Department of Foreign Affairs - Senator Marcos Visits Macau to Keynote Creba’s 1st International Convention

6 November 2010

Department of Foreign Affairs

macauThe Philippine Consulate General in Macau reported that Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos. Jr. visited Macau and was the keynote speaker at the 1st International Convention of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association, Inc (CREBA) held on October 25-26 at the Venetian Macau-Resort Hotel.

It was the first CREBA convention held overseas to target the foreign market, particularly overseas Filipinos. Senator Marcos, who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development, discussed "The Philippine Real Estate & Infrastructure Agenda for 2010 and Beyond", where he concluded that the housing sector needs to be given a greater share in the national budget if the Philippines' future demand for housing and need for improved living conditions are to be met.

The convention had 400 delegates from the different CREBA chapters in the Philippines, with members who are stakeholders in real estate property business.

The convention also featured experts on real property construction and development who discussed the following:

1. The future of the Property Industry in Asia and the Pacific
2. Models of Growth and Development: The Macau Experience
3. Masterplan for the Clark-Subic Urban Beltway and Aerotropolis for the Global Clientele
4. Venetian Hotel as a Global Hotel for Global Tourists
5. Property Developments in China-Shui On's Experience
6. Green Technology and Sustainable Development: Our Commitment to the World Future
7. Planning Real Estate Developments for Today's Asian Retirees
8. Bringing the Best of Philippine Tourism to the World
9. Global Perspective of the Real Estate Service Profession

During his brief visit, Senator Marcos also met with the Filipino Community in Macau on October 26 at the Consulate.

He assured the OFWs of his support as chairman of on Senate Committee on Housing and Urban Development.