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National Land Use Act

We are sharing this article posted by RealTalk on 16 July 2017.

MANILA, Philippines – With the effects of climate change getting more and more apparent, laws need to keep up with the times and address issues that occur given current situations and patterns.

Disasters not only affect lives of Filipino families, it also have huge impact on Philippines’ biggest industries – agriculture, manufacturing, and services.

With this, among other reasons, policy advocates call for a law on national land use, that will supposedly govern “the management of the country’s land and water resources amidst climate change and extreme weather conditions.”

The mentioned proposed legislation, an advocacy group claimed, “has been pending in the Congress for more than 20 years.”

It came close to being passed in the previous two Congresses, in both Houses, but was not ultimately enacted.

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