QUEZON CITY — The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) met with cluster leaders Tuesday, October 18 — emphasizing the inclusiveness of the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.: 2028 ISF Zero Program.
DHSUD Officer in Charge Garry De Guzman led the dialogue with the Kalipunan ng Masang Pilipino (KAMPIL) urban poor group, Pilipino Drivers Transport Academy Philippines (PDTap) and the Philippine Association of Detective Agency Operators and of protection (PADPAO).
“This engagement with clusters underscores the inclusiveness of the administration’s housing program. That every Filipino family can participate in the Pambansang Pabahay program,” Undersecretary De Guzman said.
The dialogue focused on formulating policies on how the Department can assist group members in their search for their dream home.
At a consultative meeting at DHSUD’s central office, Undersecretary De Guzman, assisted by Deputy Secretary-designate Sharon Faith Paquiz, answered questions about the program raised by leaders of KAMPIL, PDTap, and PADPAO.
The Under Secretary also acknowledged the cluster’s contributions and expressed DHSUD’s willingness to help them strengthen their cluster in property management and payment collection efficiency.
Under the program, according to De Guzman, clusters can partner with host local government units to manage their members’ housing units.
“We also see your groups as one of the key partners in providing affordable housing for middle and low income people,” Undersecretary De Guzman said after learning that industry groups had established business relationships with companies. local promoters.
PDTAP National President Orlando Marquez expressed his support for the housing program citing the benefits for their homeless members, including jeepney, bus, taxi, van and tricycle drivers.
For its part, the PADPAO team requested technical assistance from DHSUD to access development loans from the Development Bank of the Philippines which has already entered into a memorandum of understanding with DHSUD to support the housing program.
Speaking on behalf of low-income people and informal settler families in Teresa, Rizal Province, KAMPIL President Jervino Maglunob assured DHSUD that they were more than willing to participate and ready to put implemented, applying their best practices in building homes for its members.
DHSUD is urging more industry groups to join the call to address the country’s housing backlog, estimated at more than 6.5 million units.
President Marcos’ Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino: Zero ISF 2028 program aims to build 1 million units each year for the next six years.
To date, DHSUD has held groundbreaking ceremonies in several regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao and has engaged LGUs to support the program. (DHSUD)