Congressman files bill pushing creation of Department of Housing

Is there really a need for this?

Charissa Luci of the Manila Bulletin reports that Camarines Sur Rep. Felix William Fuentebella has filed a bill which he says "seeks to create an agency that will ensure affordable and decent housing for underprivileged and homeless Filipinos."


The report noted: "House Bill  1551 pushes the creation of the Department of Housing, Planning and Urban Development (DHUD) to act as the primary national government entity responsible for the management of housing and urban development."


Moreover, according to the report, "Fuentebella's measure calls for the merging of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) under the new DHUD."


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