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Gaining momentum in the 16th Congress

Since its inception in 1973, the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations, Inc. or CREBA has taken up the cudgels for Philippine real estate and housing on the legislative and policy fronts to shape public and private programs in all income groups particularly for the millions who do not yet have a home of …

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National Land Use Bill: Yes, but with Caveats

In this second part of a series of articles citing at least four major proposed bills on housing, we will train our attention to another important measure that will have a far-reaching effect on many aspects of the national economy: the National Land Use bill pending in both legislative chambers.  The Senate left off last …

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Towards Responsible, Equitable Land Use

The Philippine Constitution upholds the principle of equitable land access for all sectors and provides that “all sectors of the economy and all regions of the country shall be given optimum opportunity to develop.” Similarly, the Bill of Rights ensures that “no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of …

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On National Land Use

Among the many bills pending in the Senate which directly impact housing and real estate development are several versions instituting a National Land Use Policy. The Constitution mandates that all sectors and all regions of the country should be given optimum opportunity to develop. Under this mandate is the principle of equitable land access for …

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Towards Equitable & Sustainable Land Use Interventions

“Land is indispensable to any and all human activity; and how a nation uses its lands, to a large extent determines its fate – whether its people will remain as tillers of the soil or homeless nomads, or prosper along with the better part of the human race.” Ever since the Department of Agrarian Reform …

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