Over 300 stakeholders of the housing sector attended the Housing Solutions Congress 2016 organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and co-presented by Republic Cement. The delegates gathered to discuss and propose improved policies, measures, programs, and even necessary legislation to address the housing backlog in the Philippines.
Keynote speaker at the event was Vice President and HUDCC chairperson Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo who invited everyone to take part in the discussion and to explore a wide range of solutions to the housing deficit, including indigenous building concepts that work. With her at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are Senator JV Ejercito and RCBM CEO Don Lee.
When values are shared, progress happens at the top and bottom of society at the same time.
-Leni Robredo, Vice President, Republic of the Philippines
In another related news, Republic Cement gathered stakeholders from the private and public sectors for a whole day workshop on “Breakthrough: A Collaborative Approach to Prototyping Socialized Housing Ideas” with Professors Ron Chua and Gill Stevens of the Asian Institute of Management as facilitators. The creative solutions that resulted from the day’s discussions will be shared with the Housing and Urban Development Coordination Council for their consideration. This initiative is in response to the earlier appeal of Vice President Leni Robredo to cement companies to find workable solutions for the country’s housing backlog.