Planning and Development Office

IRR RA 7160, Rule XVIII, Art. 122

(f) The Planning and Development Coordinator

(1) No person shall be appointed planning and development coordinator unless he is a citizen of the Philippines, a resident of the LGU concerned, of good moral character, a holder of a college degree preferably in urban planning, development studies, economics, public administration, or any related course from a recognized college or university, and a holder of a first grade civil service eligibility or its equivalent. He must have acquired experience in development planning or in any related field for at least five (5) years in the case of the provincial or city planning and development coordinator, and three (3) years in the case of the municipal planning and development.

(2) The planning and development coordinator shall take charge of the planning and development office and shall:

(i) Formulate integrated economic, social, physical, and other development plans and policies for consideration of the local government development council;

(ii) Conduct continuing studies, researches, and training programs necessary to evolve plans and programs for implementation;

(iii) Integrate and coordinate all sectoral plans and studies undertaken by the different functional groups or agencies;

(iv) Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the different development programs, projects, and activities in the LGU concerned in accordance with the approved development plan;

(v) Prepare comprehensive plans and other development planning documents for the consideration of the LDC;

(vi) Analyze the income and expenditure patterns, and formulate and recommend fiscal plans and policies for consideration of the finance committee of the LGU concerned as provided under Title Five, Book II of the Code;

(vii) Promote people participation in development planning within the LGU concerned;

(ix) Exercise such other powers and perform such other functions and duties as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.


From MCDP 1997-2007: Proposed Organizational Structure

  • Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator


  • Project Development Officer I
  • Project Development Assitant


  • Assistant Statistician
  • Statistician Aide


  • Zoning Inspector II
  • Draftsman I


  • Clerk II
  • Computer Operator I