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HLURB relaxes socialized housing rules

Last July 18, the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) issued Memorandum Circular No. 07-A which amends, among others particular sections of Memorandum Circular No. 06 released earlier this year. The memo sets the requirement for developers of socialized housing projects who wish to be accredited so that they can enter into joint ventures […]

Pending Bills on Real Estate and Housing

Several legislative measures that bear direct impact on housing and real estate are now pending in both Houses of the 15th Congress, mostly amendatory and reformative of various existing laws. The Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement headed by Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. recently invited CREBA to a public hearing where seven […]

Towards Sensible Land & Housing Development Standards

Prior to the Martial Law regime, local government units (LGUs) exercised the power to regulate land and housing development activities. Lacking central coordination and planning, rules and standards varied from one locality to another, thus creating a developmental nightmare. CREBA thus advocated regulatory centralization. In response, then President Ferdinand Marcos created the National Housing Authority […]