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NHA chief designated HUDCC secretary-general

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Marcelino Escalada Jr takes over the functions of the HUDCC secretary-general while retaining his role as NHA general manager, says Malacañang

Marcelino Escalada Jr General Manager of NHA during the Committee hearing on Urban Development, Housing, and Resettlement at Senate on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Duterte fires HUDCC secretary-general Falconi Millar

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Millar, also an official of the Marawi rehabilitation task force, has been accused of corruption, says Malacañang

HUDCC Usec. Falconi Millar says the rehabilitation and reconstruction can be realized by the fourth quarter of 2021, and that residents can return before 2020.

Duterte appoints Honeylet's cousin as HUDCC deputy secretary general

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Melissa Avanceña Aradanas returns to the Duterte administration 3 months after she was sacked along with other officials of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Marawi evacuees who lost homes will get free housing units – HUDCC

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario says there are companies pledging to give housing assistance to residents affected by the Marawi siege

Duterte reorganizes body tasked with Marawi rehabilitation

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, former task force head, now shares the vice chair position with Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

Drilon alarmed by 70% drop in housing budget from P15B to P4B

Oct 10, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proposes that the administration's intelligence funds be slashed to boost the 2018 budget of the housing sector

PUBLIC HOUSING. A government housing site in Pandi, Bulacan. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Some Marawi evacuees to get temporary housing before Christmas

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:16 PM

HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario says they plan to distribute the first batch of 275 housing units by the middle of December

REMAINS. What's left of Marawi City as the war between the government and terrorists continues. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Jeremy Marquez appointed HUDCC deputy secretary-general

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Marquez who ran for Parañaque City vice mayor in the 2016 elections is the son of actor turned politician Joey Marquez

Gov't to build 1,000 temporary homes for Marawi evacuees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:01 PM

UPDATED Housing chief Eduardo del Rosario says the primary objective is to decongest evacuation centers

Rappler Talk: HUDCC's Del Rosario on Marawi rehab, housing backlog, Kadamay

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:06 PM

New housing chief Eduardo del Rosario talks about his plans for the rehabilitation of Marawi City addressing the housing backlog and the awarding of houses to Kadamay members

Retired general Eduardo del Rosario is new housing czar

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Duterte appoints a retired military man to head the agency once led by Vice President Leni Robredo

One-stop online portal eyed to speed up mass housing projects

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:02 PM

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council is eyeing an online portal to handle processing of all needed documents for mass housing projects

HOUSING. A project site of the National Housing Authority in Pandi, Bulacan. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Housing agencies ordered to use gender and dev't funds for Marawi

Jul 02, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr says the funds will be used to address the particular needs of women affected by the conflict

BAKWIT. Marawi residents have been living in evacuation centers or in the homes of relatives and friends since the clashes in the city began on May 23. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Why P600-a-month housing is still a burden to the poor

Mar 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Poor families look forward to moving to their government subsidized homes only to realize it s a burden

RESETTLEMENT. A housing project of the National Housing Authority in Caloocan City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Robredo: Relocation sites in Bulacan to have potable water soon

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Office of the Vice President signs a memorandum of agreement with Maynilad and local water providers to ensure water supply for housing sites in Norzagaray Pandi and Bocaue

INSPECTION. Vice President Leni Robredo inspects a housing site in Bulacan. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

NHA targets to build 500,000 houses in 2017 to solve backlog

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:59 PM

National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says they are offering beneficiaries houses for P120 000 payable in 30 years

INFORMAL SETTLERS. The National Housing Authority said there are 1.5 million Filipinos living in informal settlements that needs relocation. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Robredo pushes for housing bills in Ledac meeting

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:45 AM

She may not be Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council chief anymore but the Vice President tells the advisory council the 4 bills most important for development

LEDAC MEETING. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the first meeting of the Legislative Executive Advisory Council. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Duterte accuses Robredo of attending ouster rallies

Dec 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte explains why he is not giving Vice President Leni Robredo another Cabinet post

TOP EXECUTIVES. President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo attend the commemoration of victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Tacloban City. File photo by Malacanang

Robredo sees steep drop in satisfaction rating

Dec 28, 2016 - 8:35 AM

UPDATED Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno also suffer lower ratings in the December SWS survey

