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MUNICIPALITY OF POZORRUBIO
PROVINCE OF PANGASINANREGION I
COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN: 2013-2022
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Municipality of Pozorrubio is located on the northern portion of Eastern Pangasinan. It is situated on 120˚ 37’ latitude and 16˚ 5’ to 16˚ 10’ longitude. On the north, it is bounded by the Municipality of Sison, on the west, by the Municipality of San Jacinto, on the southwest, by the Municipality of Manaoag, on the southeast, by the Municipalities of Laoac and Binalonan, on the northwest, by the Bued River and the Municipality of San Fabian, and on the east, by the Aloragat River and Municipality of Sison.
Approximately 50kms. South of Baguio City via Kennon road, 200 kms. from Manila and 44.20 kms. from Lingayen City (Provincial Capital). Pozorrubio is virtually bisected by the Manila North Road leading to Baguio and Laoag Cities. With its totally flat area, it could be reached by all types of land transportation.
Nearest Airport: Lingayen Airport, San Fernando City Airport, and Loakan Airport (Baguio City)
Nearest Seaport: Sual seaport
Major road network:
McArthur Highway/ National Road (Manila to Baguio Cities)
Provincial Road leading to Manaoag, Dagupan City and Lingayen.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
Dry – December to April months
Wet – May to November months
HOTELS AND RESORTS/Restaurants
J’ Adore Grand Hotel, Harana Restaurant, Kambingan Restaurants
Plaza Park & Pergola
# 1 Residential House along Sison Street (oldest known & standing Spanish type house in Pozorrubio)
FIESTAS & EVENTS:
Annual Foundation/Fiesta Celebrations
Patupat and Sword Festival
Ilocano (47.10 %), Pangasinenses (47%), Tagalog (4.42%), Kankanaey (0.36%),
LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
Pangasinan (46. 81%), Ilocano (45.32%), Tagalog (4.38%), Bolinao (1.96%),
Kankanaey (0.54%) *(NSO census 2000)
Roman Catholic (88.24%), Iglesia Ni Cristo (3.14%), Evangelicals (2.42%), United Methodist Church (0.61%) *(NSO census 2000)
COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA:
Presence of Globe, Smart, Digitel, SunCellular and PLDT Cell sites (Broadband, Wi-Fi, Mobile and Landlines)
Pozorrubio Online Website: www.pozorrubio.net.com
Pozorrubio Cable TV station
SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Malls: Magic Mall, Save Wise Mall, Charm’s Building, Mercury Drugstore, St. Joseph Drugstore, CSI Mall
Pozorrubio Town Hall St. Jude Parish Church
Pozorrubio Public Market Pozorrubio Water District
Pozorrubio Civic Center Jose C. Magno Sports & Civic Center
GM Bank of Luzon, Inc., CS First Bank, Rural Bank of Rosario, Rural Bank of Pozorrubio
MONEY REMITTANCE/Changer/ Pawnshops & Jewelry:
Western Union, M. Lhuiller Pawnshop, Pawnsafe Services Corp., Northgate Pawnshop Inc., Henry Lhuiller Rep. Pawnshop, CBE Estrada Pawnshop Inc., Carancho Pawnshop, Abesamis Pawnshops, Ang-Angco Pawnshops, Southern Pearl Pawnshop
University of Luzon Branch, Brgy. Cablong (McArthur Hi-way), Pozorrubio
Pozorrubio Rural Health Center
Barangay Health Centers
RETIREMENT FACILITIES (Subdivisions):
Villa Pozorrubio (Phase 1 &2), Brgy. Alipangpang, Pozorrubio
Pinewood Subdivision, Brgy. Banding, Pozorrubio
Stateside Subdivision, Brgy. Cablong, Pozorrubio
Villa Florencia Subdivision, Brgy. Cablong, Pozorrubio
Baterina/Chan Subdivision, Poblacion Dist. IV, Pozorrubio
II. SALIENT FEATURES OF POZORRUBIO COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN
(2013 – 2022)
FUNCTIONAL ROLE as per Provincial Physical Framework Plan and Pangasinan Satellite Integrated Area of the fifth District (PA-SIAD 5) :
AGRO-INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT GROWTH AREA OF EASTERN PANGASINAN
- VISION :
|We envisioned Pozorrubio as “a progressive municipality thriving in business and economic opportunities, home to healthy, self-reliant, environment-friendly and morally upright people, and governed by humane and effective leadership”.|
|“The local government of Pozorrubio dedicates to promote the General Welfare of its people, effectively discharges its functions and responsibilities for the efficient delivery of basic services and facilities, creates its own sources of revenues in the development of a self-reliant community and actively participates in the attainment of National goals”.|
TOTAL LAND AREA : 8,965 hectares (excluding boundary disputes with other municipalities)
- CURRENT AND PROJECTED POPULATION
- Based on the 2007 official census of National Statistics Office, Pozorrubio has a population of 63,689 and has grown to 66,111 in 2010. It has a population growth rate of 1.28% from CY 2000 to 2007 base years and 1.252% (CY 2007-CY2010) The population is projected to increase to 76,756 in 2022.
