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Estrada-Roxas pact eyes new homes for Manila’s poor


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Manila officials have signed an agreement on the construction of housing projects in the city for informal settlers.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: HUDCC

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 90 signed by then President Corazon C. Aquino on Dec. 17, 1986. The order also abolished the Ministry of Human Settlements and placed the HUDCC under the direct supervision of the Office of the President. It was tasked to coordinate the activities of key housing agencies to ensure the effectivity of the Government Shelter Program.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Drive launched to speed up housing for ‘Yolanda’ folk

A group of professors and students here launched a signature campaign on Friday to prod the government to speed up the relocation of families displaced by last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan). Most of these families continue to live in tents and temporary shelters in the Visayas.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban tent residents get priority for new homes

Tent City Tacloban

Two hundred families living in tents for more than a year since Supertyphoon “Yolanda” demolished their homes have something to be thankful for to Typhoon “Ruby.”

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands of Mindanao residents still waiting for promised homes 2 years after typhoon

HUNDREDS OF Typhoon “Pablo” survivors occupy the highway in Montevista, Compostela Valley, demanding more aid. KARLOS MANLUPIG/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Exactly two years after one of the strongest storms to ever hit the Philippines leveled two provinces in Southern Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still waiting for the government to build the new homes they were promised, officials here admit.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »