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Skilled labor shortage threatens housing

The labor shortage that caused delays in the Duterte administration’s infrastructure program continues to persist under the current administration. Despite the challenges, the country’s chief socioeconomic planner views it as a potential indicator of improving labor market conditions and rising wages. “Yes, there’s scarcity but when jobs are becoming scarce, that’s good for labor because […]

The proposed NLUA – good or bad legislation?

It has been said that the avowed purpose of the proposed National Land Use Act (NLUA) is to institute a “framework for allocating scarce land resources to meet the requirements of a growing population not just for food, but also for housing, employment, and the need to protect the environment.”  It has been termed as […]

CREBA-Cebu vows to help solve housing shortage

The Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Association Inc. (CREBA)-Cebu Chapter wants to assist local government units (LGUs) in Cebu in crafting their respective shelter plans to help address the country’s ballooning housing backlog which now stands at more than 6.5 million units. Serafin Blanco, chairman of CREBA-Cebu, in an interview during the group’s monthly […]

Industry leaders expect housing among BBM’s priority agenda

With the incoming administration, real estate industry leaders expressed their hope that the country’s housing backlog now affecting some 6.7 million poor families will be given a high priority under the leadership of President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. Lauding his overwhelming victory at the recent polls, the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders’ Associations, […]

Mass-scale public housing as a centerpiece program

So much has been said about the need to reduce, if not eliminate, the country’s massive housing backlog in the shortest time possible. Yet, despite the unparalleled socio-economic benefits of housing as a centerpiece program, since the downfall of the Martial Law regime we still have to see an administration fully dedicate itself to this […]