Housing

Senator Marcos was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlements during the 15th Congress  [2010 – 2016]. In this capacity, he filed the following bills relating to housing and urban planning :

Senate Bill 110 : Civil Service Housing Program of 2013

The bill seeks to establish a comprehensive national housing program for all government employees.  It sought to create a Civil Service Housing Executive Committee that would implement the 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 resettlement areas.  The Act was passed in order to make decent yet affordable housing available to the less fortunate.

Senator Marcos took the bill a step further by providing the private sector tax incentives in order to encourage them to participate in socialized housing.

Senate Bill No. 410 : The Philippine Green Building Act

The bill seeks to encourage investors to built ecologically efficient “green buildings” by giving them tax incentives.  The long-term goal of the bill was to encourage developers to construct ecologically safe buildings.

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

The bill sought to create a Department of Housing and Urban Development (DHUD).  The said department was tasked to address the problem as to why the massive housing backlog of around 3.6 million housing units remains unresolved.

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

This bill sought to establish regional housing “one-stop shops”.  It also prescribed deadlines for the issuance of housing-related certifications, clearances, permits and the like and imposed sanctions for non compliance of them same.

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

The bill sought to improve the policies of the Balanced Housing Development program in the country.

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

The bill sought to protect the Family Home against unreasonable foreclosures and evictions.