Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana approved the Libingan ng mga Bayani Comprehensive Master Development Plan (LNMB-CMDP) on 04 January 2019.

The LNMB-CMDP is a five-year development program for the national military cemetery and will be jointly implemented by way of a partnership between the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). The LNMB-CMDP seeks to rehabilitate and transform LNMB into a world-class national cemetery at par with the American Cemetery which is located nearby within the Fort Bonifacio area. Specifically, it plans to strengthen the cemetery’s visual aspect, limit the clutter and unnecessary objects in the shrines, provide quiet and exclusive spaces, follow strict themes, and buffer areas in the cemetery for better access and visibility.

On 09 May 2018, PVAO and BCDA signed the P100 Million supplemental Memorandum-of-Agreement for the implementation of the LNMB-CMDP at the BCDA Corporate Center Boardroom in Taguig City following the Agency’s previous transfer to the BCDA of the amount of P356 Million. A projected P3.3 Billion budget is needed to fully rehabilitate and develop LNMB by 2022 and is already included in NEDA’s Rolling Infrastructure Plan.

Under the agreement, the BCDA will implement the first phase of the LNMB-CMDP which includes the construction of a Dignified Cemetery Area, a Historical Theme Park, and a Memorial Shrine.

The LNMB-CMDP envisions to make the LNMB hallowed grounds a living reminder of the patriotism and sacrifice of the country’s martyrs and heroes. Consistent with PVAO’s Kagitingan Road Map 2022, the LNMB will become a tourist destination where Filipino citizens, especially the youth, may derive a keen sense of their great historic past and imbibe a deep feeling of national pride where love for country flows from.