Technical Core Group shall have the City Planning and Development Coordinator as Overall Core Group Leader and shall have the following composition:
Engr. Oscar B. Rendon
Planning Officer IV, CPDO
Ronnie B. Cadorna
Economist III, CPDO
Teresa V. Bataga
Project Development Officer III, CPDO
Fernando M. Estaniel
Supervising Administrative Officer, CPDO
1.c Secretariat - Engr. Elsa T. Delos Santos
Teresita H. Roble
Planning Officer I, CPDO
Roy J. Munieza
Planning Officer II, CPDO
1.d S.P. Representation - Atty. Froilan R. Melendrez
Section 2. Overall Duty and Responsibility
It is the prime duty and responsibility of the Technical Core Group to reformulate the Local Shelter Plan of Cotabato City using the unratified 2003 Local Shelter Plan as take-off reference and applying the planning tools to be introduced by the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council acting as Technical Facilitators.
Subsequently, the draft plan shall be submitted to the Local Chief Executive for his review and comment assisted by the City Administrator and the Overall Core Group Leader. Henceforth, it will be forwarded to the Sangguniang Panlungsod for their review and eventual adoption.
Section 3. Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Section 4. Funding Requirements
Funds for this purpose shall be provided accordingly which shall be taken from the surplus funds of the Master Development Plan (MDP) Preparation, taking into account that the Local Shelter Plan falls within the ambit of the local plans supportive to the MDP.
Section 5. Separability Clause
All orders, issuances, memoranda inconsistent herewith are deemed repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 6. Effectivity
This order shall take effect immediately upon signing.
Done this 7th day of October 2011 at Cotabato City, Philippines.