- POPULATION DENSITY, 2007
Population density of urban area is denser with 13.6 or 14 persons per hectare compared to rural barangays with 5.6 or 6 persons per hectare.
- SEX RATIO, 2007
The comparative size of male and female population by age groups as reflected in the figure shows that there are more males, 32,206 or 50.57% compared to female population of 31,483 or 49.43%. Female-male ratio is 99:100 or there are 99 females for every 100 males.
EXISTING LAND USES (URBAN CORE)
|Table 4Municipality of Pozorrubio, PangasinanEXISTING LAND USES: URBAN AND RURAL, 2012|
|L A N D U S E S||EXISTING URBAN(hectare)||EXISTING RURAL(hectare)||TOTAL|
|Land Area||% to Total||Land Area||% to Total||(hectare)|
URBAN LAND USES
Poblacion, Alipangpang, Cablong, Talogtog, Imbalbalatong and Rosario, referred to as the Urban core, has an aggregate land area of 1,652.50 hectares or 18.43% of the total municipality’s land area of 8,965 hectares. Of this portion, around 169.42 hectares covers residential uses, 4.55 hectares covers commercial uses, 4.75 hectares of industrial uses, 26.67 hectares of institutional/religious/educational/government uses, road circulation system occupies 39.05 hectares, parks and playgrounds occupies 1.98 hectares, agro-forest land occupies 3.89 hectares, pasture land occupies 1.73 hectares, 6.21 hectares is devoted to special uses which include hospital, abattoir and cemeteries. A large portion of the urban area is still devoted to agricultural land use with an aggregate land area of 1,386.73 hectares (15.47%), the rest of 13.20 hectares (0.147%) covers other uses such as creeks, rivers, easements, vacant lots, etc.
The urban area is traversed by the Provincial road leading to Dagupan City and by the National road leading to Baguio City, Urdaneta City and Manila.
- GENERAL LAND USES (LAND AREA COVERED BY DIFFERRENT LAND USES)
Pozorrubio is largely an agricultural municipality with 7,800.50 hectares or 87% of its total land area devoted to agricultural uses, followed by settlements/built-up area (commercial, residential, industrial, institutional) with an aggregate area of 545 hectares (6.08%), 7 hectares of special uses, 131.65 hectares (1.47%) of infrastructure, utilities/facilities uses, and the rest to other uses of open lands (river wash, creeks, easement zones, vacant lots) with 480.85 hectares (5.36%).
The development proposal of the municipality took into consideration its present functional role in conformity with the Provincial Development Thrust for the Satellite Integrated Development of the 5th District of Pangasinan. PA-SIAD 5 has a common development thrust focused on Agri-Industrial and Commercial Development.
Characterized as having sustained agricultural productivity and a flourishing commercial sector, Pozorrubio aligns herself and supports the AGRI – INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT and COMMERCIAL thrust of the province.
