LLDA Board of Directors approves the Laguna de Bay Updated Master Plan

The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) updates the 1995 Master Plan for sustainable management of the Laguna de Bay Region through good governance, transparency and empowerment. The Plan will set the key development directions from 2015 onwards with focus on developmental programs, projects and other related activities.

The said updated Master Plan was approved by the LLDA Board of Directors on December 15, 2015 at the LLDA Board Room, LLDA Green Building, Diliman, Quezon City.

On July 7, 2015 a Technical Working Group (TWG) was created to ensure a responsive and efficient support for the updating of the Master Plan. The TWG, with the guidance of former LLDA Assistant General Manager Dolora N. Nepomuceno, Management Consultant, worked together in the preparation and finalization of the Plan.

A Stakeholders’ Consultation with participants from LGUs, private sector, fish pen and fish cage operators and the academe was held on 11 September 2015 at the LLDA Conference Room, 4th Floor Green Building, East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The main objective of the Consultation was to elicit the views, opinions, information, and recommendations, for consideration in the plan updating. It was also done to validate results of interviews and dialogues to secure general acceptance of the draft updated Master Plan.

A Two-day Writeshop for the updating of the LLDA 1995 Master Plan was held on November 9 and 10, 2015 at the LLDA Green Building. The consultant considered the LLDA as the primary mover, owner and beneficiary of the updated Master Plan.  It is important that its officers and staff are clear and unified on the fundamentals of the plan updating, e.g., vision, goals and objectives, key priorities in terms of issues/concerns and corresponding strategies and interventions.  The multi-disciplinary and inter-department teams of LLDA participated in a joint planning process whose main output was the first iteration of the updated master plan to guide the succeeding planning processes among external stakeholders.

The Two-day Writeshop aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Take stock of the achievements under the previous plans, programs and projects of LLDA
  • Report new programs/projects and status/accomplishments/impacts thereof;
  • Determine remaining issues/concerns that need to be addressed and validate those reported in the 2011 SDMP;
  • Confirm the vision, mission and goals emanating from the May 2015 visioning workshop;
  • Identify strategies, approaches, key solutions/interventions including new/additional programs/projects to achieve set vision, mission and goals and respond to the identified issues/concerns;
  • Set prioritization criteria and list key priorities for issues/concerns and solutions based on agreed criteria;
  • Confirm/validate the SDMP development strategies, programs/projects;
  • Prepare indicative financial plan to implement updated master plan, including strategies to fund implementation of infrastructure and other projects;
  • Generate recommendations for plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

On December 15, 2015, Mr. Cesar R. Quintos, Division Chief III-PPIMD, presented the plan to the Board. The management is set to submit an Implementation Plan and categorization of programs and projects according to soft and hard infrastructures within the first quarter of CY 2016.