Housing

5 ways to tackle the housing crisis after COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on November 13, 2020

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House panel OKs on-site relocation of informal settlers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2020

by Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star), 2 Nov 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A House of Representatives panel has approved a substitute bill that will allow on-site relocation of thousands of informal settlers in the country and also provide them with their means of livelihood.

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Clark eyes bubble housing for workers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2020

By Marna Dagumboy Del Rosario, Manila Bulletin, 20 Aug 2020 CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – Workers in manufacturing industries within this Freeport zone will be housed in areas accessible here to ensure continuity of factory operations and avoid eventual shutdown due to health crisis and work stoppage.

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‘Balik Probinsya’ to address lack of opportunities in countryside

Published by rudy Date posted on May 15, 2020

by Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines–The Duterte administration will attempt to reverse the continuing migration of the rural population to Metro Manila in a bid to decongest the nation’s capital, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines.

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Demand for condos at all-time high

Published by rudy Date posted on February 7, 2019

By: Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Feb 07, 2019 Despite fast-rising consumer prices and interest rates, residential condominium takeup in Metro Manila hit a record high in 2018 and home buyers demanded for more aside from the new units brought to the market by property developers.

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NHMFC eyes guarantee model for reverse mortgage program 19

Published by rudy Date posted on June 10, 2018

by Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Jun 10, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC) plans to implement a guarantee model for its reverse home mortgage program in a bid to lure more senior citizen borrowers.

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What would it be like if Airbnb was legalised in Singapore?

Published by rudy Date posted on May 12, 2018

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In Japan, new rules may leave home-sharing industry out in the cold

Published by rudy Date posted on April 23, 2018

by Junko Fujita, Apr 23, 2018 TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Amsterdam to curb Airbnb rentals to 30 days a year

Published by rudy Date posted on January 11, 2018

Amsterdam to curb Airbnb rentals to 30 days a year Amsterdam announced Wednesday it will impose a new 30-day curb on renting out private homes via websites like Airbnb from next year, seeking to stem a deluge of tourists flocking to its famous canals.

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Asia’s fastest growing economies have the fastest growing slums

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2017

By Karl Lester M Yap, Bloomberg, Mar 2, 2017 Fast-growing emerging economies in Asia are grappling with the conundrum that a boom brings: hordes of villagers flocking to cities only for many of them to end up living in slums.

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The “squatters’ of Intramuros

Published by rudy Date posted on June 20, 2016

By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), May 20, 2016, http://www.philstar.com/business/2016/05/20/1584917/squatters-intramuros Squatters are now called “informal settlers.” And in the case of Intramuros, it may not even be right to call them such because many of them are renting from registered land owners.

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House panel OKs rent control extension

Published by rudy Date posted on November 30, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on housing and urban development has approved a resolution that seeks to extend the government’s regulation of rent for two more years to protect home renters from sudden rental increases.

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Published by rudy Date posted on June 6, 2015

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MM has world’s highest homeless population

Published by rudy Date posted on May 6, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila has the highest homeless population in the world, according to an online site that compiles what it describes as “lesser-known intriguing information on a variety of subjects.”

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VP tightens up on home sales

Published by rudy Date posted on July 3, 2012

Developers, brokers, and contractors are now required to obtain permits from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board before they could sell housing units. Vice President Jejomar Binay said that the rules are intended to deter pre-selling fraud.

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1.4M Pinoy families are ‘squatters’

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2012

MANILA, Philippines –  An estimated 1.4 million poor Filipino families nationwide are considered as informal settlers, and some 70,450 of them facing eviction.

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Failure to pay rent ground for ejectment

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2012

Dear PAO, I have a two-unit apartment near our house. The tenants of one of the units have not been paying their rent for six months now. What shall I do to ask my tenants to vacate my apartment so I can lease it to others? As much as possible, I don’t want court proceedings…

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More than a month’s advance rent illegal

Published by rudy Date posted on March 18, 2012

Dear PAO, I would like to ask about deposits regarding lease of an apartment unit. I have been looking for an apartment for residential purpose.

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Binay launches slum upgrading project

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2011

The World Bank is extending $455,000 (around P20 million) in grant under its Cities Alliance to formulate the Philippines’ National Slum Upgrading Strategy that will guide the government in improving the living conditions of informal settlers, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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P10b earmarked for squatters

Published by rudy Date posted on December 12, 2011

President Benigno Aquino III said the government will spend P10.55 billion for the resettlement of squatters during his watch.

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Resettle informal settlers, LGUs told

Published by rudy Date posted on December 11, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino has called on local government officials to immediately act to solve the problem of informal settlers in the country, saying their number is increasing based on current government figures.

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VP Binay unveils rent-to-own housing program for drivers, operators

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2011

Vice President and Chairman of the Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees Jejomar Binay has unveiled Pag-IBIG’s innovative “rent-to-own program” for public utility drivers and operators.

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Shut down MMDA workers’ inn – COA

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) is calling for the closure of one of two workers’ inns built by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), saying the government has lost more than P21 million since the inns started operating three years ago.

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Key gov’t shelter agencies to build 1.5M homes by 2016

Published by rudy Date posted on October 16, 2011

Key shelter agencies, in particular Pag-IBIG Fund, the National Housing Authority and the Social Housing Finance Corp., have committed to provide 1.5 million homes by 2016.

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P5.9 B worth of HGC housing units occupied by informal settlers

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – More than P5.923-billion worth of housing units and other assets owned by the Home Guarantee Corp. (HGC) are being occupied for free by informal settlers and evicted former owners, according to a 2010 Commission on Audit (COA) report.

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Binay: Ban single detached homes

Published by rudy Date posted on September 30, 2011

THE construction of single detached residences will be banned in Metro Manila to optimize land use, Vice President Jejomar Binay told the Senate on Thursday.

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More demolitions under Aquino

Published by rudy Date posted on September 15, 2011

EVEN with the frequent demolition incidents in Metro Manila and other parts of the country of squatter shanties, the number of urban poor families who have experienced eviction is smaller compared to the same period last year.

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SDHA wants government to ease housing policies

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SDHA) is asking the government to ease its stringent housing policies that have put the brakes on home sales market.

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NHA to award 25,000 housing units to QC informal settlers

Published by rudy Date posted on August 20, 2011

About 25,000 housing units in relocation sites of the National Housing Authority (NHA) will be awarded to informal settlers in Quezon City, particularly those occupying danger zones such as sidewalks, roadways, waterways and areas under bridges and transmission lines and over water pipelines.

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HLURB adopts rules to hasten settlement of housing disputes

Published by rudy Date posted on July 24, 2011

The Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) had approved new rules of procedure to fast-track the resolution of cases involving housing developers and home buyers as well as conflicts within homeowners associations, Vice President and housing czar Jejomar Binay said.

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