The strategic center of trade & commerce, agri-based products (focused on coconuts & cassava), ELGU competent, well-balanced ecology, a God – loving, and improved living condition of the community.










Attainment of a favorable business atmosphere thru competent & committed leaders & employees, coordination & active participation of NGOs, Private Sectors and the empowered constituents of the community.













    One of the priorities of the recent administration on the development of the country for economic recovery is agriculture. For the Municipality of Calamba, Misamis Occidental, this priority is highly suitable due to its being an agricultural area. The available agricultural lands are mostly developed on coconut production and a small percent of rice, corn and other root crops. Due to the fluctuating price of copra, most farmers are still on the poverty line of economy. For this effect, the development activities are geared towards the maximization of agricultural land used in the same area of land with coconut as the base crops. Marketing strategies and cooperative development in the barangay are also encouraged.




    Intensification of Land use include the modern technology on agriculture, like multi-cropping. Sloping and Agriculture Land Technology (SALTS), crop rotations and integrated farming system, which comprises crops, livestock to fishery production. Also considered are the technical and financial assistance improvement of storage and marketing network assistance of cooperative organization on liberalized credit by financing institution. The agricultural sector of the Local Government Unit is needed to coordinate with the Department of Agriculture personnel’s on Agricultural development.




    The Municipality of Calamba should be considered as one of the producing area for crops need in the industrial plants for processing farm products like coconuts, ube, banana, cassava, peanuts, and other high value crops and for the next five to ten years, the municipality will be focused on coconut and cassava production where marketing of the product is very much available. The agri-based industrial centers in the nearby municipalities/cities of the province should also be an area for inflow of the product.




    Livelihood is also one of the top priority programs of the municipality in support to agriculture. The establishment and improvement of nurseries and the organization of cooperatives of the barangays of the municipality wherein, creation and organization of cooperatives is practical way for the promotions, self-reliance and harnessing people power towards the attainment of the economic development and social justice of the municipality. The active participation, cooperation of the municipal, provincial, national government agencies representatives and the people organization/private sectors of the areas will be encouraged to achieve the desired developments. 




    The improvement of support infrastructure facilities of the municipality, such as farm-to-market roads, water system development, warehouses, processing pants and the solar driers in the barangays for farm production is necessary to sustain the development of economic growth. In fact, the on-going construction of multi-million earth dam, the on going construction of Calamba Public Market, the Integrated Bus Terminal and the proposed implementation of Electronic Governance will boast the economy of the people in the years to come.


















The economic development sector has a following sub-sector, namely:






    Economically stabled constituents thru profitable business and improved agri-based production, thereby contributing more towards Local and National Development.












The Social Development Sector has a following sub-sector, namely;






    To alleviate the living condition of the most disadvantaged/depressed/un served/ constituents thru access in adequate means of survivals, educations, health cares, security & enabling services thus improved the quality of life of the people.












The Infrastructure and facilities development sector has a following sub-sector, namely;






    Establishments/Improvements of infrastructure facilities and services needed for physical and economic development of the municipality.














The Local Development Sector has a following sub-sector, namely;







    To have more effective and reliable delivery of basic services, the local officials and employees must be active, time-oriented, discipline and efficient for the improvement and upliftment of the standard of living of the constituents.


















    A well-balanced ecology, well-planned zoning and land use thru various consultative and participatory processes.












1.   Established an agricultural buying station in the 15 barangays.


2.   Establish a livelihood loan through a commercial bank.


3.   Invite domestic and international investors.


4.   Deputized all barangay treasures to collect real property tax.


5.   Enlist   the   services of   the    Philippine   National   Police   to


      increase local tax collection efficiency. 


6.   Promote rental of heavy equipment.


7.   Privatize operations in the public   swimming pool, catering


      services, beauty contest,  boxing  tournaments,  slaughterhouse,


      garbage collection, public market.     


8.   Public auction old vehicles.


9.   Provide available medicines to   all Phil Health   beneficiaries


      through the local pharmacies.


10. Established an internet service provider


11. Connect an on-line journal in the public library.


12. Adopt the use of electronic governance.


13. Implement the electronic procurement program.


14. Implement electronic commerce.


15. Adopt electronic bidding.


16. Adopt the use of electronic   national government accounting




17. Adopt the use of electronic taxation.


18. Connect all municipal computers to local area network.


19. Avail the services of employment agencies.


20. Improve peace and order condition.


21. Prohibit illegal gambling e.g. tari-tari.


22. Network with PAGASA for local weather forecast.


23. Use asphalts for all road constructions.




24. Prioritize listing for all economic infrastructure e.g. farm-to-


      Market roads, electrification, telephone line, internet   service


      service provider, irrigation, integrated bus terminal, bridges, etc  


25. Adopt   national   and   international standards in   engineering




26. Adopt   the use of   environmental   impact   assessment to all


      government projects.


27. Segregate and recycle garbage.


28. Install garbage cans in the poblacion.


29. Construct a sanitary landfill.


30. Provide cash incentives to revenue collection.


31. Establish a branch of the Land Bank of the Philippines.


32. Organize the Calamba Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce


      and Industry.


33. Require all   residential,   industrial,   commercial structures to


      install street numbers.


34. Conduct public hearing on Calamba fiesta.


35. Initiate lateral entry of all casuals to the private sector.


36. Inventory all government properties.


37. Purchase new vehicle models.


38. Purchase two standby generators.


39. Subscribe    the   daily   newspapers,   international   magazines,


       annual reports from  the  national,  international  institution  e.g.


       Entrepreneur,    Agribusiness,   Asia week,   National    Statistics


       Office, World Development Report, etc.  in the public library.


40. Hire Consultants   from   the National   Line Agencies to assist


       the feasibility studies of  prospective  livelihood  loan borrowers


       annual data book, local governance,  policy making  e.g.  Master                 


       in Business Administration, Doctor of Economics, Lawyer.


41. Publish an annual municipal data book.


42. Establish a Policy Studies Group.