The NLUA Benefits All

The NLUA Benefits ALL: A policy brief on the proposed National Land Use Act (NLUA)

Written by Gemma Rita R. Marin


The Philippines encounters around 20 typhoons in a year. In the immediate past years, the country has been experiencing storms, heavy rains, long dry spells, and other calamities that are that are stronger than they used to be.

The most devastating and heartbreaking in recent years was super typhoon Yolanda (with international name Haiyan) which hit the central part of the Philippines in November 2013. Consequently every year, lives are lost, properties destroyed, and entire communities are levelled to the ground when such disasters occur. Would a national land-use policy have lessened the damage brought by natural calamities on lives, properties, and communities?

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