DAVAO CITY – The Land Use Development and Infrastructure Plan (LUDIP) 2022-2031 of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) campuses in Obrero, Mintal, Tagum-Mabini, and Malabog (an extension campus) was approved by the Governing Board on February 14, 2023, per Board Resolution No. 36, s.2023.
The LUDIP of the University is in accordance with Republic Act No. 11396, which requires all state universities and colleges (SUCs) to submit their LUDIP to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and follow their development plans for their future infrastructure projects. The LUDIP serves as the master plan of each campus. It contains the allocation and utilization of the land within a campus’ geographic boundary to meet the required academic and non-academic support services and facilities.
Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, USeP President, said that the approved LUDIP plays a significant role in attaining the organizational goals through the identified infrastructures that will best address the needs of the University and its stakeholders.
The LUDIP was formulated through the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG), which included external members from CHED- Regional Office XI and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) – Regional Office XI, who were tasked with reviewing the outputs of the internal TWG members. The University also inked a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD) – Regional Office XI on the provision of technical support, guidance, and capacity development.
The USeP President mentioned that the finalization of the LUDIP would not be possible without the steadfast support of the government. “The USeP Administration sincerely thanks the USeP LUDIP TWG, the Local Government Units of Davao City, Tagum City, and Mabini Davao de Oro, our partners (DHSUD 11, NEDA 11, and CHED 11), and all the Region 11 LUDIP TWG who reviewed and endorsed the LUDIP and have been instrumental in drawing up the USeP LUDIP“, Dr. Generalao stressed.
The newly approved LUDIP shall now serve as proof that the land assets, building structures, and other valuable properties identified therein are directly and exclusively used for educational purposes and are necessary to implement the mandates of USeP.