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Every year, an Annual Development Plan (ADP) is formulated to operationalize the Cabanatuan City Comprehensive Development Plan. The Annual Development Plan is done to ensure the achievement of the objectives and the targets listed in the Medium-Term Development Plan. For without the Annual Development Plan, the Medium-Term Development Plan would not be activated in each particular calendar year. The Annual Investment Plan (AIP), which forms part of the Annual Development Plan, is the planning tool that links the Cabanatuan City Comprehensive Investment Plan, which is contained in the Cabanatuan City Comprehensive Development Plan to check the progress on past projects and reassess local needs. The AIP includes the Plan for the 20% Development Fund, which is 20% of the Internal Revenue Allotment, and is the mandatory fund for development projects as provided for by Section 287 of the Local Government Code. The Code and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) stress that the Local Development Councils must formulate annual investment plans and submit to the Local Finance Committee a copy of the local development program. Section 305 (i) of the Code provides that local budgets shall operationalize approved local development plans. The Annual Development Plan of the City of Cabanatuan for CY 2011 substantially addressed the citys socio-economic and infrastructure deficiencies. Although socio-economic and infrastructure programs are usually plagued by obstacles and shortcomings, it is the intent of the Annual Development Plan to ensure that the benefits of the programs and projects undertaken will benefit the majority of the constituents and will be for the greater good of the city.



2.1 Overview Cabanatuan City serves as an unofficial center of the province of Nueva Ecija as many regional offices of the national government and branches of private enterprises and businesses are located in the city. The city is fast growing alternative for trade and commerce vis-a-vis the lahar stricken provinces. As both the city and Central Luzon grow in the future, planning is needed to ensure adequate development to meet regional and national demands. The citys role as an unofficial center can be attributed to its accessibility. Cabanatuan City can be reached by any five (5) national roads connecting it with other portions of the region namely, Maharlika Highway to Manila, Cagayan Valley Road to Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija Road to Tarlac, and the Nueva Ecija Road to Pangasinan. The city is also the gateway to Cagayan Valley and Northern provinces thus making it a vital transportation link to these areas.


Physical Characteristics and Land Use

Cabanatuan City, strategically located at the heart of the province of Nueva Ecija is fast becoming the center of trade, commerce and industry of Central Luzon. Approximately 117 kilometers north of Metro Manila, the city is located at geographical coordinates 15 degrees 29 North Latitude and 122 degrees 55 East Longitude; on the east by the city of Palayan and the municipality of Laur; on the south from southeast to southwest by the municipality of Sta. Rosa and on the northwest by the municipality of Aliaga. The citys terrain starts at its lower points in its vast rice lands in the south north and western portions, leveling off eastward, gradually increasing in the elevation to rolling hills approaching the mountains of Palayan City and municipality of Laur. The city has a total land area developed and utilized as farmland, grazing land and fishponds of 19,228.63 hectares. Approximately 58.19% or 11,188.17 hectares are agriculturally developed and utilized as farmland and fishponds. Table below shows the existing land use of the city.

Agricultural Riceland-Irrigated RicelandUnirrigated Cornland-Upland Residential Urban Rural Commercial Industrial Educational Recreational Others TOTAL

11,188.17 7,096.00 4,012.17 80.00 7,250.47 2,534.20 4,706.37 27.96 18.58 78.93 160.42 458.27 19,228.63

58.19 36.90 20.87 0.42 37.66 13.18 24.48 0.14 0.10 0.41 0.83 2.67 100.00

As of 2010, the projected population of Cabanatuan was 276,638 comprising more than 15% of the provinces total population. The annual growth rate from 1990 averaged at 2.56%. Population density was figured at 1,438 persons per square kilometers. A larger portion of the population is concentrated in the urban area totaling 141,088 or 51% of the total population. Rural population comprised 135,550 or 49% of the total population.


Infrastructure Development

The visible signs of growth and progress such as concrete roads and bridges which aims to alleviate the angst of traffic congestions are already a reality. The Comprehensive Drainage System Upgrading Project, purposely to solve the major flooding in the Central Business District and adjoining barangays, is now completed. The construction of the Cesar Vergara Highway which aims to connect the remote barangays in the west to the Central Business District is now underway. To date, Cabanatuan City had a total road length of 459 km. of which 188 km. (41%) are concrete or paved while 271 km. (59%) are gravel road or unpaved. Of the total road length, 48 km. are classified as national roads, administered through the Department of Public Works and Highways. Majority of the roads are barangay roads.

