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DHSUD rolls out housing projects for Mindanao IPs

DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario is joined by Maj. Gen. Romeo Brawner, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, and Balingasag, Misamis Oriental Mayor Alexis Quina, in spearheading the signing of a memorandum of agreement and groundbreaking ceremonies for five housing projects intended for members of the Higaonon tribes in Regions 10 and 13. Just days …

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Laguna town gets DHSUD community project support

The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) continues to boost its grassroots engagement as part of its mandate in providing resilient Filipino communities nationwide – providing financial support to this little-known town’s shelter projects. DHSUD Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario graced the groundbreaking and Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremonies last February for a community …

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DHSUD backs Baguio’s 1st permaculture housing

More informal settler families in Baguio City are slated to benefit from a housing project jointly undertaken by the national and local government. Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario recently led the groundbreaking for the Luna Terraces Permaculture Community in Barangay Irisan – the first-ever socialized permaculture housing community …

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Housing Escrow Fund – Cause for Serious Concern

The Housing Escrow Fund is a fund pool comprised of fund contributions by developers who opt to comply with the legally mandated balanced housing requirement via certain alternative modes of compliance. Under the law, a developer proposing to undertake a subdivision or condominium project is required to develop an area for socialized housing equivalent to …

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Sellers & Buyers – A Balancing of Interests

Unlike courts which render judgment based on their interpretation of law, those who make the laws, policies or rules are often confronted with a familiar conundrum – how to balance divergent interests to achieve the greater good, without alienating anyone. Given CREBA’s kaleidoscopic membership and its vision for homeless millions, its leaders can only empathize …

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Compliance Alternatives: A Question of Legality

Sometime in 2011, we recommended three alternative modes of compliance with the Balanced Housing requirement under Section 18 of RA 7279. Congress adopted two of those recommendations when it enacted RA 10884 which amended RA 7279. These were (1) development of socialized housing condominiums, and (2) development of socialized housing projects via joint venture with …

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