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    LAND USE

    Land use refers to how land is utilized by people, thus indicating the different forms of human activities taking place in a certain area. Land is much susceptible to change given that people would decide to use land in a different manner in time. Land use classifications are based on the modes of activities performed by users of the land while the allocation of the area per land classification varies accordingly to the culture and management practices in the city. Land use classes identified in the area are as follows: residential, commercial, institutional, light industrial, heavy industrial, agro-industrial, agricultural, forest/mangroves, infra-facilities, buffer/open space, creeks/rivers, fishpond, socialized housing and special used.

    Table 4: Summary of General Land Use, CY 2009-2019

    Category

    Area

    Percentage

    Residential

    1,624.46

    6.47%

    Commercial

    625.71

    2.49%

    Institutional

    201.80

    .80%

    Industrial

    623.40

    2.48%

    I1

    474.40

     

    I2

    149.00

     

    Agro-Industrial

    137.02

    .55%

    Agricultural

    19,786.24

    78.76%

    Forest/Mangroves

    232.44

    .93%

    Infra-Facilities

    727.62

    2.90%

    Buffer/Open Space

    142.06

    .57%

    Creeks/Rivers

    565.69

    2.25%

    Fishpond

    95.86

    .38%

    Socialized Housing

    156.90

    .62%

    Special Used:

    203.81

    .81%

    Cemetery

    12.205

    0.05%

    Cockpit

    2

    0.01%

    Tourism

    172.60

    0.69%

    Dumpsite

    16.00

    0.06%

    Slaughter House

    1.00

    0.004%

    Total

    25,123

    100%

                Source: CLUP, 2009-2019

                The land use of the city is still dominant in agriculture although its area reduces considering the increase of land utilization in other land uses. It comprises 78.76% of the city’s total land area and the fishpond type of use has the smallest land area in Panabo City with only 95.96 hectares or .38% of the total land area.

                The residential land use has the biggest area among other uses in the urban. The influx of people from rural to urban barangays attributes to the increasing area of residential use. A probability of employment in the urban locations offer higher than rural locations, one of the reasons is attributed to migration. The area of commerce ranked the second largest land uses in the urban since the area of the central business district was expanded.

                Barangays covered are Sto. Ni o, San Francisco, New Pandan, Gredu, San Pedro, Cagangohan and J.P. laurel. Whereas, despite the booming industry of agricultural products in the city, the land area devoted to agro-industrial has the smallest percentage of .56% to the total.

    Table 5:  Summary of Urban Land Use, CY 2009-2019

    Category

    Area

    Percentage

    Residential

    1,151.37

    37.97%

    Commercial

    545.28

    17.98%

    Institutional

    92.25

    3.04%

    Industrial

    253.80

    8.37%

    Agro-Industrial

    16.99

    .56%

    Agricultural

    246.00

    8.11%

    Fishpond

    95.86

    3.16%

    Infra-Facilities

    255.66

    8.43%

    Forest/Mangroves

    92.44

    3.05%

    Buffer/Open Space

    34.35

    1.13%

    Creeks/Rivers

    27.12

    0.89%

    Socialized Housing

    108.38

    3.57%

    Special Used:

     

     

    Cemetery

    6.005

    0.20%

    Cockpit

    1.00

    0.03%

    Tourism

    105.50

    3.48%

    Total

    3,032

    100.00%

                Source: CLUP, 2009-2019

    Panabo City is Located along Daang Maharlika (Pan-Philippines Highway) and is situated between two major cities, Davao City and Tagum City.

    By LAND, you can reach Panabo City from Davao City via Davao-Butuan, Davao-Mati, and Davao –Tagum bus routes. Other public vehicles such jeepneys, vans and metered taxicabs are also available. It is 32 kilometers or approximately 45 minutes away from Davao City and 28 kilometers or 30 minutes away from Tagum City.

    By AIR, The Davao International Airport has numerous local and international airlinrs flying into Davao. From the airport, you can either take a metered cab, van or jeepney going to Panabo City or via Tagum City or Mati City.

    By SEA, Panabo City is accessible through the Sasa port of Davao City. From Davao City you can choose among the numerous public vehicles to bring you to Panabo City.

     

     Travel Information

    City Mayor's Office

    2F City hall, Nat'l H-way, JP Laurel, Panabo City

    Davao del Norte, Philippines

    Tel. No. (084) 628-5284 |822-2179

    Email: citymayor@panabocity.gov.ph

     

    City Tourism Office

    3F City hall, Nat'l H-way, JP Laurel, Panabo City

    Davao del Norte, Philippines

    Telefax No. (084) 822-7455 |822-0287

    Email: tipspanabo@gmail.com

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