Acuzar banners house trading expo

Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar will be the main guest at the convergence of real estate practitioners, as the National Real Estate Association holds its three-day housing trade exhibit and mid-year membership meeting this 17 July at the Activity Center, Ayala Malls, Makati City.

According to NREA chairperson Imelda Magtoto, One Filipinos Worldwide Partylist Representative Marissa “Del Mar” Magsino, Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay-Campos and Glorietta Malls general manager Sherlene Cruz will also be gracing the gathering.

On the other hand, National president Ruth Marie Atienza said the mid-year meeting will honor NREA officers for the successful holding of NREA’s 2023 Chairman’s Cup Golf Tournament held last 30 May at Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club, and NREA’s national convention. Both were held with DHSUD.

Among the mid-year meeting awardees are NREA trustee and executive vice president Red Rosales, who served as the overall national convention chairman; adviser and golf tournament co-chairman Bansan Choa; Emie Pulido, treasurer and golf tournament co-chair; Adviser Marcelino C. Mendoza; and the NREA Secretariat — EA Lhane Sta. Juana, Aileen Garlitos, Ma. Lourdes Angeles, Paul Santos and Bernardo Ejada.

Moreover, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Bureau of Local Government Development Director Anna Liza Bonagua will also be awarded for her contribution to inviting all the LGUs nationwide to join the NREA national convention.

Honorary members and new NREA members will also be inducted during the event.

The national convention, held last 1 and 2 June, focused on catalyzing housing sectoral convergence behind the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino or 4PH Program of the Marcos Jr. administration.

The 4PH program aims to build one million housing units annually until 2028 to address the country’s housing gap.

Earlier, Acuzar expressed his support for Senate Bill 2108, filed by Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, which aims to institutionalize the 4PH Program.

The bill provides a mechanism to subsidize amortization and interest for the beneficiaries, with potential buyers.

Further, the NREA convention attracted the participation of some 250 delegates, including 15 city/municipal mayors, officer-representatives of local government units (LGUs) from around the country, NREA members nationwide, partner organizations and other professionals.

LGUs are the main proponents and implementers of housing projects under 4PH.

Also launched during the convention were NREA’s Multi-listing System, a database of realty properties for sale, and a directory/network of NREA real estate brokers and salespersons.

The event is supported by OFW Partylist; Chanti Gems; Mapecon Philippines, Inc.; Duraville Realty and Development Corporation; PHirst Park Homes, Inc.; Bria Homes, Inc.; Davies Paint Philippines, Inc.; E. Ganzon, Inc.; and SM Development Corporation.

Participating exhibitors/sponsors are Ayala Land, Inc.; Pag-IBIG Fund; Federal Land, Inc.; Security Bank; Surewell Equities, Inc.; Landsquare Marketing & Development Corporation; Hausland Development Corporation/Fiesta Communities; Suntrust Properties, Inc.; Metalyte Builders & Construction Corporation; MatchMo and Center for Pop Music Philippines.