The Zoning Ordinance of the Midsayap is due for amendment.

Anent this, the members of the Sangguniang Bayan were oriented with the process that needs to be completed before the enactment of the said legislation through an activity held last July 23 held at Wiw’s Resto & Foodhaus, Poblacion 2, Midsayap, Cotabato.

The Orientation on the Preparation of the Zoning Ordinance was organized by the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) in partnership with the Office of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator headed by Hernane Gravina. 

Members of this Sanggunian were oriented with the following;

  1. Legal Basis and Contents of Zoning Ordinance
  2. Land Use Plan translating to Zoning
  3. Drafting the Zoning Maps and Zone Boundaries
  4. Zoning Administration and Enforcement

Present during the orientation activity were Councilor James Llaban, jr. Chairperson of the SB Committee on Environmental Protection, Housing and Land Utilization, Councilor Edgar B. Ostique, Jr., Chairperson on the Committee on Agriculture and Cooperatives, Councilor Chelin Monica Arańa, Chairperson of the SB Committee on Laws, Human Rights and Justice, and Councilor Maria Belen Sabio, Chairperson of the SB Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation, Ways and Means.

Ms. Mila Bayog, Secretary to the Sangguniang Bayan, also attended the orientation and suggested to the TWG of the CLUP to submit the books of the land use plan for further review and approval of the Sanggunian. 

According to RA 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991 Section  447 (2) (ix), it is the power and duty of the Sangguniang Bayan to enact integrated zoning ordinances in consonance with the approved comprehensive land use plan, subject to existing rules and regulations.