The local government opted to adopt the combined development thrust of the province with the integration of Education development. These development thrusts will play a significant function in the transformation of the LGU into a well-developed municipality and will contribute in the attainment of Millennium Development Goals.
- PREFERRED DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
In the Goal-Achievement Analysis presented in the table below, it examines the extent of the different development proposals, which will achieve the pre-determined Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives of the LGU for the duration of the planning period and beyond.
The outcome of this analysis conducted before the Municipal Development Council shows the following results: Agricultural development received the highest priority with numerical rating of 2.20% followed by Commercial Development (1.85%), Educational Development (1.65%), Tourism (1.25%), and Industrial Development (0.975%) with the category of micro/small and medium enterprises. Heavy Industrial Development received the lowest result due to its potential impact to utilities needed for future industrial operations.
ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
|ELEMENTS||DESCRIPTORS||INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT||EDUCATIONDEV’T.||COM-MERCE DEV’T.||AGRICUL-TURALDEV’T.||TOURISM DEV’T.||FORES-TRY MGM’T.|
|HEAVY INDUSTRIAL||LIGHT/ MEDIUMINDUSTRY||MICRO/ SMALLMEDIUM|
|1) PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUAL 2) PEOPLE AS SOCIETY||Morally upright/righteousHealthyEducated||10%||-2||-20||-2||-20||-2||-20||3||30||1||10||1||10||1||10||1||10|
|God fearingPeace lovingSelf-reliant
|Progressive in:Commerce/Business& Economy|
|Commerce/Trade orientedAdequate infra supportfacilities & utilities
Accessibility to urban core
& Central Bus. District
|Self-sustainablePreservation of naturalresources|
- SPATIAL CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES (MULTI-NODAL/CONCENTRIC)
There are three alternatives on urban growth and development proposed by the LGU: the Multi-Nodal urban form, the Concentric urban form and the integration of the Radial-Circumferential type of development.
As defined, the multi-nodal form re-directs development away from the urban core towards identified urban growth areas or nodes/growth centers. It identifies the types and level of centers of growth in locational and spatial context. Such centers have specific types and level of facilities and resource opportunities provided within a specified influenced area.
On the other hand, the concentric urban form of development reflects an outward expansion of urban development from the central core induced by circumferential and radial roads. This urban form of development aims to redirect future development in and around the Poblacion and extending to the adjoining satellite barangays. It has the unique characteristic of concentrating development into one continuous body originating from the center. It also aims to maximize land use in the Poblacion or major growth center, decongest the Central Business District, and disperse commercial growth to other centers.
Another related nodal-central type of development is radial and circumferential. It shows a development channel fanning out from a given center where points of activities are interconnected by radial and circumferential road systems, which are potential development corridors.
To effectively perform this development strategies and alternatives, the concept structure plan/map below shows the inter-relationship of strategic growth centers with the major growth center or Central Business District commonly referred to as the Urban Core.
- DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS:
- Growth Center Focused/Integrated Area Development/Domestic Market Oriented Strategy;
- Employment concentration in agricultural, trade and business and related economic activities;
- Conversion of non-strategic agricultural land into other uses i.e., Socialized Housing, Commercial and Industrial uses, is projected in the plan;
- Settlement pattern and population will concentrate near growth areas where trade, commerce, industry and educational centers are located;
- There will be growth expansion of adjacent satellite growth centers with the planned expansion of infrastructure utilities/facilities, education and economic activities;
- Conservation of forest areas on identified rural barangays with 8%- 30% slope (rolling to moderately steep).
- Growth Nodes identified in each cluster :
- Poblacion (Commerce & Trade, Educational and Socialized Housing Developments)
Poblacion is the urban core of the town divided into four (4) districts. It is the seat of government, the Central Business District, and hosts the central stadium where the Inter- Regional Athletics Association (IRAA) competitions are usually held. It is the most developed among all the 34 barangays. Around 11% of the town’s population resides in Poblacion. It is served by a Level III waterworks system and 100% energized. It has good road network system conveniently linked to major thoroughfares.
