VP ROBREDO ADDRESSES ECCP’s HOUSING SOLUTIONS CONGRESS
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairwoman and Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote address during the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' (ECCP) Housing Solutions Congress held at the SMX Mall of Asia, Convention Center, Pasay City today, 16 August 2016. [READ: Full transcript of speech here: Link]
RESIDENT DUTERTE APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT ROBREDO AS HUDCC CHAIR
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed Vice President Ma. Leonor G. Robredo as the 11th Chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) on 7 July 2016.
In her statement, Vice President Robredo thanked the President and stated, “Mas mapaglilingkuran natin ang ating mga kababayang walang tahanan at maipagpapatuloy natin ang ating pangakong itulak ang kaunlaran at kaginhawaan para sa ating mga kapus palad na kababayan.”
“Ang pagtugon sa mga pangangailangan sa pabahay ay matagal nang adhikain ni Jesse. Maisasakatuparan ito at mabibiyayaan ang mga nasa laylayan sa pakikipagtulungan ng lahat.”
Vice President Robredo took her Oath before President Duterte on 12 July 2016.
Under her administration, the Vice President “wants to address the 1.4-million housing backlog and streamline government processes in the shelter sector.”
Aside from HUDCC, Vice President Robredo is also the Chairperson of the Board of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), National Housing Authority (NHA), National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC), and Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC); and Vice Chairperson of the Board of the Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC).
Housing Project for Employees of the Key Shelter Agencies (KSAs). The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman, Atty. Chito M. Cruz, and the Heads of the six (6) attached KSAs, namely, (from left to right) Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC) Officer-In-Charge Corazon G. Corpuz, Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) President Maria Ana R. Oliveros, National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager Atty. Sinforoso R. Pagunsan, Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) Commissioner and CEO Atty. Antonio M. Bernardo, and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) President Dr. Felixberto U. Bustos Jr., sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to develop the 1.309-hectare property of NHA as a housing project for the employees of the KSAs located in PRTC Phase 2, Kalayaan Avenue, Pasay City. The housing project will construct eight 5-storey buildings that will generate 480 units.
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HUDCC: “LIBRENG PABAHAY,” A HOAX
(Posted: August 16, 2016)
HUDCC is warning the public against false rumors about a “libreng pabahay” government program being implemented on a “first-come-first-serve basis.”
While government subsidizes housing programs towards making acceptable housing affordable to the homeless and underprivileged, subsidies are not used to operate a “dole out” system such as the so-called “libreng pabahay.”
VICE PRESIDENT ROBREDO DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(Posted: July 15, 2016)
Vice President Leni Robredo delivered the keynote address and closing remarks during the 2016 International Conference on Urban Development, held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 13 July 2016.
In her keynote address, the Vice President highlighted...
PAG-IBIG REPORTS P20.2B NET INCOME
(POSTED: January 26, 2016)
Pag-IBIG Fund held its State of the Fund Address (SOFA) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) to report on its accomplishments in 2015.
“Pag-IBIG Fund is the Filipino worker’s fund. Our responsibility is to promote savings and to invest in housing. I am glad that Pag-IBIG Fund, led by President and CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe, kept up with President
Q AND A ON THE EXTENSION OF RENT CONTROL
1. WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS FOR EXTENDING RENT CONTROL?
Rent Control under Republic Act 9653 was approved on July 14, 2009 and expired on December 31, 2013. Upon expiration, the law mandated HUDCC to:
1.1 Continue the regulation of the rental of certain residential units, determine the period of regulation and its subsequent
2. WHAT DID HUDCC DO WHEN THE LAW EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 31, 2013?
The HUDC Council issued Resolution No. 2 in December 2013 extending the Rent Control for another two years at status quo
2.1 Renters in Metro Manila and highly urbanized areas whose monthly rates are P10,000 and below; and
As long as the unit is occupied by the same lessee.
The Council’s decision was based on the preliminary study of the Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute of the Philippine Statistical Authority, as follows:
2.3 There are about 1.5 million renters nationwide based on the 2012 Family Income and Expenditure Survey;
The status quo was adopted inasmuch as there is a need for further data and validation, such as the Wholesale Price Index for construction materials, for a comprehensive study.
3. RENT CONTROL WILL AGAIN EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2015. WHAT HAS HUDCC DONE ABOUT THIS?
The HUDC Council issued Resolution No. 1 in June 2015 which extended Rent Control for a period of another two (2) years -
4. WHAT UNITS ARE COVERED BY THE RENT CONTROL EXTENSION?
4.1 Scope of Coverage. The Rent Control covers the following residential units nationwide, whose monthly rent is P10,000
5. WHAT ARE THE NEW RATES OF INCREASE UNDER RENT CONTROL?
5.1 Four percent (4%) annually for those paying a monthly rent/ranging from P1.00 to P3,999.00; and
The respective Housing and Urban Development Committees of both Houses of Congress have approved/confirmed the
6. WHY ARE THERE TWO TIERS NOW COMPARED TO RA 9653?
Provide lower rates of increase to low income renters. The subsequent study done by the Philippine Statistical Research
The study showed that out of the 1.5 million renters in the country, 1.27 million (82%) are renting at less than P4,000 monthly.
Since Rent Control is intended to assist the low income families who are renting, it was decided to lower the rate of increase to
But should not disenfranchise those already covered. Since the existing Rent Control covers those who are renting up to
7. WHAT ARE THE OTHER PROVISIONS OF RA 9653 THAT REMAIN EFFECTIVE?
7.1 REQUIRED ADVANCE RENT AND DEPOSIT
7.2 FORFEITURE OF DEPOSITS
7.3 GROUNDS FOR JUDICIAL EJECTMENT
A. The lessee assigns the lease or sub-leases the unit, without the written consent of the owner/lessor;
7.4 PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF ANY PROVISIONS OF THE RENT CONTROL ACT
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of the act shall be fined of not less Twenty Five Thousand Pesos