PLEX Announcement
July 12, 2016

The UP SURP Training and Extension Services Division (TESD) is happy to announce that application to the “Planning for Local Executives” or “PLEX” training program is NOW OPEN. Application forms can be downloaded from this site. Please see attached poster for details. Thank you.


The UP SURP recognizes the vital role of our local chief executives in ensuring the effective development and implementation of plans in our community. The School, through its Training and Extension Services Division (TESD), designed this course to help capacitate the decision makers in the bureaucracy. The “Planning for Local Executives” or simply, “PLEX” program is aimed at capacitating key players such as local chief executives and members of the legislative body in meaningful participation and effective planning initiatives for the benefit of the stakeholders. It outlines the streamlining of executive, legislative and judicial processes in the local context towards improved plan, budget, and ordinance consolidation/implementation.

The PLEX is a five-day program which provides basic concepts, processes and methodologies on urban and regional planning. The program also highlights the overview of planning in local governance, elements of comprehensive planning, and measures to manage planned growth. Moreover, the program provides information base for planning and management as well as discussion on inter-jurisdictional relations in government.


WHEN: 26-30 September 2016, (Monday-Friday) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Cariño MPH, 3/F SURP Bldg., E. Jacinto St., UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101

HOW MUCH: The tuition fee for the entire program is PhP20,000.00 only.
For every group of five (5) members registering, we will give a discount of PhP1,000.00 off for each group member. The deadline for group discount is on 31 August 2016.


Registrants are required a non-refundable down payment of PhP2,000.00 upon submission of accomplished application form.
(Application forms are available on the UP SURP website or sent via email to interested participants by request.) You may deposit your payment at UP Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (UP PLANADES) – Land Bank Account No. 0702-1026-00 (TIN: 001-160-447). Kindly email/fax the scanned copy of deposit slip to or at telefax no. (632) 926-2120 once transaction is completed. A confirmation message will be forwarded to accepted registrants.

For further inquiries, please contact the TESD and look for Ms. Arlene Santiago or Mr. Jade Agapinan.

Telefax No.: (632) 926-2120
Tel. No.: (632) 981-8500 local 4082
Office Address: 2/F Training and Extension Services Division, SURP Bldg., E. Jacinto St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101

The SURP’s twin Vision in the next decade shall be:

SURP will be a globally competitive learning, research and training institution in the fields of urban, rural, and regional planning within an archipelagic and tropical environment comprised of landscapes and seascapes in a developing economy; and

SURP will be a center of excellence for learning and research in the development of innovative theories, tools, and sustainable practices in urban, rural, and regional planning adapted to developing countries.
The SURP’s Mission for the next three years (2012-2015) shall be to continue and further enhance its contribution to socioeconomic development and nation building:

Improving the quality of education in the school and producing highly competent planners.

Extending technical assistance to government, non-government organizations (NGOs), peoples' organizations (POs), the private sector, and other academic and research institutions on policy formulation and plan preparation for the development of localities, regions, and the nation.

Disseminating new knowledge on urban and regional planning theories, tools, and practices through the School’s publications and training programs.

Protecting and advocating for the welfare of society -particularly the poor- and promoting social justice and equity in the formulation of development plans and programs.