Poblacion will remain as the major growth center of the municipality with the following barangays as immediate catchments areas: Alipangpang, Banding, Cablong, Imbalbalatong, Rosario, and Talogtog.
Bobonan # 1 (Educational, part Commercial and Agricultural Developments)
Barangay Bobonan hosts the Pozorrubio II Department of Education (DepEd) main office. It is the educational center of the northern part of the municipality and has both elementary and the Bobonan-Laoac-Batakil (BLB) cluster for secondary level of education. It also has two (2) major irrigation facilities, namely, the Don Victorio and Mabueldat communal irrigation systems (CIS). A level III interconnection provides safe drinking water for some households of the barangay.
As a growth center, Bobonan has five (5) catchments areas, namely, barangays Batakil, Laoac, Manaol, Palacpalac and Palguyod.
- Nama # 2 (Agri-Industrial, Eco-zone/Forest Conservation Developments)
Barangay Nama is one of the densely populated areas northeast of Pozorrubio. The catchment areas of Nama are Buneg, Inoman, Sugcong, and Villegas. It has two barangay roads that interlink with national road and the rest to influence barangays.
Nama has public elementary and secondary level schools, and a barangay health unit. Growing cereals is the primary income source of the barangay inhabitants because of the presence of Nama Dam. Livestock raising is a secondary source of income prevalent in the barangay owing to the presence of grazing lands. The historic Guernica Hill 600 is located in this barangay bordering with Inoman. Nama will serve as the pilot research sub-center for vegetables and palay production enhancement with the establishment of modern farm technologies and machineries and demo farms. Slopes with varying degrees of 5% to 18% found in these Nama, Inoman and Sugcong should serve as forest conservation development areas.
- Dilan # 3 (Educational and Agricultural Developments)
Barangay Dilan is the third most populous barangay of the municipality and lies along the Provincial road. It is the southernmost barangay of the town bordering barangay Lipit of neighboring town Manaoag. Barangay Dilan now has an established national Integrated School system with secondary level of education.
The catchments areas of Dilan are barangays Tulnac, Malasin and Amagbagan.
- Nantangalan # 4 (Agri-Industrial and Light-Medium Industrial Developments)
Barangay Nantangalan hosts a secondary school and elementary school recognized as the first Special Education Program (SPED) Center serving the 5th District of Pangasinan. The SPED program provides specialized education for Children with Special Needs (CSN) such as mentally retarded, autism, cerebral palsy, orthopedically handicapped, learning disabled, behavioral disorder, partial hearing. It has a Level II and part Level III water system for community water sources and pockets of sari-sari stores supplying nearby barangays. It is the most densely populated barangay in this cluster.
Nantangalan has Bantugan, Castaño, Haway, and Maambal as influence areas.
- Don Benito # 5 (Agri-Industrial and Forest Conservation Developments)
The Don-Ma-Ba-Ca group of barangays northwest of the municipality composed of Don Benito, Malokiat, Balacag, and Casanfernandoan. Don Benito serves as the Integrated Agri-Industrial educational center of this cluster of barangays. Hilly portions with 5%-18% slopes mostly located at barangay Balacag and Don Benito should serve as forest conservation development areas.
PROPOSED SOCIAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES:
Upgrade/improve and construction of farm-to-market roads, bridges and box culverts to enhance mobility and access, interdependence, transactions of satellite growth centers with the major growth center or Central Business District (CBD);
- Provision of more adequate irrigation systems and post-harvest facilities (multi-purpose pavements, FMRs and small water impounding projects) to support agricultural development;
- Construction of more school buildings to sustain adequate/balanced student-to-classroom ratio and computerization of schools;
- Provision of more adequate power, telecommunications, water supply and social services and facilities in both rural and urban areas;
- Establishment/siting of sanitary waste disposal site in strategic suitable location in rural barangay;
- Expansion of Rural Health Unit and Executive buildings, construction of PNP building, Livelihood Training Center and Municipal Abattoir.
