4.17.01 Custodians of CLUP Data

Mon, 11/26/2007 - 01:02

Note: The list of CLUP Data custodians found here is an initial effort, and new information will be added as they become available. For the latest version, please visit the HLURB Homepage: http://www.hlurb.gov.ph

The proper start of data capture once the objectives and indicators have been agreed on is an inventory of attribute and spatial data that are available or accessible. Information, such as attribute and spatial data needed in preparing the CLUP Information Products may be found in different agencies. Listed below are the key agencies and the types of maps available in their possession and are referred to in Chapter 5.01.01 (‘Quicklook.xls/index’). In Chapter 5, the CLUP Tables are found.
Most of data are kept in the agencies’ central offices in Manila and is in paper format (especially the spatial/map data). Others however are available in their respective regional offices. In some cases, the data have been obtained by the provincial government to be used in the preparation of its PCLUP. Unfortunately it is quite difficult at the moment to trace these datasets because very little metadata is provided by the agencies. As a result, the municipality does have sufficient reference material for preparing its own set of thematic maps. Some validation and reconciliation will have to be done and there is a recommendation for data capture strategy found in Chapter 3.04.02 Information Products use.
A letter of request should be prepared before going to these agencies or Regional Offices. The letter should specify the data being requested, in what form and area of coverage (see template in Chapter 6.05). It may be possible that the spatial data of an agency can be shared for free if a MOA is prepared between the LGU and the agency concerned.
The table below provides information on secondary sources of data for the CLUP:

Office to Visit/Tel. #
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS)
Agricultural statistics for fisheries, crop and livestock production on
a provincial level.
Information can be accessed thru their website

A help desk is also available for queries and through phone.

Public Assistance Counter
Paper Maps:

No Maps Available
Digital Maps:

Digital attribute data available at the website

Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM)


Soil maps are available in two series, the soil series maps
and the Land Management Unit (LMU). Soil series describe the soil type (Taal
Volcano San, Tagaytay Sandy Loam, etc.), texture (weathered, tuff, sandy,
etc.), structure and consistency (cloudy, source, columnar, etc.) of the
soil. LMU describes the soil as combinations of other physical aspects (broad
alluvial plain, karts plateau with limestone hills, braided river beds,

Other data that can be used for the CLUP includes slope, soil, erosion,
flooding and SAFDZ maps.

Cartographic Operations Division (Carto) – Paper Maps for Provincial

Agricultural Land Management and Evaluation Division (ALMED) – Regional
Maps of LMU and digitized maps of SAFDZ for selected Municipalities/ Provinces
Paper Maps:




SAFDZ (Printouts)

Digital Maps:

SAFDZ (selected Province and Municipalities)

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)


It is the agency mandated to implement the Agrarian Reform
Law. They are also in charge of approving land conversion from agricultural
to other uses. They have Provincial/Municipal Agrarian Reform Officers (PARO/MARO).

Previous projects resulted in a major digitizing data effort. They have
digitized boundary maps taken from the administrative maps of NAMRIA. Soil,
erosion, slope and flooding maps from the maps of DA. They also have cadastral
maps digitized from the Lot Data Computations (LDC), parcel data from Tax
Maps and Land Titles for areas without cadastral survey. These data can
be found at the Provincial Office.

As of now, no inventory has been done to assess how much they have but since
the process of digitizing has been implemented at the Regional and Province
level, they would have a large archive of digital data.
DAR Regional Office

Provincial Agrarian Reform Office
Paper Maps:

Varying scale
Digital Data:

Autocad file, TAB
Department of Energy (DOE)
The department holds data for power plant location, distribution facilities
for oil, natural gas and coal, energy resources, electrification (unelectrified
barangay and electricity consumption). They advise that specific data (like
plant area, electrification, consumption, etc.) can be gathered from the
concerned units of attached agencies (PNOC, NAPOCOR, etc.) or companies.
Central Office:

Information Technology Management Service – Information Service Division

Field Offices;

Cebu and Davao only
Paper Maps:

No paper map available
Digital Maps:
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
They have data for roads classified as National Road in their GIS System.

They are currently working on a distribution arrangement and sales of their
data with NAMRIA
Planning Services
Paper Data:

No published or printed map for distribution
Digital Data:

Digital Data from their GIS has no format available for ordinary public
Department of Tourism (DOT)
Holds statistics and provides consultancy support for LGUs for tourism.

No map data for these sites. Statistics in terms of tourist arrivals in
a certain tourist destination is captured and provided to them by the LGUs.
Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)
Provides permits for Environmentally Critical Projects. A list (name,
location, description) of these projects is provided in the DENR.

No spatial data available.

Environmental Critical Areas Maps are made at the Regional Offices in paper
format but availability and updating of these maps vary per Regional Office.

Data for Water Quality and Ambient Air Quality can also be obtained in the
Environmental Quality Division (EQD) or Pollution Control
Division (PCD) of the Regional Office,

Environmental Impact Assessment Division (EIAD)
Paper Maps:

No Paper maps available
Digital Maps:

No Digital Maps available

Forest Management Bureau (FMB)


They have Forest Cover Maps for 2003

They are also the source for Forest Production Data for each permit issued
for a forest area classified for production. Delineation of forest areas
for production is still in process so no spatial data, except for some areas
in Mindanao, is available. Point sources will be made available, however,
shape and area will be withheld for security reasons.

