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New Land Conversion Rules to Boost Economic Recovery

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently announced major changes in its land conversion policies and rules in order to facilitate economic recovery in the wake of the COVID pandemic. DAR Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Luis M. Pangulayan outlined the changes during a webinar sponsored by CREBA on 25 November 2021. The changes are embodied …

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From the Property Sector: A Wish List

Jones Lang La Salle saw the Philippine property market as vigorous as ever this year, while Colliers expressed confidence the sector remains strong enough to withstand external headwinds threatening the global economy. Yet, against this growth potential remains an ominous backdrop of a housing backlog of at least 6.57 million – a number that keeps …

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Land use bill to put national development in order

The country’s largest organization of key real estate industry players supports the passage of the proposed national land use act (NLUA) now pending in Congress to put the country’s economic and physical development in order. The bill is the 3rd in CREBA’s 5-point agenda for housing, serving as the centerpiece of its 27th national convention …

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Land Conversion Moratorium: Untimely

Many investors and businessmen, not only in the real estate and housing development sector, are confused, stuck in a push and pull decision about their projects amidst the looming 2-year moratorium that the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) seems bent to impose against the conversion of agricultural lands for human settlements and other non-agri uses. …

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NO to proposed moratorium on land conversion

CREBA supports the position of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) rejecting the impending imposition of a 2-year moratorium on conversion of agricultural lands for human settlements and other non-agricultural uses.  NEDA and HUDCC have said that a “blanket” moratorium is detrimental to the economy …

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Intensifying effort to solve Philippine housing problems

This year, CREBA is intensifying its pursuit of solving the 5.5-million national housing backlog, which reportedly threatens to balloon to 6.5 million units by 2030 if supply and access fail to cope with the consistent rise in demand.  Topping CREBA’s priorities is its advocacy and vision of “A Home for every Filipino.” To achieve this, …

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