Sen. Bongbong Marcos was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlements during the 15th Congress.
He has filed the following bills related to housing and urban planning:
Pushed for the protection of the Family Home against foreclosures and evictions.
Improvement of the Balanced Housing Development program in the country.
This bill recognizes the need to address the massive housing backlog of about 3.6 million housing units and mandates the creation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD).
This bill seeks to establish a comprehensive national housing program for government employees. It envisions the creation of a Civil Service Housing Executive Committee that will develop and implement a Civil Service Housing Program.
The Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 was passed to uplift the conditions of the underprivileged and homeless citizens in urban areas and in resettlement areas by making available to them decent housing at affordable costs.
Marcos takes this Act a step further by giving the private sector incentives to participate in socialized housing.
This bill establishes regional housing one-stop shops prescribing time periods for the issuance of housing-related certifications, clearances and permits, and imposing sanctions for failure to observe the same.
This bill seeks to encourage investors to venture into “green buildings” or buildings whose design and construction are ecologically efficient by giving them tax incentives. The long-term goal is to make buildings in the Philippines “sustainable”, i.e. devoid of ecological hazards, and meet the global standards of design met by green buildings in countries such as the United States and Japan.