Pag-IBIG: Is it helping Filipinos help themselves?
MANILA, Philippines - Rappler talks to Atty. Darlene Berberabe, president of The Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund.
How is Pag-IBIG fulfilling its mandate to assist Filipinos in building homes and giving loan assistance?
Pag-IBIG is a fund set up by the Philippine government to help more Filipinos acquire a home. Registered members must contribute a minimum of P100 ($2.23) per month, while Overseas Filipino Workers have an option to pay a lump sum for the entire year.
How easy or difficult is it these days to avail of housing loans through the Pag-IBIG fund? What are the requirements and benefits of their programs, especially for the survivors of the recent calamities struggling to rebuild their homes?
Government Service Insurance System is transferring its housing loan funds function to Pag-IBIG. How is that coming along?
These and other issues like Delfin Lee and the Globe Asiatique controversy in the discussion. – Rappler.com