On June 27, 2023, the Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Association (CREBA) organized an advocacy forum aimed at addressing the pressing issue of providing a home for every Filipino. Held at the prestigious Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, this event brought together representatives from various real estate developers across the Philippines. With Mr. Noel Toti Cariño, CREBA National President, leading the proceedings, the forum proved to be a significant step in the pursuit of accessible housing for all.
Mr. Noel Toti Cariño, an esteemed figure and the National President of CREBA, commenced the event with a call to order and delivered a heartfelt President’s message. His words emphasized the importance of collaboration among stakeholders in the real estate industry to address the housing needs of the Filipino people. Mr. Cariño’s inspiring address set the tone for the discussions that would follow.
The advocacy forum featured three distinguished presenters who shared their insights and expertise on various aspects of the housing crisis in the Philippines. Each presentation shed light on challenges faced by developers, policy considerations, and innovative solutions. The forum also included a panel discussion, providing an opportunity for participants to engage in a meaningful dialogue about the way forward.
During the event, a special segment was dedicated to recognizing the outstanding contributions made by various organizations in Pag IBIG Financing. Pag-IBIG Fund, or the Home Development Mutual Fund, plays a crucial role in providing affordable housing options to Filipinos. Bria Homes, a reputable real estate developer, emerged as one of the top contributors for the year 2022.
Estrellita Tan, Admin Head of Vista Land, proudly received the award on behalf of the company. The recognition highlighted Bria Homes’ commitment and efforts in supporting the mission of Pag-IBIG Fund and CREBA. The award serves as a testament to Bria Homes’ dedication to making affordable housing accessible to Filipinos from all walks of life.
The advocacy forum organized by CREBA at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City was a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to provide homes for every Filipino. With the participation of representatives from various real estate developers, the event fostered a collaborative atmosphere where industry leaders could share ideas and strategies to address the housing crisis. The recognition of top contributors in Pag IBIG Financing, including Bria Homes, further exemplified the commitment of these organizations towards the cause. As the forum concluded, it left a lasting impact, inspiring participants to continue their endeavors in making affordable housing a reality for every Filipino.