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Industry confab ratifies housing priorities

In the largest gathering of industry players and practitioners seen in the last decade, the real estate and housing sector under the umbrella of the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations (CREBA) unanimously endorsed the Chamber’s updated 5-Point Agenda and advocacy priorities. The priorities Convention Resolution No. 02 – ratified during the CREBA’s Golden […]

Bataan moves to protect mangroves

Bataan LGUs inked a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and power firm GNPower Mariveles Energy Center Ltd. Co. (GMEC) to implement a project for mangrove propagation and protection. The flagship environmental project, called Baka1Bataan, in partnership with the DENR, Provincial Government of Bataan, municipality of Orani, and Tubo-tubo […]

Iloilo as Philippines’ Next Innovation Hub

Master planning, by definition, is the conscientious effort of developing or improving a property with the goal of ensuring a unified vision for its space. It is coming up with a sustainable plan to calibrate the best utilization for the area while considering the needs of stakeholders who will be impacted by it.  If done […]

Dwelling Density & the COVID Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the poor the hardest and further exposed the gaping inequalities in access to health care, food, and housing. The government has been enforcing lockdowns and curfews with little thought to mitigating the impact on the most vulnerable. Shacks no bigger than a bus waiting shed accommodate several families whose members […]

Urban Planning and the Environment

The calamities of the recent weeks brought about by heavy monsoon rains wrought considerable havoc to lives, properties and industries which bring back painful memories of the infamous typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng of 2009. Some say it was a little better this time because people had better ideas on what to do and how and […]

Property Industry Wish List

There is wide industry consensus that housing, along with tourism, constitutes a powerful engine of growth for the national economy. Its economic multiplier effect triggers increased business and revenue opportunities for about 68 other related industries. True to its avowed theme, “Tourists Today, Real Estate Investors Tomorrow”, the 20th CREBA National Convention held from October […]