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MANUEL “MANNY” M. SERRANO

Founder, CREBA Address Email Mobile Landline Website Lawyer MANUEL M. SERRANO, Founder of the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations (CREBA) and the Subdivision Owners’ Association of the Philippines (SOAP, now Subdivision & Housing Developers Association), earned his Master of Laws degree in Business and Corporation Law from New York University. Admitted to the […]

Pete Tario, CREBA & industry icon, dies at 83

Former CREBA Chair and multi-term president Pedro “Pete” C. Tario passed away December 21 this year at 83 from pneumonia leading to myocardial infarction. With more than 50 years’ experience as broker and developer, Pete – together with his close friends CREBA Founder Manny Serrano and long-time Chair Charlie Gorayeb – was instrumental in coming […]

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 […]

Gov’t raises price caps for socialized housing

The government has raised the “outdated” price ceilings for socialized subdivision and condominium projects in a bid to attract private investors to the Marcos administration’s ambitious mass housing program. The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on Monday said that its head, Jose Rizalino Acuzar, and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary […]

CREBAns bag honors as Pag-IBIG’s top developers

CREBA member-developers who were commended by the Pag-IBIG Fund as its top performing partner-developers for 2022 received special honors last week during the Chamber’s 2nd Advocacy Forum. They were cited “for being among the country’s top producers of affordable housing, contributing to the government’s 4PH goals and CREBA’s vision of ‘a home for every Filipino’.” […]

4PH, Mindanao railway pushed at VISMIN housing confab

Secretary Leo T. Magno, Presidential Assistant for Eastern Mindanao, announced that the national government has already signed more than 120 MOUs with various LGUs for the construction of some 1 million units throughout the country under the 4PH housing program of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. Speaking before CREBA’s 2023 VISMIN Regional Housing Conference at […]

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