Socio-Economic and Physical Profile - Land Use
Socio-Economic and Physical Profile
is structured as follows:
The Physical Environment
•   Physical Character
–   Geographical Location and Area
–   Geology
–   Topography, Elevation and Slope
–   Geomorphology
–   Soil Type
–   Erosion
–   Water Resources Characteristics
–   Land and Associated Soil Characteristics
–   Protected Areas of Agriculture
–   Atmospheric Characteristics
–   Air Quality
•   Land Classifications
•   Preservation and Conservation Areas
Demographic Characteristics
•   Population Levels, Growth, Distribution & Movements
–   Levels and Growth Pattern
–   Population Movements
–   Age-Sex Structure
–   Literacy Rate
–   Religious Affiliations
–   Number of Households, 1970-2000
–   Population Density, 1990-2000
•   Projected Population
Land Use
•   Historical Land Use
•   City Form and Structure
–   The City's Natural & Man-Made Landmarks
–   Major Paths of Movements
–   The City's Edges
•   Existing Land Utilization Pattern
–   Urbanisation Pattern
–   Agricultural Areas
–   Idle Land or Grasslands
–   Forested Areas
–   Tourism Areas
•   Land Development Trends
•   Future Land Use Demand
–   Urban Land Demand
–   HLURB Land Use Demands
•   Development Needs
The Local Economy
The Local Economy
•   Economic Activities
•   Family Income and Expenditures
–   Agriculture
–   Fisheries Development Program
–   Agricultural Service
–   Status of CARP
–   Veterinary Services
–   Slaughterhouse Operation
–   Commercial Establishments
–   Industry
–   Tourism
Human and Social Development
•   Health, Nutrition and Sanitation
–   Health Status Indicators
–   Health Care Provision
–   Health Resources Profile
–   Development Needs
•   Education, Culture and Sports
–   Educational Facilities and Manpower
–   Student Enrollment
–   Pre-School Education
–   Culture, Sports and Recreation Facilities
–   Development Needs
•   Housing Resettlement
–   Development Needs
•   Public Safety and Protective Services
–   Crime Incidence
–   Police Protection Personnel and Facilities
–   Police Services
–   Fire Protection and Prevention
–   Administration of Justice
–   Development Needs
•   Social Welfare and Development
–   Social Welfare Programmes and Services
–   Development Needs
•   Indigenous Communities
–   Development Needs
•   Roads and Transport
–   Road Network Profile
–   Bridges
–   Modes of Transportation
–   Traffic Prone Areas
–   Upcoming Projects
–   Development Needs
•   Water
–   Water Resources
–   Existing Situation
–   Development Needs
•   Drainage and Sewerage
–   Existing Situation
–   Development Needs
•   Power
–   Existing Situation
–   Upcoming Projects
–   Development Needs
•   Telecommunications
–   Existing Situation
–   Development Needs
Environmental Management
•   Solid Waste Management
•   Liquid Waste Management
•   Forest Resource Management
•   Management of Prime Agricultural Areas
•   Development Needs
Development Administration
•   Organisational Framework and Resource Capability
–   Human Resources
–   City Planning and Development Office
•   Financial Capability
–   Historical Income
–   Historical Expenditure
–   Income and Expenditure Trends
–   Projected Income
•   Legislative and Administrative Framework
–   Zoning Ordinance
•   Development Needs
Existing Land Utilization Pattern - Tourism Areas

The City has seven identified tourism areas located in different barangays. Its only natural tourism site is a waterfall is located in Sitio Tiakad Karahumi, Barangay San Isidro. The best known of all the man-made tourism areas of the City is the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Barangay Graceville. It is an exact replica of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in France. It is regularly visited by thousands of pilgrims and devotees, especially during the Lenten Season. It has a land area of 20 hectares and operated and owned by the Guanzon clan. An accessory of the Grotto is the Grotto Vista Resort, a first class resort located in Barangay Graceville. It is located just a few meters away from the Grotto.

The City has four other resorts that offer various recreational facilities. These include the Cresta del Monte in Sto. Cristo formerly known as Curva Antigua located in Barangay Sto. Cristo, the Dalisay Farms and Garden Resort in Tungkong Mangga and the Palmera Northwinds Resort in Barangay Sto. Cristo. The Cattle Creek Golf and Country Club located in Bgy. Sapang Palay Proper (New Town) offers the use of a 9-hole golf course and a clubhouse.

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