VP Binay to board members: Use govt’s technical expertise to realize housing dreams

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Friday urged the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines (PBMLP) to utilize the national government’s technical expertise “in making housing a realizable dream for every Filipino.”

Ang pagsasalubong ng ating mga kaalaman ang magbubunga ng tama at epektibong implementasyon ng mga programang pabahay sa inyong lugar,” Binay said.

“For beyond the rhetoric and the most vilified waiting shed and street sign projects, what better way to assure our people that we have their interest at heart than to build houses for our kababayans,” he added.

Binay, the chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, was the keynote speaker in the PBMLP Luzon Chapter Assembly at Clarkfield, Pampanga.

During his keynote address, the Binay said that the three branches of agencies of the national housing program – regulatory, finance and production – were ready to lend technical expertise to provincial legislative and advisory bodies.

“The regulatory branch can help you with your planning for housing, the allotment of your resources, such as those you carefully orchestrate in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan or CLUP and the Local Shelter Plan or LSP,” the housing czar said.

“In housing finance, we have several agencies with specific programs for lending housing loans and financing home-building, either through Pag-Ibig, the Social Housing Finance Corporation, or the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation,” he added.

Binay further said that the actual building of homes and relocation of informal settlers, meanwhile, was under the National Housing Authority.

“All these agencies have a variety of programs with one objective: make possible the delivery of housing especially for those with limited capacities to buy houses,” the Vice President said.