The Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development on Sunday disclosed the “unwavering support” of the Philippine Chapter of the prestigious Paris-based International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino Program.
Undersecretary Henry Yap said that during the Feb. 21 Property and Real Estate Excellence Awards, the FIABCI signed a manifesto of support as a pledge “to commit to the noblest form of endeavor” of the President’s shelter program.
He said FIABCI’s national officers believe that the program is “the answer to the long-time clamor to address the housing gap in the county,” and that it branded DHSUD as “the government’s implementing arm to alleviate the living condition of the homeless and pave the way for a progressive future of the next generation.”
The government’s flagship housing program’s goal is to build six million housing units until 2028 and to impact job creation of 1.7 million jobs a year. Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar expressed sincere appreciation for the recognition, saying “we truly appreciate this kind of alliance. We know we share a mutual goal of advancing the real estate industry, thereby helping our stakeholders fulfill their respective aspirations.
You have a pool of industry experts, business leaders and global partners in your league, who we can candidly say would be of great help to DHSUD in delivering our mandate for the Filipino people.”
“With FIABCI’s global network, we are optimistic on expanding our scope and go beyond the borders of our domestic knowledge in addressing the demand for housing benefiting informal settler families and the working class,” he added.