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Housing superbody to bridge homes gap




By Cai Ordinario - AUGUST 29, 2017

The creation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD) will give Filipinos a better chance of fulfilling their dream of owning a home, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

The creation of the DHUD is now in the works, with the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development eyeing to approve today the enabling measure, which would ensure the availability and affordability of decent housing and basic services in the country.

Cong. Albee Benitez: Marangal na Pabahay, Maunlad na Pamumuhay


August 28, 2017

Rep. Albee Benitez, together with Rep. Winston "Winnie" Castelo and Coun. Precious Hipolito-Castelo, visited Barangay Commonwealth for a dialogue with leaders and members of the SAMA-SAMA (Samahang Maralita Para Sa Makataong Paninirahan) Federation representing families affected by the National Government Center project along Commonwealth Avenue.



House panel okays redistribution of government housing units




By Jovee Marie de la Cruz - AUGUST 28, 2017

After the failed implementation of one of the biggest housing programs of the government, the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development has authorized the redistribution of thousands of housing units intended for soldiers and policemen.

This, after the housing committee has endorsed for plenary approval a measure authorizing the National Housing Authority (NHA) to distribute the unoccupied and unawarded government housing units to other qualified beneficiaries.

Rep. Alfredo Benitez of Negros Occidental, the panel chairman, said House Joint Resolution 11 was unanimously approved last week by members of his committee. The Senate version of the measure is still pending for approval.

Duterte urged to prioritize mass housing



By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 28, 2017 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines -  A senior administration lawmaker has urged President Duterte to issue an executive order allowing the utilization of idle government lands for purposes of establishing on-site, in-city or near-city housing projects for the poor.

“An order from the Palace or a law authorizing the use of idle government lands in Metro Manila to put up in-city housing is a key to address the increasing housing backlog in the capital,” Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez said.

Cong. Albee Benitez Visits Catanduanes


August 24, 2017



Rep. Albee Benitez visited Catanduanes today with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi Rep. Geraldine Roman and actor Gabby Concepcion. They were warmly welcomed by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento and former PAGCOR President Jorge Sarmiento. They met students and local officials with whom Rep. Benitez shared about his passion and advocacy for affordable and adequate housing, and solar energy.

House creates TWGs to draft PH Federal Constitution


23-August-2017, 05:38:00 PM
SOURCE: House of Representatives Press and Public Affairs Bureau


The House committee on constitutional amendments today created four technical working groups (TWGs), composed of its members, which will draft the Philippine Federal Constitution.

Each of the four groups will handle specific areas to be covered in the drafting of the new Federal Constitution.

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