STEEP DROP. Vice President Leni Robredo enjoys a 'good' satisfaction rating despite a steep decline from +49 to +37 in the recent Social Weather Stations survey. File photo from Office of the Vice President

Strangers, then estranged: Key 'Dubredo' moments in 2016

Dec 10, 2016 - 9:33 PM

Here s a look back on how the relationship of President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo went full circle just months into the new administration

ROBREDO AT SECURITY BRIEFING. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a Cabinet meeting on July 11, 2016. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo on ouster plot: I don't want to be president

Dec 09, 2016 - 4:47 PM

What I hope to achieve is to unify all voices so that there is only one voice that the President will listen to so we can be heard Robredo says

NO PLANS. Vice President Leni Robredo said that her opposition to some of Presidetn Rodrigo Duterte's policies does not mean she wants to be President.

Robredo apologizes to Binay over remarks on work ethic

Dec 07, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The Vice President says she did not mean to belittle the efforts of her predecessors when she expressed her passion for her work as HUDCC chief

APOLOGY. Vice President Leni Robredo apologized to former Vice President Jejomar Binay for her statement on her work ethics as Housing secretary. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Binay camp: Maybe Robredo hasn't heard of ex-VP's work ethic

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Hindi naman siguro tama na tapakan ang iba para maiangat ang sarili says Joey Salgado spokesperson of former vice president Jejomar Binay

Photos courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

Robredo on HUDCC stint: No one can say I didn't give it my all

Dec 06, 2016 - 11:10 AM

I think everyone in the Cabinet maybe even those who don t like me would say that I showed how hardworking I am that I showed how I fought for housing issues says the Vice President

Robredo: Not a time for fear, but a time for courage

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED Vice President Leni Robredo elaborates on her resignation from the Duterte Cabinet saying that while she has been eased out she will continue doing the job she was elected to do

Cabinet officials saddened by Robredo's resignation

Dec 05, 2016 - 5:20 PM

It’s sad that it had to end this way says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar Other Cabinet members recall the rapport between Duterte and Robredo during Cabinet meetings

MEETINGS WITH LENI. President Rodrigo Duterte assists Vice President Leni Robredo as she takes her seat during the 3rd Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on July 12, 2016, Tuesday. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte accepts Robredo's resignation

Dec 05, 2016 - 4:07 PM

3rd UPDATE The President says he accepts Robredo s resignation with a heavy heart

HAPPIER TIMES. This is a photo of Vice President Robredo's first time to attend a Cabinet meeting. Photo by Cado Ninal/Malacanang PPD

Gloria Arroyo on Robredo resignation: It was ‘inevitable’

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Former president Gloria Arroyo says that during her administration a senior official was also fired via text message

'INEVITABLE.' Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not surprised that Vice President Leni Robredo left the Duterte Cabinet. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Robredo's letter of resignation from Duterte Cabinet

Dec 05, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Remaining in your Cabinet has become untenable Vice President Leni Robredo tells President Rodrigo Duterte in a 5 paragraph resignation letter

BETTER DAYS. This photo dated July 11, 2016, shows President Rodrigo Duterte welcoming Vice President Leni Robredo to her first Cabinet meeting. File photo by Cado Ninal/Malacañang PPD

#LabanLeni trends after Robredo decides to quit as housing czar

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo s supporters urge her to stay strong while her critics claim she was an incompetent HUDCC head

'Great loss': Lawmakers react to Robredo resignation from Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 10:55 PM

Umaandar ang mga pwersang gustong ibalik ang mga Marcos sa kapangyarihan Hindi natin ito papayagan says Senator Francis Pangilinan

STAYING GROUNDED. Vice President Leni Robredo shares that it's a struggle getting used to the attention, but she makes it a point to keep herself grounded.

