No membership or registration fees should be collected from individuals under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino Program (PPBM), the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development clarified on Sunday.
“There are reports reaching us that there is a payment for the registration of the PPBM. We are not asking any payment, and that the local government unit itself shall directly deal with you,” Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar said.
“Those who are interested must go directly to their LGUs,” he stressed.
Interested beneficiaries do not need to be members of housing associations or groups in order to be part of PBBM’s housing program, Acuzar clarified, suggesting that they instead become members of the Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund.
“I would also like to emphasize that we are not soliciting any donations from the private sector or government officials for the program. For such information, please directly report this to any of our offices nationwide,” Acuzar warned.
The public can also inquire details of the program from the National Housing Authority, Social Housing Finance Corp., and National Home Mortgage Finance Corp.