By Dr. Josephine Asuncion R. Emoy
“Huge resources require serious management.”
With a total of 4,653.7 land reservation, this challenge led the University in the immediate formulation of its CLUP or the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Last July 8, 2020, partner agencies and the brilliant people behind its realization were acknowledged by the University through a Special Program on the Awarding of Certificate of Recognition, which took place at Mt. Ballo Hall, CPSU –Main Campus.
The Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Mae Flor G. Posadas, being part of the local core team in the planning of the Project did the honors of unfolding the story behind its realization, which is a product of collective efforts from the City of Kabankalan, the Province of Negros Occidental and the experts from the University. It started as a Forest Land Use Plan in 2018, and underwent series of improvements until it was finally approved by the CPSU BOR in 2019 as the CPSU Greenland Plan. The Final output was a product of the support of the Province specifically the PEMO Office and the City Planning Office of Kabankalan.
After which, certificates of recognition were awarded to the partner agencies from the City of Kabankalan and the Province of Negros Occidental, and to the CPSU core team for the efforts, expertise and huge contribution they have invested towards its realization. They were the Supervising EMS Head, Technical Support Services Division of PEMO, Maria Elena B. San Jose, MPA, and Francis San Jose of the same Office, Raymond Carlos, and Ms. Gemma dela Paz, the City Planning and Devpt. Coordinator, EnP.Susana Casalem, from the Office of the Province of Negros, Atty. Danilo Amisola, Atty. Japhet Masculino, Mr. Ramon Uy of RU Foundry, the Brgy Captain of Camingawan, Hon. Rico Regalia, and the City Mayor, Hon. Pedro P. Zayco. Likewise, the local CPSU core team members were composed of Engr. Marc Alexei Caesar Badajos, Dr. Mary Ann Dagunan, Sir Wendel Pangaral, Dr. Fernando Abello, Dr. Salvador Castor, Jr., Dr. Joel Perez, Dr. Henry Bolinas, Sir Gregorio Predo, Sir Dominic Billen and Dr. Mae Flor Posadas.
With CLUP, the University could now maximize the utilization of its reservation, and resources for possible income generation, implement necessary policies and impose rules and regulations for the best management of the University resources that is beneficial to both the community and the University.