Palace: Duterte, Robredo have 'irreconcilable differences'

Dec 04, 2016 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED Secretary Evasco however says there were no instructions for VP Robredo s termination Speaker Alvarez disagrees saying he thinks she is fired

Photo by Exequiel Supera/PPD

How did Duterte break with Robredo? Through text message

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:52 PM

It s through a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco that Vice President Leni Robredo is told to desist from attending Cabinet meetings

LAST MEETING? Vice President and outgoing HUDCC chair Leni Robredo speaks to Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco during a December 2 meeting in Malacañang. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

FULL TEXT: 'I will not allow the Vice Presidency to be stolen' – Robredo

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:30 PM

I will not allow the will of the people to be thwarted I will continue to serve the Filipino family and fulfill their dream for a better life says Vice President Leni Robredo who is resigning as HUDCC chairperson

Robredo to resign from Duterte Cabinet

Dec 04, 2016 - 6:01 PM

3rd UPDATE Vice President Leni Robredo says she s stepping down as HUDCC chairperson after being told to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings

OUT OF THE CABINET. Vice President Leni Robredo resigns from her post as President Rodrigo Duterte's HUDCC chair. File photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4 000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

Agencies sign deal to speed up housing for Yolanda victims

Nov 04, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Nearly 3 years ago since Super Typhoon Yolanda only 12 of the 205 000 needed housing for victims have been completed

Robredo urges Duterte to stop land conversion ban

Oct 13, 2016 - 6:00 PM

This will make our mission far more difficult in solving the growing problem of homelessness says Vice President Leni Robredo on the proposed ban on the conversion of agricultural lands

VP Leni Robredo: The first 100 days

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:55 PM

After site inspections and consultations with agencies and beneficiaries the Vice President says a housing roadmap will be available by the first quarter of 2017

INSPECTION. Vice Presient Leni Robredo visits a relocation site in Yolanda-stricken Leyte. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo wants land titles for housing projects finished in 15 days

Sep 17, 2016 - 5:49 PM

The Vice President says some housing requirements have hampered housing projects in disaster hit areas like Eastern Samar where only 12 of homes for Yolanda victims have been built so far

AFTERMATH. Workers rebuilding a home in Yolanda-stricken Samar. Rappler file photo

Gov't only averages 200,000 homes per year – Robredo

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:58 PM

While housing is a basic need the sector has not received enough funds to effectively address the volume of homeless families in the country Vice President Leni Robredo tells senators at a budget briefing

80% of housing for military, police at Bulacan site left unoccupied

Aug 30, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Only 800 out of 4 000 housing units for the military and the police in Bocaue Bulacan are occupied Residents also report problems with utilities at the housing site

IDLE. Thousands of idle NHA houses were found in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo cuts red tape in socialized housing projects

Aug 21, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The number of requirements is reduced from 27 to 9 as Vice President Leni Robredo vows to streamline all processes

HOUSING CHIEF. As the head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), Vice President Leni Robredo wants to resolve the backlog of 1.4 million houses for poor families.

VP Robredo pushes for creation of housing department

Aug 17, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The Vice President says the proposed Department of Housing will help speed up the completion of housing projects

BACKLOG. Data from the National Housing Authority reveals that the number of houses the government has to provide may reach up to 5 million by this year. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: Gov't must build over 2,600 homes a day to beat backlog

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President wants to finish a comprehensive housing roadmap before implementing projects to ensure funds are not wasted

CONSULTATION. Vice President Leni Robredo visits a relocation site in Novaliches, Quezon City. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo orders inventory of housing data to beat backlog

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also found still unoccupied housing projects built by the National Housing Authority

Robredo to critics online: 'It’s now time to be supportive'

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:16 PM

This should be a time when everyone should be supportive already of the administration Supportive but engaged; supportive but critical the Vice President says

PART OF CABINET. Vice President Leni Robredo attends the National Security Council meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte, her co-cabinet members and all living former presidents. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Robredo: 'I'm now in a position to make dreams happen'

Jul 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo tells Rappler that it is a struggle to adjust to her new post but vows she will use her authority to get things done

STAYING GROUNDED. Vice President Leni Robredo shares that it's a struggle getting used to the attention as the country's second highest official but she tries to remind herself everyday of keeping herself grounded.

Rappler Talk: Leni Robredo on 'making dreams happen'

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo speaks about the challenges of the vice presidency Bongbong Marcos and working with President Duterte in her interview with Rappler s Maria Ressa

Robredo: Liberal Party leadership? I have a full plate

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The Vice President prefers to focus on her tasks including her work as housing chief but is open to leading the LP eventually

CEREMONIAL HEAD. Vice President Leni Robredo said she is not taking an active leadership role in the Liberal Party due to the heavy work cut out for the Office of the Vice President. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President