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ESCUDERO TO ACUZAR: BUILD 1-M HOUSES PER YEAR

Senator Chiz Escudero said the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) should build at least one million units annually in the next six years to narrow down the housing backlog and provide more affordable homes to the Filipino people. Escudero issued the statement as he welcomed the appointment of long-time builder and property […]

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FAST-TRACK FORMATION OF NEW HOUSING DEPARTMENT – TOLENTINO

Senator Francis Tolentino urged government to fast-track the formation of the new Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD). Tolentino, chair of the Senate urban planning, housing and resettlement committee, made the call as he led the organizational meeting of key shelter agencies to discuss policies and strategies that will help address current housing […]

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AVERT HOUSING CRISIS, ADDRESS BACKLOG NOW – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said the country’s housing backlog could balloon up to 12 million by 2030 if left unaddressed and the homeless population could reach crisis proportions unless government steps up efforts to provide them with permanent shelter. “Out of a population of roughly 106 to 108 million Filipinos, some 4.5 million don’t have […]