Western Visayas housing fair opens
Iloilo City (26 October) -- The 2009 Western Visayas Housing fair participated in by big developers, key shelter agencies and government financial institutions formally opens today, October 26, at Robinson's Place, Iloilo City.
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Regional Coordinator Eva Maria Marfil said highlighting the event will be the disposition of acquired properties of key shelter agencies and government financial institutions at discounted price.
Marfil said the fair will also showcase newly built housing units of the private developers. It will run until October 30.
Among the developers that are participating include AJ Ledesma Construction Corporation, Camella Communities, Eon Realty and Development Corporation, Firm Builders Realty Development Corporation, HCBC Land Development Corporation, HDL Construction and Development Corporation, IVQ Landholdings, Inc., Jabez Properties Development Corporation, Kauswagan Management and Development Corporation, Krystleville Land Development and Construction, Landheights (Iloilo) Development Corporation, Orchard Property Marketing Corporation, Philippine Estates Corporation, Pro-Friends, Inc, SRDC and VAMAJ Realthy and Development Corporation.
Other highlights of the event are Housing Design Competition which is open to architecture students in Western Visayas and technical sessions on the various housing regulations and programs.
The topics for the technical session set on October 27 and 28 include Homeowners Association Registration and Governance, Salient provisions of Batas Pambansa 220 and Socialized Housing Compliance, and Pag-IBIG Fund Institutional Loan Program Community Mortgage Program.
Following the opening program on October 26 is a cultural presentation at 2 pm while there will be a sharing of best practices and on site visitation to the relocation site in Brgy. San Isidro, Jaro on October 29.
The fair is organized by HUDCC, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, Home Development Mutual Fund, National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, National Housing Authority and Social Housing Finance Corporation in cooperation with the city government of Iloilo, Iloilo City Urban Poor federation and various government and non-government institutions.
This is in line with the celebration of the National Shelter Month in the region which carries the theme "Bakit ka Mangupahan Pa? Kung Kaya Mo Namang Magkabahay Na!" (PIA) [top]