- Vertical development in the CBD to minimize congestion of settlements and commercial structures within the area;
- Construction of flood control structures, slope protection projects and drainage facilities to mitigate flash floods, protect settlements and built-up areas and minimize damages on agricultural lands in identified flood prone barangays;
- The Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway extension project (TPLEX)
- THE LAND USE PLAN
POZORRUBIO PROPOSED LAND DISTRIBUTION:
As shown in the succeeding maps are the Proposed General Land Use Plan of Pozorrubio and Urban Land Use Plan, the zone details of which are enumerated in the Proposed Land Uses: Urban and Rural (Chapter 6 and Chapter 13) for both existing and proposed land uses/expansions. These proposed land uses are in harmony with the Multi-Nodal and Concentric Spatial Development Strategy (Chapter 12). The proposed general land use map broadly defined basic land uses such as 1) Agricultural lands 2) Settlements/ built-up areas 3) Special Uses and 4) Infrastructure, Utilities and support facilities 5) Other Uses. On the other hand, the proposed urban land use maps details the built-up uses into residential, commercial, institutional, agri-industrial, agricultural, infrastructure & utilities and special uses. In other words, the definition of urban land use as contained in the HLURB land use planning guidelines was expanded to include the details at the urban fringes. In addition, the different land use activities contained in the proposed plan were further grouped into five (5) major categories: 1) Production Areas, 2) Settlements/Built-up Areas, 3) Special Uses 4) Infrastructure, Utilities & Facilities and 5) Other Uses: Water Zone, Protection/Conservation Areas.etc.
- GENERAL LAND USE PLAN
|Table 12Municipality of POZORRUBIO, PANGASINANLAND SUPPLY AND REQUIREMENTS|
|LAND USE CATEGORY||EXISTING LAND AREA (ha.)||%||LAND REQUIREMENT (ha.)||TOTAL||%|
|b.1 Rainfed /orchards/cogonal/idle lands||5,213.17||58.15%||(- 245.10)||4,968.07||55.41%|
|b.2 Pasture Lands (Livestock Production)||292.05||3.26 %||(- 30.00)||262.05||2.92%|
||444.20||4.95 %||+ 100.0||544.20||6.07%|
|Table 12Municipality of POZORRUBIO, PANGASINANLAND SUPPLY AND REQUIREMENTS|
|LAND USE CATEGORY||EXISTING LAND AREA (ha.)||%||LAND REQUIREMENT (ha.)||TOTAL||%|
|New road openings:|
Source: Tax Mapping, Mun. Assessor/Cadastral Survey, DENR/MPT Computations
(For additional references, please refer to Chapter 6-Existing Land Uses and Table 13, Urban & Rural Land Uses computations).
(For further readings on description of Roads, Bridges & Agricultural Land Uses per barangay please refer to Infrastructure/Utilities Sector & Economic Sector respectively of Volume 3- Sectoral Studies).
URBAN LAND USE PLAN
The urban area of the municipality shall provide for innovative flexibility in allowable uses and design to allow for greater and more efficient interaction between the productive and consuming sectors of the community.
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III. TOOLS FOR IMPLEMENTATION: MUNICIPAL ZONING ORDINANCE
FOR CONSIDERATION AND FAVORABLE REVIEW BY THE PROVINCIAL LAND USE
- CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS:
1 SANGGUNIANG BAYAN RESOLUTION FOR PLUC REVIEW
5 COPIES – COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN
5 COPIES MUNICIPAL ZONING ORDINANCE
3 COPIES PRESENTATION SIZE GENERAL LAND USE MAPS (2013-2022)
3 COPIES PRESENTATION SIZE EXISTING LAND USE MAPS (GENERAL)
3 COPIES PRESENTATION SIZE URBAN LAND USE MAPS (2013-2022)
3 COPIES PRESENTATION SIZE EXISTING URBAN LAND USE MAPS
1 SET BOOK OF MAPS (SIZE A3)
The Municipal Planning Team
Municipality of Pozorrubio, Pangasinan