An on-going Forestry Information System Project is an integrated attribute
and map-based information of all the forestry tenurial instruments issued
by the DENR-FMS


Forest Economics Division


Forest Management Service (FMS) of the DENR Regional Offices

Paper Map:

Forest Cover:

Digital Maps

Regional Forest Cover:

Jpeg format available at the website

Land Management Bureau (LMB)


The agency that will be the source for Boundary Information such as Proclamations
creating the City/municipality, Municipal Boundary Index Maps, Barangay
Boundary Index Maps and Cadastral Maps
Paper Maps:

Cadastral Maps:







Various scales
Digital Maps:

No digital data

Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)


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Agency mandated to map out Geologic Maps and Geohazard Maps. Map Sales Office

Land Geologic Survey

MGB Regional Office (Geology Section)

Paper Maps:

Geologic Maps and Geohazard Maps

1 : 50 000

1 : 50 000

1 : 10 000

(Selected Areas)
Digital Data:

Geohazard/Multihazard Maps

Available in JPEG format in various scales
National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA)
NCCA is created for the preservation of Culture and Arts. Functions that
may have implication to planning is the preservation of old structure or
areas (whether historical or not) such as old houses which has designs or
uses identified as Filipino Culture. Coverage is broad since it includes
other cultural forms like dances, art, relics and the like.
Paper Maps:

No Paper Maps
Digital Maps:

No Digital Maps
National Commission for Indigenous People

They are the agency responsible for the issuance of Certificate of Ancestral
Land/Domain Titles
Paper Maps:

Ancestral Land/Domain Survey Plan:

Varying Scales
Digital Maps:

No Digital Maps Available
National Historical Institute

NHI would be the source of Cultural Heritage related data specifically
Historical Sites. Though as the time of the research, only tabular listing
is available but said they are currently in the process of mapping out the
Historical Sites and be made available thru the web as an image capture
of the location maps. No schedule as to when they will be available online.
Mapping and GIS design is done by NAMRIA
Paper Maps:

Digital Maps:

Digital Maps currently being developed and is tentatively planned for web
National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
It is the central agency responsible for irrigation servicing 1000 hectares
and for those under the National Irrigation System. Communal Irrigation
Systems are not under the NIA but the funding would come from the LGUs.
The central office doesn’t have map data for this national irrigation
system though they have regional offices directly involved in the projects.

National Mapping and Resource Administration (NAMRIA)


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There are two sets of maps available in NAMRIA that will
be of good use for CLUP preparation. The 1:50000 Topographic maps covering
the whole Philippines. Some areas have larger scale available which will
be much better to use and they are available in their map sales offices.
Land Classification Maps (LC) are available for many areas since according
to the last data posted on the DENR website, only 3.36% remains as Unclassified
Forest Land. The researcher should inquire for the availability of LC map
for their LGU.

Map Sales Office at Fort Bonifacio, Binondo, FMB and all DENR Regional Offices

LC Maps and Lancover:

Remote Sensing R D A Division (RSRDAD) at NAMRIA
Paper Maps:


1 : 5 000

1 : 10 000

1 : 50 000

1 : 250 000


Varying from 1:100000 or larger
Digital Maps:

Available for certain map sheets
National Statistics Office (NSO)

NSO has many published and digital materials for demographic and household

Census on Housing and Population (CPH) contains the numerous demographic
data (to be enumerated more) for the CLUP.

They also have two digital products that would be of use. The Data kit of
Official Philippine Statistics (DATOS) is an information package in CD that
offers easy access to the latest statistical database of the country, region,
province, city/municipality or barangay. It also has GIS modules, analysis,
simple calculation using the volumes, create and print thematic maps and
download database in Excel.

Another digital product is the PUF (Public Use File) that contains the raw
census 2000 data available per Province. It is formatted to create the tables
found in the CPH on a barangay level. It comes with the software used to
read the PUF (IMPS)
Central Office:


Regional Offices

Paper Maps:

No published maps
Digital Maps:

Digital Map of administrative boundaries for display included in the DATOS
National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
NTC is the agency that grants licenses for cell sites but site approval
will be subject to the approval of the LGU for locational clearance and
development permit. They only have the address for the cell site so it is
recommended that data be captured by the LGU using GPS and research on the
capacity of these sites thru the local carriers of these cell sites.
Central Office:
 Common Carrier and Authorization Department

Paper Maps:

No paper maps available
Digital Maps:

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services
Administration (PAGASA)
Climate Map (Whole Philippines)

Flood Hazard Maps (8 LGUs)

Strom Surge (4 Municipalities)
Geology, Geophysics Research and Development Division
Paper Maps:

Climate Map:

Digital Maps:

Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB)
They hold the data for NIPAS and Proclaimed Protected Areas. A list for
this is available in their websites. It would be best to inquire about the
availability of maps before proceeding to PAWB. Mapping of these areas is
done thru with the aid of NAMRIA. Maps are loaned for reproduction by the
requesting party.
Biodiversity (PAWB)

Protected Areas and Wildlife Services - DENR Regional Offices

Paper Maps:

Survey Plans:

Varying depending on the area of concern

Digital Maps:

Regional Maps Images of protected areas with survey plans available in the
web as jpeg
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHICOLCS)
Active Fault Lines,
Liquefaction (Regional Scale)

Geology, Geophysics Research and Development Division

Paper Maps:

Survey Plans:

Varying depending on the area of concern

Digital Maps:

Available as jpeg images
National Transmission Corporation (TransCo)
TRANSCO is a GOCC (Government Owned and Controlled Corporation).
They are the ones responsible for setting up and maintenance of transmission
lines (69 kV – 500 kV). They are in the process of developing a GIS
system (Spatial Data Infrastructure Project) for their operation but for
now the data they have are limited and inaccurate.

They have digital data for transmission lines and substations but unlike
the output of their Project, they are only indicative maps which means they
are estimated lines where these transmission lines would pass.
Paper Maps:

No published paper map for public use
Digital Maps:

Digital maps available for their internal use

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