The city invested heavily on its social infrastructure programs. The construction of 47 public schoolbuildings or 125 classrooms and repair of dilapidated classrooms address shortage of classrooms due to increasing number of enrollees in the different public schools in the locality. CITY COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
2.2 Overview The Cabanatuan City Comprehensive Development Plan was formulated to integrate and coordinate all efforts toward development. The pooling of resources from all sectors is vital and it is in this way that the goal of every worthy undertaking becomes capable of fulfillment to the possible greatest and fullest extent. 2.3 Vision Where the people are proud of their cultural and historical heritage Where the citizenry can rightfully claim that they live in a city where there is a harmonious integration of responsible governance, sound and viable economy, social cohesion and ecological integrity Where all sector of society work together as one towards envisioning a better quality of life for all through the development of a just, moral, spiritual, creative, economically vibrant, caring, diverse and yet cohesive society Where the citizenry CABANATUEOS. 2.4.1 of Cabanatuan are proud to be called

2.4 City Development Framework Development Problems and Constraints There are a number of constraints that tend to limit the extent and rate of the development of Cabanatuan City. Some of these constraints totally preclude certain areas and activities. Others are not so formidable. The identification and understanding of these constraints would enable the

formulation of feasible solution, so that the city could gain control over the unfavorable conditions besetting the city. Economic Development Problems and Constraints Insufficient Employment Opportunities Prevalence of Poverty High cost of farm inputs/production inputs Lack of economic incentives Food security

Social Development Programs and Constraints Inadequate education, primary health care and sanitation facilities, shelter and other basic needs which ensure that development is socially balance. Need for an action agenda for policy reforms to determine, improve and strengthen the parameters of an enabling social environment.

Physical Development Problems and Constraints Flooding and River Erosion Inadequate Drainage Facilities Inadequate urban infrastructure Solid Waste Management

Development Administration 2.4.2 Limited Public Funds for Direct Physical Development

City Spatial Development Strategy

The rapid urbanization of the city and the accelerated growth of population create an increase demand in transportation and housing. The concept of Integrated Land Use Planning as a developed program was adopted by the city in view of the following: A framework plan (Policy Plan) is already in existence and is now partly used as the basis of decision-making by the city officials. This lay down the translation of the Policy Plan to physical and spatial dimension planning whereby programs can be identified. The determination of development strategies would best serve to identify the projects appropriate to satisfy the objectives of the Land Use Plan, resulting in the development of the city.


2.5 Availability of Funds The tentative Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of the City of Cabanatuan for Calendar Year 2011 is Five Hundred Three Million Five Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-Nine (P 503,535,989.00) Pesos. Hence on this basis, the twenty percent (20%) Development Fund is One Hundred Million Seven Hundred Seven Thousand One Hundred Ninety-Seven (P 100,707,197.00) Pesos.

2.6 Annual Implementation Plan

THE CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN January - December, 2011 INCOME (Internal Revenue Allotment) 20% of Allotment Net Appropriation P 503,535,989.00 100,707,197.00 100,707,197.00

A. Social Development
1. Human and Ecological Security a. Land Use Planning and Zoning b. Housing Development Program c. HESI Administrative Cost 2. Peace and Order/Public Safety 3. Tourism Development 4. Other Social Development Undertakings a. Community Devt./Social Services b. Communication Development Program c. Minimum Basic Needs d. Education and Literacy e. Adolescent and Youth Devt. Program f. Youth Welfare and Devt. Program 6911 6911 6911 6911 4,000,000.00 10,000,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 6911 6911 1,000,000.00 100,000.00 4919 4919 4919 1914 8912 10,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 5,141,439.00 5,035,359.00 100,000.00 15,300,000.00 P 40,576,798.00 20,141,439.00

B. Economic Development
1. Agricultural Development 2. Economic Enterprise Development 3. Cooperative Development 4. Local Investment Promotion a. Computerization Program b. GIS 5. Construction of Roads and Bridges 6. Rehabilitation/Maintenance of City Streets and Drainage System 7. Construction of Public Buildings and other Facilities (city wide) 8. Other Economic Devt. Undertakings 8918 2,000,000.00 8918 5,530,399.00 8919 8919 8918 8918 4,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 20,000,000.00 15,000,000.00 8911 8919 8919 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 100,000.00


C. Environmental Development
1. Solid Waste Management 2. Environmental Management TOTAL 4919 4919 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00


P 100,707,197.00