Governor Denis Habawel of the Province of Ifugao and NEDA-CAR Director and Cordillera Regional Land Use Committee (RLUC) Chairperson Milagros A. Rimando signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that pushed for a DRR-enhanced framework plan for Ifugao.

The MOA, signed during a workshop conducted by the Cordillera Regional Land Use Committee (CAR RLUC) on April 15, 2015, spelled out commitments of the Provincial Government of Ifugao and NEDA-CAR to ensure that the Province’s Successor Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP) will include a DRR-CCA-enhanced Planning Environment Chapter, integrating the comments, suggestions and recommendations of the RLUC.

Also included in the MOA is the granting of P85,000.00 to the Province to support its PDPFP-enhancement activities. By identifying natural hazard risks and vulnerabilities of exposed areas and communities in their areas, LGUs will be able to identify and prioritize programs and projects that will mitigate or prevent the adverse impacts of natural disasters.

Other CAR provinces are expected to enter into similar agreements with NEDA-CAR as they complete their DRR-enhanced PDPFPs. (egd, NEDA-CAR)