Housing

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:

Senate Bill No. 2186: Family Home Protection Act of 2014

Pushed for the protection of the Family Home against foreclosures and evictions.

Senate Bill No. 2065: Balanced Housing Development Program Amendment of 2014

Improvement of the Balanced Housing Development program in the country.

Senate Bill No. 423. Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 2013.

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).

Senate Bill 110. Civil Service Housing Program of 2013.

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.

Senate Bill 111. An Act Amending the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992.

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.

Senate Bill No. 665. Establishing Regional Housing One-Stop Shops.

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.

Senate Bill No. 410. The Philippine Green Building Act.

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.